Andrew Haffner covers higher education and general assignment stories for the Grand Forks Herald. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he studied journalism, political science and international studies. He previously worked at the Dickinson Press.
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STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION—As blizzard conditions mounted, a representative of the protest camps just south of the Dakota Access Pipeline construction zone issued a clear message Monday, Dec. 5. "As water protectors, we have a responsibility to be stewards of the water," said John Bigelow, head of the camp's media committee and a member of the Standing Rock Sioux. "We declare here today, we are not going anywhere."
CANNON BALL, N.D.—The mood in the pipeline resistance encampments just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation was celebratory Sunday night, but protesters expressed no intention of leaving the site. Paula Devlin, a member of the White Bear First Nation from southern Saskatchewan, said she was excited yet "cautiously optimistic" to hear of the denial of the Dakota Access Pipeline easement earlier that day.
A male driver was taken to the hospital Monday after his pickup rolled in an early afternoon crash off the 2900 block of South 42nd Street in Grand Forks. Grand...
The original 1962 donor agreement for the foundation of the UND-owned Ray Richards Golf Course likely will not be a consideration in its Nov. 1 closure, a university official said Thursday. Peter Johnson, UND interim vice president for university and public affairs, said he didn't believe the agreement specified the land "needs to be continued" as a golf course.
The Ray Richards Golf Course is shutting down for good on Nov. 1, the end of its current season. A UND release announced Friday the cancellation of a request for proposals made last spring to transfer course operations to an outside party. The university did not make an award for the RFP.
GRAND FORKS - Authorities from three different agencies converged on the ground, air and water Wednesday night to search for a fugitive in north Grand Forks.
An alleged victim of childhood sexual abuse testified Tuesday morning in the Stark County Courthouse against a male relative accused of committing the crime. Gregory Paul Decker, 53, of Dickinson, listened silently as his female relative, now 25, answered questions relating to the alleged molestation that occurred in her home when she was around 6 years old.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Theodore Roosevelt is already larger than life in western North Dakota, so it makes sense a library built to honor his legacy and presidency would take on the same scale.
KILLDEER -- Residents of Dunn County and beyond gathered Tuesday night at the High Plains Cultural Center to visit over coffee, cookies and radioactive oilfield waste landfills. Darrel Dorgan, head of the North Dakota Energy Industry Waste Coalition environmental group and brother of former Sen. Byron Dorgan, began the informational session portion of the event hosted by the Dunn County Concerned Citizens group with a firm rejection of radioactive dump sites.
An ongoing campaign by Dickinson Public Schools to bring its students in compliance with immunization schedules mandated by the North Dakota Century Code may reach an uneasy close early next month. Students not fully up to date with their immunizations as required by state law will be asked to stay home from school effective Feb. 5, DPS Superintendent Doug Sullivan said.