economy

New Convention Center in the Works for West Fargo

A new space for shows and conferences may be coming to the metro

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A new convention center is in the works for West Fargo. The Red River Valley Fair and the city are working on this $20 million project. In the midst of a growing community, some say the Fargodome is not enough. “Which is a great problem to have, the Fargodome is busy,” said Charley Johnson with the…

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Casino Falls Nearly $6 Million Short

Tribal leaders blame the closure of the casino's main access road during the DAPL protests

prairieknights.com  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s casino near the protest site has taken a major hit. The tribe blames declining revenue at Prairie Knights Casino for its nearly $6 million budget shortfall. Tribal leaders say the closure of the casino’s main access road due to the oil pipeline protest impacted the facility’s bottom line. They are…

State of the City Address: “Grand Forks is Open for Business”

Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown is excited for the city's continued economic progress

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Mayor Michael Brown delivered his “State of the City” speech to a crowd of over 600 at the Alerus Center this afternoon. Brown says the theme for his speech is, “Make it Happen.” With more than 1,400 jobs opening this week, Brown made it clear: Grand Forks is open for business. “We have a great University,…

North Dakota Lawmakers Hope for Productive Session

State lawmakers gear up for a hefty set of issues for the first 2017 session

State lawmakers are now preparing to tackle some big issues under the guidance of the new governor. A representative in the house said that the newly proposed budget may be different than what people have seen in the past. On Thursday, lawmakers will begin working on the different committees. Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford spoke to the Senate about his and…