Miller has been with the Grand Forks Herald sports department for the past 13 years. He's also a Grand Forks native and UND graduate.
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A logo at center court is at the center of a feud between UND donor Kris Engelstad McGarry and UND President Mark Kennedy. In the months leading up to McGarry telling the Herald editorial board about the fractured relationship with Kennedy, the two parties disagreed over a floor marking at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, according to emails obtained by the Herald through an open records request.
GRAND FORKS -- The North Dakota University System opted Thursday to stay out of the fray between University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy and Engelstad Family Foundation trustee Kris Engelstad McGarry. On Wednesday, McGarry, the daughter of late UND donor Ralph Engelstad, requested to meet with the Grand Forks Herald editorial board and discussed a fractured relationship between the Engelstad family and UND’s administration. On Thursday, NDUS Chancellor Mark Hagerott and State Board of Higher Education chair Don Morton were contacted for comments.
GRAND FORKS—During a nearly 90-minute interview with the Grand Forks Herald editorial board Wednesday, May 9, Kris Engelstad McGarry—the daughter of late University of North Dakota donor Ralph Engelstad and the head of the Engelstad Family Foundation—outlined a damaged relationship with UND President Mark Kennedy. Her current discontent with the school's administration, however, isn't a result of the university's retirement of the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo, she said.
GRAND FORKS—University of North Dakota cornerback Deion Harris never felt as good as he did last July, as he prepared for a senior season that was expected to be filled with NFL draft aspirations and lofty expectations for the Fighting Hawks. That all changed during a mid-July team conditioning workout at Memorial Stadium when Harris planted his foot and attempted to turn.
GRAND FORKS—University of North Dakota defensive ends Drew Greely and Brandon Dranka were seniors in 2017. The two played as true freshman in coach Bubba Schweigert's first season and started nearly all four years. Defensive end Austin Cieslak, a raw athlete from Hazen, North Dakota, was also in the first recruiting class for Schweigert in 2014. Now, after redshirting his first season and relegated to reserve duty behind Greely and Dranka the years after that, Cieslak is projected as a starter in 2018, and his position coach thinks he could have a big year.
GRAND FORKS—For the first time in the four-year history of the co-op, Fargo North-South will play for a state championship. Sophomore defender Josie Hell scored two goals and added an assist to lead North-South to a 5-2 win over Fargo Davies on Friday afternoon, Feb. 23, in the North Dakota state girls hockey tournament semifinals at Ralph Engelstad Arena. No. 1 seed North-South, 21-4 overall, will play No. 2 Bismarck in the state title game at 5 p.m.
GRAND FORKS—Bismarck Century senior forward Casey Foss missed the first seven games of the boys hockey season due to a knee injury suffered in the Patriots' final football game. In the 17 games Foss played, he scored five goals on the year. Foss nearly matched that total through only two periods of the North Dakota state boys hockey tournament on Thursday. Foss scored four goals to lead the West Region's top seed to a 6-1 win over Grafton-Park River in the state quarterfinals at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
GRAND FORKS—Local high school hockey fans might want to take advantage of Grand Forks hosting the North Dakota state boys and girls hockey tournaments starting Jan 21 at Ralph Engelstad Arena. The state tournaments won't be so close to home for a while. The events will head to Fargo for the next three years—the longest break for Grand Forks since the state tournament began in 1967.
GRAND FORKS—If it were up to the University of North Dakota men's basketball coach Brian Jones, the NCAA would tighten transfer rules. But that doesn't appear to be the direction the NCAA is headed because it currently is mulling a loosening of transfer restrictions as it grapples with athlete well-being and the power indifference between coaches and athletes. The Division I Transfer Working Group met earlier this week in Indianapolis and now is seeking feedback on the types of changes to implement.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—The University of North Dakota officially announced Bill Chaves as the school's 16th athletic director on Tuesday morning, Jan 15. We sat down with Chaves to talk about what's ahead. Q. Your interview and public introduction came during one of Grand Forks' toughest winter stretches. How do you feel about your new climate?