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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Altru Health System will be allowed more time to resolve its ongoing noise violation, a Grand Forks City Council committee decided Tuesday. Grand Forks Public Health in July gave Altru an Aug. 7 deadline to bring Altru Specialty Center, 4500 S.
The North Dakota Board of Medical Examiners has suspended the medical license of a UND department chairman facing 10 felony charges of child pornography possession. The board's order of suspension for Robert William Beattie states he is temporarily suspended pending further investigation by the board. Beattie, 55, was arrested Aug. 6 in his office at UND.
ROSEAU, Minn.—Though the storm near here lasted just 15 minutes Friday, it downed trees, damaged a roof and leveled crops. Between 8:30 p.m.
Before he moved to Red Lake Falls, Minn., Robin Foster hardly knew anything about art. Now, he tries to throw at his potter's wheel at least once a week.
Each week, Herald reporter Charly Haley answers your questions about local government, laws and other local topics. Q. What is the criteria for sending out the local SWAT team? Is it costly to send out? A. Authorities have several considerations before activating the Grand Forks Regional SWAT Team, Grand Forks Police Lt. Derik Zimmel said. "For SWAT to be activated on an in-progress incident, there must be a viable threat," Zimmel said.
A Grand Forks City Council committee will consider enforcement options Tuesday for Altru Health System, which did not fix an ongoing noise violation by the city's deadline. Grand Forks Public Health in July gave Altru an Aug. 7 deadline to bring Altru Specialty Center, 4500 S.
Yicheng Zhang nearly cried when she heard UND President Robert Kelley call her name at Friday's graduation ceremony. Zhang was one of a record-breaking 547 UND summer graduates this year, receiving her Bachelor of Business Administration from the UND College of Business and Public Administration. The previous record for UND summer graduates was 532 in 2006, according to a UND news release. "I am very excited and very proud," said 21-year-old Zhang, who was celebrating with her mother after the ceremony Friday. Zhang's mother traveled from Shanghai to see her daughter graduate in Grand Fork
While road construction on South Washington Street in Grand Forks is on schedule, work on South Columbia Road has been a little slow. The widening of South Columbia from 36th to 40th Avenue South was scheduled to be done Friday, but "that's not going to happen," said Mike Yavarow, principal city engineer for Grand Forks. He estimates the project—and its road closure—will extend at least another week beyond Friday.
A Grand Forks house struck by a pickup in May was demolished today after being blocked off since the crash. Craig Buchholz, 31, was arrested May 18 for driving under the influence after his pickup veered off of University Avenue and drove through the front door of the house at 1009 University Avenue. Since the crash, Bev Collings, a city building and zoning administrator, said the Grand Forks Inspections Department has been working with the owner of the house to make sure the home is legally secured and demolished.
Grand Forks' new south-end fire station is on track to open in March. Ongoing construction for the station at 1002 47th Ave. S., near Choice Health & Fitness, is on schedule and within budget, said Kelli Flermoen, battalion chief at the Grand Forks Fire Department. The city's rapidly growing south end has slowed firefighters' average response time in recent years.