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MIKE BROWN

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Grand Forks Legion Commander Mike Brown says "there is a tremendous amount of goodwill toward the military in this community."
Here’s what Gov. Doug Burgum had to say about Grand Forks’ recent development efforts: “I want all of you in Grand Forks to understand how special this is. There are few communities in the nation that can sit down … around a table and everybody's rowing in the same direction. This is why the future of Grand Forks is so bright and it's one of the reasons why I just love North Dakota, because this is one of the places in the nation, in the world, where it still happens today.”
Coronavirus was the biggest news story of the year, but even without the pandemic, it was an eventful year for the Grand Forks area.
Grand Forks’ former community liaison is set to be paid as if he still worked for the city through the end of the year.
Nearly half of Brandon Bochenski's votes in Tuesday's election came from growing neighborhoods in Grand Forks' south end, where home values are a more salient issue.
But, others point out, there is plenty of precedent for city leaders with their own business ties. Also, the council acts as a check-and-balance system on any policy changes that mayors propose.

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Political partisanship usually isn't too apparent in local races. But in Grand Forks, the parties are hinting at their favorite candidates, and business leaders and others are lining up behind theirs.
Robin David, Mike Brown and Brandon Bochenski were solicited by the city's employee representative group to write the brief notes.
Grand Forks mayoral candidate Robin David has issued an apology to fellow candidate Brandon Bochenski for her husband’s role in sharing an emailed smear about her rival.

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