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Lakers fire coach Mike Brown after 1-4 start

November 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Mike Brown followed an 11-time NBA champion coach with the Los Angeles Lakers, taking charge of a roster packed with aging talent and a franchise anticipating more titles. Continue Reading

PSC candidate sees Grand Forks green projects

October 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota Public Service Commission candidate Brad Crabtree was in Grand Forks to discuss energy efficiency and green energy jobs with Mayor Mike Brown on Wednesday. Continue Reading

Mayors in Fargo, Grand Forks won’t pick sides for Senate

October 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In the closely watched race for North Dakota’s open Senate seat, U.S. Rep. Rick Berg continues to pile up endorsements from mayors of the state’s largest cities, but Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker won’t be one of them. Continue Reading

Mayor defends raise for city department head

September 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown has come under fire for his decision to provide a city department head with a nearly $25,000 raise this year.
Pete Haga, the city community/government relations officer, received the raise in May after his position was reviewed by the city’s human resources office. Continue Reading

Grand Forks mayor seeks slight tax increase

August 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown is proposing a slight increase in property taxes and utility rates in the 2013 budget. The mayor’s staff presented the preliminary budget to City Council members for the first time Tuesday evening. Continue Reading

Brown’s record term gets longer

June 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

By the end of his fourth term in 2016, Mike Brown will have been mayor of Grand Forks twice as long as anyone else. He already has served four years longer than anyone before him, but he hopes his mark on the city will be more than the length of his tenure. Continue Reading

Grand Forks Mayor Brown wins fourth term

June 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown has beat Ward 2 City Council member Tyrone Grandstrand with 72-27 percent with all 19 precincts reporting. A total of 4,168 votes were cast.
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Grand Forks mayor candidates trade views on involvement, planning

June 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks’ two candidates for mayor met Tuesday for a debate covering points that have become themes in this year’s election, including housing, planning and the incumbent’s record of directing the city’s services versus the challenger’s promise to plan better and devote more time to the job. Continue Reading

Grand Forks mayoral race: experience vs. new vision

June 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

On June 12, Grand Forks voters will have the choice of extending the current mayor’s 12 years in office for another term or passing leadership of the city to a City Council member of two years. Continue Reading

Brown, Grandstrand show contrasts in approach to office

May 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Along with their difference in age and experience, Grand Forks’ two mayoral candidates contrast in their vision for the job they are running for. Continue Reading