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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Mayor Mike Brown called for the residents of Grand Forks to "embrace the edge" this year at his annual State of the City address Thursday afternoon. Amid discussing the city's many projects and initiatives from the past year and introducing a five-year plan for community improvement, Brown described a sense of entrepreneurship. "Be your own spark in this growing entrepreneurial spirit," he said. The mayor praised Grand Forks' growth and energy, but he said, "We can do more." Brown's plan, which he called the GF2020 Action Plan, includes the following goals: continuing to update the city's
A federal prisoner who escaped from jail in Devils Lake earlier this month and the jailer who allegedly helped him escape were both arrested in North Bend, Ore., Wednesday. At about 2:40 p.m., Wesley E. Brown III, the escaped prisoner, and Rachel Marie Chepulis, the Devils Lake correctional officer, were arrested by Deputy U.S. Marshals in North Bend, 19 days after Brown first escaped, according to a U.S.
North Valley Arts Council's board of directors elected its executive officers Tuesday. Bonnie Peterson was elected as president, Bryan Hoime as vice president, George Kelley as secretary and Kathleen Darling as treasurer. All were elected unanimously, and all are at-large members except Hoime, who represents the North Dakota Museum of Art on the board as a museum volunteer. NoVAC's executive board normally also has a past-president, for a total of five members, but Hoime said Tuesday that past-president Cindy Edwards "has no desire at this point to participate." On March 20, two days after
After more than two hours of discussion and a split vote among board members Monday night, the Grand Forks Public School Board tabled a controversial Central High School parking lot...
Grand Forks city planners are proposing a small change to city law that could provide more flexibility to developers looking to redevelop existing lots. The move was prompted by requested rezoning for redeveloping Simonson Lumber and Hardware on North Third Street into townhouses. That proposed project will include 24 attached townhome units, according to a city staff report. At the city Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Wednesday, city planners will propose an amendment to the city's planned unit development district, or PUD, ordinance, allowing sites of existing developed property pr
The end of winter means the start of road construction in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. As drivers watch out for orange cones and detours this summer, they can note three major projects planned in the city of Grand Forks, according to city engineers:
Each week, Herald reporter Charly Haley answers your questions about local government, laws and other local topics.
North Dakota Highway Patrol is conducting an internal investigation after discovering one of its own officers had driven on the wrong side of a highway for about four minutes the night of a fatal train-bus collision in Larimore, N.D. According to North Dakota State Radio transcripts from the night of Jan. 5, at least two 911 callers reported about 7 p.m. a Highway Patrol vehicle driving west in an eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 2 between Arvilla and Larimore. Minutes later, after an officer was sent to find the wrong-way driver, Lt.
A threat to Valley Vision on South Washington Street on Thursday night prompted Grand Forks police to use a remote-controlled robot in searching the scene. At about 10 p.m., the...
North Valley Arts Council's upcoming events, programs and new board members were discussed at the nonprofit's annual meeting Thursday. About 20 of NoVAC's roughly 175 members attended the meeting.