Grand Rapids News


04/19/2018 09:10 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota Legislature could outlaw fake service animals 

A group of tourists checks out the Minnesota Senate chamber on Thursday, April 19, 2018. The Captiol is busy this time of year with tourists from school children to the elderly.


04/18/2018 03:24 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Board hears from Falls High School students, teacher 

Falls High School students Monday expressed their concern about the struggle to obtain a grade-point average that they feel is too high. Students Anna Levine and Megan Nemec, on behalf of the student council, spoke about the 3.95 grade point average required to be honored with the academic excellence award.


04/16/2018 10:00 AM  ~~~Source~~~
'An awful secret': A Minnesota family's struggle to be heard 

Relatives found it odd that sisters Katye Stolp and Kendra Alfords slept in a bedroom closet when staying over at their uncle's home in the late 1980s. Both Stolp and Alfords had awoken to find their uncle standing silently next to the bed during past visits.


04/13/2018 07:31 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Juvenile tied to NBHS shooting threat to enter residential treatment facility 

The 17-year-old North Branch male, arrested for threatening to use a firearm at North Branch High School in February, will be getting treatment in a residential in-patient facility. He must stay away from all North Branch school buildings and grounds, and write an apology to school officials for his conduct.


04/10/2018 11:11 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Fighting back against tick bites 

As turkey hunters prepare to head to the woods next week in Minnesota, they and others spending time outdoors need to take precautions against diseases transmitted by tick bites. The last snowpiles of winter were still melting in Grand Rapids, Minn., six years ago when Craig Engwall tackled some early spring yard work around his house.


04/07/2018 12:37 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Grand Rapids nursing home worker charged with stealing narcotics Saturday, April 7 

Grand Rapids, MN - A Grand Rapids, Minnesota woman is facing felony charges for stealing prescription drugs from residents of a nursing home. The Itasca County Attorney's Office says 38-year-old Bobbi Jo Vandorn was charged Friday with seven counts of theft of a controlled substance.


04/03/2018 10:00 AM  ~~~Source~~~
The Experimental City That Could Have Been 

More than 50 years ago, an engineer and former dean of the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology named Athelstan Spilhaus had this crazy idea of building a city where no one lived. A city used only for experimenting with new technology and ideas, no matter how strange or futuristic.


04/03/2018 12:51 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Outing Welcomes Interim Pastor 

Pastor Michael Small comes to Our Savior's Lutheran Church as an Interim Pastor. Pastor Small recently retired from Union Congregational Church United Church of Christ in Hackensack MN after serving that community for almost 30 years.


03/28/2018 10:56 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Under new management, Osseo tenants forced to find another place to live 

Kristine Brown held her 6-month-old puppy, Harley, in her living room Saturday. She's one of the dozens of tenants facing eviction from their apartment building in Osseo.


03/27/2018 06:47 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Dog lover in northern Minnesota town admits cruelty to cats 

Olivia, Pam Dowell's 10-year-old cat, went missing last year. Her neighbor has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in the cat's death.


03/23/2018 09:43 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Unitarian Universalist minister to share overseas experiences11 min ago 

The Rev. Eric Northard, Northwoods Unitarian Universalist minister and teacher from Grand Rapids, will present "Bridging Cultures, Building Peace" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Tiny Sprouts Daycare in Pequot Lakes.