Christopher Bjorke is the content editor for the Grand Forks Herald. He first worked for the Herald in 1997 and most recently since 2011. His jobs at the Herald have included covering local government, state politics, business and economics, and the health care industry.
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Grand Forks police were looking for a man who fled after crashing a minivan into a utility pole Tuesday morning on Reeves Drive. According to police, the suspect left a damaged Mercury Villager around 7:30 a.m. at Reeves and Reeves Court and ran toward the Red River. Officers later found a man matching the driver's description in the area, but he evaded them by swimming across the river into East Grand Forks.
Grand Forks Police say a driver struck a utility pole and fled his vehicle on foot in the 500 block of Reeves Drive Tuesday morning. Police briefly diverted traffic on Reeves between Fourth Avenue South and Eighth Avenue South as officers and a fire crew investigated a Mercury Villager minivan with front-end damage. The crash occurred about 7:15 a.m.
Devils Lake state Rep. Curt Hofstad has died , according to the North Dakota Governor's Office. Hofstad, a Republican, had served in the House since 2007. His biography on the...
Several Grand Forks area law enforcement agencies will be represented at officer Jason Moszer's funeral Monday in Fargo. "We've moved around some manpower to accommodate anyone who wants to go,"...
A Grand Forks man has pleaded guilty to the federal drug conspiracy charges involving two local drug overdose deaths. Ryan Jon Jensen, 20, pleaded guilty to five drug-related charges on Friday through a plea agreement that was unsealed today in U.S.
Lori and Doug Cariveau have a really big garden south of East Grand Forks, but they have about 60 families to till the soil, tend the tomatoes, cucumbers and okra and share a little of the harvest. “It’s just a big community,” said Lori Cariveau of the garden plots she shares with families who settled in the area from other countries, mostly as refugees. “I just enjoy being out there and spending time with them,” she said. This is the second year the Cariveaus have offered their garden pl
The owner of one of Grand Forks’ oldest homegrown restaurants has decided after four decades in business to sell the Italian Moon and retire. “Forty one years is a long time, and I’m 75 years old,” said Ken Towers. “Most people retire long before 75.” “The Moon,” as it is known around town, dates back to 1965, and Towers later bought it from owner Keith Moon.
FARGO — Workforce, water and research are among the priorities in a plan released Wednesday by an initiative to increase cooperation among the Red River Valley’s businesses and institutions. The Valley Prosperity Partnership introduced a blueprint outlining its goals for economic development and quality of life, a document it has been developing since the group publicly launched its campaign in February 2013. The partnership began in 2012 with a $100,000 investment by William C.
Workforce, water and research are among the priorities in a plan released Wednesday by an initiative to increase cooperation among the Red River Valley’s businesses and institutions. The Valley Prosperity Partnership introduced a blueprint outlining its goals for economic development and quality of life, a document it has been developing since the group publicly launched its campaign in February 2013. The partnership was begun in 2012 with a $100,000 investment by William C.