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Angie Bjorgaard stands in front of the St. John's Block building in downtown Grand Forks. Next year, Bjorgaard and her husband Barry will begin turning the historic building into a boutique hotel, reminiscent of days before chain hotels came into existence. Photo by Kile Brewer/Grand Forks Herald

Owner of St. John’s block planning boutique lodging in downtown Grand Forks


First Angie Bjorgaard formed an idea for a luxury hotel in downtown Grand Forks, and then she found the building.

“We came across this building and just really fell in love it,” said Bjorgaard, walking through the St.


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Christopher Bjorke
Christopher Bjorke is the news and business editor for the Grand Forks Herald. He first worked for the Herald in 1997 and most recently since 2011. His jobs at the Herald include covering local government, state politics, business and economics, and the health care industry. 
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