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Marilyn Hagerty's column becomes annual reminder of Christmas past
It was a Friday about 40 years ago when the features editor at the Herald sat down to write her usual column. Christmas was coming and so was her deadline. “I was rushing around getting ready for Christmas,” Marilyn Hagerty said recently. “I would whip that off.”
Tuesday, December, 24, 2013 - Grand Forks Herald - News

United Methodist Church hosts 26th annual live nativity
A long-running holiday tradition returns to Reynolds, North Dakota on Monday. Holmes United Methodist Church is hosting their 26th annual live nativity.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Grand Forks community invites public to free Christmas Eve dinner
Area churches of all faiths, local businesses and organizations have sponsored the free dinner from 3-6 pm at St. Michael's Youth Center. Transportation to the dinner and/or delivery is also available. For more information call 701-772-2624.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Former Grand Forks day care worker faces assault charges
A Manvel, N.D., man was arrested Friday and faces four felony charges of sexually molesting children at a church day care center in Grand Forks. Timothy Tollefson, 29, remains in the Grand Forks County jail pending his initial appearance.
Saturday, December, 21, 2013 - Grand Forks Herald - News

East Grand Forks City Council member dies
Ron Vonasek died at his home Thursday. The cause of death for the first ward council member is unclear, although Mayor Lynn Stauss said Vonasek recently underwent back surgery.
Friday, December, 20, 2013 - Grand Forks Herald - News

Pa. pastor defrocked after performing gay wedding
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Church officials have defrocked a United Methodist pastor from central Pennsylvania who officiated his son's gay wedding in Massachusetts.
Thursday, December, 19, 2013 - Associated Press - News

St. Paul-Minneapolis archbishop steps aside after allegation; chief says church not cooperating
Minnesota's priest sex abuse scandal took two dramatic turns Tuesday: The St. Paul-Minneapolis Catholic archbishop announced he will leave public ministry while he is investigated for allegedly improperly touching a boy and the St. Paul police chief said that his department has received little cooperation from the archdiocese during sex abuse investigations.
Wednesday, December, 18, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

Former Grand Forks Mayor Michael Polovitz dies at 86
Polovitz was mayor from 1988 until 1996. He served two terms on the city council. Polovitz was also a state senator from District 42 from 2001 until 2003. He was an assistant professor of music at UND.
Tuesday, December, 17, 2013 - WDAZ - News

UPDATE: Police confirm no threat to public from man in Grand Cities Mall
UPDATE: Police have now confirmed that a man originally reported to be armed with knives in the Grand Cities Mall was suicidal and was holding a pair of scissors. Police entered Hope Church, found the man and he went with them voluntarily.
Tuesday, December, 17, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Adieu, Frenchy: French Lacrosse, 83, provided hangout, support to GF fans and athletes
Ralph Engelstad and hockey brought Hubert Jean “Frenchy” Lacrosse to Grand Forks in 1952. He was playing hockey for the San Bernardino (Calif.) Shamrocks, meeting ex-UND hockey players including Engelstad, who convinced him to come to UND to play hockey.
Friday, December, 13, 2013 - Grand Forks Herald - News

Controversy in Fertile, MN over nativity scene being displayed at a public school
Should a nativity scene be on display at a public school? That's the question being asked and the controversy brewing in the small town of Fertile, Minnesota. They did have a nativity scene on display in the school cafeteria, but the superintendent took it down.
Friday, December, 13, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Grand Forks Salvation Army says many volunteers cite 1997 flood for volunteering
Gary and Dottie Swanson must love the sound of ringing bells around Christmas time. For the past 16 years, they’ve been doing a lot of the ringing for the Salvation Army in Grand Forks.
Tuesday, December, 10, 2013 - Grand Forks Herald - News

Annual live outdoor nativity held Friday night
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is hosting a live nativity scene Friday, with a little help from some sheep, goats and donkeys. This is the seventh annual night of nativity put on by the church.
Friday, December, 06, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Pope assembles experts to tackle child sex abuse in catholic church
Pope Francis on Thursday ordered the formation of a team of experts to address the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church, in his first major step to tackle a crisis that has plagued it for two decades.
Friday, December, 06, 2013 - Reuters - News

Pope assembles experts to tackle child sex abuse
Pope Francis on Thursday ordered the formation of a team of experts to address the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church, in his first major step to tackle a crisis that has plagued it for two decades.
Thursday, December, 05, 2013 - Reuters - News

Grand Forks Mormon church to host live nativity
A live outdoor nativity scene, complete with animals, will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Friday on the lawn of Grand Forks’ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2814 Cherry St., the church said.
Thursday, December, 05, 2013 - Grand Forks Herald - News

Minnesota archdiocese posts list of accused priests
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Thursday published a list of 34 priests who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors, following months of criticism that church leaders mishandled such allegations.
Thursday, December, 05, 2013 - Associated Press - News

North Dakota girl sings anthem at Lakers game
Alyssa Nishek, 13, of Ellendale, has sung the national anthem at hockey games, rodeos and other events before, but on Sunday, she sang before the Lakers’ NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Thursday, December, 05, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

Grand Forks church to hold live nativity scene
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will present its annual live outdoor nativity complete with live stable animals and costumed participants
Thursday, December, 05, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Turtle Mountain prosecutor charges man in Belcourt death
A Belcourt, N.D., man has been charged in tribal court in connection with the Nov. 27 death of Joel Sherman, 29, at the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation.
Tuesday, December, 03, 2013 - Grand Forks Herald - News

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