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Smoking bans had no economic impact

March 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Restaurant and bar sales in the city were unaffected by two smoking bans approved in the past decade, according to a new economic impact study. Continue Reading

Study: University of Minnesota has $8.6 billion impact on state’s economy

March 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A report previewed Monday tallies the University of Minnesota’s direct and indirect economic effect on the state: $8.6 billion last year. Nearly 80,000 employees. A return of $13.20 for every dollar of state funding. Continue Reading

10 years of the Alerus Center

February 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks’ Alerus Center turns 10 on Thursday. It was a Saturday morning in February when more than 21,000 visitors from around the region stopped by to see the city’s new digs. The following day, comedian Bill Cosby was the inaugural act. Since that auspicious day, though, the events center has had about as much ups as it has had downs. Continue Reading&

How $1 equals $10.50

January 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In fiscal year 2009, the North Dakota University System spent $280.9 million in tax dollars and the state got $2.9 billion in economic impact, according to a recent report released by the system office. How’s that even possible? Continue Reading