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RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Storm Clouds Rising

Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons and his wife, Paulette, took a midnight cruise southeast of Mentor, Minn., on Saturday night and caught these striking images of the thunderstorm that rolled through the area. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)


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RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Comet NEOWISE

Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons captured these image of Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3), a retrograde comet with a near-parabolic orbit that was discovered March 27 by astronomers using the NEOWISE space telescope. Most of July, the comet will be bright enough to be visible to the naked eye. It is one of the brightest visible to observers in the Northern Hemisphere …


RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Eagles And Cranes And Bears, Oh My!

It was just another “quiet” drive home from Thief River Falls on Sunday for photographer Russ Hons and his wife, Paulette. While stopping watch a couple of sandhill cranes in a field, two adult black bears came out of the woods. As soon as the cranes saw them, they got quite animated. The cranes squawked and ran toward the bears …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Badlands Beauty

Grand Forks photographer did his part to keep up with social distancing last weekend, traveling to where the deer and the antelope play — Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the North Dakota Badlands. Not only did Russ capture images of those critters made famous in the song “Home on the Range,” he also managed to find a few other species …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Western Michigan University

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team clinched a share of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference title Saturday night with a 2-1 overtime win over Western Michigan University in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Shane Pinto scored his 16th goal of the season to give the Fighting Hawks (25-4-4 overall, 16-3-3 NCHC) the weekend sweep. Collin Adams scored UND’s other goal, while …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. St. Cloud State University

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team increased its lead in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference standings to nine points with a 3-3 tie with St. Cloud State University on Friday night in Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. The Huskies picked up the extra point by winning the shootout after a scoreless overtime. Westin Michaud, Shane Pinto and Jacob …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Denver

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team solidified its hold on the No. 1 ranking in the country with a 3-1 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win over the University of Denver on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Collin Adams, Matt Kierstad and Jasper Weatherby scored goals for the league-leading Fighting Hawks (23-3-3 overall, 14-2-2-2 NCHC), who recorded their ninth …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of North Dakota women’s tennis team shut out the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 7-0 on Saturday morning in Choice Health and Fitness in Grand Forks. The Fighting Hawks (2-3) won all six singles matches and both doubles matches against the Bobcats (3-3). Winning singles matches were Kaedo Amano, Allie Ochotorena, Isa Sullivan, Andrea Jannson, Nina Zdravkovic and Frida Soko. …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Denver

Shane Pinto, Jacob Bernard-Docker, Westin Michaud and Collin Adams each scored a goal and added an assist to lead the No. 1-ranked University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 4-1 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win over the University of Denver on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The win lifted the league-leading Fighting Hawks to 22-3-3 overall and …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Outdoor Skate

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team, which has this weekend off, resumed its traditional annual outdoor skate Wednesday morning in Riverside Park in Grand Forks. The Fighting Hawks (21-3-3) are in first place in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference standings and are are ranked No. 1 in the country. The players, who donned random jerseys, played a couple of …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Colorado College

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team exploded offensively in the second game of their National Collegiate Hockey Conference series with Colorado College, defeating the Tigers 8-1 Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (21-3-3 overall, 12-2-2 NCHC) won the series opener 1-0 Friday night. Jordan Kawaguchi led the offensive outburst for UND with two goals and an …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Colorado College

Junior goalie Peter Thome stopped all 25 shots he faced and Shane Pinto scored his 12th goal of the season to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to 1-0 shutout win over Colorado College in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The shutout was Thome’s first since his freshman year. The Fighting …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Minnesota-Duluth

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team, in need of a bounce-back performance after a 7-4 loss Friday night, gained a split in their National Collegiate Hockey Conference series with a 3-2 come-from-behind win over the University of Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday night in Amsoil Arena in Duluth. Just like Friday night, when Westin Michaud gave them a 1-0 first-period lead, the …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Minnesota-Duluth

