STAFF BLOG DIGGING DEEPER Grand Forks city grants cause tension
In the past decade, two programs created by the city of Grand Forks have been making recommendations on how to spend millions of dollars in art and special events money.
City meeting minutes going ba... Posted on 12/2/13 at 12:48 PM
4 MY FUTURE: CAREER AND CHARACTER EDUCATION Reauthorization of Carl Perkins CTE Act...
The Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Act, first authorized in 1984 and most recently reauthorized in 2006, provides federal funding and support for Career & Technical Education pro... Posted on 10/9/13 at 9:03 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER House DFLers set high education funding goals
By Don Davis
Goals of 100 percent high school graduation, every third-grader being able to read, ending an achievement gap and all students being ready for careers or college after graduation are lof... Posted on 4/9/13 at 5:53 PM
BEST FRIENDS ND Financier to Invest a Billion in Jobless…Respectfully
WRITTEN BYKATHLEEN HUGHES
CREATED ONTUESDAY, 02 OCTOBER 2012 14:31
September 26, 2012;Source:Washington Post
Washington, D.C. financier and Carlyle Group co-founder Bill Conway has reported... Posted on 10/22/12 at 8:31 AM
THE STUFF OF LIFE Chemistry Faculty Receive Research Grants
Dr. Gregory Cook, Chair and Professor of organic chemistry has received a $420,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. This three-year grant will support research in organic chemistry. Cook ... Posted on 9/18/10 at 7:18 AM
People who live in the northern Red River Valley certainly are aware of the importance of reliable flood protection. After the flood of 1997, I imagine it is a great relief to know that Grand Forks and East Grand Forks now are protected from major flooding. Similarly, flood protection has been realized in the southern end of the valley in Wahpeton and Breckenridge.
By mid-December, city, county and other local officials decide how much property tax they will collect. Those decisions come on the heels of the Democratic Legislature and governor sending them large bundles of new money in the name of property tax relief.
Only four groups have applied for grants from North Dakota’s new Outdoor Heritage Fund since the application period opened a month ago, but the person handling the requests said she expects that number to surge before the Dec. 2 deadline.
Federal funding will be available to continue a Minnesota program that helps local food producers put products in school lunchrooms.
The state Agriculture Department will receive nearly $91,000 for the program.
“Suppose now a traveler, who, towards evening, expects to reach the two stations at the end of his day’s journey, (which will be) four or five leagues, with post horses, on the high road — it is nothing,” Clausewitz writes.
The Obama administration proposed on Friday slashing federal requirements for U.S. biofuel use in 2014, bowing to pressure from the petroleum industry and attempting to prevent a potential fuel crunch next year.
While humans are usually the focus of Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity, the organization called on Grand Forks businesses to build homes of a different sort this year for a fundraiser — doghouses.
The Grand Forks city budget for 2014 was certified by the county auditor late last month, but not every entry in it is set in stone. One of those entries is a placeholder line item that could provide up to $75,000 to a group aiming to improve Grand Forks’ downtown area.
More than $35 million approved by state lawmakers last spring to spur construction of affordable housing for essential workers and low-income residents has already been committed, leaving no available funding until 2015 and demonstrating the pent-up demand for affordable housing across North Dakota, a state official said Thursday.
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