GRAND FORKS — Molly Yeh, local cookbook author, food blogger and host of the Food Network show, “Girls Meets Farm,” is a judge on “The Great Big Jewish Food Fest,” airing at noon, Thursday, May 28, on Zoom, Instagram and Facebook. Yeh’s event, “The Great Big Jewish Food Cooking Challenge with Molly Yeh,” will be the last program in a 10-day, virtual food festival celebrating Jewish cuisine across America.
GRAND FORKS -- High school seniors in Grand Forks are dealing with a highly abnormal situation, due to the coronavirus pandemic, as they make their way through the final weeks of their high school careers -- and it’s taking a toll, says one member of the Class of 2020. “As a student in the Grand Forks community, it’s obviously not the way we thought things would pan out, especially looking forward to the senior year,” said Gary Wu, a senior and member of Grand Forks Central High School’s Student Council.
GRAND FORKS — Bicyclists who raise money every year for the Newman Center at the University of North Dakota are not about to let the coronavirus sideline the annual bike race with North Dakota State University’s Newman Center that usually takes place this time of year. Organizers have planned a “virtual race” between the pastors of each Newman Center, starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25.
Tigirlily, a Nashville-based country music duo from North Dakota, will present a virtual concert via Facebook Live at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank. The audience can watch the concert on the Tigirlily and Great Plains Food Bank Facebook pages and make donations. The food bank needs support to help people who are struggling with food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic, said Jared Slinde, communications manager.
The North Dakota Museum of Art has devised a way to encourage people to make and share artwork and images that depict the physical separateness imposed on everyone as a result of the spread of the coronavirus. The museum has launched a project, titled “Art in Isolation,” to capture the creative images and the imaginative things people are doing as they deal with the worldwide health emergency. Images are flowing in electronically, from places as distant as New York City and St. Petersburg, Russia, as well as regionally.
GRAND FORKS — About 160 students and staff at West Elementary School will be moved to a new location in the wake of the Grand Forks School Board vote Wednesday, Feb. 12, to declare an emergency situation for the remediation of mold in the school. At a special meeting, Chris Arnold, the district’s buildings and grounds director, told board members about high levels of mold found in certain areas of West Elementary, which make evacuation of all students and staff necessary.
BISMARCK — It took more than a year to accomplish, but two historic buildings — a church and a bank — in northeastern North Dakota have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the federal government’s list of properties it considers worthy of preservation and recognition. Nominations for the Icelandic Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pembina and Forest River State Bank to be added to the National Register were written by Agatha Frisby, Veseleyville, N.D., chair of the Walsh County Historical Society and a practicing architect.
“Art on the Red,” the annual celebration of art of all types, food and live music, takes place this weekend at a new location, University Park. For years, the event has been held in downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, but safety concerns related to construction on DeMers Avenue prompted the change in location, said Ra’Chel Alexander, executive director of the Public Arts Commission. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
HORACE, N.D. - A city official in Horace, N.D. is asking residents to boil their water before using it until further notice. A water main break Friday afternoon cut off the water for more than three hours to customers who use Horace’s water supply, City Administrator Brenton Holper said, according to Valley News Live. The cause of the break is not yet known but, in the affected area, the pipes are old. The break occurred near the city’s water treatment plant.
GRAND FORKS — Not halfway into October and cases of the flu are already occurring around the state, but that isn't a sign we're in for a tough flu season, said an official with the North Dakota Department of Health this week. "We're seeing clusters of cases popping up here and there," said Jill Baber, epidemiologist with the department's Division of Disease Control. "That is normal for this time of year. It doesn't necessarily mean we're going to have a bad season. We could see this little bump and it could go away. Unfortunately, it's very unpredictable."