Anna Burleson is the higher education reporter for The Grand Forks Herald. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of South Dakota's Mass Communication program and is originally from Watertown, S.D. Contact her with story ideas or tips by phone, email or Twitter, all of which are listed below. Examples of her work can be accessed here.
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While no daily temperature records were broken, it was the eleventh warmest December on record at the Grand Forks National Weather Service station. NWS meteorologist Pete Speicher said December was about eight degrees warmer than average. The average high for this December was 27.5 degrees, while the average low was 12.4, according to NWS. That's compared to the 25-year normal high of 20 degrees and low of 2. "This is my eleventh New Years in North Dakota, and I don't' remember it ever being this warm on New Year's (Eve)," he said. "My kids were wanting to go out sledding."
A fire inside one unit of an apartment building in Grand Forks Thursday night was caused by an unattended stove, firefighters said. The Grand Forks Fire Department responded at 11 p.m. to a fire alarm at the McEnroe Place II Apartments on Gardenview Drive, according to a news release. There was smoke inside the building, and a sprinkler head had been activated in one apartment unit, where the fire was contained.
It's unknown what caused a Frito Lay truck to start on fire at a Grand Forks gas station Wednesday morning. Acting Battalion Chief Bruce Weymier of the Grand Forks Fire Department said no one was injured and the fire was put out without doing any damage to the station or igniting its fuel supply. "The employees of Stamart turned off the fuel pumps and we got water on it quick enough so the awning didn't sustain any damage," he said.
The state's principal Small Business Development Center office has returned to UND. David Martin became the state director in February and initiated conversations on moving the lead office back to...
Pullout at bottom Case manager April Aker pointed to a bulletin board with colorful note cards stuck to it. One said "believe in yourself a little more," while another in rounded letters simply said "life is what you make it," followed by a smiley face. The cards are a part of Aker's positive thought board, something she requires all of the women and children who come through Red River Valley Community Action housing to participate in. "I wanted to show them there's something positive in every day," she said.
After an arduous yearlong process, the Fighting Hawks nickname was chosen for UND in November 2015. The selection's many twists kept the story on the Herald's front page and kept...
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FARGO—UND's nickname change has inspired a handful of parodies in the last few months. Shirts From Fargo has been selling merchandise online for about three weeks depicting the Fighting Sioux logo wearing a fake bird beak over the face, which owner Justin Nelson said is to encapsulate the current mood of Fighting Sioux fans. "The beak really represents this new Fighting Hawks logo and and the actual Sioux emblem represents the generations and current Fighting Sioux fans that are going through this change," he told the Herald.
Several construction projects on the UND campus continue making progress while some have been completed. The $19.5 million High Performance Center was finished in the fall of 2015 but a ribbon-cutting was pushed back to November when the high-tech track had to be reinstalled. "It's the only one in the U.S. indoors that's 300 meters and has the most technologically advanced Mondo track surface available," Randy Magill, the associate athletics director and chief financial officer for UND Athletics, said.
GRAFTON, N.D.—Peggy Dahl believes people would be inspired to serve in their communities if they knew about John Maxwell. He's reluctant to speak about himself, and only willing to talk...