granitefallsnews.com http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20121022/NEWS/121029976/-1/lifestyle granitefallsnews.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:57:39 +0000 Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419534/0/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:59:58 +0000 By The Associated Press http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419534/0/lifestyle MEXICO CITY — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family. He was 87.

Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, Garcia Marquez achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles [...]]]> Clarkfield water tower bids rejected, second opinion requested http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419551/0/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:59:02 +0000 Ethan Groothuis Staff Writer http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419551/0/lifestyle Today in the News: Chelsea Clinton says she's pregnant http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419537/0/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:59:30 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419537/0/lifestyle News to know

Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced at a Clinton Foundation event in New York that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are "very excited" to be having their first child later this year. The former first lady says she's "really excited" about becoming a grandmother and it makes the work of [...]]]> BRE principal Hesch also departing post http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419596/0/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:06:47 +0000 Ethan Groothuis Staff Writer http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419596/0/lifestyle 'Trinity' has Skajaquoda excited for near future http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419598/0/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:43:49 +0000 Scott Tedrick News Editor http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419598/0/lifestyle Anderson-Person violates no contact order http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419599/0/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:39 +0000 Scott Tedrick News Editor http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419599/0/lifestyle Today in the News: Search continues for those missing from ferry disaster http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419543/0/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:50:38 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419543/0/lifestyle News to know

Some 160 coast guard and navy divers searched for survivors inside the wreckage of a ferry that sank off of South Korea this morning. Cho Man-yong, a coast guard spokesman, said 16 divers approached the ferry Wednesday night but failed to get inside because the current was too strong. He said the water was very muddy and visibility [...]]]> Morning Jolt: 292 missing in South Korea ferry disaster http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419737/0/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:58:54 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419737/0/lifestyle A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured. The high number of people unaccounted for — likely trapped in the ship or floating in the ocean — raised fears that the death toll could rise drastically, making it one [...]]]> Today in the News: Sub dives again in search of missing plane http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419743/0/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419743/0/lifestyle News to know

A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet began its second mission Tuesday after cutting short its first because the ocean waters where it was sent were too deep, officials said. Monday's planned 16-hour search lasted just six and none of the data collected by the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 submarine [...]]]> Boston Marathon bombing: One year later, a city still heals, runs http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419756/0/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:03:03 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419756/0/lifestyle Morning Jolt: Deep water thwarts first search for missing airplane http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419796/0/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:55:23 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419796/0/lifestyle In the news

A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth along the floor of the Indian Ocean, officials said Tuesday. Search crews sent the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 into the depths Monday to begin scouring the seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 after failing for six days to detect any new signals believed to be coming from its black [...]]]> Today in the News: Lunar eclipse 'blood moon' to appear overnight http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419811/0/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419811/0/lifestyle News to know

A total lunar eclipse in the early morning will turn the moon into a "blood moon," according to NASA. The eclipse begins around 2 a.m. EDT, and the moon will turn a reddish orange color around 3 a.m. and stay that way for about an hour. This is the first of four blood moons the U.S. will see over the next year and a half, a rarity, as some periods of [...]]]> Living at Home Block Nurse Program fundraiser draws crowd http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419859/0/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:53:38 +0000 Scott Tedrick News Editor http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419859/0/lifestyle Pelicans on annual spring migration to Minnesota http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419879/0/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:11:57 +0000 DNR News Release http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419879/0/lifestyle American White Pelicans are among the world’s largest birds and are easily recognized in flight. Wingspans up to 9 feet, bright white plumage with black-edged wings and large, orange bills distinguish them from any other species.
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2014 will mark final year of Friends of Cory fundraiser event http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419888/0/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:29:24 +0000 Scott Tedrick News Editor http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419888/0/lifestyle Contracts with city and townships would aid Granite Falls ambulance http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419901/0/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:20:39 +0000 Scott Tedrick http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419901/0/lifestyle Morning Jolt: 10 killed in truck-bus crash in California http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419912/0/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:55:26 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419912/0/lifestyle In the news

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — A FedEx tractor-trailer crossed over a grassy median on a Northern California freeway and slammed into a bus carrying more than 40 high school students in an explosive crash that left 10 people dead, authorities said.

Both the bus and semi driver were among those killed in the fiery crash, authorities said. Many of those on the bus escaped through a window that someone had kicked open, Clavijo said, running for their lives to [...]]]> School Board looks to future with work session http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419930/0/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:25:56 +0000 Ethan Groothuis Staff Writer http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419930/0/lifestyle Today in the News: 'Jesus' wife' papyrus is not a fake, experts say http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419933/0/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419933/0/lifestyle News to know

A group of scientists that tested a controversial business-card sized piece of papyrus that mentions Jesus' wife concluded that the document is not a fake. Harvard Divinity School said in a statement, "A wide range of scientific testing indicates that a papyrus fragment containing the words, 'Jesus said to them, my wife' is an ancient [...]]]> Principal Meihak moving on http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419952/0/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:56:11 +0000 Ethan Groothuis Staff Writer http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419952/0/lifestyle granitefallsnews.com http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20121022/NEWS/121029976/-1/lifestyle granitefallsnews.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:57:39 +0000