Kari Lucin joined the Grand Forks Herald as a multimedia producer in August 2014. Previously, she worked for a few years at the Jamestown Sun in Jamestown, N.D., as a staff writer, and prior to that, for about six years as staff writer and later online content coordinator, at the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn. A graduate of Jackson County Central High School and Augsburg College, she has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English. Find more of her writing at her blog, Oh Look, a Shiny Thing! or on Twitter at @karilucin.
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"Labor Day" took on a whole new meaning for the seven women who spent part of the weekend giving birth at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. The Family BirthPlace seemed to be the destination of choice over the holiday weekend, as three healthy boys and four healthy girls were delivered there between Friday and Sunday afternoon. "It was a little wild," said Emily Woodley, interim Family BirthPlace manager. Initially, just two staff members were supposed to be working there over the weekend, but as the mothers started coming in, it was clear more people were going to be needed.
After an anonymous donor offered to match Kids Against Hunger donations up to $25,000, the Kiwanis Club of Jamestown knew it simply could not wait to do another meal packaging event. "He just said 'Hunger doesn't wait, it can't wait,'" said Janna Bergstedt, Kiwanis Club member and organizer of the meal packaging event. "We want to be able to help all these starving kids around the world and even in the U.S.
Overall enrollment remained steady for Jamestown College's 2011-2012 academic year, with new student enrollment up approximately 17 percent from last year. "At this point, we feel we're in a stable position, and we feel the number of returners is good," said Tena Lawrence, dean of enrollment management at Jamestown College.
The renovation and addition to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Jamestown have been in the works since the early 1980s, when the building went up. The church was designed to be built in four stages, set to be expanded as the number of members grew -- and grow they did. "We just didn't have enough room," said Jay Pickrel, president of the Jamestown branch of LDS. "...
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On the surface, Lake George looks like any other North Dakota lake, glistening in the summer sun. But beneath those placid waters may lie critical clues about the region's climate history. Known by locals as "Salt Lake," Lake George is considered to be the deepest natural lake in North Dakota.
Two churches with different theologies, structures and governing bodies are again working together to throw their annual party at which everyone is welcome -- the 3rd Street Fun Fest. The United Presbyterian Church and First United Methodist Church's celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday will include games, bounce houses, prizes, face painting, a dunk tank, food and puppet shows. "We had so much fun we had to join together," said Jeanne Sortland of the Fun Fest Planning Committee. The event is on Third Street, between the Alfred Dickey Library and Jamestown Middle School.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. -- Visitors may not see a change after Thursday's donation of two-thirds of an acre of land to Medicine Wheel Park -- it was already landscaped with the blessings of donor AgCountry Farm Credit Services. "That slice of land faces the road," said Joe Stickler, who created the park and organizes the volunteers who maintain it. "If someone doesn't know about the park, they're going to see something (from the road)." Stickler began building Medicine Wheel Park in 1992 on land owned by Valley City State University.
The state will grow a new crop of leaders -- including six people from south central North Dakota -- in Rural Leadership North Dakota's fifth class. The North Dakota State University Extension Service chose 26 participants for its leadership development program, which will begin in December.