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Grand Forks editor named director with Forum Communications
March 27, 2019 - 7:27pm
FARGO - Grand Forks Herald Editor Kirsten Stromsodt has been named the director of news and operations for Forum Communications Co. In this role,...
Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance helps American Indian entrepreneurs
January 26, 2019 - 6:05pm
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Sherry Lee’s husband, Douglas, used to leave a tray of her cupcakes in the break room at his construction job. Doug’s co-workers...
Minnesota shrimp company to put harbor in South Dakota after regulatory snags
January 9, 2019 - 5:45pm
LUVERNE, Minn. — Less than three months after Balaton-based trū Shrimp Company reaffirmed its commitment to build its first ever shrimp harbor...
‘From his hand to yours,’ custom rod builder lands a keeper
December 22, 2018 - 4:16pm
GRAND FORKS — In his quest for the perfect ice fishing rod, Brandon Greene says he never could find one he liked and that fit just right. So,...
E-Z Chassis gives new life to pickups: Not to mention its small town Minnesota location
September 3, 2018 - 10:00pm
WATSON, Minn. — No one knows how many old pickup trucks are out there hidden away in farm groves or under tarps in dusty sheds, barns or...
Puppy owning employees of this Twin Cities company can now work from home thanks to new 'fur-ternity' leave policy
August 21, 2018 - 1:18pm
MINNEAPOLIS—A Minneapolis company announced Monday, Aug. 20, a new employee benefits program that allows new pet owners to take what they...
Wahpeton's GIANT Snacks joins NASA, Lockheed Martin at Made in America showcase in Washington
July 27, 2018 - 10:42am
WAHPETON, N.D.—GIANT Snacks, Inc. lived up to its name this week in Washington, D.C. On Monday, July 23, GIANT Snacks represented North...
Grate news: SD artisan cheese-making company breaking ground on new location
July 24, 2018 - 2:00pm
DIMOCK, S.D.—After making and selling its products in the same location for 87 years, Dimock Cheese is breaking ground on a new facility...
Specialist Solicitors: How specialization works in the region's law offices
June 5, 2018 - 11:22am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Raymond German became an estate lawyer in part because of a bad estate plan. “It involved my grandparents when I was...
Community workshop coming soon to Grand Forks
May 21, 2018 - 9:37am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After a year in the making, a community workshop is a reality in Grand Forks. A makerspace moving into Skari's Radiator...
Forgot how to get outside and play? Minn. woman's new venture will teach you
May 10, 2018 - 10:02am
WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn.—Kerri Kolstad has loved spending time outdoors since she was a kid growing up in northern Minnesota. Ten years ago,...
N.D.-based engineering firm adopts employee stock ownership plan
January 10, 2018 - 7:16pm
FARGO—Qigang Chang and Jacob Strombeck say they've always loved working at Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services. It's just that...
Large animal vets are sparse but serve vital role in economic vibrancy of rural America
December 6, 2017 - 6:43pm
EDINBURG, N.D. — It's not uncommon for Dr. Charlotte Klose to drive 80 miles to see her patients. "We cover a huge area," she said. "I...
N.D. leads country in job creation among women-owned businesses, report says
November 17, 2017 - 2:00pm
GRAND FORKS — When June Seng and her late husband, Pat, started S&S Transport in 1981, they had two employees and a borrowed semi. Pat...
Judy's Tavern, well-known Grand Forks bar, to be sold
August 22, 2017 - 10:28am
Judy’s Tavern has seen visits from the Stanley Cup, countless pints of beer and steady ownership from Gary Rogalla and his wife for nearly...