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Five years after its inception, Grand Sky continues to take shape
October 18, 2016 - 10:55am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Tom Swoyer Jr. can recall in 2011 sitting around a boardroom table in the University of North Dakota Center for Innovation...
Evolve ND to open co-working space in Grand Forks
October 5, 2016 - 4:54pm
GRAND FORKS — Dec. 1 will mark the opening of Grand Forks’ first co-working space, a collaborative environment for entrepreneurs that provides...
Firms make national rounds to conduct training as drone industry grows
September 30, 2016 - 10:50am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- New federal rules opened the skies last month to many interested in flying drones for business purposes, but they also provided...
Planners of Grand Forks fertilizer plant acknowledge financial hurdles
September 28, 2016 - 10:36am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Grand Forks City Council members signaled their support for a massive fertilizer plant that’s in the works, but project...
New UND class puts focus on the business of drones
September 12, 2016 - 4:02pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- While many around her want to take unmanned aircraft to levels in the sky, University of North Dakota student Elena Parrello...
Chick-fil-A restaurant planned for Grand Forks
September 12, 2016 - 12:19pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Plans for a Chick-fil-A restaurant near Grand Forks’ Columbia Mall are in the works. A memo written ahead of the Planning...
Kittsona doubles size of Fargo store
August 23, 2016 - 10:20am
FARGO — When the UPS man comes through the door of Kittsona in downtown Fargo, he's greeted with an enthusiastic "Woo hoo!" from manager Samantha...
Students, educators hear about drone industry opportunities as annual summit kicks off
August 23, 2016 - 9:47am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- College students looking for a piece of the unmanned aircraft system industry’s future gathered Monday in Grand Forks...
Amazon proposes paying more than $845,000 to terminate Grand Forks lease early
August 15, 2016 - 4:22pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Internet retail giant Amazon has proposed paying more than $845,000 to terminate its lease at a city-owned building in west...
Police investigate overnight burglary at Grand Forks business
August 5, 2016 - 10:57am
A burglar forced open the doors of a Grand Forks business late Thursday night and took a still-undetermined amount of merchandise, the Grand...
Al Decker, known for Grand Forks restaurants, dies
August 4, 2016 - 3:19pm
Al Decker, a former Grand Forks restaurateur, died Tuesday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 62. Decker was perhaps best known for...
Karl's closing south Grand Forks store
August 4, 2016 - 9:37am
Karl's, a television, audio, appliance and furniture store, is closing its 32nd Avenue South store in Grand Forks in the coming weeks. The...
Simplot's $30M freezer project clearing Grand Forks planning hurdles
August 4, 2016 - 9:33am
GRAND FORKS -- An appearance before the Grand Forks City Council and an approved site plan is all that's standing between J.R. Simplot Co. and...
Juba firebomber's 2nd plea for release rejected by judge
August 4, 2016 - 9:27am
FARGO — A federal judge has denied a second request by the Juba Coffee House and Restaurant arsonist for release prior to his sentencing next...
Mike Brown to represent Grand Forks in Sarpsborg, Norway
July 27, 2016 - 2:58pm
Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown will represent the region at the 1,000-year anniversary celebration for one of its sister cities, Sarpsborg, Norway,...