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Border reopening delay causing economic hardships in Grand Cities

"Every business in Grand Forks has been eagerly awaiting for the border to reopen because the Canadian visitors are a huge economic boom to this whole region."

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — The effects of the U.S. – Canadian border closure grows as travel restrictions are extended for another month. As of March of 2020 U.S.-Canadian border restrictions have placed an economic hardship on businesses that rely on tourism to stay afloat. Now the Biden Administration is preventing the Canadian dollar from boosting the local economy for…

Travel Agents Busy As People Look to Escape Winter

Normally during this time of year, they say they're helping travelers book summer vacations instead

FARGO, N.D. — During this time of year, travel agents say they typically see things calm down and start helping people plan their summer vacations. “The snow’s a little higher than I remember,” said Tony¬†Heinbaugh. But after even more snow and the frigid temps in North Dakota and Minnesota, everyone seems to be either wishing they could go back in…

Former Detroit Lakes Principal Arrested After Embezzlement Investigation

He even used the district's credit card to allegedly buy a pair of cowboy boots

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Former Detroit Lakes Principal, Rod Thompson, who resigned as the superintendent for the Shakopee School District last June, has been arrested. Thompson is accused of abusing his district-issued credit card by making personal purchases such as airfare, hotels, electronics, sports memorabilia and flight upgrades. He even used the district’s credit card to allegedly buy a pair of…

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…