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A local nonprofit has secured a space in downtown Grand Forks for a co-working venture aimed at providing room for startups and entrepreneurs. Evolve ND intends to rent the second floor above office furniture and design firm Norby's Work Perks at 11 S. Fourth St. for a co-working space, according to the nonprofit's co-founder Brandon Baumbach. The co-working space will provide an open "bullpen" style workspace, conference rooms, high-speed Internet and printer and copier services.
Grand Forks will have a new grocery store this week. Hornbacher's will open its first store outside of the Fargo-Moorhead area on Thursday when it launches in the former Super...
Grand Forks and local business officials want to find ways to loan more of the city's economic development funds. It's revolving loan fund has been out of compliance with U.S. Economic Development Administration requirements for multiple reporting periods because it has not loaned out enough money.
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- The past 18 months have have included a mix of headlines for Arctic Cat. There was the news in June 2014 that its Chairman and CEO...
True Colors, a women's clothing boutique in downtown Grand Forks, has been sold to a local nonprofit. Mickie Nakonechny reached an agreement with the Arc, Upper Valley, and the ownership change happened this week.
Almost everything about Sky's Fine Dining is new. There's the new location overlooking DeMers Avenue and South Fourth Street, a new menu that updates the restaurant's offerings and even the new name. "It's a business and marketing plan," said owner John "Sky" Manske. But behind the scenes, the backbone of the restaurant that Manske took over as Sanders 1907 largely remains.
A few houses in a blighted area of downtown Grand Forks met the wrecking ball Thursday as a local development company made way for a new apartment building along University Avenue. The houses are on the block between North Ninth and North Eighth streets, between the Warehouse Apartments and the Grand Forks YMCA. The Planning and Zoning Commission voted in July to identify the block as "slum and blight," paving the way for Dakota Commercial and Development Co. to receive tax incentives to redevelop the property. The company is planning a 70-unit building dubbed University Flats.
All four McDonald's in the Grand Forks area will offer breakfast all day starting Tuesday. Items like McMuffin Sandwiches, platters, sausage burritos and sides will be available after 10:30 a.m., according to a news release issued on behalf of McDonald's restaurants in the Red River Valley. In a followup email, a spokeswoman confirmed all three McDonald's restaurants in Grand Forks and the one in East Grand Forks would offer all-day breakfast. All-day breakfast is the No. 1 request from the chain's customers, according to the release.
North Dakota may have more time to develop a plan to meet new federal carbon emissions standards for power plants, the state's congressional delegation said this week. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan requires North Dakota to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 45 percent by 2030.
A new survey adds to concerns that a slumping Canadian dollar is discouraging North Dakota's northern neighbors from visiting here. The survey of 816 Manitobans, conducted online by Winnipeg-based Probe Research and released this week, shows 38 percent of respondents who drove to the U.S. in the past year now do so less often.