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Blackhawk landing, rappelling soldiers part of UND Military Appreciation Day events

August 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

UND’s Military Appreciation Day will bring a Blackhawk helicopter and several events to campus Thursday. Continue Reading

ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER: Grand Forks’ 1st inline marathon gets rollin’ Saturday

August 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

“You know, they say if you’re going to be a good salesman, you have to believe in what you sell, and I have never believed in anything enough to sell it as much as I have this,” said Laura Jelinek. By “this” she means Grand Forks’ first Rollin’ on the River Inline Marathon on Saturday, the product of her dream, her labor, the labor of 150 or volunteers and thousands of dollars in money and services from city agencies and businesses. Continue Reading

Bringing it home: Thompson couple’s living room doubles as concert space

August 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Dozens of cars lined the clover-scented lane to Dr. Kevin and Amy Muiderman’s new house just outside Thompson on Friday night. Inside, more than 100 people enjoyed a concert of classical and guitar music in the Muiderman Auditorium, a space which any other day of the week is the Muidermans’ living room. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Old firefighters don’t die; they just fade away

August 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Friends, family surprise Rod Hadland with golf classic, dinner”No way,” he said, “will there be a retirement party for me. I am too stubborn.” So family and friends of Rod Hadland arranged the Hadland Classic Golf Tournament last Saturday. More than 100 showed up for the celebration of his 60th birthday and 35 took part in the golf tournament at King’s Walk Golf Course. Continue Reading

Families facing pricier Minnesota State Fair

August 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

While the adult price rose a buck over last year, families with kids could be the hardest hit this year: A child’s admission price jumped $2 to $10. Prices have increased in some other ways, too. Continue Reading

WE Fest owner makes changes to venue

August 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The final preparations are being put together for this year’s WE Fest, but the country music festival’s owner is already building for the future. Continue Reading

REVIEW: Buy, don’t ‘Rent’ tickets to this Crimson Creek show

August 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In the musical “Rent,” almost every word of the plot is sung, not spoken, and almost every song is a funny, soaring, thoughtful, sassy expression of people trying to make their marginal lives succeed in a world that cares little for their survival. Continue Reading

Despite threat of Souris River flood, N.D. State Fair remains a go

June 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Fair Manager Renae Korslien and State Fair Foundation Board President Gary Knell say officials are diking, moving many items to higher ground and temporarily moving offices to the Minot Convention and Visitors Bureau. Continue Reading

REVIEW: Crimson Creek’s ‘Psycho Beach Party’ a tweak or two from hitting full funny potential

June 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Crimson Creek starts this summer season with yet another cult favorite, “Psycho Beach Party,” but I have to admit I was expecting a little more “psycho,” and a lot less “beach party.” Continue Reading

Prairie Rose Games, Mandan Rodeo among summer events threatened by flooding

June 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The fate of the Prairie Rose State Games, the Mandan rodeo, Buggies-n-Blues and the McQuade Charity Softball Tournament all are in question. Continue Reading