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Grand Forks' Alerus Center lost $97,000 on Britney Spears concert

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GRAND FORKS -- It ain't cheap putting on a concert, especially a concert as big as Britney Spears' "The Circus," which cost Grand Forks' Alerus Center $1.2 million to put on.

The city-owned events center made $1.1 million from the concert.

All that stacks up against the $1.9 million that concertgoers are estimated to have spent in town after the concert, based on an ongoing survey by UND economist David Flynn.

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