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Holly Dazzle warms up winter

Holly Dazzle warms up winter

Nick Nelson, Photo Editor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Nick Nelson, Showcase

The third annual Holly Dazzle Festival of Lights kicked off Sunday afternoon in downtown Grand Forks. Held in Grand Forks’ Town Square, guests were treated to classic holiday music performed by students at the Bel Canto Studio. Roaring fire pits were available for people to roast marshmallows over...

Tree shuts down downtown

Tree shuts down downtown

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


Filed under Devon Abler, Features, Showcase

Grand Forks had an unusual visitor stop by on Sunday. A portion of downtown Grand Forks was blocked off to make room for the Capitol Christmas Tree, also known as the people’s tree. This year the tree was harvested from Kootenai National Forest, located in the northwest corner of Montana. This tree w...

North Dakota doesn’t know how to plow

Jill Morton, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under jill morton, Opinion

Only a couple of weeks ago, we had our first dusting of snow for the year. The entire campus became covered in a thick blanket of white. The worst part of winter is the snow never gets properly cleaned up. It stays on the roads, sidewalks and parking lots until spring. That is not okay. I am from...

Saturday’s are for the boys

Saturday’s are for the boys

Kyle Kinnamon, Staff Writer

November 5, 2017


Filed under kyle kinnamon, Showcase, Sports

The University of North Dakota Men’s Hockey team has been a top program in the nation for almost its entire existence. The commitment to consistency and excellence sets the program apart from the rest of the teams. While North Dakota has been consistent over the years, the team seems to have a st...

The true Pride of Dakota

The true Pride of Dakota

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

November 5, 2017


Filed under Devon Abler, Features, Showcase

Vendors gathered over the weekend to kick off the holiday season with the Pride of Dakota Holiday Vendor show. From popcorn to mittens to wine, there were a variety of goods created by local businesses throughout North Dakota. Christmas music played in the ballroom as members of the community gathered togeth...

Will they take it?

Will they take it?

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Devon Abler, Features, Showcase

While searching the vast depths of the internet, I stumbled across a blog titled “Trash is for Tossers,” written by a woman living in New York named Lauren Singer. I continued to read Singer’s blog, and she mentioned that swapping out disposable plastic and paper cups for reusable mugs are a simple...

Time for some driving lessons

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Quinn Robinson-Duff

Grand Forks drivers are just God awful. They are too slow. Drivers around here don’t know how to handle any kind of traffic and they stop for pedestrians. Driving here can be just as frustrating as driving in a big city. I’m from Chicago and the biggest culture shock has to be the ludicrous driving...

Student woes with Uber

Student woes with Uber

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under jacob notermann, News, Showcase

This past spring, both Lyft and Uber expanded their business into Grand Forks. Since then, there have been mixed reactions to how the companies conduct their operations. At the very beginning, there was a lot of buzz and media coverage around these two platforms coming to town. In November of 2015,...

Ralph’s Rivalry Returns

Ralph’s Rivalry Returns

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under jacob notermann, News, Showcase

When the University of North Dakota and the University of Minnesota first took the ice back in 1930, the players probably didn’t what they were about get their schools into. Did they know Grand Forks and the Twin Cities would be linked forever? Did they know this one game would turn into an almost...

The state of recycling in Grand Forks

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under jacob notermann, News

10 years ago, Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown signed the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement, making the City of Grand Forks a “Green City.” In signing this agreement, Grand Forks agreed to “strive to meet or exceed Kyoto Protocol targets for reducing global warming pollution...

WWE comes to Grand Forks

WWE comes to Grand Forks

Diane Newberry, News Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Diane Newberry, News, Showcase

On the night of Friday, Sept. 29, the world of professional wrestling will make a brief stop in Grand Forks. Wrestlers such as Braun Strowman, The Miz and Roman Reigns will be performing in WWE Live at the Alerus Center. Of particular interest to wrestling fans may be the inclusion of Raw Tag Team Champion...

Tales from the gate

Tales from the gate

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under jacob notermann, News, Showcase

The smell of charcoal. Ear-deafening music. Food, food and food. There is no better way to start a Saturday. Tailgating is one of the most institutional traditions for football. While players are in the stadium stretching their limbs, fans are in the parking lot stretching their bellies. Both partie...

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