Grand Forks pastor baffled who put Kmart 'K' on his front lawn

Pastor Paul Knight says his wife hopes it's gone by June.

Pastor Paul Knight stands outside his south end home Monday, March 14, where someone put the old Kmart sign in his front yard.
Matt Henson / WDAY-TV

GRAND FORKS — A front-yard display outside the home of Hope Church Pastor Paul Knight is a bit unconventional, as well as involuntary.

Someone placed a massive Kmart sign on his front lawn. It's believed to be from the former Kmart building on South Washington Street in Grand Forks, which is being redeveloped.

Pastor Knight noticed it Wednesday mid-morning after he swung by his home. Since then, people have been coming by his south end home to take selfies.

He has no clue who put it up, but says he suspects it was done by someone at church.

"I don't know who to call, cuz I don't know who put it up," Pastor Knight said. "So I am kind of making a general announcement: the people who are responsible for this, you're welcome to remove it anytime. My wife hopes it's gone by June, I think."

Matt Henson is an Emmy award-winning reporter/photographer/editor for WDAY. Prior to joining WDAY in 2019, Matt was the main anchor at WDAZ in Grand Forks for four years. He was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia and attended college at Lyndon State College in northern Vermont, where he was recognized twice nationally, including first place, by the National Academy for Arts and Science for television production. Matt enjoys being a voice for the little guy. He focuses on crimes and courts and investigative stories. Just as often, he shares tear-jerking stories and stories of accomplishment. Matt enjoys traveling to small towns across North Dakota and Minnesota to share their stories. He can be reached at and at 610-639-9215. When he's not at work (rare) Matt resides in Moorhead and enjoys spending time with his daughter, golfing and attending Bison and Sioux games.
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