Christopher Bjorke is the news and business editor for the Grand Forks Herald. He first worked for the Herald in 1997 and most recently since 2011. His jobs at the Herald include covering local government, state politics, business and economics, and the health care industry.
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Grand Forks' Social Infrastructure Commission said it would continue discussions on forming an organization to help people from minority communities find a stronger voice in a community in which they say they are not often heard. "That's the issue in the minority community," said Natasha Thomas, an advocate of a city Diversity Commission.
The home of a Finley, N.D., woman accused of murdering her husband was destroyed in a fire Friday night. Fire broke out Sherry Midstokke's home at 303 Roosevelt Ave. sometime before 6:30 p.m., when a firefighter who lives in the neighborhood saw the blaze, according to Steele County Sheriff Wayne Beckman.
The board of the Circle of Friends Humane Society in Grand Forks has fired its executive director and will reorganize its management. Board members voted to dismiss director Arlette Moen...
Homecoming week took a criminal twist after three men listed as candidates for North Dakota State University’s homecoming royalty were arrested while allegedly trying to hang a sign on the...
Grand Forks manufacturer PS Doors is planning an expansion that would nearly double the size of its facility and increase its workforce by more than 50 percent, thanks to a strong demand for its safety and flood protection products.
The three friends were just about to call it a night Thursday when they realized the Red River had more in store for them than a poor day of fishing. “We could hear the woman screaming ‘help, help, I’m drowning!’” said Jared Shafer.
First Angie Bjorgaard formed an idea for a luxury hotel in downtown Grand Forks, and then she found the building. Bjorgaard’s vision for the 1891 building is a boutique hotel that offers guests upscale accommodations in the middle of downtown’s arts and entertainment offerings.
A train derailed about one mile east of Adams, N.D., Thursday, spilling soybeans.
Arctic Cat Chairman and CEO Claude Jordan will step down and be replaced by his predecessor as interim leader, the company announced Monday.
Norm Braaten said he expects his new East Grand Forks restaurant to have an immediate following among locals. The reason is because it is not really a new restaurant. He and his partner, Shawn Sondreal recently purchased the Seasons Restaurant and plan to reopen the business after a five-year hiatus.