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For Gilman Beck, volunteering is just a way of life

January 1, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

In retirement, Gilman Beck has been busier than he ever was during a 40-year career managing grain elevators. He’s on call as a trained EMT on the ambulance crew at Northwood Deaconess Hospital, volunteer work he’s done for nearly 40 years starting in Warren, Minn. Continue Reading

Northwood oilseed plant sold

November 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The future of a defunct oilseed processing plant just north of town is murky after the plant sold for $1.1 million at public auction Tuesday. Continue Reading

‘Stepping On’ course set for Grand Forks, Northwood

September 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A free “Stepping On” course, to help older adults with balance and strength to prevent falls, will begin Sept. 12 in Grand Forks and Northwood, N.D. Continue Reading

Pioneer Museum: Recording the past, focusing on the future

August 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Not too long ago, Brock Sherva was helping other volunteers digitally catalog restored artifacts at the Pioneer Museum, which was severely damaged by the E4 tornado that ripped through five years ago today. Continue Reading

Known for 2007 tornado, Northwood has since moved on

August 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Kim Miller found her piece of paradise early in the summer of 2007.
Raised in Nebraska, she had lived in the Los Angeles suburbs for several years, and wanted to return to a rural area. Continue Reading

School epitomizes Northwood’s strength to come back from tornado

August 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The street leading to the new school is Trojan Road, a nod to its sports nickname when Northwood went alone in athletics. Continue Reading

Northwood speller finishes 2nd in AARP National Spelling Bee

August 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It was the word lamellibranch that cost Larry Grossman a second title at the AARP National Spelling Bee held in Cheyenne, Wyo., this past weekend. Continue Reading

Northwood teacher competes for second national spelling bee title

August 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Larry Grossman a 60-year-old math teacher from Northwood, N.D., and the winner of the 2008 AARP National Spelling Bee is seeking another national championship in Cheyenne on Friday and Saturday. Listening to CDs, each filled with about 400 words or 10 dictionary pages, is how he trains. Continue Reading

Benefit for preemie to be held in Northwood

August 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A benefit will be held today for Michael Martinson, born to Brian “Moose” Martinson and Rachel Monson on June 28. Continue Reading

Twisters land near Northwood

June 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two tornadoes touched down near Northwood, N.D., during a storm that moved through Grand Forks County Wednesday night. One of the twisters caused small-limb damage to shelter belts 6 miles northeast of Northwood while the other broke tree trunks in half and uprooted one tree 7 miles northeast of the town, according to Greg Gust, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks. Continue Reading