Buffalo Wild Wings breaks ground in North Dakota's oil-rich region

The Golden Valley-based restaurant chain is building a new restaurant in Williston, N.D. The Business Journal reports the new Buffalo Wild Wings location is scheduled to open in February.
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The Golden Valley-based restaurant chain is building a new restaurant in Williston, N.D. The Business Journal reports the new Buffalo Wild Wings location is scheduled to open in February.

St. Cloud-based Coborn's Inc. also plans to expand its footprint in the oil-rich region of North Dakota with five new stores by 2014.

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