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Grand Forks’ first Vietnamese restaurant opens


Grand Forks’ first Vietnamese restaurant is open.

King Pho opened Monday at 1206 S. Washington St., with a grand opening held Tuesday, co-owner Man Ngo said. The restaurant took over the 2,300-square-foot space in the South Washington Center once occupied by SalonCentric, a Florida distribution company that specializes in beauty products.

King Pho will feature a variety of Vietnamese dishes, including the noodle soup called pho.

April Baumgarten

April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, and covers crime and education. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family raises registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college, she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as a city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.

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