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Meghan Arbegast


Meghan Arbegast grew up in Security-Widefield, Colorado. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from North Dakota State University in Fargo, in 2021.

Arbegast wrote for The Spectrum, NDSU's student newspaper, for three years and was head news editor for two years. She was an intern with university relations her last two semesters of college.

Arbegast covers news pertaining to the city of Grand Forks/East Grand Forks including city hall coverage.

Readers can reach Arbegast at 719-235-8640 or

Pronouns: She/Her

Languages: English

The grand opening celebration, which will have special offers for customers, will be held Friday, Dec. 9, with a ribbon cutting ceremony set to be held at 10 a.m.
The conversation came during Monday's meeting of the Grand Forks Committee of the Whole, a panel that includes all of the members of City Council. Last week, during a regular meeting of the City Council, council members voted 4-3 to not move forward with a proposal to share the costs of consulting services with East Grand Forks.
East Grand Forks City Administrator David Murphy said after the Grand Forks council decision, East Grand Forks council members will need to talk about the next steps moving forward at a future work session meeting
Despite the popularity of online shopping, David Flynn, an economics and finance professor at UND, said he thinks many will still get out and shop on Black Friday this year as people view it as back-to-normal activity after the pandemic. And adding to the optimism is an increase in traffic at the U.S.-Canada border at Pembina.
Council members have questions about the program, though. What about scooters being left around the city? And where will scooters be allowed?
Cramer says the United States needs a "strategic decoupling from China."
Council members who voted against it said that they want to see work focused on toward a Merrifield bridge.
This year, the Grand Forks Salvation Army is aiming to raise $40,000. On Tuesday, Nov. 22, people can help by visiting Grand Forks Valley Dairy locations at 4701 S. Washington St. and 1220 University Ave. to get their gas tanks filled by volunteers.
City Clerk Megan Nelson informed council members that no Ward 2 candidates were listed on the Ward 4 ballots.
Ben Pokrzywinski, a co-owner of two local small businesses who will serve Ward 2, and Karen Peterson, an assistant professor at UND who will serve in the at-large seat, are both excited to bring their outlook to the council.