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Columbia Mall welcomes new manager

Justin Valinksi

The Columbia Mall in Grand Forks is welcoming a new manager.

Justin Valinski is the new general manager of the mall, after working as the specialty leasing manager for the past 5 years where he was influential in bringing in stores like Ragstock and Olive Barrel.

Valinski is a Grand Forks native and graduated from the University of North Dakota.

He says he's excited for this new challenge, and his first priority is talking with store managers on how the mall can be improved.

Justin Valinksi, General Manager/ Columbia Mall said, "Columbia Mall is a vibrant, regional shopping center that has a huge economic impact on the Grand Forks community so I'm excited that I could be promoted into this position."