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Unnamed California investor buying up SD motels
April 18, 2018 - 9:22am
FORT PIERRE, S.D.—A Fort Pierre motel is one of the newest of 17 motels and hotels across South Dakota that a California-based company...
ND hotel magnate, Gary Tharaldson, reveals his two biggest secrets to success
April 17, 2018 - 8:15am
MOORHEAD—Successful entrepreneur and hotel magnate Gary Tharaldson shared stories from his business career during an event at Minnesota State...
'I love what I do:' ND businessman Gary Tharaldson still building hotels at 72
January 27, 2018 - 7:25am
BISMARCK—In the opening pages of the new biography of Gary Tharaldson, the North Dakotan whose name was synonymous with business success...
Number of people flying out of ND drops for third year in a row
January 25, 2018 - 6:23am
FARGO - For the third year in a row, fewer people are flying out of North Dakota airports. Commercial airport traffic dropped more than two percent...
Brainerd lakes area resorts hope to win big Super Bowl weekend
January 17, 2018 - 8:38pm
BRAINERD, Minn.—Grand View Lodge is more than two hours away from the Twin Cities, but come Super Bowl weekend, the Gull Lake resort will...
Red Willow resort gets ready for 100-year party
August 11, 2017 - 8:46am
RED WILLOW LAKE, N.D.—From tales of catching fireflies to finding first love on the dance floor. Lazy summer days and the sweet taste of a...
Game changer: Newman Arena will be multipurpose facility
July 24, 2017 - 8:50am
JAMESTOWN — There won't be scheduled events until October, but the University of Jamestown is already preparing to use the new Harold Newman...
New management sets stage for Alerus Center's next act
July 17, 2017 - 9:45am
The Alerus Center’s new general manager has been on the job for two weeks, and she’s as busy as ever.
Alerus Center making $2.1 million in upgrades for better experience
June 30, 2017 - 8:48am
The Alerus Center is making upward of $2.1 million in facilities upgrades to boost its venue experience in time for the upcoming UND football...
Under new management: Alerus Center gets ready for new leadership
June 28, 2017 - 1:40pm
Leaders of the Alerus Center met Wednesday for the final time before the city transfers management duties to an outside firm—and with a new...
Airbnb said to ready a premium tier to compete more with hotels
June 23, 2017 - 10:24am
Airbnb is close to launching a new service that will match guests with quality-inspected home and apartment rentals. The product is intended...
Four-person staffing shakeup expected as Alerus Center management shifts
June 22, 2017 - 3:05pm
Staffing changes are coming to four positions at Grand Forks' Alerus Center as it transitions from direct, public operation to private management...
Minnesota State Fair announces 31 new foods, 4 new vendors
June 22, 2017 - 10:57am
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn.—Cookie dough. Corn. And once again, bacon. These are among trendy ingredients that have made their way onto the list...
Corn Palace mural replacement likely
June 20, 2017 - 11:42am
Next City Council meeting, the board is expected to decide whether the city should change the famed Corn Palace murals annually or every other...
Alerus Center inks management contract after leadership upheaval
June 16, 2017 - 1:54pm
Alerus Center leaders voted unanimously to approve a management contract for the Grand Forks building on Friday morning, setting a timeline the...