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East Grand Forks
May 13, 2014
Grand Forks City Council committee recommends $14,100 salary for members
A Grand Forks City Council committee recommended Monday that council members receive a salary of $14,100, a raise of $8,900. Months ago Council...
May 13, 2014 - 8:55am
Closed session to address East Grand Forks official Jim Richter
East Grand Forks city officials will meet in a closed session Tuesday to discuss the job performance of Jim Richter, the Economic Development and Housing Authority executive director who originally signed a $510,000 loan that has gone unpaid for more than a decade. Richter was placed...
May 13, 2014 - 8:54am
May 7, 2014
City Administrator: "several factors" involved in decision to place EDHA Director on leave
The East Grand Forks City Administrator says there are several factors that warranted putting Economic Development Housing Authority Director Jim Richter on leave, including Richter signing an unpaid 510,000 dollar loan between Boardwalk Enterprises and the city of East Grand Forks....
May 7, 2014 - 5:57pm
May 6, 2014
East Grand Forks official who signed unpaid loans on administrative leave
Jim Richter, East Grand Forks' director of its Economic Development and Housing Authority, has been placed on paid administrative leave, said City Administrator David Murphy during a City Council meeting Tuesday. Murphy revealed last week that a $510,000 loan from the EDHA made to...
May 6, 2014 - 8:27pm
EGF City Official who signed unpaid loan on Administrative leave
The city official who signed the $510,000 loan between Boardwalk Enterprises and the city of East Grand Forks has been placed on paid administrative leave. Payments on the loan were supposed to start in 2003, but city officials say they haven't received any of the money. At Tuesday's...
May 6, 2014 - 8:21pm
April 30, 2014
City of EGF takes action against Boardwalk Enterprises for not paying $510k loan
East Grand Forks Mayor Lynn Stauss says he was unaware Boardwalk Enterprises owes more than $500,000 in loan payments to the city. Boardwalk was supposed to start payments in 2003, but city officials say no payments have been made. Boardwalk enterprises houses Boardwalk Bar and...
April 30, 2014 - 8:11pm
April 29, 2014
$500,000 EGF loan goes unpaid for 10 years, city officials to meet with company who owns Boardwalk building
East Grand Forks city officials are pursuing payments for a $510,000 loan that that they say have slipped through the cracks for roughly a decade. City staff met with board members of East Grand Forks' Economic Development and Housing Authority Tuesday to discuss the outstanding...
April 29, 2014 - 8:27pm
April 22, 2014
Flood protection system maintenance projects planned
A significant stretch of the Grand Forks flood protection system could soon be seeing significant maintenance to its eight miles of walls and...
April 22, 2014 - 5:41pm
April 17, 2014
Lincoln Drive Dog Park, lower trails reopened
The city of Grand Forks has reopened the Lincoln Drive Dog Park and lower trails in the Greenway.
April 17, 2014 - 11:33am
March 24, 2014
East Grand Forks police announce project lifesaver adoption
The East Grand Forks Police Department announced today that they are bringing the Project lifesaver program to Polk County. Project Lifesaver is a non-profit organization that helps families find loved ones who live with alzheimers, down syndrome, and autism. The East Grand Forks...
March 24, 2014 - 5:58pm
March 17, 2014
Vehicle strikes three horses in road
Shortly before 2 am Monday, the Polk County Sheriff's office recieved a report of a single-vehicle accident on County Road 17 near 380th Ave SW in rural East Grand Forks. Traveling eastbound, the vehicle hit three horses that were in the roadway. The vehicle's driver, 30-year-old...
March 17, 2014 - 8:56am
March 5, 2014
East Grand Forks warning residents of potential of frozen pipes
The city of East Grand Forks is asking all its residents and businesses who use a city water line to call them. The Water and Light Department is concerned with the possibility of frozen water service lines. So far there are about 11 reported in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks ...
March 5, 2014 - 5:12pm
March 4, 2014
East Grand Forks warns residents about frozen water pipes
EAST GRAND FORKS -- Due to the extreme cold temperatures, the frost is going deeper than in previous years. Because of this, the East Grand Forks Water and Light Department is concerned with the possibility of frozen water service lines. This has not been a problem in the past for...
March 4, 2014 - 5:18pm
February 24, 2014
Grand Forks committee recommends OK for housing funds
The Grand Forks City Council's Finance/Development Committee recommended Monday that the city spend $200,000 in federal Home funds on refurbishing a historic building used as affordable housing. The $200,000 will go to improvements at Riverside Manor, 813 Lewis Boulevard, which is...
February 24, 2014 - 8:15pm
February 14, 2014
East Grand Forks resident claims $5,000 lottery prize
Julian Gasperlin of East Grand Forks claimed a $5,000 prize in the Minnesota State Lottery's "Mega Millions" game. The ticket was purchesd at Hugo's Valley Markets in East Grand Forks.
February 14, 2014 - 9:27am