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Emotions ran high during a wiener dog race Saturday at The Blue Moose Bar and Grill. Shouts of encouragement and sometimes coaxing filled the air as dogs ran down a...
One runner wanted to mark a milestone Saturday at Grand Forks' Wild Hog Half Marathon. UND student Alison Ikeoga, who joined two friends on the run, said the race was her first.
Health officials say flu vaccines this year have been altered to provide better coverage. The vaccine has been changed because the one last year did not match one of the virus strains, which resulted in an exceptional number of people getting sick, they said. In North Dakota, 6,443 cases were reported to the state Department of Health in 2014-15.
One East Grand Forks Senior High School hallway is heralding the good work of students—both literally and figuratively. Students recently decided to plaster articles from the Herald and The Exponent mentioning junior students down a hallway as part of an annual Homecoming week contest, juniors Kayla Nelson and Grace Vetter said. Freshmen through senior students competed in the contest, and each grade level followed a theme to decorate one hallway for the week.
WARROAD, MINN.—Warroad Public School's decision to extend its school week this fall has met some mixed reviews. Kyle Kvarnlov, a sixth-grader, said he preferred the four-day week because he wouldn't have to worry about missing school during basketball tournaments. "Instead of skipping a day and having extra work, I could just go and not have to worry about it," he said. After years of a four-day school week, the School Board approved last year to resume a normal schedule, facing some opposition from staff and the former superintendent who said a shorter week saved the district $1.2 mi
Residents shouldn't expect two-way traffic on the Sorlie Bridge to open for at least three weeks.
Grand Forks Central High School recently selected three alumni to be honored during a school assembly, according to the district. Lucy Dalglish, Pete Markovich and Jill Techel were selected as the school's 2015 Distinguished Alumni for making a significant impact on their communities and serving as role models to current Central students. The event will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the school. Inductees will be also recognized at halftime that evening during the Grand Forks Central football game.
Grand Forks property owners can expect a 2.5 percent increase to the taxes they pay the school district. The Grand Forks School Board certified the property tax levy at 97.36 mills, the same mill levy rate as last year, at its meeting Monday.
Runners in the Wild Hog Half Marathon on Saturday will be seeing more of East Grand Forks this year. Construction on the Sorlie Bridge is shaking up the route's path, which will include a short jaunt around south-end neighborhoods before returning to the pedestrian bridge over the Red River and continuing back on the old course, according to the marathon website. Routes for the 5K and 10K will remain the same. Richard Dafoe, marathon director, said the reworked route had to also avoid crossing railroad tracks.
MIDDLE RIVER, Minn.—Potential construction of a new school is dividing some residents in two small northwest Minnesota towns. Residents of Middle River—as well as neighboring town Greenbush, about 19 miles north—will vote Nov. 3 whether to authorize a bond referendum to build an estimated $25 million new school. If voters approve the measure, a new school for K-12 students would be built near Greenbush, a contrast from the current arrangement.