John Hageman covers North Dakota politics from the Forum News Service bureau in Bismarck. He attended the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, where he studied journalism and political science, and he previously worked at the Grand Forks Herald and Bemidji Pioneer.
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The trucks spraying a mist as they slowly drive through Grand Forks aren’t the city’s only method for keeping mosquitoes at bay. Rather, the roughly 30 people employed by the Grand Forks Public Health Department keep an eye on traps, test for mosquito-borne viruses, eliminate sites where mosquitoes might breed and destroy mosquito larvae in stagnant water. The mosquito control program’s work became even more important with Wednesday’s announcement that the Wes
Two people were taken to Altru Hospital after a rollover crash south of Grand Forks Saturday evening.
The trucks spraying a mist as they slowly drive through Grand Forks aren’t the city’s only method for keeping mosquitoes at bay. The city spends about $840,000 a year for mosquito control, he said. It also usually employs upwards of 35 people, most of them being part-time workers, he said.
A new state report released Thursday shows North Dakota’s economy continues to grow. Taxable sales and purchases in North Dakota totaled nearly $5.7 billion in the first quarter of 2014, a 4.4 percent increase from the first quarter of 2013, according to the state Tax Commissioner’s office.
Jim Stockeland Title and company: President, Britton Transport Year founded: 1980 Number of employees: 135 Address: 1651 N. 48th St., Grand Forks Phone number: (701) 772-6681 Q.
Since the West Nile virus was discovered Wednesday in mosquitoes in the Grand Forks area, local officials are asking the public to take extra precautions to avoid being bitten.
The city of East Grand Forks is moving closer to restructuring its Economic Development and Housing Authority. City staff members have been in contact with the Northwest Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority about handling the city’s Section 8 housing voucher program. That federally funded program, which helps low-income people afford housing, is currently administered by the EDHA.
It’s both the most tragic and amazing thing that Ellen Lokken said she has experienced. In the wake of the fire that badly damaged her and her husband’s Crookston home early Saturday, a donation fund has been set up for the young couple by local community members.
FedEx will occupy a new distribution facility in Grand Forks’ business park for its ground operations, company officials confirmed Thursday.
Robert Hageman Title and business: Co-owner, Grand Cities Games Number of employees: Two First opened: Dec. 1, 2006 Phone number: (701) 775-8602 Address: 120 N. Washington St., Grand Forks Q.