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When bad things happen, good people often step in

January 5, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

Friends, families, even strangers offer donations after tragedies. For example, after the New Town, N.D., shootings, friends and family of the victims have received more than $55,000 to help pay for funerals and for college for young survivors. Continue Reading

The rest of the Top 10

December 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The rest of the Top 10 stories of 2012 ranged from stories about the shocking deaths of young people, to stories about surprising changes in the community, such as Grand Forks’ only hospital buying its would-be rival in town. A long-standing controversy over UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname appeared to end, while long-standing problems with the Spirit Lake tribe’s child protection system appear to continue into the new year.
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New Town deaths reverberate in Minto

November 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Counselors spent Monday and Tuesday at Minto (N.D.) Public School, helping students cope with the weekend deaths of three children who, until this year, were their classmates. Continue Reading

Minto mayor defeated

June 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

John Riskey, mayor of Minto, N.D., and president of one of the labor unions that represents locked-out workers at American Crystal Sugar Co., lost a re-election bid as mayor Tuesday. Continue Reading

Minto fire department gets FEMA grant

April 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minto Rural Fire Protection District has received a $63,650 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Chili is simmering around Minto as prelude to deer hunting

November 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Dear Shirley, We put Halloween away this week. It’s all over except for the broken jack-o-lanterns and the bowls of candy sitting around. With the coming of colder weather, people start cooking up a storm here in the flat north land. There’s a bundle of church bazaars and luncheons coming up this weekend. Continue Reading

‘Pumpkins for Pat’ patch open for fundraising

October 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

What began as an ordinary pumpkin patch has become a labor of love for a Voss, N.D. family. The patch has become the core of a fundraiser called “Pumpkins for Pat.” The campaign is named for Pat Mach, 42, of Minto, N.D., who was killed in a snowmobile accident in February. Continue Reading

Minto potato processing plant destroyed by fire

September 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A family-owned potato processing plant in Minto, N.D., was completely destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon. The blaze initially produced a lot of smoke, and became unmanageable after firefighters arrived, according to David Gerzewski, chief of the Minto Volunteer Fire Department. Continue Reading

Minto potato processing plant destroyed by fire

September 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

VIDEO: Scroll to bottom of articleOfficials say the building is a total loss. The plant was scheduled to start shipping potatoes in two weeks. Continue Reading

In Minto, N.D., it’s time to celebrate bologna

January 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The 25th annual Bologna Cook-Off in Minto, N.D., will celebrate a quarter century of bologna Friday, beginning with a live radio broadcast this morning and cooking, sampling of judging of bologna plus games, music and dancing in the Minto Community Center. Continue Reading