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Garrison, N.D., embraces growth

February 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As Garrison waits to see how oil development may impact its future, local leaders are taking a proactive approach in an attempt to avoid the highly publicized growing pains in neighboring counties. Continue Reading

Weekly newspaper the Hillsboro Banner gets new owner and old editor back

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Long-time editor Neil O. Nelson is back in the saddle at the Hillsboro (N.D.) Banner after a change of ownership. He was editor at the Banner for a dozen years until being let go in April. Kelly Ink in Lisbon, which owns several other papers in the state, owned the Banner for nine years and recently sold to a partnership called Sub-Zero Press of Hillsboro, which brought Nelson back. Continue Reading

Century-old McLean County Courthouse won’t be saved

February 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

McLean County commissioners are moving forward with plans to demolish the century-old, bat-infested courthouse despite the efforts of a nonprofit group that formed to save it. Continue Reading