John Hageman covers local business and North Dakota politics. He attended the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, where he studied journalism and political science, and he previously worked at the Bemidji Pioneer.
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One of the nation's top business schools is boosting its Midwest recruitment efforts and offering a new fellowship to attract applicants from the region. The Master of Business Administration fellowship offered by Stanford Graduate School of Business, ranked by Forbes as the nation's best business school, will pay for students' tuition and related fees, which amounts to $160,000 over two years. Eligibility requires "strong ties" to states such as North Dakota and Minnesota.
Another Grand Forks motel is slated for demolition. A building permit on file at Grand Forks City Hall shows the Lucky Inn Motel, 1403 S. Washington St., will be demolished. The property is owned by 1403 SoWash LLC, which lists its principal office Roseville, Minn. Efforts to reach a property owner earlier this week were unsuccessful. No one answered the phone at the Lucky Inn Tuesday or Wednesday.
General Electric announced Tuesday it plans to purchase LM Wind Power, a wind turbine blade manufacturer that employs almost 1,000 people in Grand Forks. The $1.65 billion deal "in-sources wind turbine blade design and manufacturing for GE's renewable energy business, improving its ability to increase energy output and create value for onshore and offshore customers," a GE news release said. GE does not produce blades today, and LM Wind Power is its largest blade supplier, the company added.
FARGO—The three candidates for North Dakota governor debated one final time Monday before the November election. The roughly half-hour debate, sponsored by AARP in North Dakota and taped at Prairie Public Broadcasting in downtown Fargo, featured discussion on the state of North Dakota's budget, a large protest over an oil pipeline and caregiver services. Republican Doug Burgum faced off against Democrat Marvin Nelson and Libertarian Marty Riske.
Doug Burgum, the Republican candidate for North Dakota governor, criticized sexually aggressive remarks made by his party's presidential nominee Donald Trump that surfaced over the weekend. "These comments are offensive, wrong and unacceptable," Burgum said in a two-sentence statement provided to the Herald Saturday night. "It is disappointing that our presidential nominating system produced two flawed candidates."
In between Spanish phrases, Diego described the cuisine he experienced in North Dakota. “Marshmallow salad,” he tells his mother from a phone booth surrounded by corn stalks. “Big mounds of...
Carl Hoverson sees opportunities in a major trade deal between the U.S. and a group of Pacific Rim countries. As the owner of a potato growing operation in Larimore, N.D., and the former chairman of the U.S. Potato Board, Hoverson said the Trans-Pacific Partnership will help break down barriers to growing markets in Asia. That also would help beef, dairy and other agricultural producers.
While state leaders announced another drop in taxable sales and purchases this week, Grand Forks sales tax collections almost reached a record high. The $2,067,469 in city sales tax collections...
A UND graduate and Grand Forks native who now leads a well-known chain of chicken wing restaurants will speak in Grand Forks next week. Sally Smith, president and CEO of...
A Canadian firm has purchased a Cavalier, N.D., auto dealership, the company's first in the United States. Swanson Motors now goes by Birchwood Chevrolet Buick, said Al Berry, the executive manager of the dealership. Berry, a former sales manager at the Rydell dealership in Grand Forks, said he has known Clay Swanson, the former owner of Swanson Motors, for some time and was familiar with Winnipeg-based Birchwood Automotive Group.