Garrett Richie is a general assignment reporter for The Grand Forks Herald and also covers East Grand Forks, Minn. Richie is a 2014 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and is formerly of The Ludington Daily News in Ludington, Mich. Have a good story idea? Contact Richie by either phone or email, both of which are listed below. If you would like to comment on a story, send a letter to the editor with Richie's name and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words, and all letters are subject to editing. Email to email@example.com or mail to The Grand Forks Herald.
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The last two weeks have been absolutely beautiful in Grand Forks, unless you happen to be a snowman or snowmobiler (LINK 1). "This is terrible," said Josh Nordine who was at Dakota Outdoors in Grand Forks on Monday, dropping off the snowmobile he has hasn't used much this year. "It's my favorite time of year, and it's T-shirt weather out here." Warm temps have affected business, too, according to Dakota Outdoors mechanic Lynn Stallman. "It's been a little slower with the snowmobiles," he said.
UND's Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies is hosting a panel Thursday in response to the Charlie Hebdo shooting. The panel, which will take place at 7 p.m. in the Grand Forks Herald community room, is entitled "Charlie Hebdo: Religion, Race, and the Free Press," and will analyze these issues in the context of the 11 people killed by two gunmen at the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper recently. UND English professor Rebecca Weaver-Hightower helped organize the panel with UND political science professor Brian Urlacher, who will moderate the panel.
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On the first floor of UND's Abbott Hall there is a mural of the periodic table of elements painted on tiles that span two walls. In addition to atomic numbers are pictures of Thor, Howie Mandel and Sesame Street's Ernie. The mural, dedicated last October, was a collaborative project completed by UND students, faculty and members of the community. It features a combination of scientific information and pop culture interpretations, which explains the presence of Howie Mandel for mendelevium (Md 101) and Ernie for erbium (Er 68).
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This New Year's, Bob Capes got a letter from an old friend. "Dear Bob, I wonder if you remember me?" the letter began. It was a valid question -- Capes hasn't seen the woman who wrote it for more than 70 years. Capes, 94, served in Europe during World War II as part of the North Dakota National Guard. In December 1943, he was given the chance to spend Christmas with an English family.
The signs are everywhere. From empty seats in school classrooms to fewer handshakes in church, flu season is in full swing. Since this season's count began on Sept. 1, nearly 3,000 cases of the flu have been reported in North Dakota, including 99 hospitalizations and seven deaths (all seven deaths were people 65 or older). In Grand Forks County, there have been 194 cases.
Consecutive weeks of minus 20-degree weather evoke the most basic survival instincts: eating and drinking. As Grand Forks continues to grow, restaurants keep popping up left and right to meet these instincts, especially along 32nd Avenue South, which is sort of like an all-you-can-eat buffet with left turn lanes. But despite the variety in town, including Spicy Pie, HuHot Mongolian Grill, Shawarma, Sweeto Burrito and Sakura Japanese Steakhouse opening in the past six months, people out to lunch stopped to think of the restaurants they wished were in town. Many paused Monday before rattlin