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Out of all the aid Grand Forks Public Schools received in the aftermath of the Flood of 1997, Beth Randklev remembers the nonmonetary contributions the most. One company sent enough blankets for every student and staff member in the district. And she remembers people sent Christmas ornaments, too, because they understood the memories attached to such trinkets made them some of the hardest possessions for residents to lose.
Grand Forks-based Edgewood Healthcare System has added a senior living property to its portfolio with a new agreement to lease The Legends at Heritage Place in Sartell, Minn. The company has renamed the property Edgewood Senior Living in Sartell. "We are excited to welcome The Legends at Heritage Place to the Edgewood family," said Russell G. Kubik, president of Edgewood Management Group, in a news release. "It's easy to see that they will be a great fit for Edgewood, as we share the same core values and philosophies of senior care."
Grand Forks Police are investigating a deceased man found by a passerby Tuesday on the banks of the Red River in Lincoln Drive Park.
CROOKSTON, Minn.—It appears Crookston Public Schools will not move forward with a series of facilities projects for the district.
The Grand Forks Education Association and School Board have begun teacher contract negotiations for the 2017-2019 biennium. At an April 13 meeting between the board's Teacher Contract Bargaining Committee and representatives of the Education Association, the committee rejected the union's early proposals regarding maternity and paternity leave and personal leave and presented cost estimates for the proposals. The committee did not present counteroffers at the meeting.
When Lynn Mickelson speaks to groups of young people about drunk driving, he doesn't intend to judge them for drinking. He only wants them to understand how one choice to get behind the wheel drunk can drastically alter their lives or someone else's. The message hits close to home for Mickelson. His daughter, Allison Deutscher, her husband, Aaron Deutscher, their unborn child and their 18-month-old daughter, Brielle, of West Fargo, N.D., were killed in 2012 by a drunk driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 94.
Master Bakery Outlet in Grand Forks has permanently closed. The discount bakery, at 2000 DeMers Ave., displayed a sign in one of its windows announcing the closure. The company's locations in Fargo and Detroit Lakes, Minn., remain open. "We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you all for your past patronage," the sign read. A retail manager for the outlet stores could not immediately be reached for comment.
Q: Do I still have to file my taxes by April 15 this year? You're in luck. Because April 15 falls on a Saturday, and because Monday is a holiday in Washington, D.C., due to Emancipation Day, Tax Day is on Tuesday, April 18, this year. According to a news release from the IRS, 40 million Americans had not filed their taxes as of Thursday. Revenue service agents will be available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time Saturday to answer last-minute questions from filers.
The director of North Dakota's Governor's Schools and its students are bracing for the possibility the program may not be around in the near future. The program, a six-week summer residential academic program at North Dakota State University for high school sophomores and juniors across the state, receives funding through appropriations to the Department of Public Instruction. Under House Bill 1013, which determines funding for the department in the coming biennium, the program may be eliminated.
HALLOCK, Minn. — A man appeared in court in Kittson County District Court Wednesday to face child pornography charges after police found almost 3,000 photographs and videos on his computer and in various media files, according to court documents. Warren Anderson, 55, could face 50 years in prison if convicted. He remains in the Kittson County Jail on a $150,000 bond.