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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The Grand Forks arts scene has a new theater company joining the array of options in the community. Conduit Theatre, which was founded in January by actor Jared Fladeland, aims to bring something a little different to an already vibrant arts scene. "When people come to our performances and our events, I want them to step into a whole new world," Fladeland said. After moving back to Grand Forks at the beginning of the year, Fladeland wanted to bring some of the theatrical work he had done in Los Angeles to this area. In Los Angeles, he had spent time as a performer for several theater compa
Motorcycle enthusiasts will converge at the Alerus Center next weekend for the biggest such show in the area. The Red River Valley Motorcyclists, a nonprofit group, will host their annual event Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the show is $5, with children ages 10 years and younger admitted free. "This is something we've been working on for a lot of years," said Tim Gowan, president of the Red River Valley Motorcyclists.
EUCLID, Minn. — When Kaydi Strickler-Grunhovd gets out the easel, Newman is ready. His ears perk up, his eyes get big and his feet scurry around the house faster than before.
Throughout their lives, the Loff family has had to travel to three separate shows to see the three sisters perform. But on Saturday, Angela (Loff) Schmaltz, Carmen Loff and Jenny Loff will all be performing together for the first time at the Grand Forks Chorales concert "Elijah." "We're the family who, during the holidays, sits around the piano and sings," Angela said. Coming from a musical family, the three of them have been around music and singing their entire lives. While they all find music and singing enjoyable, they share their passion for different reasons. Angela continues to per
It took four songs for Eric Church to step back and acknowledge the record-setting crowd that had packed into Ralph Engelstad Arena on Tuesday night. "Wow, there are a lot...
For his 18th birthday, Alex Davis went skydiving. Though members of his family were nervous for him to do it, that free-spirited and adventurous attitude was what made Davis so much fun to be around, his family said Sunday. "He was always so much fun," his sister Cyndie Henrickson said. "He was always smiling and cracking jokes. He had such a fun-loving personality. There was never a dull moment with him." So unbeknownst to him, Henrickson paid for a video of him skydiving and gave it to him as a birthday present. "We watched it together," she said.
Four out of five stars. There are a multitude of games available to play on your mobile device, but few are as good or as addicting as Free Flow. To start, you select one of two ways to play the game — either free play or time trial. In free play, the object of the game is to connect two dots of the same color on a matrix grid without any of the lines intersecting and by filling in all of the spaces on the grid. The game begins with 5x5 grids and gradually becomes more difficult the more puzzles you complete.
Hundreds of bright-eyed, gleeful children scurried the Alerus Center floor Saturday morning for the annual Easter Egg Scramble. The scramble was held entirely in the main arena area of the...
Traveling long distances to see country singer Eric Church is something Eric Morgan of Crookston has become accustomed to. The first time he saw Church, Morgan and five of his buddies packed into a Chevrolet Suburban and made the nine-hour haul to the Island Resort and Casino in Harris, Mich. Tuesday's show at the Ralph Engelstad Arena, part of Church's The Outsiders World Tour, will be Morgan's eighth time seeing Church, but this one, thankfully for Morgan, is much closer to home. "I don't know if spending roughly 85 hours in a car to get to and from his concerts defines me as crazy or jus
Do you have a tattoo that's special to you? Embarrassing? Unique? If so, the Herald would like to talk to you about it. If you, or anyone you know, would...