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Men's Wearhouse, a national men's clothing retailer, confirmed Tuesday it plans to open a store in Grand Forks, likely at the end of this year or in early 2016. The...
Longtime Digi-Key President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Larson will move onto the Thief River Falls-based company's board, where he will serve as a company advisor, Digi-Key announced Monday. Digi-Key...
The North Dakota Attorney General said Friday "it is fair to assume" his state would join a legal challenge to new federal water rules that critics say are a regulatory overreach. The Obama Administration announced the final version of the Waters of the U.S. rule last week, which clarifies what waterways fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A number of groups and lawmakers have raised concerns that the rule broadens federal authority, with U.S. Rep.
Attorneys representing the city of East Grand Forks are proposing an extra year to resolve an unpaid loan before deciding whether to deny a liquor license to a local establishment. City Council member Marc DeMers suggested earlier this month that owners of the Boardwalk Bar and Grill didn't deserve to have their liquor license renewed because of a $510,000 unpaid city loan that was used to help construct the building the bar is housed in. The loan was made to Boardwalk Enterprises, not the bar itself, but the ownership of the two entities "meet the definition of applicant" in city code, acco
Nothing says "America" quite like fireworks and large shopping centers. In that spirit, Memory Fireworks is expanding its Grand Forks store to 9,000 square feet of retail space. "When people walk in, they're going to see something that's the biggest display of fireworks in probably all of North Dakota," said Ron Knutson, who manages Memory Fireworks locations in the eastern part of the state. Memory Fireworks was previously using about half of that building near Grand Forks International Airport.
Drivers may not notice a large office expansion project in north Grand Forks, even after passing by it. Behind the obscuring view of warehouse facilities, crews are in the middle of expanding Acme Tools' corporate headquarters, a project that planners say will help beautify and update one of the city's commercial areas. The project involves adding 15,000 square feet to the company's current headquarters at 1603 12th Ave. N.
Jim Bollman, the longtime radio announcer whose familiar voice reached listeners throughout the Grand Forks area for decades, died Wednesday.
The North Dakota Attorney General says it’s premature to issue an opinion on whether federal campaign contribution laws apply to state candidates.
An unpaid $510,000 loan in East Grand Forks was not the result of employee malfeasance, willful neglect of duty or bad faith, a League of Minnesota Cities official said last week. The organization's insurance trust issued that opinion in denying the city of East Grand Forks' insurance claims over the Boardwalk Enterprises loan.
The director of East Grand Forks' economic development arm wants to update the department's webpage to catch the eye of new businesses and remain competitive with other cities. Paul Gorte, the city's economic development director, compared its website with several other cities in a meeting of the Economic Development Authority board last week.