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Medium Melinda Vail to hold event on Friday at the Gorecki Alumni Center

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.

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Arizona-based medium Melinda Vail is coming to the Gorecki Alumni Center on Friday, May 20.
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GRAND FORKS – Arizona-based medium Melinda Vail is coming to Grand Forks for an evening of spiritual connections, and to show that there is love and laughter “in the here and after.”

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. Tickets are $45 and may be found at melindavail.com .

Vail told the Herald she is an “evidentiary medium” able to provide specific information about a person’s deceased relatives, and that she doesn’t believe in offering generalities. She deals with people experiencing grief after the loss of a loved one. She said on Friday evening people can expect a cathartic experience.

“(People can expect) some resolution of their grief, some ability to understand that there's life after life, some understanding that when we're dead we’re not dead and that we can tell people our names and who we are with on the other side,” she said.

Vail said she infuses humor in her readings because laughter and joy are conduits to connecting to the “other side.”

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“I try to keep everybody enjoying the experience, even though it's a hard experience when they've suffered such a loss,” she said. “You know, we still laugh even though we cry.”

Vail arrived in Grand Forks on Tuesday evening, and said she will spend some time conducting private readings, before her group appearance on Friday.

In sensing what she calls “the other side of the veil,” Vail said she mainly is a clairaudient — meaning she hears something that is not present, and that she occasionally can get a glimpse through the veil, and see something not physically present in the room.

Vail said she has also worked with different police departments and sheriff's offices in Arizona on cold cases. In one instance, a detective told her they found the individual they were searching for — at the location where Vail said the individual would be located. She said she has been successful with assisting law enforcement officers.

“That's why they call me back,” she said.

This will be Vail’s second time visiting Grand Forks. She appeared in 2018 at the Alumni Center for an evening of readings.

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.

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