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The state of North Dakota would fund nearly half of a new water treatment plant in Grand Forks over the next four years under an amendment added to a budget bill by a local lawmaker. Sen. Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks, said Thursday he proposed an amendment to the state Water Commission budget that states it's the "intent" of the Legislature that the state provide grants for half of the water treatment plant's construction costs, and provide a $30 million grant in each of the next two two-year budget cycles. That covers nearly half of the $130 million project, the city's No.
Debra Thompson remembers leaving work for the day at Welcome Home By Design without any notion that anything was wrong. "It was just a normal day," she said. But later that October evening, the call came that their Gateway Drive business was up in flames. While most of their inventory and displays were damaged or destroyed, they opened up again in a temporary spot at 1200 Dyke Ave. in Grand Forks.
College students and student organizations in North Dakota will now have the right to an attorney during university disciplinary proceedings under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jack Dalrymple Wednesday. Dalrymple signed Senate Bill 2150, sponsored by Grand Forks lawmakers Sen. Ray Holmberg and Rep. Lois Delmore, while sitting alongside Sherry Warner Seefeld. She's the mother of former UND student Caleb Warner, who was part of the inspiration for the bill. Warner was accused of sexually assaulting another student in 2010.
North Dakota lawmakers have approved a bill providing a sales tax exemption for the construction of fertilizer or chemical processing facilities. Senate Bill 2035 was sent to Gov. Jack Dalrymple Tuesday. It provides that "tangible personal property" used in the construction of a fertilizer or chemical processing facility can be exempt from sales tax, as long as the owner of the plant has an air quality permit from the state by July 2019. A $2 billion nitrogen fertilizer plant, Northern Plains Nitrogen, is planned to be constructed northwest of Grand Forks. Rep.
Al’s Grill and Catering in Grand Forks is closing next month. Al’s announced on its Facebook page that it had been sold and will close May 16, although it has...
North Dakota lawmakers approved legislation Tuesday clarifying the acceptable forms of voter identification. But one state representative from Grand Forks said the bill does little to make it easier for...
The completion of a social detox center in Grand Forks is expected to be pushed back due to budgeting and scheduling problems. Meredith Richards, the city's planning and community development deputy director, said the project will be re-advertised with a November completion date instead of July as originally planned. "The ability to have a social detox center functioning July 1 is totally impossible now," she said.
A Grand Forks state representative went to a Bismarck hospital Sunday after suffering what his doctors believe may have been a mild stroke.
Altru Health System is planning to move its orthopedics clinic to its Professional Center on the south side of Grand Forks by late August, an Altru executive said last week. Dennis Reisnour, Altru's chief planning executive, said officials are planning for the 14,160-square-foot clinic to open at the South Washington Street campus on Aug. 30.
A local businessman wants to add a coffee shop on a busy East Grand Forks intersection. Bob Moore, who owns the Riverwalk Centre and the River Cinema in East Grand...