John Hageman covers North Dakota politics from the Forum News Service bureau in Bismarck. He attended the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, where he studied journalism and political science, and he previously worked at the Grand Forks Herald and Bemidji Pioneer.
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Petro Serve USA will acquire Valley Dairy, a local chain of gas stations, convenience stores and car washes in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. The deal will close on Dec. 1, Petro Serve CEO Kent Satrang said Friday afternoon, adding it has been in the works for a couple of months.
A Grand Forks unmanned aerial systems firm reached a milestone earlier this month when the Federal Aviation Administration granted a waiver allowing the company to fly at night. SkySkopes is...
A new salon and skin care business has sprung up near the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Essence Salon and Skin Care Studio opened in early November at 2860 10th Ave. N...
Grand Forks’ Columbia Mall will be open during the evening on Thanksgiving. The Columbia Mall said Monday it would be open from 6 p.m. to midnight Thursday, but stores may...
The federal government's choice of North Dakota as one of six unmanned aircraft test sites in late 2013 was greeted with plenty of pomp and circumstance, with a range of North Dakota dignitaries gathering in Grand Forks to welcome the announcement. Almost three years later, activity within the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site has accelerated. The test site is closing in on 2,000 flights so far this year, said Nicholas Flom, the test site's new director, up from the roughly 250 conducted between its first flight in mid-2014 and the end of 2015.
FedEx will pay the Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority almost $2.8 million under a separation agreement the airport's board agreed to Thursday morning. The vote comes after FedEx moved its air cargo operations from the Grand Forks International Airport to Fargo's Hector International Airport less than a month ago. The Memphis, Tenn., company said the move was made in an effort to operate more efficiently.
Minnesota and North Dakota were among the top states for volunteering last year, a report released Tuesday said. The Corporation for National and Community Service said 35.4 percent of Minnesota residents volunteered in 2015, which was second-highest in the country, including Washington, D.C. North Dakota ranked 15th, with 30.7 percent of its residents volunteering last year.
The results of last week's election may mean the end for the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said Monday. But a prominent environmental group appears to be ready to fight back against any attempts to repeal the regulation.
Marc Kuhn has been pouring concrete for years, but he doesn't remember going past Halloween often. But the past couple of years have been different, he said. A warm fall this year is giving construction companies extra time to work before the harsh winter sets in. On Sunday, temperatures reached 72 degrees at Grand Forks International Airport, breaking a 41-year record. A National Weather Service forecast on its website predicted Thursday high temperatures would stay in the 50s through Tuesday in Grand Forks.
A new barber kiosk has opened in East Grand Forks. Patrick O'Rourke has been working out of the standalone barber station at the Riverwalk Centre for about five weeks. Business...