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PATH TO DISASTER -- 10 YEARS AGO: Winter stymies grain transports

Ten years ago, with four blizzards already having struck, farmers and grain elevators were frustrated in their efforts to transport grain to market.

Ten years ago, with four blizzards already having struck, farmers and grain elevators were frustrated in their efforts to transport grain to market.

Some farmers were trying to market their grain to cash in on grain buyer incentives, even though the grain market was deflated from a year earlier.

For St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, the weather was the least of its problems. A Sunday fire extensively damaged the church, also the Newman Center for UND students.

AmericInn Motel and Suites announced it would build a 46-room complex in Grand Forks. First State Bank of Buxton was expanding to Grand Forks at a 32nd Avenue South location. And men's clothing store Straus Co., located in the South Forks Plaza, said it would close after 42 years in Grand Forks.

- Mike Brue

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