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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Members of the Grand Forks community can prepare to “launch” their ideas at the second annual TEDxGrandForks event next month. Tickets go on sale Monday for the Feb. 21 event,...
The city of Grand Forks and the Community Foundation have discontinued an online community engagement tool. Engage The Forks, previously at www.engagetheforks.com , was pulled offline near the end of...
Despite warmer-than-normal December weather, the first days of 2015 will be very cold -- but neither trend is an indication of the entire winter, a meteorologist said. "This cold snap, it's going to be a good part of next week, with the high not reaching above zero even on Wednesday," said Bill Barrett, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks. The weather service issued a winter storm watch for the northern Red River Valley starting late this afternoon and running through Saturday afternoon, with a 90 percent chance of heavy snow tonight and a 70 percent chance of
As Fred Goetz walked through the Grand Forks Water Treatment Plant, he pointed out the age of nearly every piece of equipment. "Through this door, we're entering 1968," said Goetz, the water treatment plant supervisor, as he walked through the green tile doorway separating the plant's 1956 addition from the section added in 1968. The plant, built in 1956 on a 100-year-old water treatment site downtown, and its 1984 addition have had several equipment updates over the years, but the 1968 addition has remained intact and now only runs in the summer months, which have the highest water usage.
Monday marked this winter's first day with all-day below zero temperatures. The high for Monday was minus 1 degree — the coldest yet this year — said Tom Grafenauer, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks. The dip in temperature has caused the annual spike in sales of winter weather gear, said Wade Pearson, CEO of Home of Economy.
When Mercy Peterson milled around a kitchen at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Crookston preparing for a dinner earlier this month, it was her second volunteer gig that day. The 78-year-old is known by friends and acquaintances as an always reliable and kind volunteer. "Whenever somebody needs her, she's there," said Margee Keller, Peterson's friend. Peterson, who spoke quickly and smiled often as she prepared for the VFW dinner, said she volunteers about 40 hours each week, as she is retired. She has given time to many causes, from assisted living homes to schools.
Each week, Herald reporter Charly Haley answers your questions about local government, laws and other local topics.
Although the Grand Forks Air Force Base has historically had a long-standing relationship with its namesake city and county, the three entities started working together this year to strengthen their partnerships in day-to-day operations. The Grand Forks Air Force Base Community Partnership Initiative is an effort to consolidate resources between the city of Grand Forks, Grand Forks County and the air base.
Downtown Grand Forks will have a pharmacy in 2015 if Third Street Clinic's plans pan out. Third Street Clinic, which connects low-income clients to affordable health care services, is planning a pharmacy in a building at the corner of Division Avenue and Fourth Street South, just down the road from the Third Street Clinic, which is on Fourth Street. The clinic is studying feasibility of the project, including a design for the space and plans for how the pharmacy will be connected to Third Street Clinic's partnering clinics, said Lynnell Simonson Popowski, executive director. Third Street Cl
Duane Hoffart is in the most independent living situation he can remember. Hoffart, who is in his 40s and on medication for serious mental illness, vaguely remembers living in "lots of different places to get well" before he settled at Stern Place Apartments, owned by Prairie Harvest Mental Health, in downtown Grand Forks. Living at Stern Place, Hoffart is able to hold down jobs as a custodian and dishwasher, and he can get help when needed from an on-site nurse. "I like this place," he said.