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UND student Caitlin Wehri pulled up the calculator function on her cellphone and began plugging in numbers such as her high school GPA and ACT test score into a formula. "Phew, that was close," she said, revealing a number slightly higher than 245. That's the score she would need to be admitted to UND in 2013 under a new admission standard North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani wants to use. The score goes up to 250 in 2014 and 255 in 2015 for research universities like UND and North Dakota State University; other universities would require lower scores. Shirvani's goal i
A heat wave hit the Grand Forks area Monday and weather experts say it's here to stay until the end of the week -- and probably into next month. High temperatures in the 90s coupled with humid conditions propelled heat index values to more than 100 degrees in the region. "It's pleasant summer weather if you like the heat," said Mark Ewens, data manager for the Grand Forks National Weather Service office. Grand Forks didn't hit its predicted high of 94 thanks to cloud cover, but the day remained hot and sticky.
CROOKSTON--The Sisters of St. Benedict are one step closer to securing a new home. Their current home of Marian Hall -- built in 1962 on the grounds of the Mount St. Benedict Monastery -- rests on a tract of land that could be the future location of an expansion project by Villa St. Vincent senior care facility. The sisters agreed at a June 16 meeting to enter into a joint planning process with Benedictine Health System of Duluth to make the land available for an expansion in health and ministry services.
Buddle up if you're going outside this week because it's going to be a cold one, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Forks office. A blast of arctic air is moving through the region, bringing low temperatures with it. But don't worry -- the cold won't last long. "Once the air passes over the area, temperatures will warm up again by the weekend," said Brad Hopkins, a meteorologist at the Grand Forks office. Temperatures are expected to climb back into the 20s by Sunday. In the meantime, the weather service has forecast high temperatures in the single digits.
The Devils Lake Area Foundation announced Tuesday it received a gift of $750,000 from Fred and Vivian Hoghaug, late leaders in the Devils Lake community. "We're very appreciative," said Rose Johnson on behalf of the foundation. "We'll be able to do even more grant distribution." The DLAF, a charitable community foundation, was created in 1975 and received its first donation from the Hoghaugs. The couple provided the foundation with stock shares totaling $6,700, according to a DLAF news release. The foundation provides grants to local nonprofit organizations from its general fund.