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A quarter-century after the Cold War’s end, veterans of Grand Forks Air Force Base recall the days when they and the world were a key-turn away from an atomic Armageddon
Construction projects in northwest Minnesota construction at a standstill
Shipowners slash costs, leaving some crews unpaid, unsafe as downturn bites
Second case of babies switched in Canadian hospital shakes community
New massacre reports show U.S. inability to curb Iraq militias
crime and courts
Transmitter-equipped sturgeon giving researchers 'insane' amount of data
Healthy outlook for Minnesota bear hunt
Bison survive overtime thriller against Charleston Southern
COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: UND rallies, but falls short against SEC member Ole Miss
BRAD SCHLOSSMAN: UND's Athletics committee is problematic
Finding the way to FIT
BOOKNOTES: "Head in the Cloud: Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up," "Downsizing the Family Home"
THE LIST: Janessa's Midnight Movie Madness feat. Divine!, Muddy Waters Clay Center, The Rollin' On The River Inline skating marathon
Artist Nancy Friese: Beauty of the wide open
MOVIE LIST: 'Don't Breathe,' 'Hands of Stone,' 'Mechanic Resurrection'
life & style
Ethel S. Stauss
Norma Irene Johnson
Ella Francis Dvoracek
GET YOUR GEAR ON: SoftScience Ultra Lyte hiking boots
Fishing with the fishes
Regs to remember for archery season
NORTH DAKOTA LT. GOV. DREW WRIGLEY Q&A: 'An unlawful protest'
LETTER: PC exerts uncanny power over common sense
OUR OPINION: Unlawful protests anger public
Heidi Heitkamp: How I'm gearing up to fight for a strong Farm Bill
LETTER: North Dakota should reverse calls for constitutional convention
50th Wedding Anniversary
UPDATE: Tornadoes spotted in Red River Valley, hail hits Grand Forks County
April 26, 2014
VIRG FOSS: Time for "summer vacation"
Since my retirement from full-time work in the newspaper business in 2005, April always signals the arrival of a bittersweet time of the year...
April 26, 2014 - 8:45am
April 19, 2014
VIRG FOSS: How loyalty works between coach and athlete
I ran into Todd Hoffner around a year ago at a Grand Forks establishment where we were both at the same blackjack table. I didn’t know...
April 19, 2014 - 4:15am
April 12, 2014
VIRG FOSS: UND game against Minnesota is a classic to be remembered
Let me begin by saying this up front — I’ve never been prouder of a UND hockey team that lost in the NCAA Frozen Four than this year’s...
April 12, 2014 - 4:45am
April 4, 2014
VIRG FOSS: Sticking by teams, no matter what
I talked to my sister Carol two days ago. She told me she was excited to watch the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) championship basketball game that night involving the Minnesota Gophers. “Why?” I asked her. “Who cares about the NIT?” “It’s called loyalty,” she...
April 4, 2014 - 10:38pm
March 28, 2014
VIRG FOSS: Take time to enjoy the journey
When I accepted an offer to join the Grand Forks Herald sports staff in 1969, the lure of covering UND Fighting Sioux hockey was the attraction that brought me to town. I had lived in Grand Forks for a couple of years in junior high days. My dad took me to some Fighting Sioux games...
March 28, 2014 - 10:30pm
March 22, 2014
VIRG FOSS: Winter sports winding down at a frantic pace
I took my dog, Lena, out for a walk Thursday afternoon. With her at my side, I didn’t need the start of the March Madness basketball...
March 22, 2014 - 9:00am
March 15, 2014
VIRG FOSS: Pressure is on for Grand Forks sports teams
Pressure is the East Grand Forks Senior High boys having to beat Hermantown to win the school’s first state hockey championship. Pressure...
March 15, 2014 - 10:45am
March 8, 2014
VIRG FOSS: Low-tech guy in a high-tech world
I’ll admit it, I’m a low-tech guy traveling through a high-tech world. My cell phone is an older TracFone. It’s very inexpensive...
March 8, 2014 - 11:30am
February 22, 2014
VIRG FOSS: UND at the Olympics
When Cal Marvin and Dan McKinnon drove from their home in Warroad, Minn., to Grand Forks to talk UND athletic director Glenn “Red” Jarrett...
February 22, 2014 - 8:30am
February 15, 2014
VIRG FOSS: With Blais, you never know
Did Dean Blais intentionally get himself ejected from last Saturday’s hockey game against UND in order to inspire his Nebraska-Omaha...
February 15, 2014 - 8:30am
February 8, 2014
VIRG FOSS: Olympics, a time for miracles
It’s time again for the fantastic spectacle of the Winter Olympics, one of my favorite events. It’s also 34 years removed from the remarkable...
February 8, 2014 - 9:45am
February 1, 2014
VIRG FOSS: The challenges of coaching
During my college days, I debated whether to pursue a career either in journalism or coaching. I reported for the city newspaper on...
February 1, 2014 - 8:00am
January 24, 2014
VIRG FOSS: As life goes on
My mind tells me that as I age, life should become easier. Less decisions to make, no full-time job to worry over, no kids to raise and a...
January 24, 2014 - 9:45pm