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RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — West Polk County Fair

County fairs in a way are a slice of small-town Americana. Photographer Russ Hons recently took in the West Polk County Fair in Fertile, Minn. Here is a small sampling of what he saw, including the rodeo Wednesday night and the DockDog’s competition Saturday and Sunday. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)


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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team quest for a ninth national championship was cut short Saturday night in Fargo’s Scheels Arena as the Fighting Hawks were defeated 3-2 by the University of Minnesota-Duluth in a five-overtime game. North Dakota (22-6-1) trailed 2-0 late in the third period before pulling goalie Adam Scheel and tying it up on goals …


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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team used a four-goal first period outburst in the span of just over seven minutes en route to a 5-1 win over American International University on Friday night in Fargo’s Scheels Arena to advance to the NCAA Midwest Region championship tonight against National Collegiate Hockey Conference rival the University of Minnesota-Duluth. UMD gained the …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team was handed only its second home loss in 28 games, falling 3-2 in overtime to the University of Nebraska-Omaha in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The loss spoiled Senior Night for eight UND players. The Fighting Hawks (18-5-1) battled back from a 2-0 deficit on goals …

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

The University of North Dakota football team picked up its third straight Missouri Valley Conference win, a 21-10 decision over the University of South Dakota on Thursday afternoon in the Alerus Center. The No. 4-ranked Fighting Hawks (3-0, overall, 3-0 MVC) once again were led by running back Otis Weah, who rushed for two touchdowns and 163 yards. Quarterback Tommy …

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

The University of North Dakota football team knocked off its second nationally ranked team in two weeks with a 28-17 win over No. 3 South Dakota State University on Saturday afternoon in the Alerus Center in Missouri Valley Conference play. Last week, the Fighting Hawks (2-0 overall, 2-0 MVFC) defeated No. 24-ranked Southern Illinois University in its first-ever MVFC contest. The …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team claimed its second straight National Collegiate Hockey Conference championship Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena, defeating the University of Nebraska-Omaha 7-1. The Fighting Hawks (17-4-1) received two goals from Collin Adams and single tallies from Brendan Budy, Tyler Kleven, Jordan Kawaguchi, Jasper Weather and Shane Pinto in securing the Penrose Cup for …

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

The University of North Dakota football team’s first Missouri Valley Football Conference game was one to remember as the Fighting Hawks (1-0 overall, 1-0 MVFC) defeated No. 24-ranked Southern Illinois University 44-21 Saturday afternoon in the Alerus Center. Quarterback Tommy Schuster, in his first career start, threw three touchdown passes while completing 15 of his 25 passes for 118 yards. Brett …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team inched closer to capturing the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s Penrose Cup with a 4-1 win over the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Jacob Bernard-Docker, Jasper Weatherby, Tyler Kleven and Jackson Keane scored for the Fighting Hawks (16-4-1), who need only one more win — or a St. …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team, paced Bentiu Panoam’s 22 points, completed its weekend sweep of the University of South Dakota with a 85-81 Summit League victory Sunday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux. Panoam led the Fighting Hawks (8-15 overall, 7-7 Summit) to the Saturday win with 24 points. Also scoring in double figures Sunday for UND were Filip …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team lost its final home game of the 2020-21 season, a 64-47 Summit League decision to the University of South Dakota on Sunday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (2-17 overall, 2-11 Summit) were led by Jaclyn Jarnot and Juliet Gordon, who each scored eight points. The Coyotes (12-5 overall, 8-2 …

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

Jasper Weatherby scored two goals and added an assist to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 5-2 National Collegiate Hockey Conference victory over the University of Denver on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (15-4-1) solidified their hold on first place in the NCHC with 44 points, four ahead of St. Cloud State …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team moved another step closer to clinching the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s Penrose Cup with a 3-0 victory over the University of Denver on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (14-4-1) reclaimed first place in the NCHC with 41 points, ahead of Minnesota-Duluth (39) and St. Cloud State (37), which …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team edged Western Illinois University 83-81 on Friday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center after trailing by 19 points earlier in the game. The Fighting Hawks (5-13 overall, 4-5 Summit) were led by Filip Rebraca, who scored 25 points. Bentiu Panoam chipped in 14 points and Caleb Nero added 12 points. The Leathernecks (2-12 …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team won its first game of the season, a 79-57 Summit League victory over Western Illinois University on Friday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (1-13 overall, 1-7 Summit) were led by Julie Fleecs, who had 19 points and 11 rebounds. Megan Zander added 16 points and Jacyly Jarnot had …

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

Shane Pinto scored twice and Judd Caulfield, Grant Mishmash and Collin Adams added single goals to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 5-0 shutout of Colorado College in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play Sunday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (12-3-1) are alone in first place with just eight games remaining in the …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team celebrated its first game in Ralph Engelstad Arena since Feb. 29, 2020, with a 4-1 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win over Colorado College on Saturday night before a crowd of just 2,008, reduced because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Shane Pinto, Jordan Kawaguchi, Gavin Hain and Cooper Moore scored for the Fighting Hawks …

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

Three University of North Dakota women’s basketball players scored in double figures, but it wasn’t enough as the Fighting Hawks were edged 64-60 by North Dakota State University in Summit League play Friday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. UND (0-10 overall, 0-4 Summit), which once trailed by 12 points in the third quarter, was led by Maggie Manson with 14 …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team dropped a 62-45 Summit League contest to instate rival North Dakota State University on Friday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Filip Rebraca of UND (3-11 overall, 2-3 Summit), with 14 points, led all scorers. He also had 10 rebounds to record his 16th double-double of his career. Also scoring in double …

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

The top-ranked boys high school hockey teams in North Dakota squared off Tuesday night in Cliff Purpur Arena in Grand Forks, with the No. 1 Grand Forks Central Knights topping the Grand Forks Red River Roughriders 4-1 in the season opener for both teams. Joey Kennelly scored twice for Central, with Dom Gerszewski and Connor Litzinger each scoring once. Mason Reynolds …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team gave Marquette University a run for its money before dropping a 90-82 decision to the visiting Golden Eagles on Sunday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (0-1), who dressed only eight players for this season’s opening contest, were paced by Julie Fleecs’ 24-point performance. Also scoring in double figures …

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 …