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Driving Is Restricted Over Columbia Road Overpass In Grand Forks

the surface of the road is buckling

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The surface of Columbia Road overpass in Grand Forks is buckling. The streets department has reduced traffic to one lane in each direction. They say it’s possible the entire overpass will need to be closed so repairs can be made. Drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion.     Categories: Local News,…

Mass Testing Event Ends Early In Grand Forks

The site reached it's testing capacity

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The latest COVID-19 mass testing event at Alerus Center in Grand Forks was shutdown around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon, about an hour and a half early. The site reached it’s testing capacity. You can see in this snapshot a long line of vehicles lined up as people waited for the tests. Officials had a goal of testing…

New Grand Forks Mayor Cuts City Relations Officer

Mayor Brandon Bochenski has terminated the contract of Pete Haga

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The new mayor of Grand Forks is making budget cuts just hours after being sworn in. Mayor Brandon Bochenski has terminated the contract of Pete Haga, Community/Government Relations Officer for the city. He says it was a necessary decision to further his initiatives to be a full-time mayor and to lower administrative costs at City Hall….

Brandon Bochenski sworn in as Mayor of Grand Forks

Bochenski says his first order of business will be finalizing the city budget

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Brandon Bochenski had never been involved in politics before 2020, but when he moved to Grand Forks permanently three years ago, his passion to better the city inspired him to take action. “I saw a few things that really bothered me that were getting glossed over by the city government,” said Bochenski. “I did a lot…

Grand Forks & Bismarck named in top 10 Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business Report

June 2, 2020. Grand Forks Police Department officer Cody Holte’s Memorial Service at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, ND. Mandatory photo credit Russell HonsUNITED STATES – Grand Forks is third and Bismarck is fifth on Go.Verizon.com’s Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business Report. The website praises Grand Forks for the city’s 83% loan approval rate and its…

Grand Forks Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

The crash happened early Saturday night about four miles southeast of Manvel, North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A motorcyclist is dead after losing control and crashing his bike into a guardrail along I-94. It happened early Saturday night about four miles southeast of Manvel, North Dakota. The highway patrol tells us 55-year-old Jonathan Hughes, of Grand Forks, was thrown from the bike and his injuries were fatal. He was taken by ambulance to…

Grand Forks Fire Department Gives Advice On Safe Battery Storage

Read the safety labels on the products you buy.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks Fire Department is reminding people about how to safely store batteries and chargers. They say it’s important to keep your charging station in one location in your garage or shed and away from combustibles. Read the safety labels on the products you buy. Not properly charging or damaged batteries can overheat and cause problems….