East Grand Forks

East Grand Forks Police Detective in need of heart transplant

Sergeant Tony Hart was diagnosed with heart disease in 2008 and is receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (KVRR) – East Grand Forks Police Det. Tony Hart has been in the line of duty for quite some time, but for the last few weeks, he’s been in arguably the biggest fight of his life. “Earlier this fall, Tony started to have some health issues,” East Grand Forks Police Chief Michael Hedlund said. “He wasn’t…

Republicans Reject Mask Mandate in Minnesota Senate Chamber, House Has One

State Sen. Mark Johnson/(R) East Grand Forks & State Sen. Ann Rest/(D) New HopeST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Senate Republicans reject a mask mandate for members and staff in the Senate chamber. The 36-31 vote encourages mask-wearing, but does not require them. All 34 Republicans and the chamber’s two independents favored the looser policy, while all 31 Democrats backed the…

The Spud Jr in EGF finds innovative way to provide outdoor dining amid pandemic

The business opened four heated pods that are available between 4 and 10pm.

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (KVRR) – The Spud Jr in East Grand Forks opens outdoor pods to provide dining services for those in the community. The Spud Jr. owner Justin LaRocque says that having to deal with the pandemic on top of the everyday hurdles of opening a new business has been something very hard to navigate. “On top of…

Liquor License Suspended At Boardwalk Bar & Grill In East Grand Forks

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — A bar in East Grand Forks has its liquor license suspended after the owner continues violating the governor’s executive order despite a citation and restraining order. Minnesota Department of Public Safety Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement division suspended the liquor license of Boardwalk Bar & Grill. The 60-day suspension is effective now until February 9. Owner…

Boardwalk Bar and Grill in East Grand Forks forced to close for violating executive order

Boardwalk Bar and Grill reopened Wednesday defying Governor Tim Walz's four week closing of bars and restaurants.

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. – Boardwalk Bar and Grill in East Grand Forks is closed for three days after the business opened up to dine in customers defying Governor Tim Walz’s Covid-19 guidelines Boardwalk Bar and Grill reopened Wednesday defying Governor Tim Walz’s four week closing of bars and restaurants. Owner Jane Moss says in a statement in part: “What…

Update: Attorney General sues East Grand Forks bar owner who defied governor’s order

Owner Jane Moss pledges to remain open

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — A bar and restaurant owner in East Grand Forks who defied Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order by reopening to dine-in customers, is being sued by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Ellison filed the lawsuit against Jane Moss, owner of the Boardwalk Bar & Grill.  The lawsuit is seeking to fine Moss up to $25,000. “What…

East Grand Forks High School moved to distance learning

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. – The East Grand Forks School Board voted 5-1 to move high school students to full time distance learning for two weeks beginning November 23rd. Superintendent Mike Kolness and Polk County Public Health Director Sarah Reese also wanted the middle school to move to distance learning. The school board voted 3-3 on that motion. You can…

Emergency Order Issued To Close Liquor License Holders By 11 PM Daily In Grand Forks

Attempt to limit gatherings as COVID-19 cases rapidly rise

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The mayor of Grand Forks is taking action to limit gatherings as COVID-19 cases rapidly rise. Brandon Bochenski is issuing an emergency order for liquor license holders including bars and restaurants and offsale to close daily by 11 p.m. The order goes into effect on Saturday and will remain in effect until December 1 at 6…

East Grand Forks takes 2nd place in Kraft Hockeyville USA competition

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — East Grand Forks takes home second place in the Kraft Hockeyville USA competition. The Civic Center is getting $30,000 to spend on rink improvements. Parks and Recreation Superintendent Reed Huttunen says the money will be used to get a new refrigeration plant and new hockey equipment for the players. The annual competition began six years…