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Jacob Holley

Business Reporter

Jacob Holley, born in Pensacola, Florida, joined the Grand Forks Herald as its business reporter in June 2021. He earned a bachelor of science in sports media from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, in 2020.

During college, Holley wrote for The O'Colly, the student newspaper on Oklahoma State's campus, as well as for the Stillwater News Press. He interned in the sports department at The Mountain Press in Sevierville, Tennessee, where he primarily covered the Tennessee Smokies — the AA baseball afiliate of the Chicago Cubs. He also worked as a reporter for the Guthrie News Leader after graduating college until joining the Grand Forks Herald.

Holley's beat at the Grand Forks Herald is broad and includes a variety of topics, including small business, national trends and more.

Readers can reach Holley at 850-712-8524or jholley@gfherald.com.Follow him on Twitter @JakeHolleyMedia.

Pronouns: He/Him
Languages: English

It has always been one of the biggest questions looming in business. The North Dakota Small Business Development Centers has released a new exit and succession planning guide to help business owners prepare for a step that is sometimes uncomfortable to think about.
The clinic has one of the only multidisciplinary teams designated for autism treatment in the state, including social workers, a pediatric neurologist, an occupational therapist, a speech therapist, a physical therapist and a pediatrician.
The bond term would be over the next 20 years, according to County Auditor Debbie Nelson. The project is expected to start in spring 2023. As for why the commission elected to move forward with bonding at this time, Tom Ford, director of administration for Grand Forks County, said interest rates were at the center of the decision.
Grand Forks police announced Wednesday Kindi Jalloh, 39, has been charged with the murder of 67-year-old Grand Forks resident Douglas Elgert, who was found unresponsive May 24 in the 1200 block of North 39th Street in Grand Forks after a 911 call reporting the incident. Jalloh is incarcerated in the Grand Forks County Correctional Center.
The fishing tournament was held over the weekend, with the top prize going to the two-person team with the most combined weight for the catfish they caught in the Red River. Teams could weigh in 10 catfish total and a maximum of five catfish each day, of which only two could be longer than 24 inches, with fish between 12 and 24 inches being considered slot fish.
Altru Health System is using the Altru Cancer Center to collect specimen samples for research, which is known as a biorepository study. In these studies, researchers scavenge the specimen for biomarkers, which are genes, proteins and other substances providing information about cancer. Its biorepository studies are currently active and open to enrollment.
The catfish tournament was set for Saturday and Sunday with the DockDogs competition beginning Friday night and continuing into Sunday.
In a meeting, charter commission members agreed to finalize the home rule charter and send it to the county commission in its Aug. 16 meeting after making one prominent change to it.
Noah Owen-Fain Risinger, 20, is charged with 10 class B felony counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor.
Michelle Dorene Aimsback, 34, is charged with a class C felony count of aggravated assault on an adult victim after allegedly stabbing Michael Mogavero.