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Grand Forks County's economy listed among nation's best-performing

Grand Forks County is the nation's 10th least economically stressed county, according to an Associated Press analysis.


Grand Forks parks selling fitness club

Grand Forks Park District commissioners are seeking bids for Center Court fitness club, which will close when the new wellness center opens in fall 2012.



Campbell Farms buys Ryan Potato Co.

Ryan Potato. Co. has been sold for the second time in the past year. Campbell Farms, a potato company based in Grafton, N.D., bought the East Grand Forks-based company last week from R.D. Offutt Co., according to the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association.

Red River Valley poised to get more state money for flooding

Flood fighters from around Minnesota say they are ready to launch new measures to prevent future floods as soon as waters recede this spring.

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  • AUDIO: Ron Harnack, Red River Watershed Management Board

Thompson woman nets $5,000 on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Danielle Odenbach of Thompson, N.D., was $5,050 richer after her TV game show “Wheel of Fortune” appearance, broadcast Wednesday night.


OUR OPINION: Graduated licenses’ restrictions are worth it

The question is not whether HB 1256 restricts freedom. The question is whether the benefits of the restrictions are worth the cost. And where graduated drivers licenses are concerned, the answer to that question is clear. It’s 'yes.'


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Back to School Word Search
Here's a Back to School word search for you to download and print. Click here to download a printable copy:  ...
8/22/14 at 9:20 AM IN THE SPIRIT
You can’t beat beets and their leaves are delectable
Why some people dont care for beet greens is beyond me, But, Im OK with it. Just leaves more for me. When I go to Allards vegetable stand at the Home of Economy I almost always come away with free ...
8/22/14 at 9:14 AM CAPITOL CHATTER
Twist on fair politics: GOP vs. GOP
Political challengers proposed debating incumbents. Incumbents pared down the challengers' lists. The governor sat motionless as two buckets of ice were dumped on him. It was a typical opening day at...
8/22/14 at 9:10 AM AG RIGHT
The delights of dairy
The North Dakota family farm on which I grew up didn't include dairy cows. Thank goodness. Beef cows and small grains, which we did have, held some appeal. Dairy cows had none, at least to me. We had ...
Dufault, Krzyzaniak make U22s
A pair of UND players made the Canadian U22 team roster and will compete in a three-game series against the U.S. this week in Calgary. Forward Meghan Dufault and defenseman Halli Krzyzaniak will be c...
8/19/14 at 5:09 PM

Featured Area Voices ASTRO BOB
Comet Jacques zips through Cassiopeia - catch it this week!
Not many clear nights in my town lately - we had exactly one this week. I'm grateful because we finally got a peek at Comet Jacques, which recently climbed out of the morning sky into the familiar '...
8/22/14 at 12:28 PM HIGHLIGHT OF MY DAY
Highlight of my week...maybe month!
I made a new friend today. That's it, that's my big highlight. I have the fog to thank. Charlie the puggle and I were taking our morning walk a little later than normal, so I also have Charlie to than...
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North Dakotas Report All Poachers hotline is 1800.472.2121 poaching tips can be called in 24 hours a day 7 days a week. But what details are game wardens looking for? Chief of Enforcement for ND Game ...
8/22/14 at 10:07 AM BISON MEDIA BLOG
It's Back
NDSU and UND will play once again in football. The two sides have agreed on a two game series beginning on September 19th, 2015 in Fargo and then again on September 7th, 2019 once again in Fargo. UND ...
8/22/14 at 9:40 AM PEACE GARDEN MAMA II
faith & family fridays: why matter matters
Recently, I attended an event that brought some fresh Christian voices my way. The Catholic Answers conference in my husband's hometown of Glenwood, Minn., left me feeling enlightened and gifted with ...
8/22/14 at 12:01 AM


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