John Hageman covers North Dakota politics from the Forum News Service bureau in Bismarck. He attended the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, where he studied journalism and political science, and he previously worked at the Grand Forks Herald and Bemidji Pioneer.
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East Grand Forks Mayor Lynn Stauss has been hospitalized, but is in good condition. Stauss, who first took office in 1996, was absent from the city council meeting Tuesday night.
The longtime director of UND’s Energy and Environmental Research Center was placed on paid administrative leave Monday morning. But hours later, Gerald Groenewold said he still didn’t know why UND took the action.
They are the chosen few. Two out of 1,200 applicants to drive Oscar Mayer’s famous Wienermobile were in Grand Forks Monday as part of a public relations road trip.
The Grand Forks Downtown Development Association named Stacey Majkrzak as its first executive director Monday, the group said.
Documents obtained by the Herald Friday show East Grand Forks Mayor Lynn Stauss’ brother was a partner in a business just a few years after it received a $510,000 zero-interest city loan that has gone unpaid for more than a decade.
As the Grand Forks area recovers from a drawn-out winter, a sure sign of spring has emerged: Local businesses are setting up outdoor greenhouses.
East Grand Forks Mayor Lynn Stauss said Wednesday he didn’t know anything about an outstanding loan used to help construct the Boardwalk building.
East Grand Forks city officials are pursuing payments for a $510,000 loan that that they say have slipped through the cracks for roughly a decade.
Russell Shimek, who co-owns the shop with his wife Amy, said they've seen some excitement in the days leading up to the opening. "They're happy to have a coffee shop on this side of town," he said. Shimek said he expects a lot of their customers to be people who live in the south part of town, as well as people coming from the Choice Health and Fitness wellness center and Altru's new campus.
A maker of industrial doors and fall-prevention systems in Grand Forks has plans to expand its facility. PS Doors Founder Jim Satrom said the company will add 24,000 to 48,000 square feet to the 56,000-square-foot facility at 1150 S. 48th St.