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Grand Forks, North Dakota
Town Square in downtown Grand Forks

Flag
Nickname: "The Grand Cities"
"The Forks"
"The Sunflake City"
Motto: A Place of Excellence
Location in North Dakota
Location in North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°55′31″N 97°1′57″W / 47.92528, -97.0325
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Grand Forks County
Founded June 15, 1870
Incorporated February 22, 1881
Government
 - Mayor Michael Brown
Area
 - City  19.2 sq mi (49.9 km²)
 - Land  19.2 sq mi (49.9 km²)
 - Water  0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Elevation  843 ft (257 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 49,321
 - Density 2,563.0/sq mi (989.8/km²)
 - Metro 97,478
 - 2005 City Estimate 53,230
  Source: City of Grand Forks[1]
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website: http://www.grandforksgov.com

Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Grand Forks County. In 2005, the city had an estimated population of 53,230[1] and an estimated metropolitan population of 96,523 in 2006.[2] Grand Forks, along with its twin city of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, forms the center of the Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is often called Greater Grand Forks or The Grand Cities. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 756 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1280 × 1015 pixel, file size: 273 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Grand Forks, North... The Grand Cities Art Fest in downtown Grand Forks Town Square Downtown Grand Forks is the original commercial center of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Image File history File links Us-nd-gf. ... The flag of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... 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Located on the western banks of the Red River of the North in an extremely flat region known as the Red River Valley,[3] the city is prone to flooding and was struck by the devastating Red River Flood of 1997.[4] Originally called Les Grandes Fourches by French fur traders, Grand Forks was founded in 1870 by steamboat captain Alexander Griggs and incorporated on February 22, 1881.[5] Its location at the fork of the Red River and the Red Lake River gives the city its name.[5] The Red River drainage basin, with the Red River highlighted The Red River in Greater Grand Forks, as viewed from the Grand Forks side of the river The Red River in Fargo-Moorhead, as viewed from the Fargo side of the river For other things named Red River, see the... The Red River Valley is a region in central North America that is drained by the Red River of the North. ... Obelisk in Grand Forks commemorating the 1997 flood. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Paddle steamers — Lucerne, Switzerland. ... Alexander Griggs (1838-1903) was an American steamboat captain and the founder of the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Red Lake River is a river located in northwestern Minnesota. ...


Historically dependent on local agriculture, the city's economy now encompasses higher education, defense, health care, manufacturing, food processing, and scientific research.[6][7] Grand Forks is served by Grand Forks International Airport and Grand Forks Air Force Base, while the city's University of North Dakota is the largest and oldest institution of higher education in the state.[8] The Alerus Center[9] and Ralph Engelstad Arena[10] host athletic events while the North Dakota Museum of Art and Chester Fritz Auditorium are the city's largest cultural venues.[11] Grand Forks International Airport (IATA: GFK, ICAO: KGFK) is a public airport located five miles (8 km) northwest of the city of Grand Forks in Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA. The airport is located on U.S. Highway 2 under four miles west of Interstate 29 and about five... Grand Forks Air Force Base (Grand Forks AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located in Grand Forks County, North Dakota. ... The University of North Dakota (UND) is a comprehensive, public university in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. UND is the largest and oldest university in the state of North Dakota. ... The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... The Alerus Center is an indoor stadium located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Ralph Engelstad Arena is the name of two different indoor arenas in the Upper Midwest of the United States. ... The North Dakota Museum of Art (NDMOA) is the official art museum of the U.S. state of North Dakota. ... The Chester Fritz Auditorium is a performance facility on the campus of the University of North Dakota (UND) located in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ...

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History

Third Street looking north
Third Street looking north
Main article: History of Grand Forks, North Dakota

Prior to settlement by Europeans or Americans, the area where the city now sits — at the forks of the Red River and Red Lake River — had been an important meeting and trading point for Native Americans. Early French explorers, fur trappers, and traders called the area Les Grandes Fourches meaning "The Grand Forks". By the 1740s, Les Grandes Fourches was an important trading post for French fur trappers.[5] A U.S. post office was established on the site on June 15, 1870 and the name was changed to "Grand Forks."[5] Alexander Griggs, a steamboat captain, is regarded as being "The Father of Grand Forks."[12] Griggs' steamboat froze in the Red River on a voyage in late 1870, forcing the captain and his crew to spend the winter camping at Grand Forks. Griggs platted the community in 1875 and Grand Forks was officially incorporated on February 22, 1881.[5] The city quickly grew after the arrival of the Great Northern Railway in 1880 and the Northern Pacific Railway in 1887.[13] In 1883, the University of North Dakota was established, six years before North Dakota was formally recognized as an independent state born from the Dakota Territory.[8] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The recorded History of Grand Forks in the U.S. state of North Dakota, began with the trade between Native Americans and French fur trappers during the 1800s. ... The Red River drainage basin, with the Red River highlighted The Red River in Greater Grand Forks, as viewed from the Grand Forks side of the river The Red River in Fargo-Moorhead, as viewed from the Fargo side of the river For other things named Red River, see the... The Red Lake River is a river located in northwestern Minnesota. ... Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A trading post is a place where trading of goods takes place. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Alexander Griggs (1838-1903) was an American steamboat captain and the founder of the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Paddle steamers — Lucerne, Switzerland. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... A Great Northern train pauses for the photographer four miles west of Minot, North Dakota in 1914. ... The Northern Pacific Railway (AAR reporting marks NP) was a railway that operated in the north-central region of the United States. ... The University of North Dakota (UND) is a comprehensive, public university in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. UND is the largest and oldest university in the state of North Dakota. ... Dakota Territory was the name of the northernmost part of the Louisiana Purchase of the United States. ...

