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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Wally Zerebko brings his zoo of little animals to about 17 fairs around the U.S. each year — but the Polk County Fair is, by far, his favorite. “This one makes me feel like I’m at home,” he said while standing in his tent with goats, sheep, deer, a zebra, a tortoise, a camel and more.
Grand Forks city leaders are still working toward a multi-state emergency training center that could improve readiness for rail and other disasters, but few details are available on the project.
Although funding and construction are still in the works, Grand Forks will soon have two new sports complexes on the south end. The Icon Sports Center ice arena is still...
After moving into a new senior citizens apartment in Grand Forks last week, Alan Lee said it was just what he was looking for. “These are gorgeous. They’re built for...
With black walls, black floor, a black ceiling and filled with art, the basement of the Empire Arts Center looked different Wednesday night. And it will continue to look different as the Empire’s new evolving space, Studio E.
The city of Grand Forks has recently completed some of its administrative restructuring with the goals of saving money and becoming more efficient, but further reorganization is still planned for coming years.
The city of Grand Forks website looks entirely different today. If you log on to www.grandforksgov.com , you’ll find a redesigned website that city employees say is more efficient and...
Nadira Mohamed woke up Wednesday evening to a knock on her door the word “fire.” A resident of an upstairs apartment in a house at 309 N. Fifth St., the...
Simonson Travel Center, a truck stop along Interstate 29 in Grand Forks, is seeking permission to build a bigger pylon sign to match that of its rivals. Currently, zoning laws require pylon signs in that area to be no higher than 50 feet.