Herald Staff Report
An upside to subzero temperatures in Grand Forks is an opportunity to save on the coolest show coming to town this spring. The Harlem Globetrotters announced Friday morning that while the thermometer at the Alerus Center remains under 32 degrees, fans can save 32 percent on tickets to the basketball team's April 22 appearance in Grand Forks. Ticket prices for the Globetrotters' matchup with the Washington Generals currently are about $20 online, according to a Herald review of prices.
American Crystal Sugar hires American Crystal Sugar Co. recently announced four new hires at its plants in the Northern Red River Valley. Branden Kuersteiner has been hired as a shift administrator in East Grand Forks, Preston Longie as a shift administrator in Crookston and Tim Meshefski and Justin Tuziw as shift administrators in Drayton, N.D. Brady Martz & Associates promotes eleven
The Consensus Council has announced $130,000 in grants to be distributed among 13 North Dakota organizations through its Community Innovation Grant program. Each of the 13 recipients will receive $10,000. Grand Forks region recipients of the grants include the Lake Region Community Shelter of Devils Lake and Valley Health of Grand Forks. Statewide recipients include CAWS North Dakota, the North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations and the North Dakota Hospital Foundation.
Altru Health Systems will hold a press conference this afternoon to update the public on the status of the Altru Main Clinic, which was evacuated last Thursday after a sudden joint failure rendered the building unstable.
The Zales jewelry store at the Columbia Mall in Grand Forks has closed. A statement provided by the Fargo Zales store confirmed the store's last day at the mall was Dec. 31. It referred patrons to that location for any customer incentive programs. It did not provide a reason for the closing. Zales is based in Texas and operates more than 750 retail locations nationwide, including two other North Dakota locations and 17 Minnesota stores.
Grand Forks Public Schools has designated May 8, previously scheduled as a staff professional development day, as a full day of instruction to make up for the cancellation of school Jan. 3. The two weather-related makeup days that are built into the calendar each year were used when Blizzard Alivia closed schools Dec. 6 and 7. If there is an additional unscheduled school closing before the end of the school year, time will be made up by designating all or part of June 2 for instruction.
Sixth Avenue North at the Mill Spur railroad crossing will be closed Wednesday afternoon while maintenance workers make repairs. The work is expected to take only a few hours and the road should be open by the evening.
Show off your pride and joy born in 2016 in the Grand Forks Herald’s “Beautiful Babies” section that will publish on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.
STRANDQUIST, Minn.—A northwest Minnesota man who was seriously injured after a two-vehicle crash Thursday evening in Marshall County has died. Christopher Britten, 41, of Halma, Minn., was southbound in a 2013 Chevy pickup on U.S. Highway 59 about 4 miles north of Strandquist when he attempted to turn left onto Marshall County Road 27 at 6:34 p.m., according to a Minnesota State Patrol report. Britten hit a northbound 2009 Volvo semi head on, the reported stated.