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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The Shelly, Minn., home where 51 beagles were seized by authorities Tuesday is under criminal investigation by the Norman County Sheriff's Office. No one has been charged in the case, Sheriff Jeremy Thornton said Wednesday.
The past six months have been the second-driest of that time period in the Red River Valley since the 1800s, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist in Grand Forks. While the weather service forecast this dry weather to continue throughout next week, farmers and agriculture experts from across the region say it's too early to tell if it will be dry enough to have a negative effect on crops. "We're going into a much different production season than we have been the past few years," said Bradley Brummond, Walsh County agent for North Dakota State University Extension Service. Th
A Grand Forks City Council committee voted to approve a set of 17 downtown parking recommendations Tuesday. The recommendations, which were based on a 2011 city parking study and moved forward by the city's downtown parking committee, include improving signs for parking downtown, coming up with a special events parking plan and adjusting downtown's parking assessment districts. The City Council Service/Safety Committee's vote Tuesday came after the downtown parking committee spent six months reviewing the 2011 study, including several conflicting discussions. Some of those discussions inclu
More than 50 beagles were seized from a home in Shelly, Minn., Tuesday afternoon. The dogs were covered in mud, barking and howling, and some were injured, said Mary Solberg,...
Grand Forks City Administrator Todd Feland doesn’t normally describe city business as “fun” -- but that’s how he described a new city-organized initiative. The Community Vibrancy Initiative, which starts this...
The day after her 80th birthday, Margaret Gilbertson stepped into Grand Forks Social Services expecting a meeting about her two foster children. Instead, she was greeted by a crowd of friends, family and social services employees singing "Happy Birthday." Surprised, and tearing up a little bit, Gilbertson hugged Traci Van Beek, the county's foster care supervisor.
WINGER, Minn. -- In 1884, Gerald White's family built a small homestead cabin on their expansive property near Winger. More than a hundred years later, 88-year-old White still lives in that cabin -- sort of. It's different now. In 1978, White and his wife, Joyce, moved to Winger after years of living throughout North Dakota and Montana, and they decided to build a house around the cabin -- one part at a time. The house is mazelike inside, with various rooms added over the years as the Whites had more children or wanted more space.
BISMARCK -- Larry Skogen, chancellor of the North Dakota University System, told Grand Forks leaders here Friday that misconceptions, including those about transparency, are the greatest challenge facing the state's higher education system. The topic came up when Susan Walton, vice president for university and public affairs at UND, asked Skogen about challenges. Skogen pointed to several problems NDUS has had in recent years, including some open meetings violations and an instance of misreported enrollment numbers at Dickinson State University, saying those problems do not encompass all of
Each week, Herald reporter Charly Haley answers your questions about local government, laws and other local topics. Q. How does the city's towing contract with Interstate Towing work? If a car is towed in violation of city law, where is it supposed to be taken, and how much is supposed to be charged? A. According to Grand Forks Police Cpl.
BISMARCK -- When Grand Forks city leaders met with the Bank of North Dakota's president here Friday, they mostly discussed a legislative bill that could provide funding for local projects. House Bill 1443 would create a $150 million loan fund for infrastructure projects through the Bank of North Dakota, capped at $15 million for each eligible city or county. The bill unanimously passed in the House last week and is set for a Senate hearing Tuesday. Grand Forks officials, who were visiting the state bank as one of several meetings on a two-day trip to the Capitol, said they'd like to possibl