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Schools try different tacks to collect on lunches

January 5, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

School districts in North Dakota and Minnesota have struggled with the delicate issue of delinquent lunch accounts, which some believe puts children in the middle. Hand stamping is one thing the districts have tried to manage the issue. Continue Reading

AREA PREP NOTEBOOK: Win-E-Mac carries football turnaround to basketball

December 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The football turnaround at Win-E-Mac High School has carried over to the basketball court. The Patriots won their first five games of the basketball season before being edged 52-50 by Fertile-Beltrami on Monday. Continue Reading

PREP BASKETBALL: Win-E-Mac beats East Grand Forks 56-52

November 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Patriots were 6-of-8 from the free-throw line in the final 1:06 as they held off host East Grand Forks Senior High 56-52 on Tuesday in the teams’ season opener. The hot finish at the line came after Win-E-Mac hit just 13 of its first 24 free-throw tries. Continue Reading

Rydell Refuge plans 20th anniversary open house

August 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Rydell National Wildlife Refuge near Erskine, Minn., will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with an open house at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the refuge visitor center. Continue Reading

Church near Ersking, Minn., compromises on restoration

May 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Rodnes Church, founded by Norwegian immigrants in 1885, has fought the good fight over its 127 years. But bake sales and dinners along with contributions to the offering plate have their limits. Members realized that when they learned it would take $30,000 to restore the church steeple to its original appearance.
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Couple loses home to fire hours before wedding

October 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A Mentor, Minn., couple lost their home in a fire late Friday night, just hours before their wedding. Continue Reading

Rydell NWR open house to feature fire presentation

August 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The dedication of the new Joe Bailey Memorial Children’s Discovery Area is just one of the events on tap Sunday during the annual open house at Rydell National Wildlife Refuge near Erskine, Minn. Continue Reading

A place for kids to connect with nature

August 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

“We want to give children that opportunity to go away from store-bought toys, go into nature and discover what’s out there,” said Bennett, manager of Rydell National Wildlife Refuge near Erskine, Minn. “The more they’re allowed to do that, the better they understand the world they live in.” Continue Reading

A place for kids to connect with nature

August 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

“We want to give children that opportunity to go away from store-bought toys, go into nature and discover what’s out there,” said Bennett, manager of Rydell National Wildlife Refuge near Erskine, Minn. “The more they’re allowed to do that, the better they understand the world they live in.” Continue Reading

Jan Raaen, Erskine, Minn., letter: Look to Washington spending to explain current financial problems

August 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

“How have we come to be on the brink of economic disaster?” That is the beginning sentence in a recent letter to the editor, of the Grand Forks Herald. However, it has nothing to do with the tea party as the writer suggested, although many people like to blame someone else for dire things that happen. It has everything to do with irresponsible fiscal policy of the present administration and the Czars overspending in particular. Continue Reading