Cirrus celebrates milestone delivery of first jet

  Where has time gone? It seems like yesterday when Cirrus Aircraft executives told us about their vision to launch a new product, a single engine jet aircraft. And Tuesday, Dec. 20, the first one flew into Grand Forks, unveiling a new and exciting future for the company and our region. Since they began production …

Top 10 – November 2016

The 2016 Northern Valley Career Expo on Nov. 2 was the largest to date, with 34 schools sending sophomores to learn about careers in the region. Student surveys after the event validate the event’s impact: 86.3% say the Expo increased their interest in pursing a career in the region and 96% say it was a …

Top 10 – October 2016

Evolve ND announced an opening date (Dec. 1) for a new co-working space downtown. The EDC board was among the first to support the project. Read more … Busy month at UND. We visited the new medical school during its open house – what an impressive and impactful facility for the campus and state. As …

Grand Forks UAS unit receives excellence award

The Northeast Regional UAS Unit (NERUASU) received the Excellence in Police Aviation award, which recognizes exemplary work in airborne law enforcement. The award emphasizes initiatives to enhance the general level and safety of operations, accident prevention programs, and the efficiency and effectiveness of airborne law enforcement. The award was given by the International Association of …

1,450 sophomores expected at Expo Nov. 2

The 5th annual Northern Valley Career Expo Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks will introduce 1,450 sophomores to career opportunities in northwest Minnesota and northeast North Dakota. Attendees from 33 high schools will tour a showcase floor where there will be more than 130 hands-on exhibit booths to engage students and …

Five years after its inception, Grand Sky continues to take shape

By Brandi Jewett Grand Forks Herald October 17, 2016 Tom Swoyer Jr. can recall in 2011 sitting around a boardroom table in the UND Center for Innovation with local leaders discussing the idea of building an airport for unmanned aircraft. The pitch for an aviation business park on vacant Grand Forks Air Force Base land …