John Hageman covers local business and North Dakota politics. He attended the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, where he studied journalism and political science, and he previously worked at the Bemidji Pioneer.
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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said Wednesday she wants to know more about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plans after major developments in the dispute over the Dakota Access Pipeline...
Doug Burgum, the Republican candidate for North Dakota governor, criticized last week’s decision from three federal agencies to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux...
A bill that would create a commission to explore issues facing Native American children is closer to becoming law after unanimously passing the U.S. House on Monday. The bill, sponsored...
Starbucks is moving one of its Grand Forks coffee shops to a heavily trafficked intersection. The Seattle-based company said in an email it will relocate its current shop at 1217...
A Grand Forks County landowner declared victory Tuesday in his legal battle with a company seeking to build an oil pipeline across his property. James and Krista Botsford, who live in Wisconsin but own land west of Emerado, N.D., were sued by the North Dakota Pipeline Co. in 2014 after the couple rejected the company's offers for an easement for the Sandpiper Pipeline. A North Dakota district judge sided with the company and granted an easement last year.
A California-based company's decision to build a new manufacturing facility in Mexico has shifted work away from the Cirrus Aircraft plant in Grand Forks. Icon Aircraft announced the construction of a new facility in Tijuana last week. There, it will produce composite airframe components for its A5 craft, a two-seat sport plane that can be launched from the water and towed on a trailer like a personal boat.
Grand Forks residents will now be able to shop at Whole Foods, Costco and Barnes and Noble without leaving their home. Google Express launched its delivery service in North Dakota today, allowing online shoppers here to purchase items from big-name stores that may otherwise require a long drive to reach.
The protest and legal battle over an oil pipeline being constructed near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and the subsequent responses from state and federal authorities have drawn varying reactions from candidates for North Dakota's highest offices. A decision from three federal agencies announced Friday halted the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land, despite a federal judge's denial of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's request for an injunction against the project that same day.
A downtown Grand Forks building that was home to a well-known restaurant is attracting interest, but nothing had been finalized as of Thursday, Sept. 8. The former Sanders 1907 restaurant...
Plans for a Chick-fil-A restaurant near Grand Forks' Columbia Mall are in the works. A memo written ahead of the Planning and Zoning Commission's Wednesday meeting showed a proposed driveway to provide a future Chick-fil-A restaurant with a path to the Columbia Mall access road off of 32nd Avenue South. The new restaurant would be located next to Texas Roadhouse, according to the memo.