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2008-06-17 12:00:37

By Ryan Schuster, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jun. 17--The design of the planned $20 million new terminal at Grand Forks International Airport has been completed by Grand Forks-based JLG Architects. Construction of the new terminal, which will be south of the existing terminal between the FedEx distribution center and the new GFK Flight Support facility, is expected to begin next year. The existing terminal will remain open during construction of the new terminal. Construction is...

2008-06-10 21:00:20

By Mila Koumpilova, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jun. 10--MAHNOMEN, Minn. -- Normalcy has returned to the Mahnomen School District. Attendance at Monday's board meeting was back to a couple dozen, from more than 80 at a raucous April meeting when the board let first-year High School Principal Susan Ninham go. The board's decision to not renew Ninham's contract set off an outcry from some residents, who felt she was penalized for her advocacy for native students. Other residents joined...

2008-02-12 12:00:22

By Kevin Bonham, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Feb. 12--State Sen. Nick Hacker, R-Grand Forks, will not seek re-election to a second four-year term in District 42. Meanwhile, another young Republican, Nate Martindale, will seek the office. Both addressed the Grand Forks County Republican Convention on Monday evening. Martindale, 23, a former UND student president, currently is serving a one-year term as student representative on the state Board of Higher Education. That term ends in June....

2007-10-19 12:00:20

By Tu-Uyen Tran, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Oct. 19--A walking trail in the Red Lake Wildlife Management area is to be named after Kory Kelly, a missing Crookston hunter who set off a massive search about this time last year. His body was found in April. Local officials at the state Department of Natural Resources came up with the idea of honoring Kelly with a trail, located not far from his final campsite. They and Kelly's family will be dedicating the trail there 11 a.m. Oct. 27....

2007-09-22 09:00:22

By Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Sep. 22--"Don't Miss Your Calling -- Come to Goose Fest 2007" is the theme of the 33rd annual Goose Festival Sept. 28-30 in Middle River, Minn., three days of entertainment and contests from pumpkin decorating to goose calls. Here's a schedule: Sept. 28 -- Senior Citizens' lunch, raffle and music, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Spruce Valley Community Center, downtown. -- Senior Goose Walk, 2 p.m., Community Center. -- Beer Garden and Pork Sandwiches, 3 p.m.,...

2007-07-20 21:12:44

By Stephen J. Lee, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 20--After interviewing four candidates Friday, a two-person committee of the Grand Forks County Board of Commissioners decided to offer the job of Veterans Service Officer to Barbara Zavala of Grand Forks. Zavala is a billing supervisor at Altru Health System and a former equal employment opportunity administrator at Grand Forks Air Force Base. County Board Chairman Gary Malm and commissioner Connie Triplett interviewed Zavala and three...

2007-07-15 09:03:33

By Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 15--Get ready for dances, a pork feed, a pet parade and more at Larimore Days from Thursday through July 22 in Larimore, N.D. Here's a schedule of events: Thursday -- Citywide Rummage Sale, 4 to 8 p.m., list of sites available in City Hall or the post office beginning at 9 a.m. -- Family and Teen Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, Good Friends restaurant. Friday -- Open Bowling, 1 to 11 p.m., Legion Lanes Bowling. -- Pet Parade judging, 6:30 p.m.,...

2007-06-26 00:12:13

By Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jun. 25--James Alberts Jr., 17, St. Michael, N.D., waived his preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty in a Devils Lake court today in the murder of his girlfriend's daughter, 21-month-old Katrina Ann Rardon on Jan. 5. Alberts was home alone with the toddler when a 911 call was made at 11:24 a.m. The caller said the girl wasn't breathing. She was pronounced dead at the hospital. Authorities reported that the child died of blunt force trauma to the head....

2007-06-01 15:00:33

By Kevin Bonham, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jun. 1--Thirty-four Warroad, Minn., High School seniors are receiving early graduation presents -- college scholarships that total as much as $10,200 per year for four years. The Minnesota Community Foundation announced the winners of the first William S. and Margaret W. Marvin Warroad Scholarship Program at a graduation rehearsal this week. Some 127 Warroad seniors will graduate tonight. A total of 88 seniors applied for the first-ever...

2007-04-08 09:00:14

By Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Apr. 8--REED LAKE, Man. The Peterson family has been a fixture on Reed Lake in northern Manitoba for more than 80 years. The history of Peterson's Reed Lake Lodge goes back nearly as far. Perhaps the most famous and definitely the most colorful member of the family is Corky Peterson, a second-generation Peterson born in a primitive cabin on the north end of Reed Lake. Now in his mid-70s, Peterson still spends most of his time in the North but...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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