GRAND FORKS — William Shakespeare wrote: “The quality of mercy is not strained; it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath.”
GRAND FORKS — When Park River-Fordville-Lankin linebacker Spencer Rehovsky did remedial math at halftime, he figured his team was in great shape to claim the Class A state football title.
THOMPSON — Jessica Eliason ran her first marathon last June. “It was a bucket-list thing,” she said. “I just wanted to run one while I was still in half-decent shape.” Make that two. The 31-year-old will run in Monday’s Boston Marathon. This time, the race comes with a higher calling. She won’t run the 26-plus miles to add to her list of accomplishments.
GRAND FORKS — Jenna Jorgensen created a minor stir among her fellow passengers Wednesday afternoon when she revealed that she had packed both North Dakota and Minnesota hockey jerseys in her suitcase. But the crisis passed before the four University of North Dakota students set out on in a 2008 Silverado pickup on their 1,493-mile journey to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, where UND and the University of Minnesota meet tonight in the NCAA Frozen Four. “I prefer the Sioux to win, but either way I’ll have a team in the championship,” said Jorgensen, a senior from Twin Cities suburb Bla
GRAND FORKS — The most coveted state high school tournament in North Dakota — at least from an economic perspective — is in Grand Forks this week. The community should savor it because it will be awhile before it returns.
GRAND FORKS — North Dakota State University Athletic Director Gene Taylor said the days of the state’s two universities vying for the Nickel Trophy likely are over. Taylor’s reason is not because the two teams won’t meet again, however. Taylor said he is optimistic after recent talks between the two schools about meeting in football, perhaps even as early as 2015. Other possibilities are 2017 and 2019, he said. “We’re not quite on the same page yet,” he said.
GRAND FORKS — In 1997, North Dakota State University students donned University of North Dakota janitor shirts to pluck the Nickel Trophy from the football players’ lounge in Memorial Stadium.
KARLSTAD, Minn. — Super Bowls are known as much for their commercials as they are for the games that determine NFL champions. Mattracks, a manufacturer of rubber track conversion systems...
GRAND FORKS - Shut down two years ago in the wake of a string of drug-related arrests, University of North Dakota fraternity Phi Delta Theta is on its way back. Forty-four members have been selected as members in what is called a “colony,” which means it is a chapter under probation. It will remain a colony until at least fall semester of 2014, when members will seek to regain their charter from the national organization.
CROOKSTON, Minn. — Mark Beedy and Mark Pope live in Thief River Falls, but the same-sex couple traveled to the Polk County office building in Crookston for their marriage license and their marriage ceremony. “Most weddings are held in churches or in courthouses,” Beedy said. “We didn’t know of any church in Thief River Falls offering same-sex marriages, and the Pennington County courthouse wasn’t offering it.