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.
GRAND FORKS—Cases of dog flu in central and eastern Minnesota have put veterinarians on alert for possible signs of the disease in the Red River Valley. The virus has been reported in Crow Wing, Kandiyohi, Ramsey, Sherburne and Wright counties in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health website. The virus, which is "extremely contagious," is spread through coughing, sneezing and direct contact between dogs or contaminated surfaces, said Dr. Stacy Lord, veterinarian at Petcetera Animal Clinic in Grand Forks.
Sixty-five students received the Doctor of Medicine degrees Sunday, May 14, at the commencement ceremony of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. William Mann, clinical professor of family and community medicine at the UND medical school, delivered the keynote address, "Reflection of a Half Century—the Meaning of Professionalism." Mann, who has a special interest in sports medicine, is a family physician with Altru Health System and assistant director of the Altru Family Medicine Residency Program in Grand Forks.
GRAND FORKS — Telling student to embrace, not fear, technology, University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy addressed graduates Saturday, May 13, at Alerus Center in Grand Forks. More than 1,800 UND students were eligible to participate in commencement ceremonies Saturday. For the first time, UND added a commencement ceremony, held in the morning, for more than 500 students who earned graduate degrees. A commencement ceremony for about 1,330 undergraduate students, who have earned baccalaureate degrees, was held in the afternoon.