Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Before working at the Herald, she was a reporter at the Jamestown Sun and interned at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Detroit Lakes Newspapers and the St. Cloud Times. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn.
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GRAND FORKS, N.D.—If the University of North Dakota chooses Roughriders as its new nickname, it may have to buy the name from a junior hockey team in Iowa, an attorney for the team said Wednesday. An attorney for the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Roughriders, a United States Hockey League team, sent a letter to UND's legal counsel April 24 stating the owners of the Cedar Rapids team have held a federal trademark for the name Roughriders in hockey since 2012. "We have a registered trademark with Roughriders for use in hockey.
GRAND FORKS — Police recovered a body from the Red River in downtown Grand Forks Monday night with the family of a missing Badger, Minn., man waiting on scene. Police found the body about 8:45 p.m. as they searched the Red River for Aaron Thomas Pigeon, 25. Police Lt. Derik Zimmel said at 10 p.m. they had identified the body but would not provide a name until Tuesday after notification of family. Pigeon was last seen leaving the Level 10 bar about 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
GRAND FORKS—Grand Forks Air Force Base was locked down for about two hours Monday evening in response to a false report of domestic violence. Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost said he determined the call was fake after investigation. An air base news release confirmed "there was no validity" to the report of domestic violence. The address associated with the 5:30 p.m. call did not exist, and the name of an airman associated with the call was not listed among the base's personnel, Rost said.
Grand Forks part of statewide rise in opiate use GRAND FORKS, N.D.—University of North Dakota student Alex Davis died after overdosing on fentanyl—a drug responsible for at least three other fatal overdoses in the Grand Forks area the past year, according to police. Davis, 22, of West St. Paul, Minn., was found unresponsive just before 9 a.m. April 2 in a home at 519 Cambridge St., which is on the UND campus. UND Police released the cause of Davis' death Wednesday after an autopsy was completed by the Grand Forks County Coroner's Office. UND Police Sgt.
State trooper alleges incident 'was being covered up' LARIMORE, N.D.—A North Dakota Highway Patrol internal investigation determined Lt. Troy Hischer violated state law and patrol policy by driving the wrong way on a highway after responding to a fatal train-bus crash in Larimore, N.D., Jan. 5. At least one state trooper said he felt Hischer's violation "was being covered up" because the internal investigation did not begin until March 18, according to the investigation report. The report was released Wednesday, one day after the investigation's conclusion. Capt.
GRAND FORKS.—While the man camps in the Oil Patch are just 330 miles west of Grand Forks, they seem like part of a different world to many people in eastern North Dakota. But with 2,000 workers expected in Grand Forks for construction on the planned $1.85 billion Northern Plains Nitrogen fertilizer plant, the need for some sort of temporary labor housing--commonly called man camps or crew camps--in Grand Forks is likely, city officials say. "There will be some void (for housing) that we're going to have to fill," City Administrator Todd Feland said. NPN's peak construction perio
DEVILS LAKES, N.D. -- A federal prisoner who escaped from jail in Devils Lake earlier this month and the jailer who allegedly helped him escape were both arrested in North Bend, Ore., Wednesday. At about 2:40 p.m., Wesley E. Brown III, the escaped prisoner, and Rachel Marie Chepulis, the Devils Lake correctional officer, were arrested by Deputy U.S. Marshals in North Bend, 19 days after Brown escaped from the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center in Devils Lake, according to a U.S.
LARIMORE, N.D. -- North Dakota Highway Patrol is conducting an internal investigation after discovering one of its own officers had driven on the wrong side of a highway for about four minutes the night of a fatal train-bus collision here. According to North Dakota State Radio transcripts from the night of Jan. 5, at least two 911 callers reported about 7 p.m. a Highway Patrol vehicle driving west in an eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 2 between Arvilla and Larimore. Minutes later, after an officer was sent to find the wrong-way driver, Lt.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Questions about a Canadian contribution to a Grand Forks state legislator's campaign have prompted the North Dakota Secretary of State's office to review how federal election laws apply to state candidates. Sen.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Jace Erickson remembers finding a box of empty liquor bottles among his sister's belongings while helping her move between homes a few years ago near St.