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 — The snow is melting, and spring may finally be here.
GRAND FORKS — For the first time in at least 15 years, the city of Grand Forks recently denied a liquor license because of an applicant’s prior felony convictions. The man’s three felony convictions were in the 1990s, and according to his license application he currently holds a liquor license in Spiritwood Lake. Although the Grand Forks City Council unanimously denied the license at its Feb.
GRAND FORKS — It’s unlikely the Red River Valley will experience a significant flood this season, according to this month’s National Weather Service flood outlook. Like January’s flood outlook, February’s shows a low risk for “substantial flooding,” with moderate flood potential for the Red River. But a delayed thaw is expected and heavy snow or rain is still possible this season, so the chance of a flood still could increase, said Jim Kaiser, a meteorologist with the Grand Forks weather service office. Temperatures are forecast to stay below freezing through March 5. The snowpack is at a
GRAND FORKS — Representatives of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians will be back in Grand Forks tonight to discuss the possibility of a casino here with the Grand Forks City Council. But Grand Forks isn’t the only community that the Turtle Mountain representatives need to convince — after tonight’s City Council meeting, they’re bringing their plans to their own council Thursday. “We’ve got to come home and start an open dialogue with our membership,” said Patrick Marcellais, secretary and treasurer for the Turtle Mountain tribal government, in an interview Monday. Members of both
GRAND FORKS — Many of us living in the Upper Midwest consider ourselves weather warriors, proudly bearing the coldest of the cold. Sure, the forecast high today in Grand Forks is 21 degrees, but that’s nothing.
GRAND FORKS — When Amber Schatz found out she was going to be anchoring a Bismarck newscast with actor Will Ferrell, she had to keep it a secret. So the only person she told was her brother, Nathan Schatz, who was being treated for traumatic brain injury at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks after a car accident Oct.
GRAND FORKS — The Grand Forks Event Center Commission recommended Wednesday that the city buy three lots south of the Alerus Center at a total cost of $3 million. The lots are: Lot 10, south of a lot already owned by the city, for about $1.4 million; Lot 7, adjacent to Alerus Center land for $485,000; and Lot 9, across from Lot 10, for about $1 million. The commission debated whether to recommend purchasing Lot 9, partly because it is separated from Lot 7 by another parcel, which the event center is not in negotiations to purchase.
Anyone looking for off-sale liquor on Sundays better stay on the North Dakota side of the river, because Minnesota stores are closed. For now. But if a bill from Minnesota state Rep. Jenifer Loon, R-Edina, passes, liquor stores there will have the option of opening on Sundays like stores in all bordering states, including North Dakota. Local liquor store managers said they don’t think the law change would affect their business much, but Loon said the issue, which Legislature has rejected in the past, is now receiving more support than ever across the state. Minnesota Gov.
While driving in North Dakota, the information in a car’s “black box” — such as whether the seatbelt is buckled and how far the accelerator is pressed down — belongs to drivers. But cross the river into Minnesota, or drive in 35 other states, and that data can be accessed by law enforcement, insurance companies, automakers and others without the driver’s consent. Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., aim to set a national standard.
GRAND FORKS — Women living in rural North Dakota are less likely to have their breast cancer diagnosed until it has reached an advanced stage, according to a recent University of North Dakota study. One of the authors of the study, fourth-year medical student Krishan Jethwa said this highlights rural women’s lack of easy access to mammograms and the need for greater awareness of the disease among rural residents. The study followed a group of 260 white women, ages 29 to 94, who were receiving treatment at a Fargo cancer center.