Each week, Herald reporter Brandi Jewett answers your questions about local government, laws and other local topics. This week she answers questions about emergency response units and the stoplights on Columbia.RELATED CONTENT
State employees in Grand Forks County brought the heat — and blood — in an annual blood donation competition held Thursday in the Grand Forks County Building.
Grand Forks City Council voted Monday to add a section to the city building code requiring builders to cover unfinished basement ceilings with drywall in new homes.RELATED CONTENT
Each week, Herald reporter Brandi Jewett answers your questions about local government, laws and other local topics.RELATED CONTENT
Pushback from local organizations and concerns about the committees’ procedures threw the Art Re-Grant and Special Events programs into the spotlight and under the microscope of City Council.RELATED CONTENT
When you’re my age, living in N.D. is like a sinking ship — people expect you to jump into a lifeboat. The community elders always seem bemused by my choosing to live here voluntarily. It’s not because I can’t seem to find a lifeboat. I don’t see living here as the end of the world.RELATED CONTENT
A Black Friday shoplifter didn’t get quite the deal she wanted at the Grand Forks Menards, but she did hit a store employee with her car as she left the parking lot, according to police.RELATED CONTENT
While many gathered around tables to share their Thanksgiving meal, the Holth family of Grand Forks ate their turkey and mashed potatoes from trays in a room in Altru Hospital’s family birthing center.RELATED CONTENT
A proposed change to Grand Forks’ building code seems to have pitted two unlikely groups against one another. Fire department leaders are against the change for safety reasons while local builders want it to be embraced for financial reasons.
A record number of children entering the Grand Forks County foster system is pushing the Family Services staff to its limit. Last week, the number of children in the agency’s custody hit 200 — the highest Family Services supervisor Wayne Piche has seen in his 21 years with the county.
The first time someone called me a tomboy was in second grade. I had never heard the word that a girl threw my way during recess one day, and there was only one reaction I could muster — I cried. Big, soggy tears rolled down my chubby, little face.RELATED CONTENT