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Mall of America planning $200 million expansion

March 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The project would be another step in the Bloomington megamall’s long-planned, often-delayed expansion. Kurt Hagen is an executive with mall owner Triple Five Group. He says his group is trying to lock down the final financing arrangem Continue Reading

Cast of ‘Hunger Games’ to visit MOA

March 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The cast from the upcoming movie “The Hunger Games” will visit Bloomington’s Mall of America next week. Cast members will sign autographs and hold a question-and-answer session for fans on Friday. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Alexander Ludwig and Amandla Stenberg are among cast members scheduled to attend. Continue Reading

Bloomington, Minn., middle-school students on Eden Prairie outdoor field trip find man’s body

February 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Some middle-school students from Bloomington made a disturbing discovery while on a field trip to Eden Prairie they found a man’s body. Continue Reading

Missing 10-year-old walks into Minn. hospital ER

January 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Namo Abdinur Ahmed disappeared around 10 a.m. Sunday. Police say she got out of a car with her mother and siblings and was walking ahead of them to their religion classes. Shortly after that, they discovered she had not made it to class. Continue Reading

FBI: Home intruder, armed carjack suspect may have robbed Minnesota, Fargo banks

January 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports federal investigators suspect the man robbed a bank in Arden Hills last Wednesday, a bank in Fargo on New Year’s Eve and another bank in Bloomington on Monday. Continue Reading

Past their prime? Department stores struggle to maintain impact as mall retail anchors

January 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The news last week that Bloomingdale’s is leaving Bloomington, Minn.’s Mall of America comes just after Sears’ recent announcement that it was closing 25 of its “full-line” stores nationwide — most of which are in anchor malls. Continue Reading

UPDATE: 9 arrested after Mall of America bedlam

December 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

UPDATED: 7:40 P.M.Police still not sure what prompted meleeNine people were arrested after fights involving possibly hundreds of youths roiled the jam-packed Mall of America on the day after Christmas. Continue Reading

Minnesota-based Schwan’s to cut 60 employees

December 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Schwan Food Co. says the job cuts will happen in Marshall, Minn., where the company is based, and in Bloomington. Schwan’s is not releasing exact figures by location, but a company spokesman says that both locations are affected equally. Continue Reading

Occupy protesters appear at Bachmann book signing at Mall of America

November 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

No arrests or major disruptions were reported during the roughly two hours Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., a candidate for the Republican nomination for president, was signing her “Core of Conviction” autobiography in a sequestered area of the megamall. Continue Reading

Gay ordination opposed by new Presbyterian group

August 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A gathering of Presbyterians opposed to the ordination of sexually active gay and lesbian clergy drew nearly 2,000 people from around the country this week after the denomination overturned restrictions against gay ordination. Continue Reading