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After a decade of lobbying, ALS patients gain faster access to disability payments

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 07:03
Advocacy groups note that the Social Security Administration still will need to set up procedures for implementing the law before patients will see the benefits.

Marilyn Hagerty: Though it's different, UND hockey is finally back in town

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 07:00
All is not right with the world, but things are looking up for long time UND Hawks fans.

Our view: Joe Biden’s first day wasn’t a good omen for the fossil fuels industry

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 06:00
Biden on Wednesday was expected to rescind federal permits for the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that was equally hindered by the Obama administration but which had gained momentum under President Donald Trump. 

Snowstorms lead to accidental kindness

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 06:00
In today's "Kindness is Contagious" column, Nicole J. Phillips hears from a reader who was reminded of the night she ended up in the right place at the right time.

Grand Forks ceramic artist creates urns following uncle's death from COVID-19

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 06:00
Al Boucher pours his skills and artistry into creating urns that make a statement on COVID and society's response to it. This is another in a series of stories on how area residents find their inner creativity during a pandemic.

WeatherTalk: Today is the anniversary of our coldest daily highs

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 05:00
This happened during the longest period of subzero weather on our region's history.

We the People project person #2

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 00:00
Sam Pfennig, Grand Forks, UND student and works at Lunseth Plumbing and Heating Company

We the people: Chris Johnson

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 00:00
Chris Johnson, Grand Forks, restaurant owner

"We the People," an Inauguration Day special person #1

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 00:00
Marie Kraemer, Grand Forks, works at St. Anne's Living Center and studies at Lake Region State College

Thursday's local scoreboard

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 23:41
Thursday's local scoreboard

Grand Forks police officers and deputies honored for heroism and bravery

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 23:21
Sheriff Andy Schneider says to his knowledge, no member of the sheriff's department has ever been shot in the line of duty. This is the first time these awards have ever been handed out.

Grand Forks School Board agrees to keep school consolidation on the table as one means of solving financial issues

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 22:20
Board members consider Facilities Task Force recommendations regarding need for bonding and mill levy increase

Biden's bold immigration overhaul may face a Republican wall in Congress

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:36
The senator, long-time immigrant rights champion Robert Menendez, said in a video call with business groups, labor unions and migrant advocates that they will need to convince a broad swath of Americans to support the measure, while allies in the U.S. business community would have to push for it with "everything that you've got."

Japan govt says no truth to report of possible Olympics cancellation

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:10
The Times reported on Friday that Japan's government had privately concluded the already-delayed Tokyo Olympics would be canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

GF News Forward: COVID-19 inspires urns, UND student union nears completion

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:00
Herald reporters cover events on Friday, Jan. 22.

Loons lose out in bid to bring back striker Luis Amarilla

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:33
But United trades a pick and money to get two first-round SuperDraft prospects.

Minnesota woman sets out to save swan trapped on ice

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 19:45
After two days of trying to find help, an injured swan was still trapped on the ice on Thursday, Jan. 21.

In a win for landowners, North Dakota judge deems 'pore space' law unconstitutional

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 19:39
Handing a victory to the Northwest Landowners Association over the state and the titan oil company Continental Resources, Judge Anthony Benson wrote that he had "no choice in the matter" since the law amounted to "an unconstitutional taking of an inherent, inalienable property right." 

North Dakota lawmaker drops bill that would make 'American' a race option on forms

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 19:37
Rep. Terry Jones said he chose to drop the controversial proposal because he's "on a quest to heal the country."

How safe is pod-style restaurant dining this winter?

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 19:00
In recent months, many cities and states have imposed a raft of restrictions on indoor dining, given the high risk of spreading the virus in these crowded settings.

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