Brandi Jewett is a reporter for the Grand Forks Herald with beats focusing on northwest Minnesota, unmanned aircraft systems and East Grand Forks city government. A native of Valley City, N.D., 25 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet. Follow her work at grandforksherald.com, on her blog at droningon.areavoices.com and on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett. Send tips and story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Member for
- 2 years 8 months
A controversy over tuition models seemed to come to a close Wednesday night when UND Student Senate took no action on a resolution of no confidence aimed at President Robert Kelley and three administrators. The move came after UND announced administrators and Student Government leaders signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday to improve communication, specifically on proposed tuition models. "I think it's pretty clear this has been quite a few days of learning and teaching for all of us," Kelley said, addressing those in attendance at the Wednesday senate meeting. The senate voted to ta
Those wishing to donate to the East Grand Forks flower project can again send money to East Grand Forks City Hall. Tuesday night, the City Council opted to reconsider and approve a resolution it rejected two weeks ago, which stated the city would accept donations on behalf of the project.
It all started with a record request for a school district superintendent's W-2 form, and the coverage that followed has earned a Grand Forks native a Pulitzer Prize. The prizes were announced Monday, and Rob Kuznia and two colleagues were among the winners. The trio won in the local reporting category and Kuznia said the announcement still hasn't sunk in quite yet. "My editor told me he was submitting it for a Pulitzer. I took it as flattery and left it at that," he said.
Plans to remodel the East Grand Forks Civic Center will move forward following the City Council approving spending about $300,000 on the project. The approval was unanimous Tuesday with no discussion from council members.
The four miles of paved trails in Red Lake Falls, Minn., will be getting an revamp this coming summer after the city received a $10,000 grant. The money from the Northwest Regional Art Council will be the foundation of a community effort to beautify the trails with public art and educational resources, according to project coordinator Terri Hams. "I love this little city, but I feel like the trails are underused," she said.
UND President Robert Kelley is promising more communication from his administration on student issues after UND Student Government officials called for a vote of no confidence last week.
A meeting to discuss a resolution of no confidence for UND President Robert Kelley and three administrators by UND Student Senate has been postponed until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The rescheduling was announced Saturday in a campuswide email sent from UND administration and made "due to space and scheduling conflicts, as well as the desire to provide sufficient space and notice for everyone interested in attending." The meeting will be held in the Memorial Union Ballroom, located on the second floor of the Memorial Union.
Dozens of curious youngsters crowded around tables to watch and try their hand at science activities Sunday at Fido Purpur Arena in Grand Forks. The activities were part of Super Science Day, an event put on annually by the Dakota Science Center. "It's the only STEM event in Grand Forks," Dakota Science Center Director Laura Munski said.
A power outage has been restored to areas of East Grand Forks this morning after an outage was reported. Through its Facebook page, the East Grand Forks Police Department says...
Maranda Weathermon has settled into her office. Cash and Krom have, too, though the pair of large dogs can make things pretty cozy. Weathermon, the new executive director of Circle of Friends Humane Society in Grand Forks, has been on the job for less than a month now but has introduced four new programs to the animal shelter. "Things are going pretty smoothly, the staff is really receptive to the changes, and they're excited about the changes, too," she said with Krom, a cattle dog-husky mix, lying at her feet.