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 firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to The Grand Forks Herald.
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When Crystal Alberts first started working in UND's English Department, she was amazed by the roster of famous writers who had come to past UND Writers Conferences. From Allen Ginsberg...
Scheels Arena might as well have been Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory Thursday morning. With 150 highly desired NCAA Division I men's hockey West Regional tickets going for sale at 9 a.m.
Nearly 200 people filled the ballroom of UND's Memorial Union Thursday afternoon to hear writers Roxane Gay, Carol Muske-Dukes, Gish Jen and Bonnie Jo Campbell speak during the second panel of the UND Writers Conference. The panel was titled "In the Heart of the Country" and dealt with how writers have experienced or written about rural settings. The topic was part of the three-day conference's overall "The Other Half" theme, which only featured female writers but reached across a number of geographic, racial and cultural backgrounds.
When Jeff Peterson came home for lunch Monday afternoon , he found the glass of his Grand Forks home's back door shattered into small crystals on the sunroom floor. When the family examined the house, they were only able to locate a few missing items -- a bottle of prescription painkillers, a coin collection and one special item with 70 years' worth of sentimental value -- a shadow box filled with World War II memorabilia from Kay Peterson's father, Harris Holman. "I'm more hurt about my dad's stuff because I wanted to pass that on to our grandchildren so they knew what their grandpa did,"
Minnesota's Legislative Republicans presented a $7 billion, 10-year transportation plan Monday to counter Gov. Mark Dayton's $11 billion plan that includes $6 billion from tax hikes over a decade. State...
For the past 46 years, the UND Writers Conference has featured Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning writers from all over the country and world. But for first time since 1973,...
Red Ray Lanes was host to the North Dakota Women's Bowling Association's 74th state tournament this weekend, and the Hurdsfield Grain team brought women of all ages from four different...
Harriet Omlie lived on her six-generation family farm for 80 years.
Elizabeth Smart was 14 when she was abducted in 2002.
The UND Writers Conference begins next week, and the star of the show will undoubtedly be Roxane Gay, whose 2014 releases in both fiction and nonfiction have received significant praise and attention in the literary world. Gay's writing -- which has been published in the likes of The Guardian, The Los Angeles Review and Salon -- complicates issues of race and gender by cross-examining them with economic and cultural privilege.