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Kirsten Stromsodt

Assigning Editor

Kirsten Stromsodt started at the Herald in the fall of 1998, working as a part-time sports clerk. After graduating from the University of North Dakota in 2001, she was hired full-time on the news copy desk. Subsequently, she was promoted to news editor, night editor and assigning editor in 2009. Stromsodt is a native of rural Grand Forks County.

[ND-E 0201] - Epiphany CI: Assigning Editor: Kirsten Stromsodt; The Grand Forks Herald, Grand Forks, N.D. (2:52)

Kirsten Stromsodt was a senior in high school when the Red River flooded in 1997. She was assigned by her family to pick up the daily newspaper when it was distributed every afternoon at a local gas station. She remembers people crowded around The Herald’s newspaper truck as they tossed off the papers. “It still gives me chills,” says Stromsodt. “We serve a purpose and people think we are important.”