Michelle Griffith, Grand Forks Herald

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Past articles by Michelle:

'Their spirits are still here': Tribe, state to search for remains at North Dakota boarding school

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the State Historical Society of North Dakota recently agreed to partner in a search for the remains of children around the former Fort Totten Indian Industrial School, which lies on the Spirit Lake Reservation in the northeastern part of the state. → Read More

Here's the NRA's grade for every North Dakota lawmaker

The Forum is publishing the ratings given by the National Rifle Association to North Dakota lawmakers so residents can see how their representatives in Bismarck and Washington have voted on gun legislation. → Read More

One man dies, two minors seriously injured in rollover in rural Ward County

A 42-year-old man died and two 12-year-old girls were seriously injured in a rollover crash about 40 miles southwest of Minot on Friday morning, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. → Read More

Protests expected at conservative group's events in Fargo, West Fargo

Calls to action are circulating on social media asking people to bring signs and protest at the Wednesday events at the Rustad Recreation Center in West Fargo and the Avalon Events Center in Fargo. → Read More

For now, no more electronic pull tabs in North Dakota gas stations, grocery stores

During fiscal year 2021, North Dakotans spent $1.3 billion on electronic pull tab machines. The state is on track to spend $1.8 billion on e-pull tab machines by June 30, the end of fiscal year 2022. → Read More

Minnesota-based conservative think tank works to expand into North Dakota

The Center of the American Experiment, a nonprofit think tank that works to mobilize citizens on a variety of issues pertaining to state and local governments, is beginning a tour in eastern North Dakota next week. → Read More

Nonprofit hires journalist to serve North Dakota newspapers

Michael Standaert, who most recently was employed as a correspondent based in China with the Bloomberg Industry Group, was hired by North Dakota News Cooperative to work on in-depth stories for newspapers in the state. → Read More

Committee choses 6 finalists for North Dakota Board of Higher Education open seats

The eight-member Board of Higher Education oversees the North Dakota University System, which encompasses 11 public universities and colleges including North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota. → Read More

3 North Dakota schools each awarded $100,000 fitness centers

The Jim Hill Middle School in Minot, Rolla School in Rolla and Solen School in Solen each won DON'T QUIT! fitness centers worth $100,000. → Read More

North Dakota Gov. Burgum once again making hefty political donations

After spending more than $3.2 million on political donations during the 2020 election cycle, campaign finance records filed last week indicate Republican Gov. Doug Burgum is making moves to be a major political donor again in 2022. → Read More

Energy Transfer files petition after ND Supreme Court ruled DAPL security documents are public

Energy Transfer on Thursday, May 12, filed a petition for rehearing, stating that the state's highest court "overlooked and/or misapprehended" certain facts of the case and the law. → Read More

Secretary of State affirms decision to void thousands of signatures in North Dakota term-limit measure

"Each petition that has been submitted over my 29 years in office has received the same careful review of each signature," Jaeger said in a letter dated Thursday, May 12. "...The claims made in your letter do not change my decision that the petitions are still considered to be insufficient as to the number of signatures required for placement on the November General Election ballot." → Read More

Remains of North Dakota woman missing since January found along Missouri River

Valene Little Bird's family had not seen her since June 2021 → Read More

$450K fine proposed after blast badly injures 3 workers in North Dakota

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 11 safety violations to KLX Wireline and proposed penalties exceeding $450,000. → Read More

Bismarck teen missing since November likely jumped off bridge, police say

"The parents of Chase want closure, and if the individual that jumped off the bridge is him, the more awareness we have the better," the Bismarck Police Department said. → Read More

North Dakota accepting applications for Superintendent's Student Cabinet

The Superintendent's Student Cabinet provides State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler with ideas and opinions about improving K-12 education and education policy in North Dakota. → Read More

North Dakota announces applicants for Board of Higher Education

The eight-member board oversees the North Dakota University System, which includes the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University. → Read More

Authorities ID man who died after shootout with Bismarck police officers

Eric Hermanson, 31, died on Monday, May 2, in a mobile home park in east Bismarck after he allegedly shot at officers during a foot pursuit → Read More

Bismarck police office, suspected car thief exchange gunfire; public in area asked to shelter in place

The Bismarck Police Department believes the suspect is currently barricaded in a mobile home, and authorities are asking the public in the area to shelter in place. → Read More

Man sentenced to 20 years for sex trafficking, transporting woman for prostitution

Darnell Deshawn Stennis was sentenced to 20 years in prison earlier this week for sex trafficking a woman around the Midwest in 2019 and transporting another woman between Minnesota and North Dakota for prostitution in the same year. → Read More