Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn. Read more of her reporting about the city of Grand Forks at citystreetbeat.areavoices.com.
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Q. One-way streets are designed for high-volume traffic. Why does Grand Forks continue to use them on extreme low-volume roads?
A black Labrador and her 10 puppies have received an outpouring of donations and support after their story of being found abandoned in freezing weather went public Thursday. "We've gotten lots of responses. It's amazing," said Kylie Hudzik, an animal care supervisor at the Circle of Friends Humane Society in Grand Forks, which is caring for the dog and puppies. The animals were found in a box next to a Dumpster in south Grand Forks at about 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Holiday music filled the Town Square in Grand Forks Friday evening for the grand opening of the downtown skating rink. It was a little dark outside, so the holiday lights around the Town Square glowed as a small group of Grand Forks Downtown Development Association members and other community members skated on the rink for the first time. While the DDA spearheaded the skating rink project, Executive Director Stacey Majkrzak said it couldn't have been done without several sponsors. The rink is part of the DDA's goals to get more families downtown and to give people something to do in the win
Valley Community Health Centers has hired Mara Jiran as its new CEO. Jiran previously worked for the Grand Forks Alliance for Healthcare Access and in other leadership roles at Valley Community Health.
Mayor Mike Brown will be serving his first ever kosher chili recipe at Grand Forks’ 4th annual public menorah lighting ceremony at the Lincoln Drive Park warming house at 6...
Although Grand Forks city officials support changing a state law banning parking meters, they say the support isn't about parking -- it's about expanding local control for North Dakota cities. After a split vote among Grand Forks City Council members, Mayor Mike Brown decided Monday that the city's legislative priorities should include supporting other North Dakota cities' efforts toward local control of parking meters. The city of Bismarck initiated the push for this change in its legislative priorities in October, said Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary.
After a split vote among Grand Forks City Council members, Mayor Mike Brown decided the city supports changing North Dakota state law to allow parking meters. While council members agreed Grand Forks is not interested in having parking meters, they said the cities of Bismarck and Fargo are pursuing that option, which is currently not allowed by state law. "I think we're supporting Fargo and Bismarck," Brown said in his decision to support a change in state law that would allow local governments to decide whether parking meters are allowed. The council was looking at the change while decidin
Grand Forks City Council members repeatedly voiced agreement Monday for state funding for a new water treatment plant — the city's No. 1 priority for the upcoming legislative session. The regional water treatment plant, deemed necessary by city leaders because of increasing sulfate levels in the Red River from Devils Lake, has consistently been the city's top legislative priority for months because it is unclear how much state funding the city will receive for the project. The city is pushing for at least 50 percent in state grants to fund the $130 million water treatment plant. Gov.
Capt. Mark Nelson was named the new police chief for the city of Grand Forks on Monday. Nelson, 50, has worked at the Grand Forks Police Department for 26 years. He was chosen from four finalists to replace former Chief John Packett, who retired March 1.
When Mayor Mike Brown announced his Blue Ribbon Commission on Social Infrastructure in February, he said the idea reflected his desire to see all citizens of Grand Forks move forward together as the city grows. Since then, the commission, which includes local nonprofit and government representatives, created a list of several priorities including: child care, senior citizens, inclusiveness, poverty and public awareness to community services. The group mostly has addressed the issue of child care and has researched some other topics.