Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Before working at the Herald, she was a reporter at the Jamestown Sun and interned at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Detroit Lakes Newspapers and the St. Cloud Times. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn.
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A draft proposal for the Grand Forks Diversity and Inclusion Commission describes it as a consulting body on diversity and a promoter of education about diversity and inclusion. It will not be a punitive body policing free speech or other actions, contrary to what some people may believe after recent controversy over an anti-Islam speaker who visited Grand Forks, said Natasha Thomas, chairwoman of North Dakotans for Diversity and Compassion, a local group helping plan the city's new Diversity and Inclusion Commission. "I feel like people are panicking.
Each week, Herald reporter Charly Haley has answered your questions about local government, laws and other local topics—but this is her last week writing the Ask Your Government column. Feel...
Altru Family YMCA, Grand Forks Established: 1886 Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. How donations help: Donations are utilized to provide scholarship assistance to children and their families, to help ensure that regardless of their circumstances or ability to pay, children who need us the most can utilize Y services.
Maxine Rasmussen always loved cooking meals for her children and grandchildren, but at 85 years old and now living alone, she doesn't like cooking for just herself. So earlier this year, she stopped eating. "I didn't realize it.
A Grand Forks man was arrested Wednesday near Red River High School on several drug charges, including possession of meth with intent to deliver. Authorities arrested Michael John Knauf, 32,...
McVILLE, N.D.—Vernis Haines is remembered as "a mother to everyone." The retired owner of Red Willow Lake Resort in Binford, N.D., died in her home Friday at age 93 after years of caring for the resort's visitors, including the many teenagers who came to dances every Friday night. She was in assisted living at the Nelson County Health System Care Center in McVille. "She gave self love to a lot of troubled kids," said Haines' daughter, Penny Haines-Kramer, who remembers growing up seeing her mother sitting with teenagers at about 2 a.m.
After a debate between council members, the Grand Forks City Council voted Tuesday in favor of a 2016 budget that does not raise property taxes paid to the city. City Finance Director Maureen Storstad presented the council with two options: one was the favored zero-mill increase, and the other included a 1.7 percent increase to property taxes to account for inflation. Though the zero-mill increase had been calculated at the council's request earlier this year, some council members still said they worry continuing to cut the property tax rate could get the city into future financial trouble a
Grand Forks leaders are traveling again for "vibrancy" inspiration—this time, to Fort Collins, Colo. The Sept. 15-18 trip will be Grand Forks leaders' second major trip associated with the city-organized Community Vibrancy Initiative, aimed at improving Grand Forks. The first trip was to Winnipeg in June. "It's about what can we learn there, and what is specific to Grand Forks," City Administrator Todd Feland said.
SHELLY, Minn. -- Three people were able to escape an early morning house fire near Shelly on Sunday. Firefighters responded at about 9:30 a.m. to 1559 County Road 3. The three people who were inside had smelled smoke and left, according to the Norman County Sheriff’s Office. The fire, which had started in the basement, then spread through the house. A fire marshal is still investigating the cause of the fire.
Mud, tires, haybales and the Red River are just some of the obstacles conquered by the more than 500 participants of the Uff Da Mud Run Saturday in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. The 3.5 mile run started on the East Grand Forks side of the Sorlie Bridge, heading south along the river until participants crossed the river with inflatable tubes near Lincoln Park in Grand Forks. Runners then worked their way through several more muddy land obstacles, back up the river toward the Sorlie Bridge, where they finished by swimming across the river back to their starting spot in East Grand Forks. O