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 Grand Forks Planning and Zoning Commission tabled a rezoning request for a controversial school parking lot project Wednesday. Brad Gengler, director of city planning and community development, asked the commission to table the request on behalf of Grand Forks Public School Board President Doug Carpenter. He didn't say why Carpenter asked the request be tabled. This comes after the Grand Forks City Council tabled the rezoning request last fall amid city officials' and residents' concerns that building a surface parking lot at the corner of North Fifth Street and University Avenue would
After Grand Forks City Council members and other stakeholders discussed two proposed alcohol ordinances Monday, they resolved to revisit the issue next month. The two proposals -- one outlawing “extreme”...
Against city staff recommendation, the Grand Forks City Council voted Monday to pay 50 percent of a preliminary study on a wastewater interconnect with East Grand Forks. City Administrator Todd...
After Grand Forks City Council members and other stakeholders discussed two proposed alcohol ordinances Monday, they resolved to revisit the issue next month. The two proposals -- one outlawing "extreme" drink specials and the other an ordinance making party hosts liable for guests' underage drinking -- are a result of the Community and Campus Committee on High Risk and Underage Alcohol, a partnership between the city and UND. CCC members answered many questions from City Council members during the discussion Monday, as well as educated the City Council on the committee's two-year effort. T
If City Council decides to pass an ordinance outlawing "extreme" drink specials, Grand Forks will be the first city in North Dakota with that type of alcohol regulation. Council members will be discussing the proposed ordinance tonight in a work session, along with a proposed social host ordinance. The council tabled both ordinances at its last meeting Feb.
The Division Avenue parking lot near Northlands Rescue Mission downtown was mostly empty Thursday evening. About a dozen cars sat in the lot. Only one, a blue van, was running. From a distance, a man huddled in the van appeared to be sleeping. The public parking lot hasn't always been as sparse as it is this winter, with many more people seen sleeping there in summer months, officials said.
Each week, Herald reporter Charly Haley answers your questions about local government, laws and other local topics.
Venezuelan authorities detained a four-person medical missionary team from a Devils Lake church on Wednesday. It’s unclear why the missionaries were detained, but they are being questioned about their medical...
UND's art and design professors rarely exhibit their work at the school because of limited gallery space. So when they do show their work, about once a year, they only have a week-long exhibit, said Art Jones, chair of UND's Art and Design Department. This year's faculty exhibition opened Wednesday at the Meyers Art Gallery in the Hughes Fine Arts Center at UND. The show runs through March 5, and the gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Alerus Center's total profit last year was much less than the previous year, but it was still above the budgeted profit. The city-owned event center profited about $492,000 in 2014, exceeding the profit amount staff budgeted for, which was about $77,000, according to an annual report. The 2014 profit is about 43 percent less than the Alerus Center's 2013 profit, which was about $862,000, according to Cheryl Swanson, Alerus Center executive director. The center's 2014 profit exceeded its budgeted expectation partly due to event revenue.