STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! A fun family Halloween activity
Are you looking for a fun family Halloween activity? Check out the Half Pint Haunt this Sunday sponsored by the Grand Forks Historical Society.
... Posted on 10/26/11 at 12:06 PM
Emergency calls are up 10 percent, other calls up 5 percent Dispatchers have kept up, thanks to the technology upgrades in the new $2.1 million addition to the police building that they moved into a year ago, according to PSAP Director Becky Ault. But it’s a different story with thin-stretched responders. Some plan to hire more; others cope.
On the eve of the statewide referendum on UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname, nickname supporters again raised questions concerning the UND Alumni Association’s use of an airplane on May 1 to campaign for retirement of the nickname.
The issue is still under review by police in Grand Forks, but a related complaint and investigation in Bismarck resulted in no charges.
GF leaders say Violence Against Women Act has been effective The bill was passed in 1994 and reauthorized twice with bipartisan support. Yet it's now stalled in the U.S. Senate. Local leaders involved in the fight against domestic violence say VAWA funding has helped reduce violence.
The economic impact of UND research continues to grow in spite of a sluggish national economy, according to a new university report.
In fiscal year 2011, the university’s research had a $175.5 million economic impact in Grand Forks County. Adjusted for inflation, that’s 6.1 percent more than in fiscal year 2010 and 33 percent more than in fiscal year 2006.
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