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Adam Kurtz

Community Editor

Adam Kurtz is the Community Editor for the Grand Forks Herald. He covers higher education and other topics in Grand Forks County and the city. Tips and story ideas are welcome. Get in touch with him at, or DM at @ByAdamKurtz. Desk: 701-780-1110

Breaking News
According to a release from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the bodies of an adult man, woman and infant were discovered at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The body of another male, believed to be a teenager, was discovered shortly thereafter. All of the victims were located approximately 40 feet from the U.S./Canada border.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., an anchor tenant at the Grand Sky drone research and business park, received nearly $1.5 million, and Fargo-based product development and technology company Appareo Systems LLC, received more than $800,000 in funding. The companies will work in conjunction with the Northern Plains UAS Test Site, near Grand Forks Air Force Base.
According to a release from the college, Jared Marshall, head coach of the school’s men’s basketball team, is now working as the new athletic director.
Abraam Yakoub is a professor in the department of biomedical sciences.
UND President Andrew Armacost, at a press conference on Jan. 14, said he instructed his staff to slowly proceed with reviewing the policy.
Bochenski sided with Catholic Conference in opposing that policy, which he wrote would require students to accept a specific ideology about gender expression.
The letter urges parents with children set to attend a university to consider “the campus environment and whether it is conducive or hostile to not only the Catholic faith, but also the truth about the human person,” when choosing which school to attend.
The state government is set to return $149 million of the $352 million it received from the federal government’s Emergency Rental Assistance program. State administrators say the federal government may have overestimated the state’s ability to spend that money within program deadlines.
Allegations of misconduct against Daniel Mertens were made by team members, parents, and/or past assistant coaches.
According to the news release from the Public Health Agency of Canada, the requirement was brought back due to the spread of the Omicron variant of the illness.