GF News Forward: Sales of frozen potatoes decline, Simmons family sequestered in Spain, task force to look at economic recovery
Herald reporters are covering events on Wednesday, April 15.
Regional reporter Ann Bailey will report on potato growers who have contracts for French fries and other frozen foods. They are going to be seeing acreage reductions because the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a sales decline for fast food and restaurant outlets.
In other news, Roseau native and Bemidji State University grad Tim Simmons has been sequestered with his family in their home in a Madrid suburb under government orders for more than a month. Journalist Brad Dokken checks in with Simmons, who has family in northwest Minnesota, to see how it’s going overseas.
City reporter Joe Bowen reports on Mayor Mike Brown and Community Development Director Meredith Richards, who are putting together a task force that would figure out how to get the Grand Forks economy back on track after the coronavirus recedes.
Look for these stories and more in print and online on Wednesday and Thursday.