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Grand Forks cuts urban development director’s job; move follows conflict of interest violation involving subsidized apartment


Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown terminated Urban Development Director Greg Hoover’s employment on Monday as part of a city restructuring effort.

The termination of Hoover’s 11-year career with the city follows a conflict of interest violation regarding federal housing program rules, though City Administrator Todd Feland said that’s not the reason his job was cut.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald and reports on a variety of topics. Other positions she has held at the Herald include city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. While attending the University of North Dakota, she worked as a news reporter and editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Dakota Student. She now serves as one of its alumni advisers. A native of Valley City, N.D., 23 years worth of winters hasn't scared her out of the state yet. You can follow Jewett and her reporting projects on her blog www.diggingdeeper.areavoices.com
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