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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Rehabilitation of the Sorlie Bridge connecting downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks is being considered for next summer. The project originally was slated for 2018, but the North Dakota Department of Transportation, which is spearheading the project, has recently found the bridge only needs light maintenance. The maintenance would replace the full reconstruction previously being considered, according to a city of Grand Forks staff report to be presented at the City Council's Service/Safety Committee meeting tonight Tuesday.
The way Grand Forks charges residents for overgrown lawns may change next year if the full City Council follows a committee recommendation made Monday night. The council's Finance/Development Committee recommended approval of a new formula for calculating fees incurred by property owners when the city must mow an unlawfully overgrown lawn. The formula will lower fees for large lots, but it will increase fees for some small lots. The city hires a contractor to mow overgrown lawns when a resident won't, and then the resident is charged for that service.
Singers, dancers, musicians and more showed off their skills at the fourth annual Valley’s Got Talent benefit show Sunday. Of the about 30 contestants who performed at Red River High...
The savory smell of smoked meat greeted people at the door of the Minto Community Center on Saturday. It was coming from the building's kitchen, where an unusual menu was being cooked: Elk meatballs with cranberry sauce, goose dumpling soup, venison wrapped in bacon and more. Anybody who had been to the Minto Area Sportsmen's Club wild game feed in previous years knew they should come hungry. "It always has good food," said Jennifer Napier, as she sat down to eat with her sons and friends Saturday.
An Altru Health System clinic has been found in violation of city code regarding loud noise. The noise emitted from the boiler heating system at Altru Specialty Center, 4500 S. Washington St., was first investigated by the Grand Forks Public Health Department in March, the same month the clinic opened, after a resident living in a condo next to the clinic filed a complaint. Since then, Altru has made several attempts to fix the problem, but the constant noise persists.
When Sandy Ebertowski visited a church in Haiti last month for missionary work, she and two other volunteers were "completely overwhelmed" by the needs they saw. "Their needs are just so great, we thought, 'What can we do when we get back (to the U.S.)?'," said Ebertowski, who lives in Grand Forks. She and her fellow volunteers Heather Olson, of Newfolden, Minn., and Karen Micalski, of Argyle, Minn., decided to organize their first fundraiser to continue helping Haiti Faith Mission, the church organization they had worked with while in Haiti. The fundraiser was Saturday at The Ember coffee
Each week, Herald reporter Charly Haley answers your questions about local government, laws and other local topics.
Amid south Grand Forks' rapid growth, portions of some major city corridors still remain undeveloped. But the growth is on its way, and it will probably be mostly businesses, said Ryan Brooks, deputy city planner.
While Grand Forks leaders say they’re pleased with Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s attention to the city in his 2015 budget proposed Wednesday, there are several details they will continue pursuing through...
Maybe it’s the money you saved on Black Friday deals, what you didn’t spend online through Cyber Monday, or maybe you just feel like giving back to nonprofits this holiday...