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Candidates questioned on big issues from a rural perspective
'We must speak': MLK Day event shares vitality of King's legacy
Breast-feeding advocates: Chick-fil-A flap exposes inadequacies of ND law
Northeast Minn. historians plan events marking 1918 fires that killed hundreds
Dayton, Smith criticize 'savages,' Trump during MLK Day event
crime and courts
Lead singer of the Cranberries dies at age 46
Mark Wahlberg to donate $1.5 million salary to anti-sexual harassment group #TimesUp
Mystic Lake cancels Super Bowl pop-up nightclub: shows planned for space will move inside casino
Zac Brown Band coming to Sioux Falls, Minneapolis
Jamestown library plans Louis L'Amour display
Is that yogurt really healthy? Here's what to know.
Giant chocolate chip cookies and the lessons kids learn on the farm
Labor of love: Couple puts sweat equity into new kitchen addition
Jessie Veeder: How to define a good life
Roth finds scoring touch in UMD's sweep of Colorado College
Monday's local scoreboard
Vikings' Mike Zimmer was long gone when Case Keenum ended game on a knee
Minnesota erupts in OT to win at Penn State
Vikings stay up late to watch replays of Diggs' miraculous catch
Esther Mae Egeland Doble
Irene A. Elshaug
Outdoors Notebook: North Dakota Game and Fish to offer 502 nonresident archery tags
A stringer of success: Longtime Devils Lake fishing tourney organizer will reel in 34th year
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Siskins may be plain birds, but they're never dull
Crappies hit early and often for group on lake near Grand Rapids
Commentary: Environmentalists move the goal posts on North Dakota refinery
Letter: Westward expansion needs more research
Letter: Not everyone finds a partner in Zinke
Lloyd Omdahl : Will medical pot go up in smoke?
Letter: Still disappointed by course closure
Severe Weather Announcements (2)
November 22, 2017
Kisses from Zippy: A dog's love changes boy's life
MERRIFIELD, Minn. — Seven-year-old Joshua Pence doesn't speak much, but the look of contentment on his face when snuggling with Zippy the...
November 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
November 11, 2017
North Dakota Heart Gallery connects kids in need of adoptive families
One in five adults have considered adoption. Of those, 72 percent have considered adopting through foster care more than a private infant adoption...
November 11, 2017 - 11:23am
ND couple sues Catholic Charities for 'marital discrimination' after adoption falls through
FARGO—A Fargo couple is suing Catholic Charities for what they call "marital discrimination." James and Tahnee Young decided this February...
October 11, 2017 - 10:39am
October 3, 2017
'One big family': 88-year-old F-M foster mom has taken in over 300 kids
FARGO — Marian Kadrie is a tiny lady with a heart as big as her home. After more than three decades of taking in foster children, the 88-year-old...
October 3, 2017 - 11:40pm
May 19, 2017
Need for foster parents is great in Minn.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — Each year since 1988, the month of May has drawn attention to the nation's foster care programs — from the people...
May 19, 2017 - 4:31pm
November 28, 2016
MARILYN HAGERTY: Giving homes make room for kids in need
Dear Katie Campbell, As Christmas approaches, the tables are set. The stockings are hung. Families gather. And as an 18-year-old freshman at...
November 28, 2016 - 8:01pm
November 13, 2016
Letter: Thanks for recognizing foster families' service
Thank you to Choice Health & Fitness and the Altru Family YMCA, both in Grand Forks, for the family passes to their facilities for foster parents. Also, thank you to the Mexican Village restaurant for gift certificates for foster families. Thank you as well to foster parents, who...
November 13, 2016 - 3:00pm
July 22, 2016
LETTER: To Herald readers: Valley foster children need you
Children and teenagers are beginning to plan for their return to school. The excitement of picking out new school supplies, backpacks and so on can be witnessed in many retail stores. But there are some children in our community who still are wondering what school they will be attending....
July 22, 2016 - 10:00pm
June 19, 2016
Human Services Director Kate Kenna retires after 33 years of helping families
On the way to her fifth-floor office in the Northeast Human Service Center overlooking the Red River in downtown Grand Forks, Kate Kenna paused...
June 19, 2016 - 4:09pm
May 1, 2016
LETTER: No government programs unless parents are drug-free
I recently learned of a situation in which a 4-year-old was in a drug home. Social workers and law enforcement had suspected this situation from the time that the girl was 2. The things this poor girl saw and had to endure were horrible. What also concerns me is that the girl's parent...
May 1, 2016 - 4:15am
April 11, 2016
Quarantine means Circle of Friends still needs short-term foster homes for dogs
Stepping into the Circle of Friends Humane Society's animal shelter on Monday afternoon brought the sudden, pungent smell of bleach. In the second...
April 11, 2016 - 8:46pm
March 18, 2016
4 arrested in meth bust; 4 children placed in foster care
Four people were arrested, 3 ounces of methamphetamine with a street value of $9,000 was confiscated and four children were placed in emergency...
March 18, 2016 - 9:00pm
February 7, 2016
Polk County seeks foster parents to help keep up with need
Over the past decade, more than 20 foster children have stepped into Heidi and Tom Smart's East Grand Forks home. Each has their own story, but the Smarts strive to provide them all with something similar: stability and safety. "It's weird having kids go to a stranger's house, and...
February 7, 2016 - 6:00am
November 26, 2015
10 years after losing family, man recounts journey to find his children
Jon Church was working the night shift at a meatpacking plant in 2005 in rural Oklahoma. After arriving home from work early one Sunday, he...
November 26, 2015 - 6:15am
August 16, 2015
Parental substance abuse splits families apart in southwest North Dakota
Addiction to methamphetamine is tearing families apart in southwest North Dakota, an area substance abuse clinic director said. Jan Kuhn, clinical director and licensed addiction counselor at Sacajawea Substance Abuse Counseling in Dickinson, said it's challenging to work with the...
August 16, 2015 - 3:53pm