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Former West Fargo couple face six-week nightmare getting back their son (VIDEO)

April 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In June 2010, Kalvin Gruel’s son Tommy, adopted at birth nine months earlier, had a seizure. It was the latest in a long line of medical issues for Tommy, who had struggled since birth with weak connective tissue and a skull too big for his body and growing all the time. But the hospital staff suspected his eye hemorrhages and brain bleeding were instead signs of a shaken baby, and contacted Clay County Social Services. A week and a half after the seizure, the agency claimed Tommy and his older sister Kaylee were living in a dangerous environment and took custody of both children. Continue Reading

Fargo couple face adversity for adopted son

April 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

One day, Leah Greuel hopes and believes her son. Tommy. will be able to walk without risking his life. He’ll be able to run maybe not with grace, but without fearing that a stumble will batter his brain. His neck will be strong enough to hold his head upright for more than a few minutes at a time. Continue Reading

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From lumber to legend: Delivery during snowstorm helped fulfill sea-faring dream

December 11, 2010 in INFORUM

Thirty-seven years ago this month, during a snowstorm (if you can imagine a snowstorm in December), an important delivery was made: a load of lumber.
That 1973 shipment was unloaded at a shipyard in a community not exactly world-renowned as a ship-building center: Hawley, Minn. Continue Reading

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Lind: Hawley church members get creative to raise needed funds, one doughnut at a time

October 23, 2010 in INFORUM

Never underestimate the power of a doughnut. Continue Reading

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