The first-place University of North Dakota men’s hockey team had its eight-game unbeaten streak snapped with a 7-4 National Collegiate Hockey Conference loss to the University of Minnesota-Duluth on Friday night in Amsoil Arena in Duluth. The Fighting Hawks (18-3-3 overall, 9-2-2-2 NCHC) still have a five-point lead over UMD in the NCHC standings. The Bulldogs (13-8-2 overall, 8-3-2-0 NCHC) trailed …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. North Dakota State University

Marlon Stewart scored 22 points and Filip Rebraca added 21 for the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team against North Dakota State University on Sunday in Fargo, but it wasn’t enough as the Fighting Hawks dropped a 83-74 Summit League decision to the Bison. UND (8-12, 2-4 Summit) dropped its fourth straight in conference play with the loss. NDSU …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. North Dakota State University

Five University of North Dakota women’s basketball players scored in double figures, but it wasn’t enough as the Fighting Hawks dropped a 92-82 Summit League contest to North Dakota State University on Sunday in Fargo. Julia Fleecs led North Dakota ((12-7, 3-3 Summit) with 18 points. Lilly Keplin chipped in 13, followed by Olivia Lane with 12 and Maggie Manson …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Nebraska-Omaha

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team avenged Friday night’s 6-3 loss to the University of Nebraska-Omaha with a 4-1 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Casey Johnson, with his his first goal of the season in just his seventh game, and Collin Adams, Mark Senden and Shane Pinto scored for the Fighting Hawks (17-2-2 …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Nebraska-Omaha

The University of Nebraska-Omaha men’s hockey team snapped the University of North Dakota’s 15-game unbeaten streak and 13-game home ice win streak with a 6-3 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Mark Senden, Grant Mismash and Jasper Weatherby scored goals for the Fighting Hawks (16-2-2 overall, 7-1-1-1 NCHC). Six different players — Taylor Ward, Joey Abate, …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Nebraska-Omaha

Kacie Borowicz scored 15 points and Megan Zander and Julia Fleecs chipped in 12 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team to a 63-57 Summit League win over the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. UND improved to 3-0 in the Summit and 12-4 overall. UN0 (6-10 overall, …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Nebraska-Omaha

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team fought back from a double-digit deficit in the second half but fell short in a 66-62 Summit League loss to the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Wednesday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (8-9 overall, 2-1) were led by Marlon Stewart, who scored 22 points. De’Sean Allen-Eikens chipped in 14 points …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Alabama-Huntsville

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team set a record for most consecutive home wins (13) in Ralph Engelstad Arena since it opened in 2001 and also pushed its season unbeaten streak to 15 games, the longest active streak in the nation, with a 5-2 win over the University of Alabama-Huntsville on Saturday night. Five different players scored for …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Purdue University Fort Wayne

Marlon Stewart scored 29 points to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 83-69 Summit League win over Purdue University Fort Wayne on Sunday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Joining Stewart in double-figure scoring for the Fighting Hawks (8-8 overall, 2-0 Summit) were Filip Rebraca (12), Kienan Walter (12), Brady Danielson (11) and De’Sean Allen-Eikens …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Purdue University Fort Wayne

Lilly Keplin scored 22 points and Megan Zander added 18 as the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team defeated Purdue University Fort Wayne 91-82 on Sunday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Julia Fleecs chipped in 14 points and Jaclyn Jarnot had 12 for the Fighting Hawks (11-4 overall, 2-0 Summit League). The Mastodons fell to 4-11 overall and 0-2 in …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Alabama-Huntsville

Jordan Kawaguchi and Grant Mismash each scored two goals and linemate Collin Adams chipped in three assists as the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team won its 12th straight home game, a 5-2 win over the University of Alabama-Huntsville on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Cole Smith scored the other goal for the Fighting Hawks (15-1-2), while Christian …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Mayville State University

Olivia Lane scored 17 points and added eight rebounds to lead the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team to a 83-52 win over Mayville State University on Wednesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (9-2) also received double-figure scoring performances from Maggie Manson (14) and Julia Fleec (10). The Comets (3-4) were paced by Kylee Heurung, who …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Grand Forks Red River Vs. Fargo North

