Author: Kevin Grinde
Kevin R. Grinde is a veteran journalist.
He grew up on the Minnesota Iron Range in the town of Hibbing but graduated high school in Roseburg, Ore. He is a Bemidji State University mass communications grad.
Grinde and his wife, Sara, have three daughters, Arin, Alexis and Aleah. They turned out OK, he says. All of them own advanced degrees in science, teaching and motherhood. The five grandkids are turning out OK, too.
In the mid 1980s, Grinde developed his chops in the newspaper profession as a reporter, editor and page designer at the Fergus Falls (Minn.) Daily Journal and Mesabi Daily News in Virginia, Minn.
In 1985, he began his 26-year run in Grand Forks, N.D., working for the Knight Ridder Corp.-owned Agweek Magazine. In 1989, he joined the Grand Forks Herald as news editor. As a sidebar to that job, he was editor of Northland Outdoors, a four-state monthly magazine about the outdoors. He was the paper's outdoors reporter from 1995-98 and then became managing editor and ran the newsroom until 2011.
In the last few years, he has spent extended periods assisting his three daughters and five grandkids and five granddogs at their homes in Brainerd, Pine City and Mentor, Minn.
He's edited two books, including "Cracking the Channel Catfishode."
He is one of a handful of instigators who launched Unheralded.fish.
He spends his time reading about the universe, observing hockey, delving into drums and drumming, hunting, fishing, backpacking and teaching kids how to become strong individuals and decent human beings.