Jennifer Johnson covers K-12 education for the Grand Forks Herald.
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Mark Pierce held his 2-year-old daughter Tuesday as he stood on a fine layer of sludge that covered his basement. That’s what remained in the aftermath of a severe storm Monday night that produced golf ball-sized hail and ferocious winds that downed several trees throughout the region.
Minutes into the second act of “Peter Pan” Monday night, the Grand Forks cast stopped the show, turned on the house lights and directed the audience to a storm shelter...
Although North Dakota may have the best economy in the nation for its children, the percentage of children living in poverty hasn’t changed since 2005, according to a national report on children’s well-being.
The Herald wanted to check the Grand Forks School District’s claims about its teacher pay. We gathered data on pay and other compensation on districts across to state to see how the district ranks.
Grand Forks area students are less likely to smoke, drink or use other drugs compared with their peers across North Dakota, according to a new behavior survey.
One week before Christmas in 2003, Grand Forks sanitation department workers, on a break to retrieve some baling wire, noticed a man’s jacket in the garbage offload area.
For the next few weeks, Grand Forks area children can eat a free lunch at city parks, shelters and elementary schools. The annual summer program provides relief for low-income children...
With its current emergency shelter “bursting at the seams,” the Community Violence Intervention Center is raising funds for a new one to serve twice as many women and children, according to Kristi Hall-Jiran, executive director.
Images from Nepal and other countries inspired a set of colorful posters on display at the Grand Forks Empire Arts Center.
Average student debt in North Dakota may not soar above the national average, but it’s still a very real challenge for graduates. Lawmakers and student debt officials said a student loan report released last week by the Brookings Institute reinforced some of their own observations, such as the growing number of student borrowers, but with more acquiring loans and higher interest and tuition rates, students still struggle.