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Red River seeking public input for Athletic Hall of Fame

Grand Forks Red River is asking for the public’s help in picking its next Hall of Fame Athletic class.

Anyone wishing to make a nomination for the Hall of Fame is asked to go online to and fill out the online form. Those interested can also find a form in the Red River office or with Tracy Jentz at the district office.

The school says “membership in the Red River High School Athletic Hall of Fame consists of athletic letterwinners, coaches and those who have made significant contributions in the field of athletics.”

For athletes, a period of 10 years must have elapsed since last participating in Red River athletics. Achievements after high school will also be considered.

Coaches will be considered after two years have elapsed following active coaching service at Red River.

A special Hall of Fame category is also reserved for people who have made significant contributions to the athletic programs at Red River outside of performance as an athlete or coach.

Red River’s inaugural Hall of Fame class in 2017 included George Bowman, Jeff Compton, Patty (Purpur) De Vries, Robert Fowler, Tom Gabrielsen, David Geatz, Ken Hallgrimson, Virgil Hill, Jerry Jaeger, Andrea Kelly, Dallas Kopp, Dave Levos, Shane McMenamy, Reed Monson, Mark Murdock, Wendy (Kinneberg) Pieper, Craig Skarperud, Tim Skarperud, Claude Smith, Ken Towers, Charyl Weingarten and Sarine Weingarten.

Tom Miller

Miller has been with the Grand Forks Herald sports department since 2004. He's also a Grand Forks native and UND graduate. 

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