Herald Staff Report
Grand Forks might be the third-largest city in the Peace Garden State, but it’s among the most widely viewed on social media. Instagram released the locations with the most posts from each state this month, and Grand Forks made three appearances in the top five: UND, the Ralph Engelstad Arena and the city itself. The five most Instagrammed locations in North Dakota in 2016 were: Fargo. UND. North Dakota State University. Ralph Engelstad Arena. Grand Forks. North Dakota followed a pattern with many rural states with its top Instagram locations dominated by state universities.
The Grand Forks Public Health Department has received $15,000 to help reach requirements for national accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board. The money will help the department implement a quality improvement plan and train personnel in quality improvement techniques that will help improve health in both the city of Grand Forks and the county.
Blizzard Blitzen intensified overnight bringing snow, high winds, sleet and ice, and closing down interstates and many other major roadways across the state. The Grand Forks office of the National Weather Service reported about 4 inches of snowfall in the local area with amounts increasing to the west and north.
The leader of a Grand Forks group aimed at promoting philanthropy for public amenities will resign at the end of the year. Kristi Mishler, executive director of the Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Region, announced Friday she will leave her position after Dec. 31. "I always planned to resign in 2017 when my daughter finished high school," she wrote in an email to the Herald, adding the "timing was right. I want to develop my private consulting business, and right now there are plenty of opportunities to do so, so I am taking the leap."
It’s always best to be prepared when traveling during the winter, and in the Midwest, a winter survival kit, which can be purchased or made at home, is a must. Here is what you should have in your car just in case. Blankets or a sleeping bag Warm clothing Winter gear (snowboots, ski mask, mittens, cap) Source of heat (candle and matches)
St. Michael's to host 44th annual Christmas Eve Dinner St. Michael's Catholic Church Youth Center, at the corner of North Fifth Street and Sixth Avenue North in Grand Forks, will host its 44th annual community Christmas Eve dinner from 3 to 6 this evening. The event is free and will provide a turkey dinner, live music, a photo booth and fellowship. All are welcome. Bethel Lutheran hosts candlelight service
In observance of the Christmas 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.
FRAZEE, Minn.—Two Crookston residents were injured Friday in a rollover in Becker County. At 11:16 a.m., Louise Grover, 67, was driving a 2005 Jeep Liberty east on U.S. Highway 10 when she drifted to the left shoulder of the divided highway near the Frazee exit, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Grover overcorrected, crossing the lanes of traffic before entering the right ditch, where the vehicle came to rest on its right side, according to State Patrol.
The Myra Foundation has awarded more than $412,000 in grants to 52 local organizations during 2016. Organizations receiving funds include: Altru Health Foundation, ArtWise, Boy Scouts of America, Circle of Friends Humane Society, Community Violence Intervention Center, Development Homes Inc., Emerado Cemetery Fund, Emerado Public School and PTO, Emerado Volunteer Fire Department.
PULLOUT: Title: "Fish On, Fish Off." Author: Stephen Sautner. Publisher: Lyon's Press; available at retailers and online. Price: About $15. Dodging five-ton bull elephants, bullies brandishing fillet knives and beach-going nudists, former New York Times outdoors columnist Stephen Sautner has experienced the perils of fishing in ways many of us never will.