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Developers of a PepperJax Grill in south Grand Forks were dealt another blow this week when a district judge extended orders to halt the restaurant's construction.
Kyle Kosior thought his job as the Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity's executive director would be mostly made up of administrative duties and helping construct homes.
Grand Forks Air Force Base may be a temporary home for unaccompanied children coming across the United States' southern border, a U.S. Department of Defense official said Wednesday. Lt. Col. Thomas Crosson, a DOD spokesman, said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services asked for a total of 5,000 beds at military facilities to meet an increase in demand. HHS would be responsible for overseeing and funding the operation.
An automotive parts and supplies store that has been in Grand Forks for decades will close in the coming days. H.E. Everson Co., located at 2902 Gateway Drive, is closing its store but keeping its headquarters here. The company will have eight other stores in North Dakota once the Grand Forks location closes.
When Nate Espinoza received a letter from the Grand Forks Police Department recently, he assumed it was related to a previous offense. His assumption wasn't baseless; Espinoza's checkered past includes DUIs and an academic expulsion from UND, as well as assault charges a decade ago in Texas. But he was surprised to find the letter was actually invitation to receive an award on behalf of Freedom Church for its work on the Grand Forks Community Celebration, an event in which Espinoza was involved.
A number of the region's "for sale" signs have received a makeover. Earlier this month, Crary Real Estate officially dropped its affiliation with Prudential after six years, marking a return...
Wes and Debi Stainbrook didn't have longtime plans of opening their own thrift store, but they jumped at the opportunity to do so.
A New Year's Eve gala in Grand Forks will benefit a nonprofit aimed at helping veterans. The Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals is hosting "Spy Games: A Formal New Year's Eve Charity Gala" Thursday at the Gorecki Alumni Center on the UND campus. The event will feature a play from the Conduit Theater in which actors will walk through the crowd and interact with partygoers, said Amber Paulson, who has led the gala's planning efforts.
A local husband and wife team offering transportation with a different kind of horsepower have been busy this winter. Point Paradise Stables in East Grand Forks, run by Clayton and Kristen Vetter, provides horse-drawn wagon rides across the snow. The rides offer a sense of nostalgia in a world that's increasingly driven by technology, Clayton Vetter said.
A sexual assault case will head to trial next month in Grand Forks.