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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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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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Featured Staff Blogs IN THE SPIRIT
You ought to meet organic farmer Ronny Reitmeier
NEAR CROOKSTON, Minn. -- Being a farm girl, theres almost nothing I enjoy more than going for a drive in the country. Recently I ventured out to a lovely spot near Crookston to which I had never been ...
BNSF'S John Miller says 2014 harvest should go smoother
  I interviewed John Miller (left)BNSF Railway's group vice president for agriculture, and Amy McBeth, a BNSF communications official for the company, in Mandan, N.D., after their meeting with t...
7/31/14 at 2:49 PM AG RIGHT
Going into August with optimism
A few days ago, I made an eyeball, passing-on-the-road inspection of roughly two dozen fields in a small area of central North Dakota. Wheat and soybeans grew on most fields, corn and dry edible beans...
7/31/14 at 2:19 PM REEL TALK
INDIEWATCH: ‘Last Love’ a bummer of a last act
In Last Love, Matthew (Michael Caine) is an English widower living in France. He begrudgingly rises each morning, he resists learning the language and his suicide attempts are sullied by his housekeep...
Poganski gets WJ camp invite
UND freshman forward Austin Poganski has earned an invitation to the World Junior Evaluation Camp next month. He is a late addition. Poganski will join classmate Nick Schmaltz at the event, which is ...
7/29/14 at 3:15 PM

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DIY Flavored Water
It may be difficult to drink the recommended amount of water each day. One way to make it easier is to add flavor to your water. There are flavorings you can purchase to add to water, but you can ...
7/31/14 at 9:29 PM ASTRO BOB
New Rosetta pix show comet craters - only 6 days to go!
Closer, closer, closer. Rosetta sent back more detailed images taken on July 30 that confirm the comet's bright neck collar and show much more surface texture than earlier photos - including two cra...
Yah, and then the microwave blew up!
Poof - pop - a flash of light and the microwave didn't work anymore. Ole was outside doing burgers on the grill and I went inside to warm up some refried beans in the microwave. Needless to say, that ...
7/31/14 at 5:59 PM KNITTING UP NORTH
Sandshore Cardigan
I now have a mannequin; actually I have two in my house. A store that is going out of business is selling off the mannequins and I decided I needed one for myself. The second is actually for the schoo...
7/31/14 at 4:16 PM MUSIC MOVES
Flying into Fall! Big changes at Music Moves
Hello dear readers! It's been a while since my last post here, but in it I mentioned I'd had a very packed Spring and lead into Summer. Now that summer is almost drawing to a close and I have a brief...
7/31/14 at 2:37 PM


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