GRAND FORKS—The TV show, "American Pickers," is coming to North Dakota early this summer to film, and its producers are looking for people with unusual collections, a publicist for the show has announced. Hosts of the show are hoping to connect with people in the Grand Forks region who have interesting antique collections and want to share the stories behind them, said Evan Linden, in a news release. "American Pickers" is a documentary series that explores the world of antique "picking."
DETROIT LAKES, MINN. - Police responded to a one-vehicle rollover accident about 10:30 p.m. Friday on I-94, four miles west of Highway 59. The driver of a 2006 Dodge Caravan, Annabelle Rypa, 26, of St. Paul, Minn., lost control of the vehicle while driving in the eastbound lane of I-94 and rolled the vehicle into the median, said Sgt. Jesse Grabow in a news release.
GRAND FORKS—They may never travel to the ancient Roman Colosseum or the Great Wall of China, but Grand Forks elementary students are seeing the wonders of the world without leaving their school. Sitting cross-legged on the floor of the library recently at Lewis and Clark Elementary School, about a dozen students in Heidi Muus' fourth-grade class put on Google Expedition goggles and listened as Megan Solberg talked about what they were seeing. "The first place we're going to is in India, to the Taj Mahal," Solberg said.
Maia Jackson, 17, a senior at Grand Forks Central High School, and other high school students are organizing a walkout to promote gun safety, and to call on lawmakers to take action, in light of recent school shootings in other parts of the country. The walkout, part of a nationwide effort to mobilize students, is planned for 10 a.m. March 14 at Grand Forks Central and Red River high schools, Jackson said. Similar events are planned at 10 a.m., local time, in each time zone in the U.S., she said.
BISMARCK - Isaac Cramer, 35, the son of Congressman Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., is hospitalized in an intensive care unit at Sanford Health in Bismarck, according to sources close to the family. Isaac’s condition is “not good; Isaac has kidney and liver failure,” said Facebook posts from family friends. Isaac had been living in Fargo for several years. The deterioration in Isaac Cramer’s health is due to on ongoing battle with alcoholism, according to a Facebook post from a family friend and Fargo conservative talk radio host Scott Hennen.
The Grand Forks School Board voted to approve Terry Brenner to fill the position of superintendent of schools at its regular meeting Monday. The selection of Brenner, director of curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development for Grand Forks Public Schools, was approved by a vote of eight to one. Katie Dachtler voted against the motion to select Brenner, citing concerns about Brenner's response to her question, in his interview with the board Thursday, about how to achieve equity in the school district.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The Grand Forks School Board voted to approve Terry Brenner to fill the position of superintendent of schools at its regular meeting Monday, Feb. 19. The selection of Brenner, director of curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development for Grand Forks Public Schools, was approved by a vote of eight to one. Katie Dachtler voted against the motion to select Brenner, citing concerns about Brenner's response to her question, in his interview with the board Thursday, about how to achieve equity in the school district.
Red Fawn Fallis, the woman accused of discharging a firearm during a Dakota Access Pipeline protest a year ago has been moved to Fargo to await trial. Chad Jackson, an administrator at the Stutsman County Correctional Center in Jamestown, N.D., confirmed a transport order from U.S. Marshals was completed Friday. Red Fawn Fallis was arrested for disorderly conduct on Oct. 27, 2016, when she allegedly fired a handgun.
For many rural fire departments in this region, recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters is a difficult and continuing challenge, fire chiefs say. The North Dakota Firefighter's Association has turned to a statewide media campaign to stir interest in a "job" that doesn't pay, but is a valuable community service. "We're in a blitz right now — TV, radio, newsprint — trying to recruit," said Dale Trosen, NDFA president and former chief of the Larimore fire department.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — The "toolkit" to protect the rights of transgender students, which recently was distributed to Minnesota school superintendents, "was given to us as a guide" and is not legally binding, said East Grand Forks Superintendent Mike Kolness. "The Toolkit for Ensuring Safe and Supportive Schools for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students" was approved last month by an advisory council of the Minnesota Department of Education.