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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For many people who maybe can’t find a house, can’t afford one or just don’t want to live in a big house anymore, townhouses are becoming a sought-after option, local experts say. That demand is part of the need for all types of housing, Potter said, but she has seen an increased need specifically for townhomes and condos recently, especially among people in their late-20s or 30s and senior citizens.
The housing crisis, property taxes and the city’s continuing growth are among the major issues Grand Forks City Council candidates say they want to address.
E-cigarettes will be regulated the same as regular cigarettes in Grand Forks starting July 1 after a City Council decision Monday.
Grand Forks County has recently closed three felony-level welfare fraud cases — and catching cases like that is more common than some people may think, according to county Social Services staff.
Each week, Herald reporter Charly Haley answers your questions about local government, laws and other local topics.
Infant day care is the greatest child care need in Grand Forks, according to discussion at the city’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Social Infrastructure meeting Thursday.
Gas service has been restored to the northwest Minnesota towns of Warren and Argyle after a nearby gas line ruptured Monday, causing an explosion.
Driving the streets of Grand Forks, the tires of your car are most likely on concrete. While the city Engineering Department opts for concrete streets as a longer-lasting investment, at least one City Council member says asphalt streets should be used in new housing developments to lower the initial costs for homebuyers.
Almost the entire towns of Warren and Argyle, Minn., are without gas service after a nearby gas line ruptured Monday causing an explosion and large fire.
Plans for an RV park in the popular Castle Park were voted down by the Crookston City Council Tuesday in response a movement to protect the nature area.