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5 things to know today: Grand Forks Public Health, voluntary workouts, Oberon school district, Brodee Eckerdt, Kittson County flash floods

Participants in a mass testing event in May are guided through four lanes at the Alerus Center parking lot by members of the ND National Guard and Grand Forks Public Health. Eric Hylden / Grand Forks Herald

1. Grand Forks Public Health in line for $1 million in federal coronavirus aid

Grand Forks is in line for about $1 million from the federal government to help pay for some of its battle with the coronavirus pandemic. City Council members informally agreed to a budget amendment on Monday, June 9, that outlines how Grand Forks Public Health would spend that extra money over the remainder of this year.

2. Ralph Engelstad Arena reopens for voluntary workouts

It's not quite the same as usual. UND hockey players cannot come and go in Ralph Engelstad Arena as they please. Their key cards are not activated. They must come during a previously scheduled time. When they arrive, they have to get their temperatures checked.

3. Oberon school district hires new principal, superintendent amid school board controversy

The Oberon Public School District has hired a new principal and district superintendent and sworn in new school board members after four of the five members of the board were suspended by Gov. Doug Burgum and face criminal charges. Last week, the North Dakota State Board appointed two new school board members for the district, Sharon Mudgett and Matthew Friesen.

4. At age 14, Brodee Eckerdt becomes one of the youngest drivers to win a feature race at Red River Valley Speedway

At age 14, Brodee Eckerdt may have figured this race season would be all about learning. That’s mostly true. With a racing background, however, he may have figured he’d have a shot at winning as well. That’s definitely true.

5. Kittson County saturated by flash floods during Sunday night's storm

Two families were stranded by the Sunday night, June 7, storm when the road to their homes flooded. Emergency workers said some parts of the county are reporting 4 to 8 inches of rain fell in the area. Many people have reported flash floods throughout the county.


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