(WDAZ-TV) - The owners of the adult store Fantasy's are taking legal action against the cities of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, saying they were illegally blocked from opening their business in both cities.
EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ-TV) - The new Fantasy's Store in East Grand Forks opened very quickly and quietly on Monday.
In about 24 hours Kim and Jim Patterson went from opening the brand new store to nearly being arrested for opening the business under the city's radar.
GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Despite being turned down, the owners of Fantasy's have once again submitted a request for a building permit. Co-owner Jim Patterson traveled from Fargo to Grand Forks on Wednesday to submit a formal request to the city.
GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Just a day after the Grand Forks City Council voted to enact a new ordinance licensing and restricting sexually-oriented businesses, owners of the adult store Fantasy's are speaking out.
GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - The Grand Forks Council has prevented Fantasys from opening on North Washington Street. All sexually-oriented businesses in Grand Forks now must be licensed and follow strict regulations.
GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - The Grand Forks City Council's Finance Development Committee made a recommendation Monday night on the proposed ordinance that would keep the sexually-oriented business Fantasy's from opening near an elementary school.
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