Sydney Mook has been covering higher education at the Grand Forks Herald since May 2018. She previously served as the multimedia editor and cops, courts and health reporter at the Dickinson Press from January 2016 to May 2018. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science in three and half years in December 2015. While at the USD, she worked for the campus newspaper, The Volante, as well as the television news show, Coyote News. She also interned at South Dakota Public Broadcasting and spent the summer before her senior year interning in Fort Knox for the ROTC Cadet Summer Training program. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys cheering on the New York Yankees and the Kentucky Wildcats, as well as playing golf. If you've got an idea for a video be sure to give her a call!
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North Dakota native and “Transformers” star Josh Duhamel is still set to receive an honorary doctorate from UND, it may just take a bit to happen. UND announced last fall that Duhamel would be awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree, recognizing his success in film and his promotion work on behalf of North Dakota. Peter Johnson, spokesman for UND, said the actor’s schedule has not yet aligned with a commencement date to present the degree.
MANVEL, N.D. -- Multiple people were injured after the vehicle they were driving struck a moose Tuesday night on Highway 81, the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. The crash occurred near the corner of 20th Street Northeast and Highway 81 near Manvel about 10:30 p.m.
GRAND FORKS — Democrat Kylie Oversen and Republican incumbent Ryan Rauschenberger will each be moving on to the 2018 general election for state tax commissioner. Rauschenberger, who has been tax commissioner since 2014, collected 99.3 percent of the vote with 397 of 424 precincts reporting in incomplete and unofficial results from the state’s primary election Tuesday, June 12.
GRAND FORKS—A new agreement between the University of North Dakota and United Airlines will give aviation students the chance to have a direct pipeline to jobs with one of the world's largest airliners. The UND Career Pathway Program with United Airlines gives aviation students the chance to follow defined steps to become United Airlines pilots, as long as they meet eligibility requirements at the university and through the airline.
GRAND FORKS—As the need for psychiatrists in western North Dakota continues to rise, a residency program at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences is looking to fill the gap in an untraditional way. The psychiatry program, which is ran primarily out of Fargo, is using telemedicine to serve rural areas of the state, where the services are most needed.
Moorhead police are searching for a man who led police on pursuit through town and nearly struck a pedestrian in the early hours of Saturday morning. A Moorhead officer attempted to stop a truck driving without its lights on around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 2nd, police said in a news release.
POLK COUNTY, MINN. --- An Illinois man was arrested after sending officers on a seven-mile chase in western Minnesota on Friday night. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a hit and run on U.S. Highway 2 around 7:45 p.m. on Friday, June 1st. The suspect vehicle was later observed in Polk County traveling at a high rate of speed, the department said in a press release.
LAS VEGAS—Discussions between the University of North Dakota and one of its biggest donors were called successful on Wednesday, May 30, but participants said little about the meeting itself. The meeting between UND President Mark Kennedy, other university officials and Kris Engelstad McGarry was held in Las Vegas, where McGarry lives.
MEDORA, N.D.—The drive through the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park may take a few minutes longer than normal as the park begins 3 miles worth of construction on its entry road. The road construction is just one of hundreds of projects that make up the $11.6 billion worth of backlogged maintenance and repair needs for the more than 5,500 miles of paved roads, 17,000 miles of trails and 24,000 buildings that service national park visitors across the country.
MEDORA—A new National Park Service report shows that 733,000 visitors to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and two western North Dakota national historic sites spent $45.6 million in 2017 in communities near these attractions.. That spending supported 643 jobs in the areas surrounding the park, Fort Union Trading Post and Knife River Indian Villages and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $56.7 million.