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Sam Easter

Contributing reporter

Sam Easter is a freelance reporter who has been a regular contributor to the Herald since 2019.

Easter, a native of Midland, Mich., graduated from Central Michigan University in 2013 with a degree in English, after which he interned and worked a general-assignment beat for the Bay City Times/MLive.

In 2015, he joined the Herald’s staff as City Hall reporter, covering North Dakota politics at all levels and conducting Herald investigations through early 2018, when he began his freelancing career.

His work has since appeared in The Washington Post, Vice, The Daily Beast and other publications.

Easter, who speaks English and Spanish and uses the pronouns he/him/his, can be reached at samkweaster@gmail.com or via Twitter via @samkweaster.

Even the pandemic’s grip on the economy loosens, a new challenge is cropping up for child care professionals at the new facility, and for teachers, across the region: an apparent labor shortage.
A 19th century episode at Fort Clark marks just one early chapter in Native American public health history — a story that’s been marred for centuries by poor health outcomes that have outpaced the rest of the country. Native Americans have played quiet roles throughout American medical history, though rarely as healthy survivors.
WASHINGTON-An attempt to pass a 2018 Farm Bill collapsed in the House of Representatives earlier this month, leaving farmers and ranchers tapping their feet, waiting for Congress to act on the vital package of crop insurance, food assistance and ...
GRAND FORKS-If he could, Chuck Hilger would meet the opioid crisis with a brand-new clinic in Bemidji. It's close enough to reservations to fight a nationwide wave of addiction, one that's taking Native American lives at six times the rate of oth...
GRAND FORKS - Reporters who covered the Dakota Access Pipeline protests spoke at a panel on UND campus Thursday, April 19, providing some insight - and, at times, a defense - of their work with one of the biggest stories of 2017.
Former FBI Director James Comey's first major interview since his firing by President Donald Trump aired on Sunday night. The interview, in which Comey called Trump "morally unfit," has North Dakota and Minnesota leaders at odds - and it has Sen....
Many North Dakota and Minnesota leaders have endorsed President Donald Trump's early Saturday airstrikes against Syria - a move they said was an appropriate response to a chemical attack that killed at least 43 people near Damascus earlier this week.
WASHINGTON-Hours and hours of questions for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finished with Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., on Wednesday, April 11, who used the final few minutes of a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing to press the social media ch...
WASHINGTON-Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from congressional leaders Tuesday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., among them.Zuckerberg's appearance on Capitol Hill comes after news that Cambridge Analytica, a political research firm...
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., won the first quarter of 2018 and holds the cash-on-hand lead for fundraising in North Dakota's U.S. Senate race, according to fundraising figures released by the campaigns of both Heitkamp and her opponent, Rep. Kevi...