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 recent death of UND student Alex Davis was caused by an overdose of fentanyl, according to UND Police. Davis, 22, of West St. Paul, Minn., was found unresponsive just before 9 a.m. April 4 in a home at 519 Cambridge St., which is within UND campus. UND Police released the cause of Davis' death Wednesday after an autopsy was completed by the Grand Forks County Coroner's Office. Fentanyl has caused several other fatal overdoses locally the past year, prompting warnings from police and medical professionals. Bailey Henke, 18, died in Grand Forks Jan.
Altru Health System and UND have partnered to warn the community about the dangers of fentanyl and other opioids following several recent overdoses and warnings from police. The video features Dr. Mark Christenson, medical director of UND Student Health Services, and Dr. Colleen Swank, chief medical executive at Altru. Similar to recent police warnings, the video warns of the danger, unpredictability and increasing potency of street drugs, including fentanyl. Bailey Henke, 18, died in Grand Forks Jan. 3 after overdosing on fentanyl citrate.
When the Grand Forks City Council reviewed a ranking of five potential library sites Monday, some council members said the public isn't ready for a new library yet. The five...
In the year-long struggle between Grand Forks city and school district officials about how to best provide downtown parking, one word has been repeated over and over. Safety. School Board members, parents, and Central High School students and staff have said the city-owned parking ramp next to the high school—in which the school district has leased parking for students—is unsafe because it's dark and enclosed. Students are vulnerable when they enter the stairwells of the ramp alone, and students have reported seeing people sleeping in the ramp, which is uncomfortable, school
Each week, Herald reporter Charly Haley answers your questions about local government, laws and other local topics.
April showers were mostly missing last month, but rain is in the forecast next week, according to the National Weather Service. Precipitation in Grand Forks averaged about 0.68 inches below normal for April, said Greg Gust, warning coordination meteorologist at the weather service office in Grand Forks. That lack of precipitation is part of a trend since last fall, Gust said. "We're still running that deficit, and we're still not getting the rain that will help us catch up," he said. Possible relief to the dry weather is expected near the middle of next week, into the following week, as pos
About 300 dancers rushed around the Chester Fritz Auditorium at UND Thursday during a dress rehearsal for the annual Dance Etc. showcase this weekend. The dance shows will be 7 p.m Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday, both at the Chester Fritz Auditorium, said Katie Heazlett Carl, a dance teacher with Dance Etc. The shows are free and open to the public. Friday's show will feature dancers age 8 and older, while the Saturday show will have ages 12 and younger, Heazlett Carl said.
North Dakota Highway Patrol Lt. Troy Hischer was suspended one day without pay and charged a $20 fine for driving the wrong way on a highway Jan. 5 and not informing his supervisors of the error. Documents from a Highway Patrol internal investigation show Hischer drove west in the eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 2 for 4 minutes and 45 seconds, covering about 4.5 miles, between Arvilla and Larimore. He was on his way to Grand Forks about 7 p.m. after responding to a fatal train-bus collision in Larimore. Patrol Capt.
A North Dakota Highway Patrol internal investigation determined Lt. Troy Hischer violated state law and patrol policy by driving the wrong way on a highway after responding to a fatal train-bus crash in Larimore, N.D., Jan. 5. At least one state trooper said he felt Hischer's violation "was being covered up" because the internal investigation did not begin until March 18, according to the investigation report. The report was released to the Herald Wednesday, one day after the investigation's conclusion. Capt.
A map, a quilt and an “Imagine wall” were just a few of the ways Grand Forks community members shared their ideas about public art Tuesday. The event that drew...