J.R. Simplot

Second round of COVID-19 mass testing takes place in Grand Forks

More than 700 people were tested

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard has tested 713 more people for the coronavirus during its second round of mass testing in Grand Forks. This mass testing site at the Alerus Center is similar to one that was set up last week, where more than 400 LM Wind Power employees were tested for COVID-19. “We’re hoping for…

J.R. Simplot Moves Up Routine Closure Due To COVID-19

The company says zero employees at Simplot food facilities have contracted the virus

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — In light of the COVID-19 outbreak at LM Wind Power in Grand Forks, J.R. Simplot is moving up its routine shutdown. The plant was supposed to close for two weeks starting May 7, but it will now close this Thursday for maintenance and cleaning. The company says zero employees at Simplot food facilities have contracted the…

Fire extinguished at J.R. Simplot in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Crews put out a fire at J.R. Simplot company in Grand Forks. Firefighters were sent around 3:45 Wednesday afternoon to the factory on Gateway Drive. The fire department says flames were smoldering inside a freezer wall next to a packaging area. Crews removed coverings from the wall and put the fire out. Investigators are on scene…