The Education Committee of the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota has awarded 32 scholarships totaling more than $58,000 for the 2018-19 school year. The scholarships are given to outstanding students with career interests in the construction industry and who are enrolled in North Dakota post-secondary construction programs. Student recipients include: Ryan Holte, of East Grand Forks, received the John McCormick Scholarship for $1,500. He is a junior in construction engineering at NDSU.
Charges are pending against Zachary Lamarca, 31, for discharge of a firearm within the city limits, the Grand Forks Police Department said in a news release Saturday. Police were dispatched to the 2100 block of First Avenue North at about 8 a.m. Saturday for a report of a discharge of a firearm within a residence, police said. Lamarca said he was inside the home, checking his handgun, when it accidentally was discharged. The bullet went through a window and became lodged in the ground outside the residence, police said. No one was injured in the incident.
GRAND FORKS - Charges are pending against Zachary Lamarca, 31, for discharge of a firearm within the city limits, the Grand Forks Police Department said in a news release Saturday. Police were dispatched to the 2100 block of First Avenue North at about 8 a.m. Saturday for a report of a discharge of a firearm within a residence, police said. Lamarca said he was inside the home, checking his handgun, when it accidentally was discharged.
GRAND FORKS - A man made off with an undisclosed amount of money from Wells Fargo Bank at 33 S. Third St. on Friday. Police officers were called to the bank shortly before 5 p.m. in response to the robbery which had just occurred. Police were told by witnesses that the man had walked into the bank and displayed a note to an employee.
The United Way has partnered with Rydell Cars to sponsor the "Wheels for Work" program to provide used vehicles to individuals and families in need, said Pat Berger, president and ceo, United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Area. Through the "Wheels for Work" program, individuals can donate a used vehicle for a tax deduction.
Holly Van Santen Knipe became fascinated with ceramics while serving as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Central America. Knife was fresh out of college, with a bachelor's degree in family studies from NDSU, in 1989 when she headed off to a tiny Costa Rican village where she worked for more than two years to improve the lives of women and children. As a college student, she had never explored her creative side, said the Battle Lake, Minn., native. "I was pretty serious about what I was studying."
The Food Network show, "Girl Meets Farm," featuring Molly Yeh, local food blogger and cookbook author, premieres at 10 a.m. Sunday. The seven-episode series focuses "on the types of things I would do regularly," said Yeh, who lives with her husband, Nick Hagen, on his family's farm north of East Grand Forks. "We tried to incorporate everyone I spend time with on a regular basis." Each episode revolves around a specific theme, such a baby shower for her sister-in-law, a brunch for girlfriends and an anniversary celebration.
Transparency and the level of trust between staff and administrators, along with problems stemming from financial pressures, were among issues discussed during the Grand Forks School Board candidates forum Tuesday at City Hall. At the event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, candidates responded to written questions from the audience that covered a range of topics such as the school district's budget, facilities master planning, teacher contract negotiations, youth suicide, recruitment and retention of paraprofessionals, and students of refugee families.
Lorraine O'Shea, a teacher at Valley Middle School, is among 50 educators and scientists from throughout the country who have been named as "Advocates" by the Society for Science and the Public. Advocates help underrepresented and low-income students develop STEM—science, technology, engineering and mathematics—projects that can then be entered into science research competitions, according to a Society news release.
Ella May’s Unique Boutique has opened at 1909 S. Washington St. Hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The boutique, owned by Rhonda Spicer and May Thompson, features vintage items as well as “re-loved” furniture, home decor and boutique clothing. “We have a lot of antiques, collectibles, clothes and jewelry,” Spicer said. “We carry new and used clothing.”