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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, or DM at @ByAdamKurtz.

Desk: 701-780-1110

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.
According to an NFI Group release, the plant is expected to close sometime in the fourth quarter of 2022. The bus maker is working on a cost-cutting plan, a series of initiatives, to cut costs by $67 million.
The Space Networking Center at GFAFB supports the SDA’s low-Earth orbit satellite mission, and will serve as the backbone for all global U.S. military communications.
According to documents filed with the Grand Forks County District Court, Steven Piechowski, 55, of Felton, Minnesota, is facing one charge of manslaughter, three charges of aggravated assault and one charge of reckless endangerment, with extreme indifference.
Vail, who in addition to being a medium, is a life coach, grief counselor and hypnotherapist, will be at the Gorecki Alumni Center on the UND campus from 6-8 p.m., on Friday, May 20.
According to Danny Weigel, public information officer with the University Police Department, word about the break came in at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Weigel said a crew from Xcel Energy arrived on the scene and shut off the flow of gas a short time later.
According to a release from the Grand Sky Development Company, LLC, the goal of these agreements is to develop precise and comprehensive weather measurements, models and forecasts for UAS operations from and around Grand Sky.
Frontier is the latest airline to have established a program with the university, whereby aviation students have the opportunity to interview for a job prior to graduation.
UND has partnered with the Heart of America Patriot Foundation to provide scholarships for dependents of deceased and permanently and totally disabled veterans.