2020: A Year in Photos — Grand Forks Herald

This is 2020: A Year in Photos, through the eyes of folks from the Grand Forks Herald in Grand Forks, N.D.

Fighting Hawks forward Shane Pinto crashes into the boards celebrating his overtime goal with UND hockey fans and teammates Saturday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. — From the COVID-19 pandemic to the fight for social justice, and the presidential election to the race for a vaccine — and everything in-between — 2020 was a year to remember. Or maybe a year to forget. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, so we've rounded up photos we feel best represents 2020 in the northern part of the Red River Valley.

Gov. Doug Burgum, shown during his State of the State address Wednesday, Jan. 29, in Grand Forks. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

UND's Marlon Stewart fights his way through the Bison defense during Saturday's home rivalry basketball game against N.D. State. Tim Sanger / Grand Forks Herald


Phoenix Elementary second-grader Evie Weaver-Hightower, 8, and her dad, Marcus Weaver-Hightower, a UND professor in the College of Education and Human Development, get acquainted with the Google Chromebook on Thursday, March 26, that Evie will be using for home-schooling during the coronavirus pandemic. Evie's 12-year-old brother, Harrison, a seventh-grader at Valley Middle School, is also continuing his studies at home. Photo by Eric Hylden / Grand Forks Herald

U.S. Health Dept. workers prepare a specimen during COVID-19 testing at the LM Wind Power parking lot on Thursday, April 16. Eric Hylden / Grand Forks Herald

Pat White, one of the owners of Grand Forks' Ski and Bike Shop, has seen an increase in interest in cycling during the pandemic. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Ryan Souther, working for Nice Ag Services of Minto, applies anhydrous ammonia recently to a field that will be planted to wheat near Park River. Eric Hylden / Grand Forks Herald


Casket bearers accompany the casket of Grand Forks Police officer Cody Holte from Tuesday's funeral at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Eric Hylden / Grand Forks Herald

Musicians are giving free, informal concerts in backyards around the Grand Cities. Here is a string quartet performing in June on the back deck at Betty Bloomquist's home in Grand Forks. The musicians are Marcelo Rebuffi from left, Tamara Bertram, Alexandra Lieb and Cassandra Fincher. They've started a trend, which is continuing in July. Pamela Knudson / Grand Forks Herald

Students at UND moved into their residence halls Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. Move-in weekend comes as positive cases of COVID-19 are rising in Grand Forks County. Sydney Mook / Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks resident Betty Williams makes masks and pins them on a tree for bypassers to take if they would like. Sydney Mook / Grand Forks Herald


Grand Forks Central's Braden Panzer returns a shot during doubles play against Grand Forks Red River Tuesday at Riverside Courts. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Claire Pokornowski helps her daughter, Quinn, mask up after the family was tested for COVID-19 in October at the UND High Performance Center. Claire's husband, Alex Pokornowski, is in the background with son, Griffin. Eric Hylden / Grand Forks Herald

A carload of supporters wave to frontline workers in the Altru parking lot during Sunday's parade. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

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