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Grand Forks prep football coaches deciding on a quarterback

August 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

With a lot of depth at the wide receiver positions, Grand Forks high school football coaches probably will be alternating several players at those positions. Likewise, there is depth in the backfield. Continue Reading

Former teacher, legislator, School Board member McCaffrey dies

February 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Joann McCaffrey remembered for outspokenness, work on behalf of minoritiesShe taught for many years in the Grand Forks school system and later part-time at UND, and she once served as a consultant to the governor on educational standards for teachers. She served one term in the North Dakota Legislature, 1977-79, and two terms on the Grand Forks School Board in the early 1990s, resigning about midway through her second term in 1994. Continue Reading

Central’s Class of ’61 to hold 50-year reunion

September 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks Central High School Class of 1961 will mark its 50-year reunion Thursday through Saturday, beginning with an informal gathering at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Blue Moose in East Grand Forks. Continue Reading

FOOTBALL: Bollinger ready to step into new role

June 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Coaching was the natural next step for Brooks Bollinger. It just may have happened a little sooner than he expected.
The former Grand Forks Central star, who played seven seasons in the NFL after going 30-12 as Wisconsin’s quarterback from 2000-03 including a Rose Bowl victory in 2000 was in Jamestown this week to host the Bollinger QB & Receiver School at Rollie Greeno Field. Continue Reading

Grand Forks native, Olympic medalist Ken Purpur dies

June 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Ken Purpur, a Grand Forks native who won a silver medal playing hockey in the 1956 Olympic Games, died Sunday in Rapid City, S.D., at the age of 79.
The youngest of seven siblings, Purpur grew up idolizing his older brother, Fido, who played in the NHL. Ken went on to play hockey under Fido at UND and later joined Fido and his oldest brother, Al, in the UND Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989. Continue Reading

Prep football: Role reversal in Central-Red River rivalry game

September 9, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s an old storyline with a new twist.
Once again, there’s a favorite in the Cushman Classic because of an expected advantage at the line of scrimmage.
This time, though, we’re talking about Grand Forks Red River. Continue Reading