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A potato growing cooperative based in Grand Forks has sued BNSF Railway over damaged potatoes. The Associated Potato Growers filed its suit against BNSF last week. It alleges that two shipments of potatoes were damaged during trips from Grafton to Pennsylvania in early 2014. An agent of APG wrote to a BNSF representative in February 2014, providing notice of a claim for damages.
The city of East Grand Forks has filed an insurance claim in an attempt to collect some funds because of an unpaid $510,000 economic development loan. The city filed the claim with the League of Minnesota Cities in December, according to City Administrator David Murphy. He expects a decision from the organization in the near future.
A local man planning a new wine bar in the heart of downtown Grand Forks hopes to bring a little bit of northern California to the Red River Valley. Mike Schepp, a former associate athletic director at UND, hopes to open his bar Helix in the spring at the former Downtown Crush space at 110 N. Third St. His liquor license application was submitted to the city Tuesday. Schepp said his establishment would carry a lot of wines that are otherwise not available in the area.
Physical evidence of North Dakota's oil boom is hard to come by in Grand Forks. Residents won't see oil rigs on their morning commute, and natural gas flares don't light up the sky.
Two accounting firms with offices in Grand Forks are preparing to merge. Brady Martz and Drees, Riskey and Vallager signed a letter of intent to merge late last year. The...
Another Grand Forks legislator has introduced a bill to tweak North Dakota’s voter identification law. State Sen. Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks, introduced a bill Thursday that would require student photo...
North Dakota lawmakers are proposing changes to the state's voter identification law after some had problems casting a ballot in November. The proposals come after the Legislature changed North Dakota's voter identification law two years ago to do away with the voter affidavit process that allowed voters to cast a ballot without proper ID. A bill introduced last week by Rep. Corey Mock, D-Grand Forks, would reverse that change and bring back affidavits. "Let's go back to the 2013 law and start from there," Mock said. But Rep.
U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., reintroduced a bill Thursday to address problems faced by Native American children. The bill, which has 22 supporters, would create a national Commission on Native American Children, according to a press release from the senator's office.
Grand Forks-based JLG Architects is expanding into South Dakota. The firm announced Wednesday that it would open an office in Brookings, S.D., its first office in that state. “We are...
American Crystal Sugar Co . in East Grand Forks was fined by a state agency for environmental violations late last year. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency fined American Crystal $5,625...