News - Grand Forks Herald

Keystone XL pipeline gets enough shipper pledges to proceed

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:32
Grand Forks Herald

TransCanada Corp. has enough customer interest to go forward with the Keystone XL oil pipeline, if the company decides to build it.

The Calgary-based company now has "approximately 500,000 barrels...

'Beer and Bacon Festival' set for Saturday

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:31
Grand Forks Herald

The annual "Happy Harry's Beer and Bacon Festival" is set for Saturday at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.

The event "brings delicious suds and swine dishes together," organizers say....

A 66-year-old is about to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:55

When Robert Owens's father was 75, he gave his son some advice. "He said, 'You know, son, the sad part is when you get old they just put you on...

People used to move. Here's how that changed, and why they became 'immigrants' instead.

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:52
Grand Forks Herald

Look up "immigrant" in different languages, and you'll notice something interesting: The word sounds nearly the same in lots of tongues.

"Immigrant" is "immigrant" in Afrikaans, "imigrant" in Bulgarian and...

Oil's sustained rise giving oilfield servicers time to prosper

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:35
Grand Forks Herald

Oilfield-service providers, happy to close the book on a largely unforgiving 2017, are eyeing a rebirth with higher crude prices sowing the seeds for a prolonged period of growth.


Amazon narrows field for second headquarters location to 20

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:32
FCCNN has released a list of 20 regions in the United States and Canada that the online retail giant is considering as possible sites for its second headquarters.

The list,...

Bannon battle shows potential conflicts for White House's McGahn

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:31

A battle over what President Donald Trump's former chief strategist can tell Congress has thrown a glaring spotlight on the potential conflicts of interest surrounding White House Counsel Don McGahn...

Vikings counting on ‘D’ in NFC Championship

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:08

PHILADELPHIA -- Everything is magnified on the road to the Super Bowl.

The Philadelphia Eagles are fully aware of that fact as they prepare to host the Minnesota Vikings in...

Letter: North Dakotans should be concerned about NDUS

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:51
Grand Forks Herald

To the editor,

I'm writing to express concerns regarding North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott.

American culture is ready to grapple with gender bias. Further, in North Dakota, we're...

Montana man dies in crash on icy roads in western ND

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:48

MANDAREE, N.D. -- A 59-year-old Montana man has died in a head-on crash on icy roads in McKenzie County in western North Dakota on Wednesday night, Jan. 17.

Robert Barke...

Keith Urban will perform in Grand Forks

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:24
Grand Forks Herald

Keith Urban is coming to Grand Forks this fall.

In a surprise pop-up show and announcement, the country music singer from New Zealand said Wednesday he would take to the...

Double check your accounts: Wells Fargo may have been charging you twice for online bills

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:08

Wells Fargo customers took to social media Wednesday, Jan. 17 after being charged twice for online bill payments and experiencing long wait times on the bank’s customer service...

Letter: Amtrak should be worthy of federal support

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 07:49
Grand Forks Herald

To the editor,

The Herald editorial board's Dec. 28 opinion piece attacking Amtrak was a surprising and disappointing reversal of its former opinion published on May 29, 2015, promoting the...

Our view: Some advice for UND's new AD

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 07:49
Grand Forks Herald

Herald editorial board

UND has a new athletic director, and by all indications, he plans to hit the ground running.

Bill Chaves comes into the position from Eastern Washington University,...

Spies fear former CIA officer may not face justice for suspected role in exposure of agents in China

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 07:15

Veteran U.S. spies were elated to learn of the arrest this week of a suspect in a long-running mole hunt within the CIA's ranks. But their mood was tempered by...

Divisions over immigration, military dollars threaten to derail government spending bill

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 07:06

WASHINGTON - Bitter divisions in both parties threatened Wednesday to derail Congress's effort to keep the federal government fully operating past the end of the week.

The shutdown threat emerged...

Prosecutors drop sexual assault charges against Minn. man who they hoped would give info on his brother

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 07:04

ST. PAUL—The brother of the man acquitted in the kidnapping and murder of Corrine Erstad in the early 1990s no longer faces sexual assault charges in Ramsey County.

The Ramsey...

North Dakota Geological Survey announces public fossil dig dates

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:24

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Geological Survey has announced dates and locations for the 2018 Public Fossil Dig.

Experienced and amateur diggers are welcome to attend one of the four...

Duluth could seek $1M forgivable loan for paper mill upgrade

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:01

DULUTH, Minn.—The Duluth City Council will be asked this Monday to take a step that could keep the city's papermaking industry alive and protect 240 full-time jobs.

Councilors will take...

Smaller hockey programs focus on retention, growth rather than state tournaments

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:52

DULUTH, Minn.—On Dec. 21, Duluth East and Duluth Marshall collided in a highly anticipated boys hockey game at Duluth Heritage Sports Center, where nary a seat was empty. Much of...


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