Due to the recent severe weather and road closures, subscribers can expect the Friday Herald to be delivered late today or with Saturday's paper. Readers are encouraged to check out the Herald's e-edition, which is currently open for all-access. Subscribers and non-subscribers alike will be able to access the e-edition.
Grand Forks Publics Schools has canceled school for Thursday in anticipation of a major blizzard moving into the area. The school district announced the closing after 3:30 p.m. It includes Head Start, early childhood education classes and after-school activities. As of 4:25 p.m., Crookston public schools and the University of Minnesota-Crookston had also called off classes.
Two Grand Forks County sheriff's deputies acted reasonably when they shot a man in a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 2 near Arvilla, N.D., on Feb. 17, according to the county state's attorney. The opinion released Friday evening by State's Attorney Haley Wamstad said deputies Chris Hutton and Lee Mewes were in fear for their safety when one of them fired at Travis Michael Lee Holt, 34, and wounded him.
Authorities say a 23-year-old Grand Forks man found dead Saturday in a field outside of Langdon, N.D., likely became lost and disoriented in the cold while trying to walk to a hotel.
A vehicle struck a column along DeMers Avenue that makes up the floodwall in downtown Grand Forks Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred just before 4 p.m. at the Sorlie Bridge between Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. The vehicle sustained moderate damage. Emergency responders were not treating anyone for injuries.
A Thief River Falls man was struck by a vehicle Sunday on Polk County Road 21, about 5 miles east of U.S. Highway 75. When responders arrived to the scene of the crash they found Zachary Foley, 23, of Thief River Falls lying on the side of the road near 240th Avenue Southwest, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Officers determined Foley was hit by a vehicle driven by Joshua Melgaard, 38, of Thief River Falls after Foley had pulled over to check on a vehicle with its hazard lights on, according to a news release.
Former President Barack Obama will be speaking in Winnipeg this spring. A "Conversation with President Barack Obama" is coming to the Bell MTS Place on Monday, March 4 at 6 p.m. Tickets will be on sale for the public beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling (855) 985-5000. Obama is also set to visit Calgary on Tuesday, March 5.
No one was injured in a fire Saturday that caused $10,000 in damage to a Grand Forks apartment. Grand Forks firefighters responded to a call about 12:45 p.m. to an apartment building at 921 32nd Ave. S., according to a news release from the Fire Department. Fire crews found smoke coming from third floor windows and significant smoke in the hallway. They locate a fire in an apartment's bathroom, and quickly extinguished it.
A business mentoring service has moved into UND’s Center for Innovation. SCORE, a national organization that offers free and confidential business advice for entrepreneurs, moved permanently into the Center for Innovation. SCORE is in Suite 202 in the Center for Innovation, said Steve Moser, the chair of the Grand Forks chapter of SCORE.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Three newsroom staffers from the Grand Forks Herald shared two first-place awards presented at the Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention Thursday in Bloomington. Photographer Eric Hylden placed first in the category of "Portrait/personality photo" with a photograph the Herald titled "Highway to heaven." The image showed a man toting a cross as he walked near Fisher, Minn., on a trek across the nation. Hylden also placed third in two other photography categories.