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Grand Forks resident Reanna McNeely is facing a $1,700 per month decision. That's how much it will cost to keep both of her young children, a 3-year-old and newborn, at All About Kids in Grand Forks. She will give birth in March. "I'm trying everything I can to keep them going (there)," she said. "But at $1,700 a month, it's hard to balance—is it worth working to put kids in day care for that much?" The child care crisis in Grand Forks isn't new, but some providers in the area warn the cost will only grow.
The East Grand Forks School Board will soon seek public input during its search for a superintendent.
Grand Forks eighth-graders visited Central High School Thursday to get a preview of what their freshman year will be like. Any student who is slated to attend the school next...
North Dakota students will have more access to college-level math, science and English classes, according to North Dakota School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler. Baesler recently announced the National Math and Science Initiative—a nonprofit aiming to improve student performance in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)—and ExxonMobil have expanded NMSI's College Readiness Program in the state. The program helps boost the number of Advanced Placement qualifying scores as well as expand access to these classes to traditionally underrepresented students. North Dakota stud
A new federal education law that dramatically changes North Dakota's approach to education will soon be developed over the next year. North Dakota School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler and others are gathering this month for a meeting related to the Every Student Succeeds Act, a sweeping reform that replaces No Child Left Behind and promises states more flexibility on student testing and accountability. President Barack Obama signed the act into law Dec. 10.
Global Friends Coalition in Grand Forks is off to a strong start for 2016, its executive director said. Cynthia Shabb said the coalition has hired a new coordinator, hopes to assist new American more and plans to organize more community gatherings. "We're going to be better than ever," she said.
Roger Dykstra was one of about a dozen dedicated people exercising New Year's Day at Planet Fitness in Grand Forks. He joined the gym four years ago on Dec. 31...
Four years ago, Ronald Olafson walked out of a medical care center in Erskine, Minn., without a dime in his pocket and no place to live. At the time he was a broken man in nearly every sense of the word. He was recovering from a car crash that broke his pelvis, cracked his vertebrae and ribs and punctured his lungs, sending him into a coma. Olafson, who has since moved to Grand Forks, had been driving drunk.
When Ashley Rae Klinger of Grand Forks recently married, she requested guests donate to her cancer nonprofit Cope Well Foundation in lieu of buying gifts. Klinger's thoughtfulness is nothing new to those who know her, said Lisa Johnson and Brittany Callier, who nominated her as one of the Herald's annual Hometown Heroes. She's a selfless person who is always willing to help at the drop of a hat, they said. "She's just good at those little acts of kindness," Callier said. "She's just always there when you need someone."
Imagine a 27-year-old victim of a car crash who is confused and complaining of chest, hip and ankle pain. This is one fictional scenario Sara Suda, director of nurses at Unity Medical Center in Grafton, and her staff recently considered during a new course offered through Altru Health System.