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, N.D. -- If the University of North Dakota chooses Roughriders as its new nickname, it may have to buy the name from a junior hockey team in Iowa,...
GRAND FORKS — The North Dakota Board of Medical Examiners has suspended the medical license of a University of North Dakota department chairman facing 10 felony charges of child pornography possession. The board's order of suspension for Robert William Beattie states he is temporarily suspended pending further investigation by the board. Beattie, 55, was arrested Aug. 6 in his office at UND.
BLANCHARD — The streets were quiet here Tuesday afternoon — a stark contrast to the police sirens that worried residents late Sunday night. “In a little town like this, you hear a siren, and you wonder what’s going on,” said Ruth Johnson, 73, of Blanchard. It was a fatal carbon monoxide leak at 15746 Fifth St. S.E.
BLANCHARD — Four people died and another is in intensive medical care after a possible carbon monoxide leak, a family member told Forum News Service on Monday night. Billy Knutson, of Harwood, said his sister, Bonnie Fisher, was in intensive care at a Fargo hospital Monday night after the deaths of her boyfriend, son, daughter and grandson. All five lived in Fisher’s boyfriend’s house in Blanchard, Knutson said. Sanford Medical Center spokeswoman Margot Peterson said Fisher, 45, was in stable condition Monday night.
GRAND FORKS — While the man camps in the Oil Patch are just 330 miles west of Grand Forks, they seem like part of a different world to many people in eastern North Dakota. But with 2,000 workers expected in Grand Forks for construction on the planned $1.85 billion Northern Plains Nitrogen fertilizer plant, the need for some sort of temporary labor housing — commonly called man camps or crew camps — in Grand Forks is likely, city officials say. “There will be some void (for housing) that we’re going to have to fill,” City Administrator Todd Feland said. NPN’s peak construction period, which
GRAND FORKS — If it wasn’t for Grand Forks’ public transportation, 84-year-old Arleen Shide doesn’t know how she’d leave her home. She doesn’t drive anymore, but it’s important to her to get out, she said, especially to play Bingo and have meals at the Grand Forks Senior Center every week. “It’s very important because otherwise I’d be sitting in the house,” she said. Shide is one of a growing number of senior citizens in eastern North Dakota needing services, as a result of the aging baby boomer generation and a migration of seniors from the Oil Patch, local experts said. While Grand Forks
GRAND FORKS — Tyler Auck remembers lying next to a dumpster in Boulder, Colo., limp and lifeless, waiting to die. His friends had dragged his body there after he overdosed on cocaine and heroin, afraid of legal consequences if they brought him to a hospital.
GRAND FORKS — While almost every North Dakota airport saw an increase of passengers in 2014, the Grand Forks International Airport did not. Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport had by far the highest increase in passengers at about 73 percent growth. Jamestown Regional Airport followed with 28 percent. Sloulin Field International Airport in Williston saw a 23 percent increase.
GRAND FORKS — The North Valley Arts Council board of directors had questioned former executive director Marie Strinden about the nonprofit’s finances the day before she submitted her resignation Aug. 28. Also, the Grand Forks Herald discovered errors in NoVAC financial statements obtained through an open records request. Minutes from an Aug.
GRAND FORKS — The $1.85 billion nitrogen fertilizer plant planned on the north edge of Grand Forks is expected to bring significant economic growth — but it will also bring possible risks. City and company officials said they’re preparing now to address those concerns. When Grand Forks City Council reviewed Northern Plains Nitrogen’s early plans for its 340-acre fertilizer plant site, council members raised questions about the safety of the plant and possible environmental effects, including concerns about whether the plant could explode or cause a smell. NPN officials and city staff assure