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 city of Grand Forks will pursue a federal grant for an underpass at the intersection of 42nd Street and DeMers Avenue after a City Council vote Monday. The council approved a letter of commitment for $8 million in local funding if the city receives a $32 million federal grant for the project, which has been under discussion for years as a solution to traffic backups on 42nd Street.
After a Grand Forks woman's belongings were taken from her Goldmark Property Management rental garage and thrown into a Dumpster, her sister turned to social media to tell the story. In a Facebook post that has accrued hundreds of comments, Brittany Leigh Kleina alleges a Goldmark employee facilitated the incident.
Amid high turnover of board members, two recently departed executive directors and financial difficulties, North Valley Arts Council's proposed downtown arts center is on hold. One NoVAC board member has said the arts center project "has drained so many resources," and another asked if it is "feasible to walk away" from the project, according to recent NoVAC board meeting minutes obtained by the Herald through an open records request. The arts center—a project that has been attempted by NoVAC multiple times since at least 2009—has been put on hold amid NoVAC's recent ongoing effo
Karen Dahl was a little nervous when she attended her first public meeting about the Near North Neighborhood in 2008. "I am not an outspoken person. I didn't know how the city government worked," she said. But despite being uncomfortable, she spoke up.
Q. Many streets in Grand Forks need their stripes repainted. What is the city's plan for this? A. According to Streets Superintendent Mark Aubol, the city started repainting the lines on city streets this past week, but rainy weather has caused some delays in painting. City street crews will continue to repaint the lines on the streets when the weather allows it, Aubol said. Q. Why did the city install the push buttons for the walk signals downtown?
Two different women have been assaulted in north Grand Forks this month, prompting police to release a suspect’s description Friday night. The suspect is a white man, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, of average build with “light-colored shaggy hair and possibly blue eyes,” wearing “a dark hooded sweatshirt and jeans with athletic shoes,” according to a news release from the Grand Forks Police Department. The man approached the women when they were walking alone late at night or the early morning hours, the release said. It was also reported that he spoke with a “raspy” voice.
North Valley Arts Council's executive board decided Friday to decline the city of Grand Forks' offer to help with organizing finances, as board members said NoVAC will have financial statements completed soon. At a City Council Finance/Development Committee meeting Monday, council members told NoVAC Board Vice President Bryan Hoime they wanted the city's accountants to help NoVAC organize its finances, as Hoime was not able to provide any financial information, such as the nonprofit's gross income from the past two years. When the council's offer was discussed at a NoVAC executive board meet
Chuck Marohn asked Grand Forks to take a look at ancient cities when considering how to develop in the future.
The Grand Forks Downtown Development Association has announced support for a downtown library amid ongoing community discussion on where a future library should be. The DDA is the first community group or official to publicly advocate one of five proposed library sites.
Members of the Grand Forks City Council and Grand Forks County Commission met Tuesday with other local leaders to discuss a proposed social detox center in Grand Forks. Though the...