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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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Potato industry's loss
I never had a chance to meet Christian Thill, the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis-based potato breeder who died recently from a heart-related ailment. But I've talked with a number of people who...
9/2/14 at 1:19 PM NIE ROCKS!
Newspaper Activities for September 2014
Check out these daily lesson plans using the newspaper for the month of September. This calendar provides a subject specific focus for each day of the week with activities for every school day of the ...
THN's annual rankings
Each year, The Hockey News publishes a yearbook that includes a top 50 players in the world list as well as a top 10 prospect list for each team. Two UND players ended up on the top 50 list, while six...
9/2/14 at 1:59 AM REEL TALK
INDIEWATCH: 'Bojack Horseman' more yay than neigh
In Bojack Horseman, Bojacks a 12,000-pound, boozing, Cosby-sweater-wearing 90s sitcom has-been. Hes got a squatter for a roommate, a cat for an agent and a Labrador for an arch nemesis. Some characte...
8/29/14 at 9:34 PM 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

Raptor migration happening daily over Hawk Ridge
The annual raptor migration has begun, and counters at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth are documenting it daily. Chief counter Karl Bardon and his crew began counting in mid-August. As always...
9/2/14 at 11:50 AM REAL MONEY
Money challenge: I challenge you all to “Pull an Alicia” for one month
By Alicia Kellebrew NFCC Certified Financial Professional The Village Financial Resource Center Is there a particular type of behavior that is so closely linked to you that your family and/or frien...
9/2/14 at 11:40 AM MS. SIMPLICITY
Holding On
Admit it, you have that pile of things that need to be mailed or dropped off to a family or a friend. The pile always grows and never seems to disappear. It may be an article in the newspaper that you...
9/2/14 at 10:28 AM ASTRO BOB
Asteroid smash-up tells of rocky road to planet formation
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the format...
San Jose State Game Review
The UND Football team went out to San Jose State on Saturday night and dropped a 42-10 decision to the Spartans. Obviously, it was not the way UND wanted to start the Bubba Schweigert Era. Nothing to ...
9/2/14 at 10:04 AM


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