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Michelle Griffith

Michelle (she/her, English speaker) 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.

Forum News Service 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.
A 42-year-old man died and two 13-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.