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Michelle Griffith

Michelle (she/her) is a Bismarck-based journalist for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and Report for America, a national service organization that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered topics and communities.

Griffith joined The Forum in 2020 to cover rural issues in North Dakota. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with a degree in journalism. Readers can contact her at mgriffith@forumcomm.com and follow her on Twitter at @michellemgriff.

The appeal, filed to the North Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday, Jan 20, states that Chad Trolon Isaak, 47, plans to argue "whether there was sufficient evidence to support the conviction," according to the court filing.
The state is seeking nominations for "outstanding" classroom K-12 teachers from each of North Dakota's 53 counties.
"We see through the data that when we have a high vaccination rate in facilities, absolutely we have less infection there," said North Dakota Long Term Care Association President Shelly Peterson. "It really does work. It really does make a difference."
The body will be sent to the state medical examiner in Billings for an autopsy.
About 40-50 police and sheriffs deputies in eastern Montana and western North Dakota plan to search an undisclosed area around Sidney, Montana, for Katelynn Berry, a 26-year old woman who has split her time between there and Grand Forks.
The blizzard warning is in effect for areas of the Red River Valley in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota, including the cities of Fargo, Moorhead, Grand Forks, Valley City and Wahpeton, until 9 p.m. on Tuesday.
North Dakota had its most severe coronavirus outbreak back in November 2020, and now it's once again approaching the alarmingly high number of infections it experienced over a year ago.
Cass County's active COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed to a new record as omicron surges, and on Thursday, Jan. 13, North Dakota reached a pandemic high for the number of new cases reported in one day.
Last flu season, North Dakota had a total of only 245 flu cases, according to the North Dakota Department of Health. Although the end of this flu season is still months away, the state has already seen 6,638 cases — more than 25 times the number North Dakota reported a year ago.
North Dakota had 6,062 active COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, Jan. 12, the most the state has seen since late November 2020.