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A well-known Grand Forks businessman was sent to the hospital Monday morning after he was struck by a car while he was crossing the street. Walter Swingen, 84, was hit...
The fine dining restaurant Sanders is looking for a new logo as it prepares to move to a new home in downtown Grand Forks. The restaurant solicited submissions on its Facebook page last week, and they'll take designs until July 12.
Before she helped transform Buffalo Wild Wings from a small restaurant chain into the household name it is today, Sally Smith was a UND student studying business and accounting in her hometown of Grand Forks. She worked at the international accounting and auditing firm KPMG and Dahlberg Inc. before becoming Buffalo Wild Wings' chief financial officer in 1994, when it only had 35 restaurants.
Don't call it a bank. Just days before crews replaced Alerus Financial's logo on its downtown Grand Forks headquarters this week, company executives said they think of themselves as operating a financial services company. After all, more than half of its revenue now comes from sources like mortgage or retirement business. "We're enjoying some pretty good success with Alerus," President and CEO Randy Newman said. Alerus Financial is now going simply by Alerus, a change that's meant to better reflect the diversity of its offerings. That rebranding comes as Alerus undergoes rapid expansion.
Gay rights supporters in North Dakota celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in favor of same-sex marriage Friday, a historic decision that overturns the state’s ban on those unions...
Members of North Dakota's and Minnesota's congressional delegations had mixed feelings on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold nationwide tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. King v. Burwell hinged on whether those who purchased coverage through federal exchanges were eligible for tax subsidies.
Hornbacher's is acquiring Super One Foods in Grand Forks, marking its first grocery store outside of the Fargo-Moorhead area.
Altru Health System is in the middle of refitting almost half of its operating rooms on the South Columbia Road campus with new air systems, a project that is pushing some procedures to its southside location in Grand Forks. The project involves replacing the air handlers in five of the 11 operating rooms at its main campus. Air handlers provide ventilation and pressurization, as well as help keep the operating room sterile, said Stacie Avdem, director of surgical and procedural services at Altru. The new air handlers will allow for more flexibility.
The former Sweeto Burrito location in Grand Forks is up for sale. The burrito joint on South Columbia Road closed within the past week with little explanation after less than a year in business. The property is being listed by Coldwell Banker for $895,000. The listing notes that the property, which was an Arby's before becoming Sweeto Burrito, could become a restaurant or converted into a dental or pharmacy facility. It's located just south of Altru Hospital at 1419 S.
Some of the biggest insurance companies in North Dakota and Minnesota have proposed double-digit rate increases for premiums on plans purchased outside of the workplace, a trend one official said...