Herald Staff Report
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.
We said goodbye to many influential people in northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota, from the man who developed south Grand Forks to the voices of UND sports. As we say farewell to 2016, we remember the people who made our region what it is today.
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