Annual meeting to highlight initiatives, features guest speaker Ed Schafer

The Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will host its annual meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 30 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.  Former Secretary of Agriculture, North Dakota Governor, and interim president of UND Ed Schafer is the keynote speaker. The EDC board of directors will present its 2017 Impact Awards, …

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New rail yard moving blades for growing Grand Forks manufacturer

TP & L rail yard moving longer blades for LM Wind Power Grand Forks Herald: Feb. 10, 2017 Those driving 3 miles north of Grand Forks may see something strange: long, narrow, pointed white giants sailing through the sky onto rail cars. Don’t be alarmed. It may be difficult to tell for those who don’t …

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 …

EDC chair: Vote yes for Grand Forks prosperity

Businesses grow and expand in communities that are growing with them. People choose to live in communities that invest in themselves. Meeting our infrastructure needs is necessary for Grand Forks to thrive and grow.  On behalf of the Grand Forks Region EDC board of directors, I urge you to vote yes on Nov. 8 for …