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GRAND FORKS COUNTY

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While the Grand Forks Herald charges for political letters, the newspaper has decided to not charge a fee for letters related to the upcoming proposal to adopt home rule in Grand Forks County.
Emergency call volume has increased by 20% in the last four years.
Committee members feel voters are aware of the upcoming ballot initiative. Tom Ford, county director of administration, said the committee has utilized various mediums to educate voters on home rule’s implications.
According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the woman was driving the wrong way in the construction zone about 8 miles north of Manvel.
The Grand Forks County Commission voted 4-1 to forward the matter to voters in the upcoming November election.
The Herald's editorial board this week met with a group that outlined how home rule would work in Grand Forks County, if voters approve the idea. One thing they stressed was that funds are needed to pay for improvements to various county properties. Below is a Q&A that might help answer a few questions regarding the process.

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In January, Pickett became the new Human Service zone director for Grand Forks County. By managing the entire Human Service zone, he oversees about 110 staff members including social workers, eligibility workers and more.
"People don't want to talk about it, even within our family there probably were not a lot of people that even knew my daughter had a mental health diagnosis because we did keep it very close to us," said Katelynn Berry's mother Carmell Mattison.
Originally an Arvilla hotel, poorhouse had 80-history as social safety net

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