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Former UND player says hockey team should move on from freshman Mitchell Miller | Grand Forks Herald

Former UND player says hockey team should move on from freshman Mitchell Miller | Grand Forks Herald

Trending ArticlesOne former UND hockey player said on his podcast UND should cut ties with incoming freshman defenseman Mitchell Miller after an article in the detailed incidents of assault, bullying and racism that happened while he was in eighth grade.Brad Miller, who played hockey at UND for four years from 2005-09 and is now in his 11th season of pro hockey, hosts the Morning Bagger podcast that runs a couple times a week and often includes former NHL players. On Tuesday morning, Brad gave his thoughts on Mitchell (no relation), who admitted in juvenile court as a 14-year-old to an...

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Tales from Grouse Camp: From COVID-19 tests to spreading people out, annual October gathering goes on as always | Grand Forks Herald

Tales from Grouse Camp: From COVID-19 tests to spreading people out, annual October gathering goes on as always | Grand Forks Herald

Trending ArticlesJust getting the event organized and off the ground safely was an accomplishment during the COVID-19 pandemic; it definitely wasn’t business as usual.ROSEAU COUNTY, Minn. – A banner year it wasn’t – nor was it expected to be – but the hunting was good enough to put a few birds in the bag during the annual mid-October “Grouse Camp” gathering in northwest Minnesota.As always, the walks in the woods were a highlight, and Mother Nature delivered just enough sun to keep the bite in the air at tolerable levels. Ruffed grouse were plentiful enough to provide the main ingredient...

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Bender: Not that North Dakota nice or smart | Grand Forks Herald

Bender: Not that North Dakota nice or smart | Grand Forks Herald

Written By:|Let me get this straight. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum says he won't mandate masks in public because it would be too difficult to enforce. Gosh, if that's that's the bar for regulations, we shouldn't need any laws at all. Imagine a Utopia without speed limits, DUI enforcement or stop signs — bumper cars 24/7 with no seat belts and exploding gas tanks.It sounds glorious in a Mad Max sort of way. Defund the police yesterday. The reason this concept makes so much sense is that Americans, and North Dakotans in particular, believe in personal responsibility. Plus, we're North Dakota...

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Oct 19
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17-year-old girl becomes North Dakota's youngest COVID-19 death | Grand Forks Herald

17-year-old girl becomes North Dakota's youngest COVID-19 death | Grand Forks Herald

Trending ArticlesPARSHALL, N.D. — Seventeen-year-old Elvia "Rose" Ramirez wanted to be two things when she grew up: an artist and a cat mom.After completing her senior year at Parshall High School on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in the spring of 2021, she planned to marry her boyfriend of four years and possibly go to college. But COVID-19 cut Ramirez's life short. She died on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Sanford Children's Hospital in Fargo. She is the youngest person to die from COVID-19 so far in North Dakota. As one of nine children, Ramirez loved to help her siblings and other people,...

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North Dakota Health Council says Burgum, state officials have left group 'out of the loop' on COVID-19 | Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota Health Council says Burgum, state officials have left group 'out of the loop' on COVID-19 | Grand Forks Herald

Trending ArticlesMembers of the group also said they were frustrated by the lack of information on COVID-19 that has been provided to them. Several members said they have received no data beyond what the health department reports publicly and criticized the department's reporting of hospital bed capacity.BISMARCK — A committee of North Dakota medical professionals says Gov. Doug Burgum and health officials have left the group out of the decision-making process during the state's COVID-19 response.Members of the North Dakota Health Council met virtually for a special meeting Friday, Oct. 16,...

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Health experts thrash North Dakota's new quarantine guidelines: 'This is highly dangerous' | Grand Forks Herald

Health experts thrash North Dakota's new quarantine guidelines: 'This is highly dangerous' | Grand Forks Herald

Trending ArticlesClarification: This story should have noted that Wyoming and Nebraska have quarantine exceptions for public schools similar to North Dakota’s statewide exception, and that Iowa makes such an exception for businesses and schools. We regret the oversight. (Added 4:30 p.m. Oct. 7)BISMARCK — Some public health experts are harshly criticizing North Dakota's new quarantine exception, saying the relaxed guidelines could cause the state to lead the U.S. in COVID-19 spread by an even larger margin. The new guidelines say that people who came into close contact with a positive case...

