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Area colleges see fast-growing demand for online courses

October 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Student interest in online courses has nearly doubled at UND in the past five years, while other regional institutions have seen an even greater increase. At the University of Minnesota-Crookston, an influx of 236 more students this year contributed to breaking the university’s enrollment record. Continue Reading

From basketball star to junkie

October 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Chris Herren, a former NBA player who soared to international fame while battling life as a junkie, told a packed auditorium at the University of Minnesota-Crookston Wednesday that he was just like them. He never thought he would become addicted to heroin, cocaine and OxyContin, the drugs that ruined his once-promising career. Continue Reading

HIGHER EDUCATION NOTEBOOK: Fineberg speaks at Entrepreneur Forum… Domestic violence survivor speaks at Northland

October 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Steve Fineberg, a partner in the strategic relationship management group of Deloitte and Touche, LLP, is speaking at the next Entrepreneur Forum at 5 p.m. today in the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center Idea Lab. Connie Nielson, a Todd County resident who survived years of domestic violence, is presenting “A survivor’s story” at noon Wednesday on Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks. Continue Reading

HIGHER EDUCATION NOTEBOOK: UND finishes testing unmanned aircraft tech … UND researchers win $1.5 million grant

October 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

UND has completed two weeks of flight testing “sense and avoid” technology for unmanned aircraft with Mitre Corp. and NASA’s Langley Research Center, the university said last week. Continue Reading

Bemidji State beat UMC 35-2

September 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Beavers racked up 409 yards of total offense, held a potent Minnesota-Crookston rushing attack to 97 yards and turned the ball over only once in their 35-2 homecoming blowout of the Eagles on Saturday afternoon at Chet Anderson Stadium. Continue Reading

UMC football field foul up goes viral

September 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Last Thursday, a University of Minnesota-Crookston student group kept a homecoming tradition alive by painting a block ‘M’ at midfield for the football game. There was one problem: The logo was not at midfield. Continue Reading

HIGHER EDUCATION NOTEBOOK: UMC gets grant… UND hosts life sciences expert… UND ROTC holds 9/11 vigil

September 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Northwest Minnesota Foundation recently awarded the University of Minnesota-Crookston with a $25,000 grant. And a life sciences business executive will make a presentation aimed at UND faculty and the biomedical research community 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday on campus. Continue Reading

HIGHER EDUCATION NOTEBOOK: UND art goes downtown… UMC hires diversity officer

August 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The new UND Art Collections Gallery is opening Aug. 29 at the Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. The exhibition includes works by Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Roy Lichtenstein and others. Continue Reading

Faces and Places: UMC student keeps UMC’s mall looking picture perfect

June 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A UMC horticulture major, Radke’s summer job is to keep the university’s mall in tip-top shape. During her work day she also may water flowers, mow lawns, weed whack and mulch’s flower beds. Continue Reading

UMC professor wanted to be a “millionaire”

June 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

But he can’t tell you if he is oneJohn Loegering went on the show Nov. 2, but has had to keep mum until the show airs June 28. “I can’t disclose a thing about the outcome,” he said. “They told us that they can take away any money if you tell anyone. They like to maintain the suspense.” Continue Reading

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