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SB XLIX: Patriots know margin of error is small
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AT THE MOVIES: 'Black or White' ... 'The Loft' ... 'Project Almanac'
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Pro-wolf groups seek threatened status
Invasive species program for Minnesota boaters suspended
White Earth land purchase for wildlife habitat rejected
Theodore Roosevelt park’s entry fees to double
NICE FISH: Walleye, Yellow Perch
OUR OPINION: Get insurers' input on arming teachers
Herald Reader Board: Should the East Grand Forks City Council reconsider outsourcing sewage disposal to the city of Grand Forks?
LETTER: Charlie Hebdo faced tragedy; UND faces difficulty
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OUR OPINION: Think twice before letting lawmakers set tuition
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May 24, 2014
FAITH MATTERS: Grand Forks church to hold monthly free meal
GF church to hold monthly free meal Zion United Methodist Church, 1001 24th Ave. S., Grand Forks, is hosting the monthly love feast, a free meal from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Calvary Lutheran Church will serve the meal. Info: (218) 791-6958. Bemidji churches feature...
news / region
May 24, 2014 - 8:15am
May 17, 2014
FAITH MATTERS: Rummage sale to benefit Grand Forks church
Rummage sale to benefit GF church Hope Church, 1601 17th Ave. S., Grand Forks, will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The sale will include items such as children’s clothing, house wares, instruments and more. Proceeds will go to the church’s youth group,...
news / region
May 17, 2014 - 9:30am
Ask an atheist: Organization aims to start community discussion about atheism
Jeff Eide and Caitlin O’Connell question the presence of a higher power. The two Fargo residents are founding members of Great Plains Atheists, an organization created a year ago to promote nonbelief as a positive force in the Fargo-Moorhead community.
news / region
May 17, 2014 - 4:30am
May 16, 2014
Woman in Maplewood, Minn., priest’s sex case gets threatening letters
The woman involved in the criminal sexual conduct case of a Maplewood priest has received threatening letters, and the prosecutor wants a sample of the priest’s DNA to see if he may have sent them.
news / crime and courts
May 16, 2014 - 4:30am
May 15, 2014
Vatican says Pope shuns bulletproof vehicles for Mideast trip
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is shunning bulletproof vehicles during his trip to the Middle East this month, insisting that he use a normal car and be allowed to be as close to people as possible, the Vatican said on Thursday. The Vatican, briefing reporters on the trip, also confirmed...
May 15, 2014 - 10:59pm
Minnesota churches speaking out about climate change, calling it a moral issue
The Rev. Tim Johnson is proud of the solar panels that blanket the roof of his church, Cherokee Park United in St. Paul. He says they’re like a billboard, advertising a commitment to ease global warming. It’s an environmental cause that is spreading among Minnesota churches.
news / region
May 15, 2014 - 9:15am
May 11, 2014
Brandt elected bishop of the Eastern North Dakota Synod-ELCA
The Rev. Terry Brandt has been elected bishop of the Eastern North Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by the synod assembly today.
news / region
May 11, 2014 - 7:10pm
May 10, 2014
Late Pope Paul VI to move closer to sainthood
The late Pope Paul VI, who led the Roman Catholic Church during one of its most turbulent modern periods and enshrined its opposition to contraception, will move a step closer to sainthood in October, the Vatican said on Saturday.
May 10, 2014 - 8:45pm
Faith matters: Healing the focus of talk at Grand Forks cafe
Healing the focus of talk at GF cafe Aglow International will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Ember, 8 N. Third St., Grand Forks. The group said three women will speak about different wounds and different struggles but one healer, Jesus. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Larimore...
news / local
May 10, 2014 - 9:00am
Fargo-based Lutheran synod to elect bishop this weekend
Although pastors from Grand Forks and Grafton are nominees to be elected this weekend the new bishop of the Eastern North Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America during a meeting in the Alerus Center, you won’t see lawn sides or billboards or hear campaign announcements...
news / region
May 10, 2014 - 6:00am
May 9, 2014
U.N. should encourage redistribution of wealth, pope says
Pope Francis told U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday that the world body must do more to help the poor and should encourage the "legitimate redistribution" of wealth.
May 9, 2014 - 6:45pm
May 8, 2014
Brothers speak out on HGTV show being canceled over supposed anti-gay beliefs
David and Jason Benham issued a statement early Thursday in response to HGTV's decision to cancel their upcoming show, “Flip It Forward,” after reports came to light of the brothers’ past anti-LGBT ministry and political efforts.
accent / entertainment
May 8, 2014 - 3:03pm
GEORGE WILL: ‘If you feel coerced, you are flimsy people’
After the marshal on Monday spoke the traditional “God save the United States and this honorable court,” the Supreme Court ruled that the...
opinion / op-ed columns
May 8, 2014 - 3:45am
May 5, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court backs prayer before government meetings
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave local government officials across the United States more leeway to begin public meetings with a prayer, ruling that sectarian invocations do not automatically violate the U.S. Constitution.
news / politics
May 5, 2014 - 5:10pm
May 4, 2014
First openly gay Episcopal bishop announces divorce from husband
The first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, whose election to lead the diocese of New Hampshire kicked off a firestorm of controversy a decade ago, said on Sunday he was divorcing his husband after four years of marriage.
May 4, 2014 - 5:00pm