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Whether or not Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow on Groundhog Day next month, companies in Grand Forks will be welcoming a different kind of shadow. Local business groups announced the...
Two businessmen who are bringing back King Leo's burger restaurant to Fargo are planning to do the same in Grand Forks. Tom Poole, along with Doug Gillam, is developing a King Leo's currently under construction in Fargo. He said Wednesday they have plans to bring the chain back to Grand Forks, but couldn't specify where it might be located. "We have plans to go up to Grand Forks," Poole said. "We think Grand Forks could be a good town for us." The restaurant apparently closed in Grand Forks sometime in or before 1975.
The number and value of building permits in Grand Forks grew again in 2014, a year that saw construction begin on a new medical school and the production of townhomes accelerate. The total value of the 1,727 building permits issued by the city of Grand Forks last year was $368,599,640, 74 percent more than 2013's total of $212,067,063.
Mackinzie Burke's first few months with the Crookston Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau was a bit of a whirlwind. A few days after taking a job there as a communications specialist and event coordinator earlier this year, she was married.
Grand Forks area business leaders are encouraging local employers to sign up for a new job shadowing program for college students. Registration is now open for employers to host UND...
The East Grand Forks City Council approved a budget Monday morning just hours before it was due to the state of Minnesota. The budget meeting was a continuation of a...
It didn't take long for a major controversy to arise during David Murphy's tenure as East Grand Forks' new city administrator. Seven months after coming to the city, Murphy -- selected as the Herald's Person of the Year -- found himself in the middle of a newly uncovered unpaid economic development loan worth $510,000 that, while still not resolved 15 years after first being approved, has caused an uproar on the east side of the Red River.
Harold Vold retired from a long career as a Lutheran pastor in 1993, but he and his wife Eunice haven't slowed down since. Among their various civic and charitable activities over the years are delivering food for the Meals on Wheels program, leading Bible study, participating in groups like the Sons of Norway, Grand Forks Historical Society and Bethesda Society -- just to name a few. "We believe God wants us to be helpful to other people," Harold Vold said. "That's what we try to do." "We enjoy volunteering very much," Eunice Vold added.
Q. How did HB Sound and Light get started? A . After returning from working in Nashville, I was installing telephone systems during the day and doing shows on nights...
A Crookston man is facing six counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct for alleged sexual contact with a person younger than 13. Eric John Christianson, 31, made his first appearance...