STAFF BLOG CITY STREET BEAT THE CITY SCOOP: Parking tickets without fines
Each week, Herald reporter Brandi Jewett answers your questions about local government, laws and other local topics.
Q. I live on the north end, and Ive noticed the city of Grand Forks giving out cour... Posted on 11/25/13 at 2:08 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER MN notebook: Sides disagree on property tax future
By Don Davis
Minnesotans may receive lower property tax bills next year or local officials may keep those taxes the same.
It all depends on who you ask, and neither side knows for sure.
Republicans an... Posted on 7/31/13 at 8:18 AM
THE NEW FORTY My light bulb is at 150 watts today...
I hear an awful lot about student loan debt from my students. I can commiserate as I have a healthy chunk myself from my many years as a student seeking one degree or another. As such, I am not shocke... Posted on 3/26/13 at 6:30 AM
THE WEST WING Weekly Memo 12-14-2012
Each Weekly Memo to the City Council and the agenda packet is also provided on theCity Councilweb page.
The City met this week with AFSCME Council 65, which repres... Posted on 12/17/12 at 8:27 AM
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NEWS AIER gives UND high marks in "College Destinations Index"
The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) has published a brochure that lists the top 75 college destinations for 2012-2013. UND was ranked 17th in the AIER's list of college towns. For info... Posted on 11/15/12 at 12:03 PM
Gov. Mark Dayton argued in his State of the State speech Wednesday that past state income tax cuts are partly to blame for chronic budget problems in Minnesota, saying political leaders cannot afford to keep delaying difficult tax and spending decisions.
Letter by Barry Wilfahrt, president of the Chamber of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks and a steering committee member of North Valley/New Vision 360. He writes about external forces and their impact on communities.
Every week, a group of largely unemployed military veterans meets at a Minnesota Workforce Center to practice job interviewing. Many are in their 40s or older, seeking new jobs after losing one to the recession. For them, age isn’t the only obstacle to overcome. Some still need to adjust to a civilian mindset.
Warning: This economic forecast may be completely off base.
As Canadians close out one of the most unpredictable and tumultuous years of economic activity in recent memory, the future promises only more uncertainty.
The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. is objecting to a change in how Jamestown city sales tax money is used. The Jamestown City Council last month decided to use half of the proceeds from the 1 percent tax for infrastructure improvements, starting March 1. The sales tax had been used exclusively for economic development.
Police said a man found dead outside his north Fargo home likely slipped on the ice and hit his head. The victim has been identified as David Volk, 47. His body was found about 11:30 a.m. Friday between his condo and detached garage.
Associated Press/Forum Communications
, February 07, 2010
A recent survey indicated the Grand Forks region has 72 people working in the unmanned aerial system field, from education to law enforcement and private industry, according to Diane Blair,executive director of the Grand Forks Regional Base Realignment Impact Committee.
The Obama administration is setting aside $30 billion from the financial bailout fund for a program designed to encourage lending to small businesses to aid the economic recovery. An internal document obtained by The Associated Press spell out how the Treasury Department plans to spend money from the fund before it expires in October 2010. The document show $40 billion would go to consumer and business lending programs.
Martin Crutsinger/Daniel Wagner
, December 18, 2009
Michigan, California are states feeling most economic stress, analysis finds Now that the Great Recession appears over, the economy looks to be entering a Rocky Recovery, in which much of the nation will continue to struggle well into 2010.
Martin Crutsinger and Mike Schneider
, December 07, 2009
A group of influential Fargo residents pushing a diversion project as the best means of flood control is optimistic as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares to unveil a feasibility report during a high-stakes meeting Monday morning in Moorhead.
Pomeroy roundtable addresses local economy, stimulus funds “Everyone feels better than they did a year ago, but we’re not near where we want to be.” That’s how Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., summed up an economic roundtable discussion with 18 Grand Forks-area city and business leaders late Tuesday afternoon at the UND Center for Innovation.
One headline said Gov. Tim Pawlenty “declined” an invitation to meet with current and former governors and legislative leaders. Another said he “rejected” the idea. It was more like he tore up the invitation into little bits and threw it away. Then burned it. And buried the ashes. Figuratively, at least. Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller and House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, both Minneapolis Democrats, invited the officials to a summit to discuss economic woes the state faces.
State lawmakers will get an update on the implementation of the state’s hospital infection reporting law this week. The law, sponsored by Minneapolis Democrat Rep. Phyllis Kahn, was passed in 2007. It’s designed to help consumers get more information and for hospitals to lower infection rates.
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