Michael Notlestad scored three goals to lead Grand Forks Red River to a 7-3 win over Fargo North in North Dakota boys high school hockey play Tuesday night in Purpur Arena in Grand Forks. Wyatt LeDuc, Mason Thingvold, Michael Coleman and Logan Huus also scored for the Roughriders (3-0-1). Michael Hallquist and Harrison Astrup were goal scorers for North, which …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Nicholls State University

The University of North Dakota football team stayed with Nicholls State University into the third quarter, trailing by just four points, but the No. 19-ranked Colonels struck for the next two scores to defeat the No. 24 Fighting Hawks 24-6 in the first round of the FCS playoffs in Thibodaux, La. UND’s only scoring came on two Brady Leach field …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Minnesota

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team completed a sweep of the University of Minnesota with a 3-2 win Friday night in Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis. UND beat the Gophers 9-3 Thursday night. The victory ran UND’s unbeaten streak to 11 games. Jordan Kawaguchi, Shane Pinto and Jasper Weatherby scored goals for the No. 3 ranked Fighting Hawks (12-1-2 ), while Tyler …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Minnesota

Eight different players scored goals, including two by Jordan Kawaguchi, to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 9-3 drubbing of the University of Minnesota on Thursday  night in Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis. Also scoring for the Fighting Hawks (11-1-2) were Grant Mishmash, Jacob Bernard-Docker, Jasper Weatherby, Colton Poolman, Shane Pinto, Dixon Bowen and Cole Smith. Ben …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Northland College

Eight players scored in double figures to lead the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team to a 118-35 win over Northland College on Tuesday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Megan Zander scored 18 points and Olivia Lane chipped in 14 to pace the Fighting Hawks (5-2). Bailey Wynn led Northland (2-3) with 12 points. North Dakota travels to South Carolina this …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. North Central University

Gertautas Urbonavicius scored 20 points to lead all scorers and the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team set a team scoring mark in Betty Engelstad Arena en route to a 115-50 win over North Central University on Tuesday night. It  the largest margin of victory in a game since a 70-9 win vs. the Grand Forks YMCA in 1921 …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Illinois State University

Illinois State University snapped the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team’s four-game winning streak in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center with a 66-58 win Sunday afternoon. The Redbirds (4-1) took a 12-point halftime lead into the third quarter before the Fighting Hawks (4-2) closed the gap. Lily Keplin and Jaclyn Jarnot paced UND offensively with 12 and 10 points respectively. …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. St. Cloud State University

Jordan Kawaguchi’s goal 3:41 into overtime lifted the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 2-1 win and a weekend sweep of St. Cloud State University on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad University. The Fighting Hawks won 4-2 on Friday night. The win was the 100th of coach Brad Berry at UND. St. Cloud’s Jack Ahcan and UND’s Jacob …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Southern Utah University

The University of North Dakota football team outscored Southern Utah University 19-3 in the second half on its way to a 36-18 victory Saturday afternoon in the Alerus Center. Luke Skokna led the way offensively for the Fighting Hawks (7-4), rushing for 116 yards on 11 carries while scoring two touchdowns. Quarterback Nate Ketteringham chipped in 53 yards on the …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. St. Cloud State University

Shane Pinto scored the game’s first two goals to put the University of North Dakota men’s hockey on its way to a 4-2 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win over St. Cloud State on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena fans. Cole Smith and Collin Adams (empty net) scored the other goals for the Fighting Hawks, who upped their record to …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Valparaiso University

Jaclyn Jarnot scored the first double-double of her career (16 points,11 rebounds) and her sister, Alaina, added 10 points and five assists to lead the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team to a 65-63 win over Valparaiso University on Sunday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Addison Stoller of Valparaiso (1-2) led all scorers with 23 points. The Fighting Hawks (3-1) …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Northern Colorado University

The University of North Dakota football team picked up its sixth win of the season with a 45-38 victory over Northern Colorado on Saturday afternoon in the Alerus Center. Quarterback Nate Ketteringham was 26 for 37 passing with two touchdown tosses and one rushing score. His favorite receiver, Noah Wanzek, caught nine of those passes for 125 yards and a …