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Adam Kurtz

Community Editor

Adam Kurtz is the community editor for the Grand Forks Herald. He covers higher education and other topics in Grand Forks County and the city.

Kurtz joined the Herald in July 2019. He covered business and county government topics before covering higher education and some military topics.

Kurtz is a Grand Forks native, and UND graduate. Prior to joining the Herald he worked as an English teacher in Japan for 17 years.

Tips and story ideas are welcome. Get in touch with him at akurtz@gfherald.com, or DM at @ByAdamKurtz.

Desk: 701-780-1110

Board members voted unanimously in favor of removing the testing requirement for admission at their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 26. The policy will go into effect on Aug. 1, 2023.
Police said “it appeared the death was not a result of a medical problem or natural causes.”
According to a news release, the university is setting up an Office of Teacher Recruitment and Retention, in response to teacher shortages in the state and across the nation.
The Dutch Elm Disease Program with the Park District helps slow the spread of Dutch elm disease and removes infected elm trees free of charge to homeowners.
About 40 people gathered in a ballroom at the Ramada Inn in Grand Forks on Tuesday evening, May 24, to listen to an American Experiment speaker discuss how the organization believes certain principles of CRT are being used in K-12 curricula.
The events, called “Take Off Tuesdays,” are meant to help alleviate some of the stress associated with college admissions.
The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, in the SMHS parking lot.
On April 29 during the 2022 Mountain Plains Adult Education annual conference in Tempe, Arizona, Bridget Hanlan was announced as the organization’s recipient of its Award of Merit, according to a news release.
According to a Northland release, the foundation has $255,000 in Minnesota state-sponsored funding for workforce development scholarships.
After 34 years on the UND campus and six years at what was then called Lake Region Community College in Devils Lake, White retired in May, after a career that once saw the Stanley Cup make a surprise appearance in one of his classes.