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. While attending the University of North Dakota, she worked as a news reporter and editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Dakota Student. She now serves as one of its alumni advisers. A native of Valley City, N.D., 23 years worth of winters hasn't scared her out of the state yet.
You can follow Jewett and her reporting projects on her blog www.diggingdeeper.areavoices.com.
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Police arrested a man Wednesday morning after he allegedly threatened woman with a gun and led police on a foot chase in East Grand Forks. Officers responded to a report of a possible domestic disturbance between a man and woman around 10:30 a.m. inside a home in the area of Venus and Mercury drives in the North Star Terrace trailer court. When police and U.S. Border Patrol agents arrived on scene, the woman told officers the man had threatened her with a gun, according to Lt. Rod Hajicek. The man fled from police wearing only socks, sweatpants and a T-shirt.
A bruise on the scalp won't catch the eye of most, but, if seen by a hair stylist with special training, that injury could be the key to getting a domestic violence victim to seek help. In Grand Forks, the Community Violence Intervention Center provides free or low cost training to hair stylists and a host of other professionals with the goal of getting employees to recognize signs of abuse. "We're not asking them to fix it or intervene," said CVIC's Prevention and Education Coordinator Kari Kerr.
The pepperonis weren't much but they were all Latesa Adamsen and her 6-year-old son Dylan Ryba had to eat. The small pieces of meat had been pried off a few frozen pizzas after being warmed by a car's heat vent. "(Dylan) said, 'Why don't we stick matches in the pizza and heat it that way?'" Adamsen said Tuesday. She can laugh about it now but last Friday's events didn't seem so funny at the time. The meager dinner was all the mother and son had for food while trapped for 16 hours in a car while a blizzard raged around them.
The shiny metal object came barreling toward my skin, and I couldn't bear to watch it sink into my flesh. I felt the prick, acknowledged the blood flowing out of my being and waited for the world to end. Surprise. It didn't end. I'm sure donating blood isn't as dramatic of an experience for everyone, but when you have an aversion to needles like myself, things such as vaccinations and blood donation become ordeals. In my world, you can bring on the snakes, spiders and clowns, but don't you dare come near me with a syringe.
Each week, Herald reporter Brandi Jewett answers your questions about local government, laws and other local topics. Q. I was recently involved in an accident on South Columbia Road. The location was the 3400 block, where the other vehicle was travelling east to west across Columbia Road from the Walmart exit toward the Super One complex. The responding officer told me that accidents happen there a lot, and a business employee on that corner told us that an incident happens almost every day. What does it take to prevent traffic from going across Columbia Road at that location?
Each year, the fundraising goals seem to be higher and requests for donations more prevalent from nonprofit groups and social service agencies in Grand Forks. Shoppers are asked to give while standing in the checkout line, employees are assembled during the work day for presentations from local charities and donation advertisements permeate social media pages. Local nonprofit leaders say the increasing requests and fundraising goals reflect growing needs, higher operation costs and the creation of new programs and services. In addition, new nonprofits pop up each year, increasing the number
This holiday season, the Herald is recognizing the community's most inspiring people. Between now and Dec.
Each week, Herald reporter Brandi Jewett answers your questions about local government, laws and other local topics. Q. A question in last week's column about ambulance fees had me wondering: When the fire department responds to a fire, is there a charge for the service?
The Community Violence Intervention Center in Grand Forks announced Thursday it has received a $500,000 grant to continue its mission of ending violence in the community. The center was awarded the Bush Prize for Community Innovation from the Bush Foundation.
Each week, Herald reporter Brandi Jewett answers your questions about local government, laws and other local topics. Q. As a downtown resident, I was super-thrilled when the quiet zones were put in at the railroad track crossings. Unfortunately, I can still hear train horns from other crossings nearby, like the University Avenue crossing near 10th Street North. Are there plans to put in more quiet zones at crossings like that? A.