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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This winter's lowest temperatures yet are forecast for this week, with a low of minus 23 predicted for Wednesday night in Grand Forks. "It's supposed to be cold, but nothing outrageous," said Dan Riddle, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks.
A proposed change to Grand Forks city laws would allow random drug testing on police officers, firefighters and 911 dispatchers.
In his last days living in Grand Forks, Ralph Wood spent a lot of his mornings at Darcy’s Cafe, chatting with friends. He also spent a lot of time in the passenger seat of Pat Maddock’s truck, driving through the countryside of Walsh County and northern Grand Forks County, watching the crops grow.
In North Dakota’s early days, towns followed the railroad, popping up wherever a railway company announced an expansion. Along with railroad tracks, thriving communities were marked by grain elevators, churches and post offices. And if a town was large enough to have a Main Street lined with businesses, its leaders would’ve wanted to have a postcard made to boast about the town’s attractions. But many of those railroad towns have faded since the 1900s.
Grand Forks police arrested another man Friday following a prostitution sting that resulted in eight arrests Thursday. Jordon Michael LeDune, 25, was arrested at about 4 p.m. Friday for human...
The city of Grand Forks is considering creating a Diversity Commission to address discrimination, advocate for minority groups and celebrate diversity. The Mayor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Social Infrastructure will meet at 5:30 p.m.
Bailey Henke's mother knew her son experimented with drugs while attending high school in Grand Forks. She also knew he had friends who were heavier drug users. Marijuana, Molly, K2, meth. Laura Lilja Henke heard about these from her son, but she did not know drugs were a problem for him. "We talked about it a lot. We talked about what could happen and the consequences of it," she said. She was shocked Jan.
Each week, Herald reporter Charly Haley answers your questions about local government, laws and other local topics. Q. I'd like to know what authority Border Patrol officers have as they drive around Grand Forks. Do they have the same authority as city police? A. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection does not have the same authority to enforce laws that the city police department does, according to Lt.
The dropping price of oil has Grand Forks city officials worried about funding what they call the city's No. 1 need -- a new water treatment plant. State funding for the water treatment plant, requested by the city, comes out of the State Water Commission's budget, which is directly tied to the state's oil excise tax. "The funding is very, very tied to oil production and the price of oil," said City Council member Ken Vein. January was the first month the price of oil officially fell below $55 per barrel, said Sen.
A new survey says people nationwide are stressed about money, and local finance experts note Grand Forks residents are no exception. More than one in four Americans report feeling stressed over money most or all of the time, according to the American Psychological Association's annual survey, with 59 percent saying their financial stress is about the same as last year, while 29 percent say it's gotten worse. North Dakota's booming economy doesn't exempt its residents from feeling the harsh realities of financial stress, said Josh Huffman, program manager for financial resources at The Villag