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It won't be a normal NHL Draft experience for Jake Sanderson, but UND is working to make it memorable one | Grand Forks Herald

It won't be a normal NHL Draft experience for Jake Sanderson, but UND is working to make it memorable one | Grand Forks Herald

Trending ArticlesJake Sanderson expected to be in Montreal for this year's NHL Draft.He was going to spend a couple of June days in the city with his family, go to the Bell Centre for the event, walk across the big stage under the bright lights, receive a jersey and pose for pictures with an NHL franchise after becoming a first-round pick. It won't happen that way. The coronavirus pandemic shifted it to a virtual event that will take place Tuesday and Wednesday. But UND is doing everything it can to make sure his draft experience -- and that of fellow freshman defensemen Tyler Kleven and...

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COVID contact tracers: 'We're not out to get anybody' | Grand Forks Herald

COVID contact tracers: 'We're not out to get anybody' | Grand Forks Herald

Trending ArticlesThe people tasked with slowing the spread of coronavirus in North Dakota are getting more pushback from the people they're trying to help.FARGO — They’ve been sworn at and hung up on. Some of the people they’re calling refuse to answer their questions.For contact tracers in North Dakota who are trying to minimize the spread of COVID-19, those occurrences used to be infrequent. Now, they’re happening dozens of times a week, according to Brenton Nesemeier, state health department field epidemiologist and director of field services, who works out of Fargo. Related:listen...

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Sep 28
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North Dakota rescinds quarantine order for close contacts after public backlash | Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota rescinds quarantine order for close contacts after public backlash | Grand Forks Herald

Trending ArticlesWith the order now declared null, North Dakota is again out of step with CDC guidelines. The agency's website says close contacts should get tested for COVID-19, and "asymptomatic contacts testing negative should self-quarantine for 14 days from their last exposure."BISMARCK — In a move that breaks with federal health guidelines, North Dakota announced late Thursday, Sept. 24, that interim State Health Officer Paul Mariani has rescinded an order that required close contacts of known COVID-19 cases to quarantine., which Mariani expanded Wednesday, mandated that residents...

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Sep 25
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Joe Biden to make first campaign stop in Minnesota next week | Grand Forks Herald

Joe Biden to make first campaign stop in Minnesota next week | Grand Forks Herald

Trending ArticlesFew details about the visit were made available Thursday afternoon.ST. PAUL — Former Vice President Joe Biden is set to make his first stop in Minnesota this campaign cycle, his campaign announced Thursday, Sept. 10.Biden is set to visit the state on Friday, Sept. 18, his campaign announced in a news release. But no additional details about the stop were immediately available. His stop follows a Wednesday visit by his wife and comes weeks after President Donald Trump stumped for his reelection bid in Mankato. Trump's campaign also announced Thursday that the president would...

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Sep 10
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President Harrison played it cool 130 years ago, masking Dakotas' statehood documents | Grand Forks Herald

President Harrison played it cool 130 years ago, masking Dakotas' statehood documents | Grand Forks Herald

Trending Articles"They are one and I will make them twins," Republican President Benjamin Harrison declared on Nov. 2, 1889, as he shuffled the documents to hide the order of admittance of North Dakota and South Dakota into the United States.Written By:|Nov. 2 marks the 130th anniversary of statehood for North Dakota and its southern neighbor.Although President Benjamin Harrison signed them both into statehood the same day – Nov. 2, 1889 – which state actually entered the U.S. first? Was it North Dakota or South Dakota? It’s possible even President Harrison didn’t know for certain. And it’s...

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1 wedding + 275 guests + 0 masks = 56 COVID cases in 9 Minnesota counties | Grand Forks Herald

1 wedding + 275 guests + 0 masks = 56 COVID cases in 9 Minnesota counties | Grand Forks Herald

Trending ArticlesHealth officials sound the alarm before holiday weekend that individual actions are needed to prevent worseningROCHESTER, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz and state officials Thursday, Sept. 3, pointed to a rise since July in the case positivity rate — from 4.3% to 5.5% — in their continued appeal for residents to exercise caution in social gatherings, especially over the coming holiday weekend.The portion of positive cases related to community spread — no known origin — also has triggered state officials' concern, rising from 27.8 % to 33.5% over the same period. In a departure for...

