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Hannah Shirley

Hannah Shirley

Hannah Shirley covers crime, courts and criminal justice for the Grand Forks Herald. She is a 2018 graduate of the University of Idaho and has lived and worked in Grand Forks since 2019. Prior to moving to North Dakota, she worked as a reporter for the Berkshire Record in Great Barrington, Mass., a receptionist for the Moscow-Pullman Daily News in Moscow, Idaho, and a barista in a New York City coffee shop. She can be reached by phone at (701) 780-1267 or by email at

The person was a traveler who returned to the United States from South Africa on Nov. 22 and tested positive seven days later and suffered mild symptoms, officials said.
Nineteen-year-old farmhand George Miller maintained his innocence all the way to the gallows after he was convicted of murdering an Inkster, N.D., farmer's wife and 11-year-old son in 1885.
A Grand Forks man became unresponsive during dinner in his Grand Forks home last August. Grand Forks officers revived him with a defibrillator and kept him alive until paramedics could arrive.
COVID-19 booster doses are available at any Altru primary care clinics, and upon request at upcoming flu shot clinics. Please bring proof of your completed COVID vaccine series to your appointment. To schedule your COVID-19 booster dose, please call the Nurse Advice Line at 701-780-6358, and select option 1.
As COVID-19 cases in the district and community continue to fall, the East Grand Forks School Board voted unanimously to relax some COVID mitigation measures, including the controversial mask requirement for grades K through 6.
The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted the Grand Forks Fire Department more than $20,000 to purchase a BullEx Fire Extinguisher Training System, which will allow the fire department to conduct fire extinguisher training anywhere, including indoors.
Grand Forks business owner Jonathan Holth, now 13 years sober, is helping North Dakota First Lady Kathryn Burgum advocate for addiction recovery in the state.
Testing will continue to be available through any Altru primary care physician and weekday mornings at the UND Fritz Pollard Jr. Athletic Center.
The driver of the livestock trailer was uninjured.
The board discussed possibly rolling back COVID-19 safety strategies in light of low case numbers in the district at a working meeting Wednesday morning, Oct. 20.