Dessert Benefit For Gretchen Graf Set For Tuesday In Grand Forks

Gretchen Graf has been a pastor and teacher in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks since 1993. Eight years ago, she was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a form of chronic leukemia and prevents bone marrow from making blood. In August, Gretchen will begin a bone marrow transplant process with her sister as her donor. Gretchen and…
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Terry Harmon Benefit Set For Satuday: ‘Nice To Know People Care About You’

By Mike Brue  GRAND FORKS — A little more than a year ago, Terry Harmon began a new health journey that turned into a roller coaster ride. “It’s been a tough haul,” he said this week. Still, the 51-year-old Grand Forks man is more optimistic than he’s been in months that he’s nearing a positive…
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‘Stronger Every Day’: Benefit 11am-2pm Saturday For Forks Man Hurt In Train-vehicle Collision

By Mike Brue Home is where Kyle Johnson’s heart is. He’d like to be there, too. The 28-year-old hasn’t seen his Grand Forks residence, which he shares with his parents, since leaving for his job with the Grand Forks Public Health department’s Mosquito Control team the morning of Aug. 21, 2013. Around 8:30 a.m. that…
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A Chance To Try Your Hand At Wheelchair Basketball

Teens and adults with physical disabilities living in the Grand Forks region, and those without disabilities, too, are invited to spend a few hours on Sunday afternoons playing wheelchair basketball. The Wallbangers, a recreational group sponsored by charitable nonprofit NDAD (North Dakota Association for the Disabled), meet year-round on most Sundays at 4 p.m. in…
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Family, Friends Of Kristi Magnuson Hope Saturday Benefit Helps To Launch Health Turnaround

By Mike Brue GRAND FORKS — Melissa Magnuson says she can sum up her mom, Kristi, in one word these days. Miserable. Kristi Magnuson loves the young dogs – chihuahuas Lady and Snickers, and toy spaniel Buddy – living in the house she shares with her parents, Donna and Dean Magnuson. But she’s been unable…
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