Jennifer Johnson covers K-12 education for the Grand Forks Herald.
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Will American Indian students be permitted to wear eagle feathers? GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- When Grand Forks Central High School student SaNoah LaRoque graduates this spring, she wants to wear an eagle feather. In her culture, it's an important symbol that indicates strength and honor, she said. "It's not just a decoration," she said. For years, American Indian students have been denied the request because of school policy. But within a few weeks, school administrators may reverse that decision.
GRAND FORKS -- Some tension over Common Core educational standards has been growing in North Dakota as supporters and detractors plan how they'll approach the legislative session starting Jan. 6. On the heels of a recent letter to the editor, legislators and the president of the Greater North Dakota Chamber traded heated correspondence over "misinformation" and intentions behind the standards, according to emails. "It's not the fact that you support Common Core; it's the ham-handed, deceptive manner you employed in your support," wrote Rep. Rick Becker, R-Bismarck, in an email sent Monday.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- More than a century ago today, 38 Dakota Indians were hanged in Mankato, Minn., marking the end of the Dakota War and the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Despite its significance, very few know this fact, said Robert "BJ" Rainbow, an American Indian advocate in Grand Forks. "We've learned about the Civil Rights movement, we've learned about the Jewish Holocaust," he said.
GRAND FORKS -- Harley Tessman, 18, had a problem with pills. The path that led her there was a rocky one.
A Grafton man was arrested Saturday after a several-hours standoff that resulted in the recovery of explosive devices.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Feeling fatigued? Maybe it's cancer, anemia, diabetes or imminent death. Or maybe it's not. Whether it's a nagging cough or strange stomach problem, many turn to WebMD, Mayo Clinic or other online sites to dissect the cause of the symptom. Nearly every day, a patient of Dr. Chris Henderson's says, "I read on the Internet..." he said. "It's usually some sort of nonspecific physical symptom, it could be a long list of things," he said.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Flu season in North Dakota hasn't reached full swing yet, but more cases than usual have been reported throughout the state, according to the state Department of Health. Of the 37 cases, about one third is tied to an outbreak in Bowman County in the far southwest corner of the state, said epidemiologist Jill Baber. While additional cases might have gone unreported, the number as it stands is nothing alarming, she said. "Usually, there's not more than a handful at this point in the year," she said. "But you never know.
A recent poll revealing strong support from North Dakota residents to start school after Labor Day makes sense, according to a Mandan man who championed the effort. “It’s such a...
DEVILS LAKE — Jace Riggin hopes his former high school superintendent can re-evaluate his position on the harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students at the school. “The current...
GRAND FORKS — At Calvary Lutheran Church in Grand Forks, a young Ethiopian boy recently recalled his first impression of seeing snow in North Dakota. “It was cold,” said Jonas...