Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter with a focus on northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. Other positions she has held at the Herald include city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. A native of Valley City, N.D., 24 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet.
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When Veronica Dockter first walked through the doors of Mountainbrooke Recovery Center, she said she kept a ball cap on and her head down. A little more than two years later, the Grand Forks woman diagnosed with depression and other illnesses wants the community to know she is more than a stereotype. "People say we drain the government of money, that we're not useful, that we're not worthwhile," Dockter said.
Local leaders in the unmanned aerial systems industry met Thursday with U.S. Sen.
A black lab and her 10 puppies are safe after being abandoned in a box next to a Dumpster Wednesday night in south Grand Forks during single-digit temperatures. The temperature had reached about 6 degrees when the litter was discovered around 6 p.m.
The finances of the Circle of Friends Humane Society haven't been audited in at least three years and it seems the Grand Forks animal shelter will have to keep waiting. The shelter's board of directors announced Tuesday the accounting firm responsible for completing the audit had terminated its contract.
The Circle of Friends Humane Society's board of directors got its first look Tuesday at the animal shelter's preliminary 2015 budget, which includes minimal expense increases. John Chappell, the board's treasurer, said the budget will continue to evolve as more input from Interim Executive Director Rachael Bergman and others is collected. "This is a first pass," he told the board. According to preliminary calculations, the shelter is projected to have a net income of $34,200 in 2015, up 31 percent from the estimated $26,000 the facility looks to end with this year. Total expenses for the f
UND graduate student Alma Torres spends part of her day meeting with students to talk about careers, but as graduation draws near, she's spending more time thinking about her own job hunt. "I have a few leads here and there but nothing solid yet," Torres said. "I hope that I won't have an issue finding a job." Torres, 30, is working toward a master's degree in social work and is employed part time as a peer adviser at UND Career Services.
The Circle of Friends Humane Society in Grand Forks has reached a major milestone in combating its failing boiler system. Through a handful of substantial donations from residents and businesses, the animal shelter was able to raise $30,000 to match a grant of the same amount announced by the Myra Foundation late last month. "I think it speaks volumes of the community and how they look at and support our organization," Development Director Gary Shields said. The shelter's board of directors must meet and approve using the fund for the repairs, which include fixing one boiler and replacing a
North Dakota congressional leaders announced the passage Friday of the National Defense Authorization Act, which included provisions to benefit the state's unmanned aerial systems presence. The bill approves President Barack Obama's request for full authorization of the Department of Defense's Global Hawk program for 2015. The House passed the bill on Dec. 4. "There were efforts to reduce that but we got the full authorization," Sen.
In the assessing department of Grand Forks City Hall, a map of special properties within city limits hangs on the wall. The map illustrates how much of Grand Forks is exempt from property tax because it is government owned.
More millennials residing in the Greater Grand Forks area are living alone, have never been married and are living in poverty than their counterparts 34 years ago, according to census data released Thursday. The report, Young Adults Then and Now, pulls data from the U.S.