Altru Health System is remodelling the former Scheels sporting goods store at the Med Park Mall, 13th Avenue and South Columbia Road, and plans to relocate some of its patient services there. Altru has signed a long-term lease for the space, said Jenny Estad, director of orthopedics and neurosciences for Altru Health System. "We expect to be there for the foreseeable future," Estad said. "We're working on demolition of the space. We're 95 percent complete with that."
WALHALLA, N.D.—Larimore, N.D., native, Craig Petersen returns to the Frost Fire stage this weekend to present a "tribute concert," honoring some of the biggest music legends in country and rock-and-roll: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Buddy Holly. Performances for Petersen's show are set for 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Frost Fire Theatre, 7 miles west of Walhalla on County Road 55.
"Make music. Make friends. Make serious fun." That's the motto of Dal Segno, the Northern Valley Youth Orchestras' summer chamber music program housed at Wesley United Methodist Church in Grand Forks. Open to children in grades 5 through 10, the music camp is one of several NVYO programs to help young musicians stretch their musical skills and talents, "and learn how to perform orchestrally," said Naomi Welsh, executive director of the orchestras. Dal Segno is a musical term meaning "the sign" and tells the musician to return to an earlier place in the music.
Growing up on a farm near Wyndmere, N.D., Chuck Klosterman never pictured himself becoming a successful writer or author. "No, I didn't really think like that," said Klosterman. "The idea of being a writer didn't even seem plausible, because I had never met a writer in my life." Yet the farm kid from the Red River Valley built a career, writing for media outlets including the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal; ESPN; Spin, GQ and Esquire magazines; The New York Times; and The Washington Post.
Area mental health professionals say patients they see engaging in cutting and other self-harm are resorting to the behavior to relieve the intense emotions they are unable to manage in a healthy way. Ajeng Puspitasari, a clinical psychologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said such behaviors are more prevalent "in younger populations—adolescents and young adults, but adults do engage in self-injurious behavior."
MOUNTAIN, N.D.—From the back seat of a red convertible, Her Excellency Katrin Jakobsdottir, prime minister of Iceland, waved to hundreds of excited onlookers who lined the parade route Saturday at the August the Deuce celebration in Mountain, N.D. The prime minister was the honored guest at the four-day event and keynote speaker at the August the Deuce Heritage Program, led by Curtis Olafson, of Mountain, president of the Icelandic Communities Association.
Four retired teachers have been selected for induction into the 2018 Grand Forks Public Schools' Teachers Hall of Fame. Kerry Jaeger, Gary Mitchell, Keith Ronkowski and Annella Winger will be formally inducted at a ceremony set for 1 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Red River High School Theater. They will join 71 former educators who have been inducted into the hall, which was established in 1995 by the Grand Forks Foundation for Education. Jaeger is a retired English teacher who taught at Red River High School from 1978 to 2004.
Retrax, the manufacturing business that produces pickup bed covers, has moved operations at its Gateway Drive location, between Happy Harry's and Carpet Garage, to 5300 32nd Ave. South near the new headquarters for Minnkota Power Cooperative. Retrax was leasing the Gateway building, which it occupied for about 11 years, said Scott Fuller, the company's general manager. "We discontinued our lease and, subsequently, the building has been sold," he said.
“A tale as old as time” will come to life on stage next week in Grand Forks. The Empire Theater Co. will present the beloved classic, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” in a two-week run beginning Tuesday at the Empire Arts Center. The show launches the company’s seventh season. “It was one of my favorite Disney movies as a kid,” local Director Chris Berg. “The message is classic: don’t judge people.”
Maria Williams Kennedy is closing one chapter in her music career and opening another, taking the first steps on a new path she didn't plan on or seek. A rare, debilitating blood disorder has forced her to shutter her Bel Canto Voice Studio in Grand Forks after 19 years. But it has not dimmed her passion for teaching. Kennedy has nurtured the vocal talents of 1,200 students in this area, and has given $80,000 in tuition scholarships to students, because money should not be a barrier to vocal training for talented young singers, she said.