Herald Staff Report
A Grand Forks resident wants to be the head of North Dakota's Democratic Party, but he'll have to take on another Grand Forks politician who is the current chair. C.T. Marhula announced Tuesday he will apply for the state Democratic chair position. "We need to hold the GOP accountable to actual facts, not alternative facts," Marhula said in a statement.
GULLY, Minn.—A Grygla, Minn., man was injured Monday morning after he crashed an SUV into a Clearbrook-Gonvick Public School bus carrying 15 children.
Ben Franklin Elementary School in Grand Forks was placed on lockdown briefly Monday morning while a student medical incident was addressed, district officials said. The lockdown lasted about 15 minutes, according to Grand Forks Public Schools communications coordinator Tracy Jentz. Lockdowns for medical issues occur frequently, she said. Instruction continued during the lockdown, which was called in at about 8:35 a.m. An ambulance was dispatched to the scene, Jentz said. The condition of the student was not disclosed.
LONG BEACH, Calif.—A Grand Forks native who once held the world record for shooting the most consecutive free throws has died. Dr. Tom Amberry, a retired podiatrist, died March 18 in Long Beach, according to media reports. He was 94 years old.
Drivers may have trouble seeing their way to work Monday as fog covers the Upper Red River Valley. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks issued a dense fog advisory early Monday morning that is expected to last until noon. The fog is reducing visibility to less than a quarter of a mile, making travel conditions difficult. Meteorologists with the weather service advised drivers to slow down, use headlights and to leave extra distance between vehicles as they make their way to work.
Catholic Charities hires Catholic Charities of North Dakota has hired Marisa Austinson and Megan Robbins as adoption workers for the Adults Adopting Special Kids (AASK) program at the Grand Forks office. Molly Peltoma was also named as the AASK Supervisor in the Grand Forks office. Altru ambulance services receives recognition
The Grand Cities Children’s Choir gathered Thursday evening for more than their usual rehearsal as they prepared for their trip to perform in Washington, D.C., next week. The choir made thank you cards to veterans and care packages called “North Dakota cares kits” for the homeless. A special guest, composer Greg Gilpin, visited their practice and critiqued their performances via Facetime.
The Grand Forks Herald will host an open house Friday to commemorate the newspaper's coverage during the 1997 flood. The event, which is open to the public, will be from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Herald's Community Room, at 375 Second Ave. N. Featured speakers will be Mike Maidenberg, who was publisher of the Herald at the time of the flood, and Mike Jacobs, who was editor and later became publisher.
• "Citizen," the 48th annual UND Writers Conference, concludes today, beginning at 10 a.m. with events and panels throughout the day and a main speaker at 8 p.m. in the UND Memorial Union, Grand Forks. The conference is free and open to the public. For complete schedule, visit •" target="_blank">und.edu/orgs/writers-conference. • The psychic medium Dean McMurray event is at 7 p.m. Friday in the Alerus Center, Grand Forks. Tickets are $20, $30 and $50. Info: aleruscenter.com.
Kyle Henningsgard is one of the standouts on the fifth-year Hillsboro-Central Valley boys basketball team that is making its first appearance in the Class B boys state tournament this week. While this is his first time playing in the state tournament, he isn't a newcomer to the tournament. He was a spectator in 2011 when his older sisters—Jessica, Taylor and Kennedy—were starters on the Central Valley team that played at state.