Grand Forks Public Schools to start late on Wednesday; COVID testing canceled

Testing will resume Thursday

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GRAND FORKS — All Grand Forks Public and Grand Forks Air Force Base Schools will start two hours late on Wednesday, Jan. 5.

Start times will be 10 a.m. for Head Start and High School, 10:15 a.m. for elementary, and 10:40 a.m. for middle school. Also, buses will run two hours late. There will be no breakfast or morning activities.

Due to inclement weather, Grand Forks Public Health’s COVID-19 testing event, which was scheduled to take place Wednesday, Jan. 5, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fritz Pollard Jr. Athletic Center has been canceled.

Testing will resume at UND’s Fritz Pollard Jr. Athletic Center on Jan. 6 from 7 a.m.-11 a.m.

For more information, contact Tiffany Boespflug at (701) 787-8100 or .


UND announced its campus in Grand Forks will at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 4, and re-open at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 5, due to deteriorating winter weather conditions. UND will continue to monitor the weather and update as necessary. Essential personnel should report to work as scheduled.

Meghan Arbegast grew up in Security-Widefield, Colorado. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from North Dakota State University in Fargo, in 2021.

Arbegast wrote for The Spectrum, NDSU's student newspaper, for three years and was Head News Editor for two years. She was an intern with University Relations her last two semesters of college.

Arbegast covers news pertaining to the city of Grand Forks/East Grand Forks including city hall coverage.

Readers can reach Arbegast at 719-235-8640 or

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