When you live in a small town, the term “celebrity” has a completely different meaning. We have a couple notable neighbors who call Greater Grand Forks home. Keep an eye out, you may just see them around town!
Since hockey is a big deal around here, it’s only a given that the head coach of the University of North Dakota Men’s Hockey Team would be included on this list. Berry played college hockey at UND, played in the NHL and had several assistant coaching positions (including UND) before becoming head coach. He is the first coach in NCAA history to lead their team to a National Title in their first year!
Molly Yeh is a blogger, chef and cookbook author. She has a show on Food Network called Girl Meets Farm. Her cooking show is filmed in the kitchen of her farmhouse in rural Greater Grand Forks. She studied at Juilliard where she met her husband who comes from a local farming family.
Marilyn has been a writer for the Grand Forks Herald since 1957. In 2012, her “Eatbeat” article reviewing the local Olive Garden went viral. She was covered and interviewed by several morning shows and caught the attention of chef Anthony Bourdain who wrote the foreword to her book, Grand Forks: A History of American Dining in 128 Reviews.
Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux
The twin sisters come from a hockey family with four, hockey playing brothers. Jocelyne and Monique played on the women’s hockey team at the University of North Dakota. They are three-time olympians and three-time olympic medalists earning silver medals in 2010 & 2014 and the gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
Past Celebrity Sightings
In 2015, Ed Sheeran stopped in Grand Forks between shows in Sioux Falls and Winnipeg to take in a round of golf at Kings Walk Golf Course. (That’s actually my BFF, Emily in the photo!)
Duhamel, a Minot native, has been hired as the face of North Dakota Tourism. He has made stops in Grand Forks as part of the tourism campaign and in Spring 2019, received an honorary degree from the University of North Dakota.
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