Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald and reports on a variety of topics. Other positions she has held at the Herald include city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. She also serves as an alumni adviser to UND's Dakota Student newspaper. 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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Nationwide, the number of 16 to 19 year olds in the workforce decreased from 7.2 million to about 6.6 million from 2005 to 2012, according to census data. North Dakota remains a bright spot in teen employment. The state boasts the lowest unemployment rate for all ages in the nation. In 2012, its unemployment rate for teens 16 to 19 years old was the second lowest at 12.4 percent.
After local safety officials raised concerns, the Grand Forks City Council votedMonday to require participants in an upcoming race to wear life jackets during a river crossing.
Vacations are great but sometimes the journey to your destination is half the fun — or in my case, all of the misery. I took a trip to Finland and...
After the Energy & Environmental Research Center director was let go earlier this summer, UND Provost Thomas DiLorenzo is approaching the facility’s future cautiously.
Grand Forks resident Joe Vejtasa describes what he captured on his cellphone camera Monday night as a “once in a lifetime” sight. Using an application on his phone, he filmed...
When Street Superintendent Mark Aubol started as a sanitation worker for Grand Forks 38 years ago, trash was thrown into city garbage trucks by two people while another drove. Fast forward a few decades and new equipment advances have ended the need for a three-person trash crew.
As a worker shortage continues to loom over North Dakota, some economic developers recommend the gap be filled with individuals not only from other states but from abroad. Recruiting from other countries would require changes to national immigration policies in order to meet the demand proponents say, but the move could bring skilled workers the area needs.
Nearly 30 cars form two rows in the Grand Forks city impound lot. Removing cars from streets, parking lots and other locations at the request of city departments in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks earns area towing companies thousands of dollars each year.
My Barbies did a lot of things when I was kid. They cooked magnificent dinners, took limo rides around our yard (taking care to avoid dog poop) and kept baby...
The end could be in sight for flooding along the Red River and other areas this week — provided that rain showers keep to a minimum. The National Weather Service hasn’t determined the amount the area could receive today and Tuesday, but a significant rainfall could affect river crests predicted for this week.