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2008-08-06 15:00:11

By Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Aug. 6--By Tom Johnson Why do we eat? This seems like a simple question. But when I asked several people, I received a variety of answers: "To nourish my body" or "because I'm hungry" and some far-out answers loosely related to the cosmos and our place in the universe. While the answer to the question is simple -- we eat to get energy -- the process of converting food into energy is complicated. The important task of converting food calories into usable...

2008-08-05 12:00:41

By Ryan Schuster, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Aug. 5--The iconic Gold's Gym chain of fitness centers could soon open a Grand Forks location. Gold's Gym has identified Grand Forks as a potential future market, and the company has talked to more than one potential franchise owner about taking over local franchise rights, according to Keith Albright, senior vice president of franchising for Gold's Gym. Details such as the gym's location and opening date would be worked out after a franchise...

2008-08-03 12:00:17

By Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Aug. 3--For the first time since the early 1900s, a pair of sandhill cranes has been documented as successfully breeding in northeastern North Dakota. The discovery first made news among birding enthusiasts in mid-July, when an observer reported seeing the cranes with a juvenile near Edinburg, N.D. Grand Forks birding expert Dave Lambeth photographed the parents and young crane Wednesday using a digital camera mounted on a spotting scope, a...

2008-08-02 03:00:22

By Stephen J. Lee, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Aug. 2--There is nothing useless, junky, abandoned or trifling about the scrap metal business these days, despite how the dictionary defines scrap. Nothing better illustrates that than the mountains of rusty and faded iron towering over and bulging into fences at the Residual Materials Inc. yard on Mill Road, on the north edge of Grand Forks. These hills are a sign of a worldwide bull market for scrap steel, copper, brass and aluminum. In...

2008-08-02 03:00:16

By Ryan Schuster, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Aug. 2--Excel Dairy near Thief River Falls must curb the hazardous fumes that have forced some residents to temporarily leave their homes, a district court judge ordered Wednesday. In an interim order filed in Marshall County, Judge Jeffrey Remick gave the dairy's owners two weeks to have repairs it made to a manure storage lagoon inspected and certified and to fill and cover the lagoon. He also ordered the owners to curb the odor at two...

2008-08-01 15:00:53

By Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Aug. 1--June jobs: Grand Forks' unemployment rate was 3.4 percent in June, up from 2.9 percent the month before and 3.2 percent in June 2007, according to figures released Thursday by Job Service North Dakota. The Grand Forks metropolitan statistical area, which covers all of Grand Forks and Polk counties, jumped to 4.2 percent in June, up from 3.4 percent the month before and 3.9 percent in June 2007. Grand Forks County's unemployment rate in June was 3.6...

2008-08-01 15:00:35

By Paulette Tobin, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Aug. 1--How funny is a dead terrorist? Very, very funny, judging from the reception comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham got from a full-house audience Thursday night in the Chester Fritz Auditorium in Grand Forks. Achmed the Dead Terrorist is one of a suitcase full of characters that inspire Dunham, currently on a North American tour that's selling out most venues, including the 2,384 seats at the Fritz. "Every seat here tonight will be...

2008-08-01 15:00:34

By Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Aug. 1--Some shows are in their final days, others have yet to open. And if you're planning to get out to Medora, N.D., to see the Medora Musical, you've got about a month to get there. Here's a roundup of area shows and the summer theater season. Hurry, or you'll miss them n "Trailer Park": Tonight is the final night for "The Great American Trailer Park Musical," with an 8 p.m. show at Fire Hall Theatre. Location: Grand Forks Tickets: $15, $12; $10 if you...


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