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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FARGO – It’s not the sort of explosion usually associated with a pot of chili. A group tailgating outside the Fargodome on Saturday morning in anticipation of the North Dakota State football game later in the day had a brief scare when an apparently faulty propane stove caused a blast inside their RV. Jeff Brink, a 39-year-old Davenport farmer, went inside the RV to stir a pot of chili that had heated up for about 15 minutes on the stove when he saw blue flames shoot down from the stove’s burner that “looked like they were in mid-air.” Brink immediately figured an immediate exit was i
On Friday, Lydia Goodroad received more flowers than she knew what to do with. “These are all from today, I don’t know what I’ll do with ’em,” she said at her Jamestown home. The flowers were gifts, in celebration of Goodroad’s 104th birthday Friday. Goodroad said her friends and people who care for her in the house where she lives alone threw her a birthday party Friday afternoon. “I told them I didn’t want the party, but they wanted to so I’m just going to let them,” she said. She also received many visitors, she said.
Students of Barnes County North Public Schools started class in their new school Monday, after more than a year of construction on the building. The new Barnes County North school in Leal, N.D., serves as a single, centralized school for the entire district of about 290 students, which previously had three schools in Spiritwood, Rogers and Wimbledon. “It’s been wonderful that we’re all together in one place,” said Mark Lindahl, BCN superintendent. When the new school wasn’t finished at the beginning of this school year, classes were held at the Wimbledon and Rogers schools. There are still
The Jamestown Arts Center is still taking ideas for enhancing the Art Park. With a $20,000 grant from Minneapolis-based Arts Midwest, the Arts Center is planning the project with the input of community members, engineering and design experts, and others, said Taylor Barnes, director of the Arts Center. There have been several community meetings where people voiced thoughts on how the park could be renovated and how the space could be utilized, Barnes said. “What we want from the community is program ideas, as well as design ideas,” Barnes said.
The North Dakota State Water Commission met in Jamestown Wednesday in the second of six meetings throughout the state. The 10 a.m.
The Salvation Army food pantry in Jamestown has been stocked with a record amount of items from four local businesses — just in time for the holidays. The annual donation competition between Cargill Malt, Cavendish Farms, UTC Aerospace Systems and Newman Signs hauled in 9,126 non-perishable food and personal hygiene items for the food pantry. Last year’s total donation was about 4,000 or 5,000 items, said LeAnna Brown, food pantry manager at the Salvation Army. “The food drive here, this will help out through the holidays and into the winter months,” said Lt.
The Stutsman County Fair will be held one week earlier for at least the next five years, because the fair board has contracted with a different carnival for more rides. Stutsman County Fair Board President Mike Williams said Tuesday that the fair has entered a five-year contract with Murphy Bros. Exposition, which will move the fair to the first week of July. Murphy Bros. guarantees 25 rides, Williams said.
Rob Keller was named the new publisher of The Jamestown Sun on Thursday. In addition to his new role as publisher, Keller will also continue to serve as advertising director at The Sun, said Lloyd G. Case, president and CEO of Forum Communications Co., which owns The Jamestown Sun. “I’m feeling excited about the opportunities and challenges that we have,” Keller said.
A fire destroyed a workshop in rural southeast Jamestown Wednesday. When officers and firefighters arrived on scene about 4:20 p.m., the building was completely engulfed in flames, said Deputy Josh...
Both suspects in a Valley City church burglary are in custody at the Cass County Jail after being arrested with multiple stolen vehicles in Hillsboro, N.D. Andrew Miklas, 25, of Valley City, and Nicole Lindermann, 18, of Kathryn, were both arrested Thursday night, according to Hillsboro Police Department. Hillsboro police had received a call about two suspicious people staying at the Hillsboro Inn.