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Three being monitored for coronavirus in North Dakota | Grand Forks Herald

Three being monitored for coronavirus in North Dakota | Grand Forks Herald

Trending ArticlesBISMARCK, N.D. – As of Tuesday, Feb. 11, three people who have returned to North Dakota from China are being monitored for coronavirus and are voluntarily practicing social distancing, which means they’re staying away from people other than immediate family members, according to a statement released from the North Dakota Department of Health.“During this process, the individuals will stay out of public places and will be checked on every day to monitor for illness,” said Kirby Kruger, director of the NDDoH Division of Disease Control. “These individuals are cooperating...

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Eighteen years after their dedication, Dave Barry sewage pumps need work | Grand Forks Herald

Eighteen years after their dedication, Dave Barry sewage pumps need work | Grand Forks Herald

Trending ArticlesA Grand Forks sewage station named after a humorist could use some work.Civic leaders from both sides of the Red River named Dave Barry Lift Station Number 16 after the longtime Miami Herald columnist on Jan. 23, 2002. The station, which Mayor Mike Brown and others dedicated amid a tide of sewage puns, was last fixed up more than a decade ago and is due for another rehab, according to city staff. But that will need to wait in line while higher-priority projects are pushed through ahead of it. Until then, Grand Forks Public Works staff might replace the station’s drives,...

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ND Gov. Burgum to campaign for Trump during Iowa Caucus | Grand Forks Herald

ND Gov. Burgum to campaign for Trump during Iowa Caucus | Grand Forks Herald

Trending ArticlesHis campaign spokesman Mike Schrimpf said Burgum will make the trip "because he understands how important it is to re-elect the president this year." BISMARCK — North Dakota's Republican Gov. Doug Burgum plans to travel to Iowa next week to campaign for President Donald Trump.Burgum campaign spokesman Mike Schrimpf said the governor will make the trip "because he understands how important it is to re-elect the president this year." Burgum will be one of about 80 Republican elected officials and prominent supporters to promote the president's reelection campaign during the...

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State Board selects Andrew Armacost as next UND president | Grand Forks Herald

State Board selects Andrew Armacost as next UND president | Grand Forks Herald

Trending ArticlesAndrew Armacost has been chosen as UND's next president.The State Board of Higher Education chose Armacost on Tuesday, Dec. 3, after spending an hour interviewing each finalist. He takes over for former UND President Mark Kennedy, who was selected to be the president of the University of Colorado system this spring. Joshua Wynne has been serving as UND's interim president since June. “This is a distinct honor for me,” Armacost told reporters after the meeting. “I’m so proud to be able to be called president of the University of North Dakota. I’ve had the chance over the...

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Shane Pinto informs Ottawa Senators he's returning to UND for sophomore season | Grand Forks Herald

Shane Pinto informs Ottawa Senators he's returning to UND for sophomore season | Grand Forks Herald

Trending ArticlesShane Pinto spent this week at home in Franklin Square, N.Y., deciding what to do next season.On Thursday morning, he made the call. Pinto informed the Ottawa Senators, who used the No. 32 overall pick to grab his rights last summer, that he will return to UND for his sophomore season. "I think the biggest thing is the way the season ended," Pinto said. "I want to be back with the guys. We have a lot of guys coming back -- Kawa (Jordan Kawaguchi), Kiers (Matt Kiersted). We'll have another good chance to win the national title. The prior year doesn't matter anymore. We've...

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McFeely: N.D. again trying its hardest to give oil companies your money | Grand Forks Herald

McFeely: N.D. again trying its hardest to give oil companies your money | Grand Forks Herald

Trending ArticlesDispute over school lands royalties could cost state tens of millions of dollarsFARGO -- North Dakotans, you're about to give away millions of dollars to out-of-state oil companies. Again. If you care. History shows you don't.The money is yours, by law and affirmed by the state supreme court. It was to be spent on public schools, the same ones funded by the taxes you like to gripe about so much. If you care. The headlines you've been reading in recent weeks about natural gas royalties, supreme court rulings and the North Dakota Board of University and School Lands probably...

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Burgum closes bars, restaurants amid coronavirus concerns; schools to stay closed indefinitely | Grand Forks Herald

Burgum closes bars, restaurants amid coronavirus concerns; schools to stay closed indefinitely | Grand Forks Herald

Trending ArticlesIn an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed a number of executive orders Thursday, March 19, including one that will close bars, restaurants, gyms and movie theaters to on-site business.As of Thursday evening, North Dakota has 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Most of those cases are in central North Dakota, with 11 cases in Burleigh County, four in Morton County, three in Ward County and one in Cass County. One individual has been hospitalized for COVID-19. At least two of the cases...

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