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As the Schneiders arrived at their temporary Bismarck home last week, another family’s portraits hung on the wall. Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider is one of several Grand Forks area...
A new barber shop is opening near the intersection of Washington Street and DeMers Avenue in Grand Forks. Pete Guzman is opening Pete's Barber Shop next to the Hertz Car Rental location on DeMers Avenue. He said he's not sure when it will open. Guzman had worked at People Barbers for 30 years, he said. He's starting his own shop with his daughter, Amanda Gaus. "It was our dream to open our own shop, and now we're going to do it," Guzman said.
All seven patients from Monday's bus crash in Larimore previously admitted at Altru Hospital have been discharged, the hospital said Friday afternoon. The bus driver, 62-year-old Max Danner, and 17-year-old...
An A&W Restaurant has opened in Thief River Falls. The restaurant was slated to open in the new Cenex Travel Plaza on Highway 59 South, according to a December post on the Thief River Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau's Facebook page. "Both visitors and residents are always looking for more variety when it comes to dining options," said Laura Anderson, the CVB's executive director. A&W serves hamburgers, root beer and other American-style food.
An A&W Restaurant has opened in Thief River Falls. The restaurant was slated to open in the new Cenex Travel Plaza on Highway 59 South, according to a December post...
North Dakota legislators introduced a bill Thursday that would grant university students and student organizations the right to be represented by an attorney during university disciplinary proceedings. The bill, introduced by Sen. Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks, would grant students the right to be represented by an attorney or non-attorney advocate at the student's expense.
A Devils Lake High School student was recognized by Gov. Jack Dalrymple during his State of the State address Tuesday. Dalrymple mentioned Melanie Bailey for carrying a competing runner who was injured during a race in October and said she demonstrated the "true spirit of North Dakota." The act gained national recognition, and Bailey appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show along with the other runner, Fargo South student Danielle LaNoue. Bailey, who was in attendance Tuesday, received a standing ovation from lawmakers.
Whether or not Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow on Groundhog Day next month, companies in Grand Forks will be welcoming a different kind of shadow. Local business groups announced the...
Two businessmen who are bringing back King Leo's burger restaurant to Fargo are planning to do the same in Grand Forks. Tom Poole, along with Doug Gillam, is developing a King Leo's currently under construction in Fargo. He said Wednesday they have plans to bring the chain back to Grand Forks, but couldn't specify where it might be located. "We have plans to go up to Grand Forks," Poole said. "We think Grand Forks could be a good town for us." The restaurant apparently closed in Grand Forks sometime in or before 1975.
The number and value of building permits in Grand Forks grew again in 2014, a year that saw construction begin on a new medical school and the production of townhomes accelerate. The total value of the 1,727 building permits issued by the city of Grand Forks last year was $368,599,640, 74 percent more than 2013's total of $212,067,063.