THE FLENSBURGER FILES The City of Lights
In the next month, the Flensburg Files takes you back to the border town in Germany as well as some of the surrounding areas in Schleswig-Holstein and neighboring Denmark. Some of the columns will be ... Posted on 5/12/11 at 5:27 PM
A Grand Forks City Council task force reviewing whether the city has to change the way it runs the Alerus Center will swing into action next month.
At stake are issues such as how much risk the city-owned events center should take on major concerts and if it should still be run quasi-independently by a commission.
The Philadelphia Macaroni Co. was granted almost $123,000 in loans from the city’s growth fund Monday to be used for upgrades to its Grand Forks plant.
The total project cost for the upgrades was estimated at $1.5 million, mostly for the addition of two flour blending silos and miscellaneous equipment. According to documents provided to the Jobs Development Authority, or JDA, the project will create 12 jobs.
The fate of the Smiley water tower will be decided at next week’s City Council meeting, but the general consensus at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting seemed to not be favorable for saving the landmark.
New cost estimates for the tower range from $99,000 for demolition up to $396,000 to extend its life by 15 to 20 years, considerably higher than figures released in 2006.
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