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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BISMARCK -- Larry Skogen, chancellor of the North Dakota University System, said Friday that misconceptions, including those about transparency, are the greatest challenge facing the state's higher education system. The topic came up when Susan Walton, vice president for university and public affairs at the University of North Dakota, asked Skogen about challenges during a meeting with Grand Forks leaders. Skogen pointed to several problems NDUS has had in recent years, including some open meetings violations and an instance of misreported enrollment numbers at Dickinson State University,
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- Venezuelan authorities have detained a four-person medical missionary team from a Devils Lake church, but they are apparently safe. It's unclear why the missionaries were detained starting Wednesday, but they are reportedly being questioned about their medical ministry activities, said Pastor Bruce Dick of Bethel Evangelical Free Church in Devils Lake. The four-person team, including a doctor, was offering free medical services in the Venezuelan town of Ocumare de la Costa, Dick said.
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BISMARCK -- Renters in North Dakota could get some of their payments returned if one of three North Dakota legislative bills passes into law. Senate Bill 2230, Senate Bill 2307 and House Bill 1371 all include some form of renter's tax credit, which bill sponsors say offers financial relief to renters "left out" of North Dakota's previous property tax relief legislation amid a statewide climate of rising rental prices. Both Senate bills propose 15 percent of one year's rent be considered property taxes or mobile home taxes, making the renter entitled to a tax credit for that amoun
Some proposed legislation offers solutions to continuing problem of child care availability in Grand Forks GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- After Amber Paulson has breakfast with her daughters each morning, she brings 4-year-old Phaedra to one day care and 2-year-old Briar Rae to another. Ideally, Paulson wouldn't have her daughters separated during the day, but with the limited child care options here, that wasn't feasible. "It was tough. I didn't realize how expensive child care was," said Paulson, 28.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A derivative of a drug under investigation by Grand Forks police could be added to the state's most severe drug category if a state legislative bill being heard today passes into law. An analog of fentanyl, called acetylfentanyl, would be added to the state's list of Schedule I controlled substances in a bill requested by the North Dakota Board of Pharmacy. Bills adjusting drug classifications usually run through the state Legislature each session as the state works to keep up with changes in drug trends, said state Sen.
Grand Forks Police Department warning public about dangers of powered fentanyl.
GRAND FORKS -- A suspected drug overdose in Grand Forks that resulted in the death of an 18-year-old man may be connected to several recent overdoses and could possibly involve a dangerous drug new to the area called powdered fentanyl. Officers found Bailey Henke unresponsive about 12:15 p.m. Saturday at a residence, said Grand Forks Police Lt.
Sidebar Proposed resolutions in Grand Forks Air Force Base Community Partnership Initiative • Memorandum of understanding to share small-arms shooting range for officer training • Establish Grand Sky emergency services memorandum • Partner to establish household hazardous waste collection points • Partner to increase joint fire department activities • Establish memorandum of understanding for base fuel testing Spirit of cooperation GRAND FORKS, N.D.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- Authorities found two men dead inside a vehicle underwater in Devils Lake on Wednesday afternoon. The vehicle, a 2008 Ford Escape, was located in about 15 feet of water near the intersection of N.D. Highways 20 and 57, between the city of Devils Lake and the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation, according to North Dakota Highway Patrol. Sgt. Robert Kennedy, of the patrol, said the vehicle was in a one-vehicle traffic accident that occurred before Wednesday and is still under investigation.