John Hageman covers North Dakota politics from the Forum News Service bureau in Bismarck. He attended the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, where he studied journalism and political science, and he previously worked at the Grand Forks Herald and Bemidji Pioneer.
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GRAND FORKS, ND- The last wires for a 250-mile transmission line to Grand Forks were strung last week, marking the end of major construction on the massive project. Minnkota Power Cooperative’s 345-kilovolt line spans from near Center, N.D., to Grand Forks, where the co-op is based. The $353 million project began construction more than two years ago, according to a news release. The line will help Minnkota meet needs for future growth, company officials said.
Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - Two people were taken to Altru Hospital after a rollover crash south of Grand Forks Saturday evening. A blue Ford pickup was overturned in the ditch at 62nd Avenue South and South Washington Street, and a black Chevy SUV was facing north in the ditch a few hundred feet away. The wreck was called in at 5:35 p.m. Sgt.
Grand Forks, ND - The West Nile virus was detected in a pool of mosquitoes collected Tuesday in Grand Forks. The city of Grand Forks announced the discovery in a...
About two dozen swimmers swam down the Red River to East Grand Forks Saturday in what’s billed as the longest open water swimming race in the country. Extreme North Dakota Racing’s Watersports Endurance Test began at Belmont Park near Climax, Minn., 36 miles south of the Grand Forks area. Twenty-three solo swimmers and a five-person relay team, some of them coming from as far away as Hawaii, took to the water. The event, now in its third year, was previously a 27-mile competition from Grand Forks to Oslo, Minn.
Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - The outgoing president of Grand Forks’ Altru Health System is optimistic about the organization’s future, despite challenges brought on by health care reform and other factors. Dr. Casey Ryan, who announced last month he would step down as the organization’s president at the end of the year, participated with other Altru executives in a wide-ranging discussion with the Herald’s editorial board last week. Ryan has been Altru’s president since the organization formed 17 years ago.
Connie Lee says she gets about 100 calls a day. They’re college students looking for places to store their things over the summer at Gateway Storage, which has a little...
Grand Forks, ND - The UND Alumni Association and Foundation have acted as one organization for some time, but now, they’re hoping to make the relationship official. The Alumni Association and Foundation are technically two separate legal entities, meaning they have to file separate tax forms, financial statements and hold separate board meetings.