A Grand Forks fifth-grade teacher has been nominated for 2019 North Dakota Teacher of the Year. Leslye Thiery, a teacher at Discovery Elementary, is one of four finalists for the award. North Dakota School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler honored Thiery on Friday morning at Discovery, and gave her a golden bell with her name on it. After Baesler spoke, she took questions from the students. If Thiery wins North Dakota Teacher of the Year, she then will compete for National Teacher of the Year.
A long-vacant anchor space in Columbia Mall likely won't be empty for long. Multiple new tenants are moving into what used to be Macy's in the Grand Forks mall, according to Mike Marcotte, the local Century 21 broker for Joy 2001, which purchased the space after Macy's closed its doors. "There will be three or four new tenants," Marcotte said. Joy 2001, a California-based property management company, purchased the 99,000-square-foot building in January. Marcotte has been handling leasing and selling in North Dakota for Joy 2001.