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Kathleen Neset, vice chair of the State Board of Higher Education, told UND graduates Saturday they never know where their lives may lead. "When I was a student in Washington, N.J., and Providence, R.I., you never could have told me that my life path would have brought me to a farm northeast of Tioga, N.D.," she said. "And yet that is where I am and proudly working to help our great state provide energy as a geologist in the oil industry." Neset spoke before those who gathered for UND's 127th general spring commencement ceremony at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.
Grand Forks Police are canvassing north end neighborhoods seeking clues in a recent pair of assaults and said Saturday they have potential evidence in one case. Police cautioned residents to...
Lake Agassiz Elementary teacher Nicole Reybok said she took a $15,000 pay cut to teach in Grand Forks this year during contract negotiations between teachers and the School Board Wednesday. Reybok, who used to teach in Minot, told School Board members she couldn't afford to live in the city on her salary alone. She moved here because her husband found a job, and she left behind a district that offered better pay, benefits and a shorter school day, she said. "I took a massive pay cut to be here," she said. Reybok was one of two teachers who spoke at a meeting between the Grand Forks Educa
The Hatton-Northwood (N.D.) Thunder Robotics Team 876 recently competed at the World Championship of FIRST Robotics in St. Louis, according to Northwood science instructor Mike Voglewede. The robotics team placed sixth out of 76 total teams, putting them in the top 2 percent of teams worldwide. Students attending were Dean Ott, Dominic Ott, R.J.
The Grand Forks School Board voted Monday to hire the equivalent of nearly 22 full-time positions this fall. The district's finance committee had earlier recommended the board move forward on the hires, which include a full-time principal to lead Wilder Elementary School. Growing enrollment and other challenges such as departing employees require more replacements, Assistant Superintendent Jody Thompson has said. At least 38 district employees are set to depart this year, the majority of whom are taking advantage of early retirement benefits.
After four tied votes and one candidate's withdrawal, Matt Spivey was appointed as the new member of the Grand Forks School Board at its meeting Monday. Spivey, who ran for a seat on the board in 2014, will replace former board member Becca Grandstrand, who moved to New York. One of eight candidates for the open seat, Spivey will serve as an interim member until the next regular election June 14, 2016. Board members debated the strengths of Spivey and candidate Alex Reichert, a Grand Forks attorney.
With gloves on, seven high school girls each picked up a cow eyeball, grasped a scissors and started cutting. "Ew," exclaimed one. "Ew ...
The Grand Forks School District finance committee recommended Wednesday that the School Board hire the equivalent of 23 full-time positions this fall, including a full-time principal to lead Wilder Elementary School. With at least 38 employees are set to depart this year, Assistant Superintendent Jody Thompson told committee members in a meeting that finding staff replacements should be a priority.
Warren Lanphier said he watches people break the law every time he drives a school bus. "(Drivers are) blatant," he said. "They're not even looking, just completely unaware." As a...
Red River High School coach Brandon Sloan is moving on after the Grand Forks School District didn't renew his contract for next year. With strong student support, the popular strength and agility coach said he wants to launch a personal training business and continue doing what he loves. "Since I lost a lot of equipment, I still plan on doing personal training and training athletes," he said. According to his GoFundMe site, Sloan hopes to raise $2,000 for his business. By 5:30 p.m.