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Sam Easter

Contributing reporter

Sam Easter is a freelance reporter who has been a regular contributor to the Herald since 2019.

Easter, a native of Midland, Mich., graduated from Central Michigan University in 2013 with a degree in English, after which he interned and worked a general-assignment beat for the Bay City Times/MLive.

In 2015, he joined the Herald’s staff as City Hall reporter, covering North Dakota politics at all levels and conducting Herald investigations through early 2018, when he began his freelancing career.

His work has since appeared in The Washington Post, Vice, The Daily Beast and other publications.

Easter, who speaks English and Spanish and uses the pronouns he/him/his, can be reached at samkweaster@gmail.com or via Twitter via @samkweaster.

Before the vote, there were a number of speakers who voiced opinions about the city’s annexation plan.
Petitioners have voiced concerns that the project could be bad for the environment, or consume too much water.
Signatures were gathered in an attempt to put the future of a proposal corn-milling factor to a public vote.
The land is located on the eastern side of Interstate 29, between 40th Avenue South and 47th Avenue South.
Markets have already recorded volatile swings for commodities like fuel and wheat, with one American benchmark for crude oil surging since mid-February.
Proposed corn-milling plant has sparked controversy in Grand Forks, and appears headed toward a citywide vote.
At many levels -- the state of North Dakota and even the community of Greater Grand Forks -- efforts are being made to attract more workers.
Fears about China also come as anti-Asian sentiments increase around the country — closely linked to COVID-19 and its origins in China.
During a loud meeting marked by upset residents, the City Council voted 5-1 to approve tax breaks for proposed project.
The move sets up a long-shot challenge against one of the state’s most invincible politicians.