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A popular downtown Grand Forks bakery is up for sale. Dakota Harvest Bakers, located at 17 N. Third St., is listed online for $647,000. George Kelley, who owns the business with his husband, Paul Holje, said "we've kind of done what we wanted to do with it, and it's kind of time to move on for the next adventure," adding their adoption of a daughter in the past year was a factor in their decision. "And I tell you, having an 11-year-old girl in the house really changes your priorities," he said. "I guess what you'd say is the seasons of our life are changing."
Weather conditions more than a thousand miles from Grand Forks are causing supply issues for a local supermarket chain. Hugo's has posted signs notifying customers of adverse weather in California, Florida and Mexico that may affect vegetable and berry supplies. Cammy Busta, the grocer's produce director, cited El Nino as a culprit. "We are looking at all possible solutions on a daily basis and trying our best to fill those needs," a notice in the South Washington Street Hugo's store stated Sunday night. The notice included a map of typical weather patterns during El Nino.
With two rotations and two minutes in a large brick oven, customers at 1,000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza can expect to get a piece of the pie pretty quickly.
The winners of Wednesday's record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot weren't the only ones sitting on a new pile of cash. State-run lotteries, like those in North Dakota and Minnesota, reported...
The Canadian dollar hit a new milestone this week, though it's one Grand Forks area businesses are not celebrating. For the first time since 2003, the Canadian dollar dropped below...
Another applicant has been named in the search for a new UND president. The co-chairs of the presidential search committee, Hesham El-Rewini and Grant Shaft, forwarded an application to the committee from Timothy J. Greene, the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Western Michigan University.
The possibility that Grand Forks Air Forks Base could temporarily host unaccompanied minors crossing the country's southern border has drawn more criticism from members of North Dakota's congressional delegation. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said Wednesday "it doesn't make sense to bring unaccompanied alien minors to a northern tier Air Force base" like Grand Forks, which is about 1,500 miles north of the southern border. "Our objective should be to reunite these children with their families in their country of origin," he added in a news release.
It's almost a certainty that you won't become a billionaire by winning the Powerball. The odds of winning the estimated jackpot of $1.5 billion today is roughly one in 292 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.
A federal judge has awarded more than $550,000 to the clothing retailer Gap over a dispute with leadership of Grand Forks' Columbia Mall. The case revolved around disagreements over Gap's obligations to pay heating, ventilation, air conditioning and maintenance expenses. U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Erickson already ruled last fall the store's landlord, Illinois-based GK Development, had improperly collected those fees.
A group of Grand Forks business leaders plans to meet later this month with incoming UND interim President Ed Schafer, and on the agenda is their desire to see UND's on-campus enrollment grow.