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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Grand Forks Alerus Center seeks room to grow

  • The Alerus Center in Grand Forks is negotiating to buy several lots adjacent to the city-owned events center.
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  • The Alerus Center in Grand Forks is negotiating to buy several lots adjacent to the city-owned events center.
    The Grand Forks Herald reports that officials don't yet have a specific use in mind for the land. Minutes from a Grand Forks Events Center Commission committee meeting in October say that will depend on "what the other competitor cities do."
    Commissioners say the group wants to ensure the facility has room to grow. The area where the Alerus Center is has seen a building boom in recent years with several new hotels, a strip mall and several office buildings.
    Commissioner John Schmisek says if lots adjacent to the center are purchased by companies or other developers, the Alerus could become landlocked with no room for expansion.

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