Wade Rupard is a features reporter for The Grand Forks Herald. Rupard is a 2014 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and is originally from Normal, Ill.
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With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start to summer, many will spend the coming months enjoying the nice weather. But before heading outside, people should make sure to apply sunscreen to protect from harmful ultraviolet light, said Minhal Alhashim, a dermatologist at Altru. Though it's something people are reminded of all the time, Alhashim said taking a few minutes to put on sunscreen before going outside can have tremendous benefits down the line. A person who wears sunscreen is less likely to develop skin cancer, premature skin aging and sunburns.
When mother's intuition kicked in, Diane Capouch did what most moms would do and called the doctor. Her son, Hunter, 12, didn't seem right. He had put on weight, was lethargic, moody and just not himself. She asked the doctor to test Hunter for a multitude of things — one of those being diabetes. "There was something just not right with him," she said.
CROOKSTON—One woman was injured after she allegedly stole a UND Police Department vehicle Sunday morning and crashed it near Crookston. At 8:42 a.m., UND Police responded to an intoxicated female walking near the Hamline Square Apartments, located near the Ralph Engelstad Arena, Lt. Danny Weigel of UND Police said. The officers got out of the car and walked around the area to search for the woman, and when they returned, the 2015 Ford Explorer was gone, Weigel said.
Grand Forks got to see just how Florida Georgia Line rolls in the duo's stop Saturday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena. In front of more than 9,000 concertgoers, Florida Georgia Line played a blend of songs from their soon to be release album and their biggest hits The country music duo made up of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, made their entrance by starting from the back of the arena and walking through the crowd to the main stage singing "Party People."
Mannheim Steamroller, the rock band best known for its Christmas music, is making a stop this holiday season in Grand Forks. The band will perform Nov. 22 at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. July 25 and can be purchased at the Chester Fritz Auditorium box office, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Mannheim Steamroller's shows, which are filled with multimedia effects, have become a staple of the holiday season.
At some point in their lives, many people go searching for a diet to help them lose weight. Some are more restrictive than others, limiting the types and amount of foods more than others. One of the most trendy diets out there is the Whole30, which, for 30 days, challenges the user to hit the reset button by eating nonprocessed foods and getting rid of dairy, sugar, grains and legumes.
A family that eats and exercises together is a family that's more likely to be healthy together. That premise is why Emily Spicer and John Crist help run the Healthy 'N Fit Kids and Families program at Altru, which encourages parents and children to work together toward living healthy lifestyles. Spicer and Crist said there are small lifestyle changes parents can make that greatly will improve both their own and their children's health. Staying active
Carrie Underwood has become one of the biggest names in country music through her storytelling, and Saturday night she told those stories to a capacity crowd at Ralph Engelstad Arena. Underwood's Storyteller Tour rolled into Grand Forks and brought with it Underwood's powerful voice that left the crowd in a frenzy.
FOSSTON, Minn. — Fosston Public Schools Superintendent Mark Nohner said the district is "disappointed" residents overwhelmingly rejected an $18.65 million referendum. Voters in the school district Tuesday voted down repairs, renovations and additions to both Magelssen Elementary School and Fosston High School, with just 391 voting yes and 1,155 voting no.
When golf returns to the Olympics this summer after a 112-year absence, a UND graduate will be there making sure the players and spectators are safe. For the past 11 years, Wade Stettner has worked as an on-site consultant meteorologist with the PGA Tour, alerting tournament officials of potential severe weather, providing warning for lightning strikes and forecasting possible weather hazards. In August, Stettner will travel to Rio de Janeiro to do those duties for the golf events during the Summer Olympics.