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Grand Forks law enforcement to set up sobriety checkpoints

August 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks city police and county sheriff’s deputies said Wednesday that they’ll set up sobriety checkpoints Friday and Saturday. Continue Reading

Grand Forks Co. aims to attract UAS industry to Grand Forks Air Force Base

August 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Base Realignment Impact Committee, of which the county is a part, proposes to lease 300 acres of unused land from the Department of Defense and develop it for use by the unmanned aircraft industry. Officials say the industry is interested and they anticipate more jobs. Continue Reading

More 911 calls keep Grand Forks area responders busy

June 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Emergency calls are up 10 percent, other calls up 5 percentDispatchers have kept up, thanks to the technology upgrades in the new $2.1 million addition to the police building that they moved into a year ago, according to PSAP Director Becky Ault. But it’s a different story with thin-stretched responders. Some plan to hire more; others cope.
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Fires prompt Grand Forks County burn ban

April 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two fires in rural Grand Forks County kept the Thompson Fire Department busy Friday morning and prompted the sheriff to issue a burn ban until whenever it isn’t as dangerous to burn things outside. Continue Reading

As bill stalls, domestic violence foes rally

March 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

GF leaders say Violence Against Women Act has been effectiveThe bill was passed in 1994 and reauthorized twice with bipartisan support. Yet it’s now stalled in the U.S. Senate. Local leaders involved in the fight against domestic violence say VAWA funding has helped reduce violence. Continue Reading

Campbell runs for N.D. Dist. 19 seat

January 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Grafton, N.D., businessman says the redrawn lines for District 19 means residents in the part of the district that’s in Walsh County will be represented only by those in Grand Forks County. Continue Reading

UND says impact of research grew in FY11

January 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The economic impact of UND research continues to grow in spite of a sluggish national economy, according to a new university report.
In fiscal year 2011, the university’s research had a $175.5 million economic impact in Grand Forks County. Adjusted for inflation, that’s 6.1 percent more than in fiscal year 2010 and 33 percent more than in fiscal year 2006. Continue Reading

GF County plans security upgrades

December 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks County commissioners are considering security improvements in and around all country property, from the parking ramp or dimly lit stairwells to courtrooms. Continue Reading

Threat of veto ends Grand Forks-East Grand Forks sewage project

November 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

East Grand Forks Mayor Lynn Stauss didn’t veto the wastewater connect project Tuesday, as expected. That’s because he didn’t get the chance. Continue Reading

Clear Channel makes ‘staff changes’ to Grand Forks radio stations

October 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Changes were part of new strategy to boost ratingsClear Channel recently made “staff changes” to its Grand Forks radio stations as the company begins a new strategy to boost ratings, a spokesperson confirmed. Continue Reading