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A marathon meeting of the East Grand Forks City Council ended Tuesday night with no resolution to balance the city's budget. The meeting was recessed after nearly three hours of back-and-forth discussion over how to fund city services, or potentially cut some city employees. The council will meet again at 7:45 a.m. Monday morning. Tuesday's meeting came after the council failed last week to override Mayor Lynn Stauss' veto of a 10 percent tax levy increase.
A Lutheran church service will often end with the pastor telling the congregation, "Go in peace, and serve the Lord." At Calvary Lutheran Church in Grand Forks, the contemporary service may have concluded with another request. "We've kind of started to joke, that at the late service, we'd say 'Go in peace, serve the Lord, but would you please first stack the chairs?'" said the Rev. Roger Dykstra, lead pastor at Calvary. The cramped quarters on the south end of the church, located at 1405 S.
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A Minnesota district judge ordered a Crookston area man accused of shooting at police officers this fall to undergo a mental evaluation. Michael Jon Perry will undergo...
Power has been restored in parts of Grand Forks after a short outage Monday afternoon. Blaine Rekken, customer and energy services manager for Nodak Electric Cooperative, said some customers west...
As North Dakota's population continues to grow, so does the number of people using public behavioral health services, and even as funding for these services has increased, lawmakers say more can be done. Gov. Jack Dalrymple has included more than $6 million in additional funds for expanded behavioral health services in his proposed budget covering the 2015 to 2017 biennium.
Mental health advocates in Minnesota say their state is moving in the right direction, but there is more work to be done. Public funding for mental health services in Minnesota steadily increased between fiscal year 2004 and 2012, from $642 million to $926 million, according to figures provided by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. That includes state, county and federal funding. "Minnesota has done pretty well," said Sue Abderholden, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Minnesota.
Prayers and Christmas carols were occasionally interrupted Saturday afternoon by the crowing of roosters and the braying of donkeys in Crookston. A Christmas stable service was held Saturday afternoon at...
A new women's clothing boutique is planned near Columbia Mall. Kathy Klath has signed a lease for Mainstream Boutique at a space in the new strip mall that houses the HuHot Mongolian Grill, located at 2712 S. Columbia Road. She hopes to open there sometime in early 2015. Mainstream was founded in 1991 in the Twin Cities, and now has locations in 16 states, including ones in Bismarck, Fargo and Minot.
Their names and logos are similar, but the functions of Choice Financial and Choice Health and Fitness are completely different. Still, that similarity caused confusion for some who sent resumes to Choice Financial, seeking a job at the fitness center around the time it opened in 2012. "You want to be closely linked, but not that closely linked," joked Choice Financial CEO Brian Johnson. Choice is one of several area companies that have entered into naming rights deals over the past few years for public sporting facilities.
The Canadian dollar is continuing to fall behind its U.S. counterpart, but it doesn't appear to be having a major effect on shopping in Grand Forks. As of Thursday, the exchange rate sat at .8625, meaning every Canadian dollar is worth about 86 U.S. cents. The rate hasn't been that low since 2009. Whether the rate would continue to slip is unclear.