STAFF BLOG DIGGING DEEPER Grand Forks plans to dedicate more money to maintaining streets
Starting in 2014, Grand Forks plans to dedicate more money to maintaining its street system as part of a federal push to focus on preserving roadways.
The move will have the city upping its ongoing... Posted on 12/12/13 at 8:41 AM
HOME IMPROVEMENT WITH ANDY LINDUS Why Is There Always Mold Growing In My Bathroom?
What is usually a windowless, warm, moist space in your home that tends to have mold or mildew growing in it? Thats right, its your bathroom. We want you to know that you are not alone on having a r... Posted on 11/27/13 at 2:34 PM
STAFF BLOG CITY STREET BEAT City Council wary of special event funding choice
The amount of money suggested by a city committee for funding a new Grand Forks event raised eyebrowsWednesdayat a City Council committee meeting.
The event, TEDxGrand Forks scheduled for Feb. 7,is p... Posted on 11/14/13 at 3:13 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Notebook: Klobuchar, 13 others push bipartisan shutdown relief
By Don Davis
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar rose to become one of the most sought-after political talking heads in recent weeks.
The Minnesota Democrat appeared on numerous cable television and radio news sh... Posted on 10/21/13 at 8:30 AM
IN THE BLACK Shopping at Costco
The Costco store in our area opened almost a year ago, but I have not been there yet. Since I live alone, I dont feel shopping at bulk buying stores works for me. I have a Sam's membership that I go... Posted on 9/9/13 at 7:26 PM
The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a two-year, bipartisan budget plan that would end some automatic spending cuts on federal agencies and replace them with more targeted government savings.
The bitter ideological feud tearing at the Republican Party boiled over on Thursday as the U.S. Congress considered a bipartisan budget deal with angry recriminations between the Republicans' top elected leader and the powerful conservative organizations that have been tormenting him for years.
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday were falling in line behind a bipartisan two-year budget deal, indicating that the normally rambunctious group of lawmakers is not spoiling for a year-end fiscal fight.
David Lawder and Thomas Ferraro
, December 11, 2013
Budget negotiators in the Congress have reached an agreement on Tuesday that, if approved by the House and Senate, could restore some order to the nation's chaotic budget process and avoid another government shutdown on January 15.
Richard Cowan and David Lawder
, December 10, 2013
A minimalist U.S. budget deal that congressional negotiators hope to reach in coming days will do almost nothing to tame rising federal debt, but it could usher in a nearly two-year fiscal truce, minimizing the risk of future funding crises and government shutdowns.
David Lawder and Richard Cowan
, December 09, 2013
Citing a loss in federal funding, University of Minnesota Extension will eliminate 67 jobs from a nutrition education program, a cut of 40 percent.
Most of those losing their jobs are community nutrition educators who work around the state in food shelves, senior centers, and schools.
Years ago, the North Dakota Legislature spent its sessions figuring out what to cut rather than what to add. Then austerity hit Minnesota as well, and lawmakers there wrestled with cuts through several sessions. Now, it’s the Grand Forks School District’s turn.
Unease over voting procedures, miscommunication and impassioned arguments from supporters of a student art program led the Grand Forks School Board to withhold approval of a $1.03 million cut that would reduce its deficit for the year.
Grand Forks Public Schools officials have identified $1.03 million in cuts that will allow the school district to avoid deficit spending this school year, none of which affect teaching staff or student programs, the district’s finance committee said Thursday.
U.S. lawmakers launched a new round of budget talks on Wednesday with pledges to work toward easing automatic government spending cuts, but drew familiar partisan battle lines over boosting tax revenues to help pay for that.
David Lawder and Caren Bohan
, October 30, 2013
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