Herald Staff Report
From a big election night to championship hockey to protests at the Dakota Access Pipeline site, 2016 was a big news year that brought a lot of big headlines to the Herald. But 2017 is shaping up to be big, too. Here's a look at some of the biggest things happening in Grand Forks right now—and what to expect now that the new year is here. Sales tax and library
The Grand Forks Herald photo staff chose a selection of some of their favorite photographs from throughout this year—some published, some unpublished. Sit back, relax and enjoy a recap of 2016.
The North Dakota congressional delegation on Friday announced two grants totaling $198,000, which will go in part to regional organizations.
In observance of the New Year's holiday, the Grand Forks Herald will not be open Monday. The Herald will deliver a Monday edition, but the newspaper's offices will be closed throughout the day. Customer service telephones will be staffed from 6 to 10 a.m. The Herald will reopen for business Tuesday.
The Dordt College Choir of Sioux Center, Iowa, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4. at First Presbyterian Church, 5555 S. Washington St., Grand Forks. The event, which will feature treats, is a free will offering with proceeds supporting the choir's travel expenses for their national tour.
A strong clipper system moved across the Red River Valley on Friday, delivering more snow to the northern valley and northwest Minnesota. The National Weather Service office in Grand Forks issued a winter weather advisory for the Cavalier and Grafton, N.D., area with snow accumulations expected to be up to 4 inches. Winds were 12 to 18 mph, and slippery roads were possible.
STRANDQUIST, Minn.—A Halma, Minn., man is in serious condition after a three-vehicle crash Thursday evening in Marshall County. A 2013 Chevy pickup driven by Christopher Britten, 41, was southbound 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.