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Man gets 20 years in prison for molesting young child
Minnesota bill would require parents talk with doctor before kids skip vaccinations
Doctors strongly urge vaccinations, but some parents vehemently refuse
crime and courts
Carroll will let Sherman decide on playing if baby arrives
Super Bowl billboard campaign seeks acceptance for gay players
SB XLIX: Carroll, Belichick face off
GIRLS HOCKEY: Thursday's results
BOYS HOCKEY: Thursday's results
Off the Record Blog: Tremors 5 is another unnecessary sequel
Two youth music organizations hold joint concert
THE LIST: African arts festival ... NDMOA benefit ... Myra Jazz Festival
Local musicians' song peaks at No. 3 on independent country music chart
72-year-old makes her debut performance in ‘Sleeping Beauty’ ballet
life & style
Rev. Lloyd A. Nelson
Kathleen "Kathy" Fuglesten
Bruce A. Gard
Mary Lou Vanderlin
Barry Gene Christianson
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
OUR OPINION: Common Core, uncommon rancor
Kelly Schmidt: Saving for college merits reward, not punishment
Scott Brener: Focus on sustained, strategic transportation funding
LETTER: Pipeline supporters ignore giant brine spill
LETTER: Editorial overlooked obvious flaws in its own argument
60th Wedding Anniversary
Benjamin Thomas Siems
January 22, 2014
Bitter cold lingers as U.S. northeast digs out from snow
NEW YORK/MAPLEWOOD, N.J., Jan 22 (Reuters) - Residents of the northeastern United States on Wednesday dug out from a deadly winter storm that dumped more than 15 inches (38 cm) of snow in some places, with frigid temperatures forcing school closings and extensive flight delays and...
January 22, 2014 - 5:32pm
Duluth frostbite victim has fingers removed
ST. PAUL -- The 19-year-old University of Minnesota Duluth student found outside in subzero temperatures had surgery Tuesday to remove parts of her hands. Alyssa Lommel's mother, Teri, wrote on her daughter's Caring Bridge site Tuesday night that Lommel no longer is on the critical...
health / news
January 22, 2014 - 10:53am
January 21, 2014
Winter storm slams northeastern U.S. with arctic punch
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A winter storm packing snow and Arctic cold slammed the northeastern United States on Tuesday, grounding 3,000 flights, shutting down governments and schools and making travel a potential nightmare for millions. States across the northeast declared emergencies...
January 21, 2014 - 8:00pm
January 19, 2014
ANN BAILEY: Comfort food for cold, wintry days
For me, cold, wintry days are made for cooking and baking. Comfort food isn't just about eating tasty, familiar food, it's about making it. Just as I crave cool, light salads during the dog days of summer, in the winter my thoughts turn to hearty, stick-to-your ribs meals. Creating...
featured columnists / food
January 19, 2014 - 11:00pm
Wineries brace for some loss from cold snap but say grapes are tough
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- As cold as it's been, you may think grapevines in west-central Minnesota would be frozen solid. But those little grapes are tough, and while there may be some losses, area wineries are cautiously optimistic they'll come through this winter just fine. Because...
agriculture / business
January 19, 2014 - 10:30pm
ASK YOUR GOVERNMENT: When should a highway close? N.D. and Minnesota differ
Each week, Herald reporter Charly Haley answers your questions about local government, laws and other local topics. Q. How does the North Dakota Department of Transportation determine when to close roads during blizzards? During this season's first blizzard, Anita, I could barely...
January 19, 2014 - 9:30pm
Forecast calls for colder winter, spring ahead
The relatively warm weather of the past week and half is expected to end Monday and the rest of the winter doesn't look so hot either, according to the National Weather Service. The agency's Grand Forks office released its climate outlook for the next three months last week and it...
local / news
January 19, 2014 - 8:00pm
January 16, 2014
MARILYN HAGERTY: Back and bundled up on campus
They're back. They're bundled up. And the UND campus is alive again with almost 14,000 students trudging back to classes. After Thursday's blizzard, their eyes are looking straight ahead to springtime. Nick Creamer, president of the UND student body, has one more year before he finishes...
education / local / featured columnists
January 16, 2014 - 10:30pm
January 15, 2014
Weather service predicts storm among season's worst
Anticipated snow and high winds overnight and Thursday could bring the season's worst blizzard to the Grand Forks region. The forecast prompted...
local / news
January 15, 2014 - 11:15am
January 9, 2014
MARILYN HAGERTY: Blizzards teach age-old precaution
Thou shalt not leave thy car. ... If ever there was a set of commandments for behavior during blizzards and extreme cold, there should be one saying to stay with the car. That advice is trusted and true. It has been proven true during the current cold siege. It was true during the...
local / featured columnists
January 9, 2014 - 10:30pm
Crookston Sports Center draws new curlers out to the sheet
CROOKSTON -- The first rock thrown Wednesday evening by Sarah Reese barreled through the house. "Less muscle, more brain," she told herself as she playfully tapped herself on the side of her stocking cap-covered head. Minutes later, after her rock displaced an opposition rock on...
news / sports
January 9, 2014 - 9:00pm
January 8, 2014
MARILYN HAGERTY: January wonders include freezing eggs on sidewalks
Dear Shirley, I haven't tried it, but some people around here are saying it has been cold enough to freeze an egg on the sidewalk. Remember when some folks were frying eggs on the sidewalks during the heat of summer down at Pierre, S.D.? That's when we were growing up during the...
local / featured columnists
January 8, 2014 - 10:30pm
Long stretch of subzero temps finally snaps
It's going be a little warmer in Grand Forks this weekend: 20 degrees on the other side of the mark it's stayed so far below for so long. "It'll actually get above zero," said John Hoppes, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks. But people may not actually...
local / news
January 8, 2014 - 9:40pm
Woman found in Duluth alley being treated for frostbite
DULUTH -- A woman found in an alley Sunday morning was in serious condition Wednesday at a St. Paul hospital, where she is being treated for frostbite. Duluth police said they were called at 9:38 a.m. Sunday to assist an ambulance crew and the Duluth Fire Department after a passerby...
January 8, 2014 - 7:35pm
January 7, 2014
Amtrak passengers spend night stranded on Illinois trains
(Reuters) - More than 500 passengers spent the night on board Amtrak trains in northwestern Illinois, stranded due to the harsh winter weather, the U.S. passenger railroad said on Tuesday. Three Chicago-bound trains came to a halt after running into impassable snow and ice on Monday...
January 7, 2014 - 9:45pm