Andrew Haffner covers higher education and general assignment stories for the Grand Forks Herald. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he studied journalism, political science and international studies. He previously worked at the Dickinson Press.
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The Strinden Center building on the UND campus was dripping with water when the excavator finally raised its arm and moved in with its jawed bucket.
Some of the best distance learning opportunities in higher education might be within arm's reach at nearby institutions, according to a recent national ranking. The University of Minnesota-Crookston came in first in a "Top 100 Best Online Colleges" list compiled by virtual higher ed guide Online College Plan. UND also made a strong showing with the sixth place rank in the national list.
UND will likely begin demolishing a set of campus buildings Wednesday, said a university facilities leader. Brian Larson, a UND project manager, said the Strinden Center at 3100 University Ave. and the former Center for Community Engagement at 317 Cambridge should be knocked down by midweek. Larson previously said the demolition of the Strinden Center could happen Monday morning, but crews from contractor Berger Enterprises are still disconnecting utilities and salvaging materials from the two buildings.
EMERADO, N.D.—A woman driving on a rough country road Monday afternoon south of Emerado was forced to abandon her car after it burst into flames. Emerado Police Chief Dan Lund said the early 2000s Ford Taurus was "fully engulfed" in fire when he responded to the incident about 3:30 p.m. at 1200 28th St. N.E., 7 miles south of Emerado. The driver, who declined comment to the press, was able to escape the car quickly and was unhurt in the blaze.
Anthony Arnold, 40, has a UND Fighting Sioux tattoo and a power wheelchair that costs more than some cars.
A Minneapolis-area family is suing multiple high-ranking U.S. officials for civil rights violations after what they describe as an abusive detention in early 2015 at the Canada border.
Its purpose is the same, but as of this month, the UND Department of Computer Science has a new place on campus. The department's academic mission was moved July 1 to the UND College of Engineering and Mines from its former home in the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Though the official administrative structure has shifted, students and faculty will continue to work as usual in Streibel Hall in the university's Aerospace Complex.
The national health care debate came home Wednesday afternoon at a roundtable with Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.
The Lotus center was always going to be a spiritual place, which meant it was important to Tamar Read that it be softly lit. She was paying for it, after all, so when she felt that florescent lighting wasn't conducive to meditation, it meant the long tubes had no place in her building.
Mars is famously known to be a red planet, but the UND rugby field just off Interstate 29 in Grand Forks is downright green. The difference wouldn't matter if it weren't for the Martian colony that's been growing like an odd assortment of mushrooms on a neighboring stretch of grass. The little village of five modules, each a white cylinder about 20 feet long and enclosed in a soft, inflatable casing, make up a newly expanded UND space studies test site created with NASA funding to conduct research that could one day guide astronauts settling on far-away worlds.