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Former Alerus Center manager ousted from Sanford Center in Bemdiji, Minn.

August 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

For the second time in less than a year, the Sanford Center is looking for an executive director to manage the city-owned building. VenuWorks, contracted to manage and operate the event center for Bemidji, fired Roger Swanson on Wednesday. Continue Reading

Former manager of Alerus Center, VenuWorks, and Bemidji work to improve communication

June 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

An already resolved dispute over a $21,000 invoice from VenuWorks prompted a Bemidji City Council work session Monday evening at which the city and VenuWorks both vowed to improve communication. VenuWorks is the management firm hired by Bemidji to run its Sanford Center events center. The company previously managed the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, but the city took over management of the facility at the end of 2011. Continue Reading

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VenuWorks Has New Contract With Alerus Center

January 5, 2012 in WDAZ

Alerus Center’s former management firm VenuWorks has entered into another contract with the events center. Continue Reading

City will run Alerus Center, but officials torn

October 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Events center commissioners, who rarely disagree, voted 4-2 to go with city operation, absorbing current employees and asking vendors for proposals. Continue Reading

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VenuWorks to Terminate Alerus Center Contract

August 24, 2011 in WDAZ

The company that manages the city-owned Alerus Center in Grand Forks wants to terminate its management contract with the events center effective December 31. Continue Reading

Alerus Center seeks funds

July 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Projected loss is $271,000; finance director says money is needed to make payroll Continue Reading

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