The leader of the North Dakota University System is imploring parents and students to follow local media reports about the ongoing pandemic and says all indications show that it will be safe for students to return to campus this fall.

2. South-side Grand Forks votes helped Bochenski win in 'pocketbook' mayoral race

Nearly half of Brandon Bochenski's votes in the June 9 election came from growing neighborhoods in Grand Forks' south end, where home values are a more salient issue.

3. Court amends bond schedule to curb re-offenders, missed court dates

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The bond schedule was adjusted early in the pandemic to slow the number of new people entering the jail in an effort to prevent an outbreak within the jail's vulnerable population. The newest amendment to the bond schedule aims to address some of the problems that have arisen since then.

4. Mayville, N.D., couple have a nutty retirement project

Lucas and Terri Soine are the first to admit they have a nutty retirement plan. The Soines plan to expand the almond-smoking business they call Krazy Nuts so they will have a source of income when they retire from their jobs in Hatton, N.D. Lucas Soine is principal at Hatton Eielson School and Terri Soine teaches special education classes there.

5. UND volleyball player explains usage of racist word in video and says she voluntarily left the program

In a lengthy Twitter post, former UND volleyball player Brynn Nieukirk said a video that recently surfaced of her using racist language was recorded while singing lyrics to a song, and she said she was not dismissed from the team, but left voluntarily.

6. Parent says most Grand Forks students in Snapchat controversy unfairly branded

The bulk of the Grand Forks Public Schools students and recent graduates in an incendiary group chat say they had little or nothing to do with the racist messages sent within it last week, according to a parent of one of the students.

7. One person tests positive in Grand Forks jail mass test, results still forthcoming

One part-time staff member of the Grand Forks County Correctional Center tested positive for COVID-19 on a mass test of the jail population and staff Tuesday, June 9. The staff member, who last worked on Tuesday, June 9, is asymptomatic. "That's one of the reasons all of us wear masks all the time," said GFCCC Administrator Bret Burkholder. "You just never know."

8. Happy anniversary: Brad Seng dominates late model feature at River Cities Speedway

Brad Seng has spent many nights at a race track over the years, no doubt missing out on some important family dates while driving his familiar blue-and-white No. 12 late model. He raced on another important date Friday night, June 12, at River Cities Speedway. This time, however, he didn’t miss out as his family was in the grandstand. And he didn’t disappoint, either, taking a dominating feature win.

9. Grand Forks food festival draws a crowd

Hungry for fair fare, aficionados of all ages stood in long lines Saturday, June 13, to buy their favorite food at trucks parked in the Home of Economy parking lot. Billed as a Fair Food Extravaganza, the store hosted food truck vendors from across the region.

10. Mayo researchers identify early-onset Alzheimer's

Unravelling a medical mystery that had patients hopping from one false diagnosis to another, a team of Mayo Clinic neurologists have identified what appears to be an unrecognized, early-onset variant of Alzheimer's disease.