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Report says rural areas have lost voice for important issues

January 5, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

Rural Minnesota “has lost its influence in policy discussions that occur in both the private and public sectors,” according to a new study by the nonprofit Center for Rural Policy and Development in St. Peter, Minn. Continue Reading

Flood-control project becomes birding Mecca

August 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A flood-control impoundment southeast of here has proven to have a benefit water managers never anticipated. The four-square mile Agassiz Valley Water Resource Management Project also has become a haven for birds and the people who watch them. Continue Reading

Sky-Vu Drive-in Theatre has experienced it’s ups and downs

August 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Just outside of Warren, Minn., a sign reads Sky-Vu Drive-in Theatre. A red arrow leads cars down a dirt road to a ticket booth. Steve Novak mans the counter and greets each carload the same: “Hi guys, how’s it going? My name is Steve, and I’m the voice.” Continue Reading

Warren, Minn., to get $400,000 in USDA funds

July 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Small businesses and the public library in Warren, Minn., are getting a nearly $400,000 boost from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Of that amount, $363,000 will go to a program that offers low-interest loans to area businesses. Another $33,000 will go toward an expansion of the Godel Memorial Library. Continue Reading

Warren school renovation planned this summer

May 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A $4.2 million renovation of the Warren-Alvarado-Oslo School in Warren, Minn., will be done this summer. Continue Reading

Agassiz Audubon sets volunteer programs

March 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Audubon Center of the Red River Valley near Warren, Minn., is offering “Second Saturday” and “Second Sunday” volunteer programs for trail workers, birders, native plant enthusiasts and photographers to help out with a variety of projects. Continue Reading

Highway 75 lane closures next week in Warren, Minn.

March 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Upcoming soil testing will cause short-term lane closures next week on U.S. Highway 75 in Warren, Minn., the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. Motorists will encounter minor delays and short-term lane closures impacting driving and parking lanes during regular business hours. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Lamoureux fans include grandparents cheering from sidelines

February 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Edith Soli has a voice that carries out on ice in Ralph Engelstad Arena. And her twin granddaughters Monique Lamoureux Kohl and Jocelyn Lamoureux tell her they hear her. Continue Reading

Eldor Omdahl dies at 102; he helped create Warren-area Aubudon sanctuary

October 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The 480-acre sanctuary orignally known as The Wetlands Pines and Prairie Audubon Sanctuary was started in 1982 when Eldor Omdahl, a member of the Agassiz Audubon Society, began donating land to the group. Continue Reading

AREA NEWS: Washington Street public input meeting set

May 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A public input meeting to discuss possible improvements to the Washington Street corridor is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Grand Forks City Hall Council Chambers, 255 N. 4th St. Continue Reading