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Two excavators sat idle Friday afternoon at a construction site near the corner of 32nd Avenue South and Columbia Road in Grand Forks amid a commercial lease dispute. A North...
The lone Republican to declare his candidacy for next year's race for the North Dakota governor's office said Thursday his free-market principles will serve the state well in leaner times.
A Grand Forks artist helped a downtown boutique prepare for an upcoming open house with a window mural facing DeMers Avenue. Sue Burke, who works under the moniker Sue Burke Designs, used chalk ink Monday to draw a wintery scene of leaves, pine cones and snowflakes in Living Sage's window. She's been doing similar pieces for a couple of years, but it's the first time a business has asked her to do one. "I tried to make it whimsy and whimsical," Burke said. The store at 416 DeMers Ave. is under new management and is holding an open house 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
The UND Student Senate unanimously passed a resolution Sunday in support of Uber, UND Student Body President Matt Kopp said Tuesday, marking the start of a campaign they hope will lure the ride-sharing service to Grand Forks. The resolution was amended to include $3,000 from the Student Government's general account to "get the word out" about Uber, Kopp said in an email.
UND student leaders are preparing an effort to lure Uber to Grand Forks. Following survey results that indicated four-fifths of UND students would use companies like Uber to get around town, the UND Student Senate plans to consider a resolution in support of ride-sharing services on Sunday.
Like many of her peers, Kelsey Conneran uses financial aid to help pay for school. But unlike some of her classmates, she’s working off campus as well, clocking hours at...
Signature Jewelers is moving from East Grand Forks to a rapidly growing area on the other side of the Red River. The store, which has been in business for 13 years, will move to a new multi-tenant building at 4491 S. Washington St. in Grand Forks, near Choice Health and Fitness. Owner Nancy Marchell said she plans to open there in January. Marchell said her move was prompted in part because she lives in North Dakota "so it makes business sense." Her new location also puts Signature Jewelers in an area that's seeing new housing projects sprout up.
Servers working at Grand Forks bars may soon be able to complete their city-required alcohol training online, a change police, public health officials and bar owners said could offer greater convenience in a high-turnover industry. The training covers issues like over-serving and preventing underage drinking. It's conducted in person by a member of the Grand Forks Police Department or an Altru Health System staffer, but moving it online would save time and make it more accessible to servers, Lt.
Attorneys for an East Grand Forks bar and restaurant are arguing the city lacks evidence to show an economic development loan associated with the building housing the business has gone unpaid. In a brief filed in the Minnesota Court of Appeals last week, attorneys for Boardwalk Bar and Grill said the city of East Grand Forks hasn't produced sufficient evidence to show a $510,000 loan to Boardwalk Enterprises, which owns the building the bar is in, is delinquent. "Although respondent actually compiled the record before the court ...
The Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority is planning for the next 20 years with a new master plan. The planning process began last month and could finish in early 2018.