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Agweek TV will host a launch party Wednesday in Grand Forks. The 30-minute weekly television program focuses on agricultural issues in the Upper Midwest, like its affiliated magazine. The launch party will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Alerus Center concourse. Agweek TV personality Shawna Olson and the magazine staff will be on hand. Country musician Jessie Veeder will also perform.
It's been one obstacle after another over the past year, but Michael Pence hopes to finally open his business in the coming weeks. After changing his location and a few...
A new salon has taken the place of another in downtown Grand Forks. Fringe by Mikki and Jadie opened Feb. 6 at 308 S. Third St., the former home of Nail and Hair Magic. The owner of that business retired, so former JCPenney salon employees Jadie Schuh and Mikki Pierce opened their own business. "This opportunity kind of fell into our lap and we just kind of went with it," Schuh said. Fringe does haircuts, facial waxing, coloring, perms and deep conditioning treatments, Schuh said. "We've gone to advanced training," she said.
A prostitution sting resulted in eight arrests Thursday night in Grand Forks. The Grand Forks Police Department conducted the operation by putting advertisements on Backpage.com, a classified advertising website. The...
Apply for a job, get a free sandwich. That's one strategy the Grand Forks Erbert and Gerbert's Sandwich Shop is using to attract more job applicants at a time when there are hundreds of food service job openings in the region.
Hope Evangelical Covenant Church will buy the Grand Cities Mall on South Washington Street from its Denver-based owners, the church announced Wednesday morning. The purchase will allow the church to...
Name: Bonnie Rygg-Haley Title and business : President of Bon Voyage Travel Leaders Year opened: 1988 Number of employees : Five Address: 2100 S. Columbia Road, Grand Forks Phone :...
Another restaurant affiliated with the North Dakota Farmers Union has opened on the East Coast. Founding Farmers opened a location in Tysons Corner, Va., last week. It's the fourth restaurant in a group that uses ingredients mainly from U.S. family farms, including from North Dakota. Dan Simons, whose agency manages the restaurants, said their recent success has to do with combining "great service and delicious food" with the concept of farm-raised ingredients. "We've created a brand I think that's approachable," Simons said. "A burger costs $11, which in a city like D.C.
The North Dakota House voted Tuesday to allow voters to use a bill or bank statement to verify their residency at the polls. House Bill 1333, sponsored by Rep. Randy Boehning, R-Fargo, would allow those without an updated identification to use a bill, bank statement or U.S. Postal Service change of address form dated 30 days before the election to vote.
March will be a busy month for Laurie Kovar. By the middle of that month, she plans to close her Grand Forks women's clothing store LaRie Boutique. And a couple of weeks later, she's due to have her second child. "Owning a small business, it's a lot of work," Kovar said. "I want to be able to spend time with my family and enjoy them while they're younger versus going to work in the evening after everything is done and they're in bed and doing my book work." Kovar opened LaRie Boutique in 2010 at 2860 10th Ave. N., near Ralph Engelstad Arena.