Great Northern depot
Great Northern depot

The first half of the 1900s saw steady growth and the development of new neighborhoods farther south and west of Downtown Grand Forks. The 1920s saw the construction of the state-owned North Dakota Mill and Elevator on the north side of the city.[14] In 1954, Grand Forks was chosen as the site for an Air Force base.[15] Grand Forks Air Force Base brought thousands of new jobs and residents to the community. The military base and the University of North Dakota would become integral pieces of the city's economy. The second half of the 20th century saw Grand Forks spreading further away from the older part of town.[5] Interstate 29 was built on the western side of the city and two enclosed shopping malls – South Forks Plaza and Columbia Mall – were built on the south side.[16] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 489 pixelsFull resolution (1625 × 994 pixel, file size: 658 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 489 pixelsFull resolution (1625 × 994 pixel, file size: 658 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Grand Cities Art Fest in downtown Grand Forks Town Square Downtown Grand Forks is the original commercial center of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... This article is about state ownership. ... Logo of the North Dakota Mill and Elevator The North Dakota Mill and Elevator is a large flour mill located in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... Grand Forks Air Force Base (Grand Forks AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located in Grand Forks County, North Dakota. ... Interstate 29 (abbreviated I-29) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern United States. ... The Grand Cities Mall (or South Forks Plaza) is an enclosed shopping mall located on South Washington Street in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Columbia Mall is a regional shopping center in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ...


The city was struck by a severe flood in 1997, causing extensive damage.[4] With Fargo upstream from the bulk of the waters and Winnipeg with its flood control structures, Grand Forks became the hardest hit city in the Red River Valley. During the height of the flooding, a major fire also destroyed eleven buildings in the downtown area. Many neighborhoods had to be demolished to make way for a new levee system, which was ultimately completed ten years later. The land bordering the Red River was turned into a massive park known as the Greater Grand Forks Greenway. Since the flood, Grand Forks has seen both public and private developments throughout town. Two new, large sports venues opened in 2001, including the Alerus Center[9] and the Ralph Engelstad Arena.[10] In 2007, the Winnipeg-based Canad Inns hotel chain opened a 13-story hotel and waterpark adjacent to the Alerus Center.[17] As of 2007, Grand Forks has a larger population than it did before the 1997 flood and area employment and taxable sales have also surpassed pre-flood levels.[18] Obelisk in Grand Forks commemorating the 1997 flood. ... Location in North Dakota Coordinates: Country United States State North Dakota County Cass County Founded 1871 Mayor Dennis Walaker Area    - City 98. ... Nickname: Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location of Winnipeg in Manitoba Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Manitoba Region Winnipeg Capital Region Established, 1738 (Fort Rouge) Renamed 1822 (Fort Garry) Incorporated 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Government  - City Mayor Sam Katz  - Governing Body Winnipeg City Council  - MPs... The Red River Valley is a region in central North America that is drained by the Red River of the North. ... A levee, levée (from the feminine past participle of the French verb lever, to raise), floodbank or stopbank is a natural or artificial slope or wall, usually earthen and often parallels the course of a river. ... The Greater Grand Forks Greenway is a huge greenway bordering the Red River and Red Lake River in the twin cities of Grand Forks, North Dakota and East Grand Forks, Minnesota (commonly called Greater Grand Forks). ... The Alerus Center is an indoor stadium located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Ralph Engelstad Arena is the name of two different indoor arenas in the Upper Midwest of the United States. ... Nickname: Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location of Winnipeg in Manitoba Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Manitoba Region Winnipeg Capital Region Established, 1738 (Fort Rouge) Renamed 1822 (Fort Garry) Incorporated 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Government  - City Mayor Sam Katz  - Governing Body Winnipeg City Council  - MPs... Canad Inns is a chain of hotels headquarted in Canada. ...


Geography

Flood memorial
Flood memorial

Grand Forks is located at 47°54′44″N, 97°3′17″W (47.912326, -97.054860)GR1, 74 miles north of the Fargo-Moorhead area[19] and 145 miles south of Winnipeg, Manitoba.[20] Grand Forks is situated on the western bank of the Red River of the North in an area known as the Red River Valley. The term "forks" refers to the forking of the Red River with the Red Lake River located near downtown Grand Forks.[5] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 49.9 km² (19.2 mi²), all land. Since it is in one of the flattest parts of the world, the city has few differences in elevation.[3] There are no lakes in the city limits of Grand Forks, but the meandering Red River and the English Coulee flow through the community and provide some break in the terrain.[21] The Red River Valley is the result of an ancient glacier carving its way south during the last Ice Age. Once the glacier receded, it formed a glacial lake called Lake Agassiz. The ancient beaches can still be seen as rolling hills west of the city.[22] Download high resolution version (480x640, 122 KB)Cairn commemorating the Red River Flood, 1997 at Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Download high resolution version (480x640, 122 KB)Cairn commemorating the Red River Flood, 1997 at Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Fargo-Moorhead (F-M) is the name of the metropolitan area composed of Fargo, North Dakota, Moorhead, Minnesota, and surrounding cities. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location City Information Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge), 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ... The Red River drainage basin, with the Red River highlighted The Red River in Greater Grand Forks, as viewed from the Grand Forks side of the river The Red River in Fargo-Moorhead, as viewed from the Fargo side of the river For other things named Red River, see the... The Red River Valley is a region in central North America that is drained by the Red River of the North. ... The Red Lake River is a river located in northwestern Minnesota. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A map of the extent of Lake Agassiz Lake Agassiz was an immense lake—bigger than all of the present-day Great Lakes combined—in the center of North America, which was fed by glacial runoff at the end of the last ice age. ...


Climate

Main article: Climate of Grand Forks, North Dakota

Due to its location in the Great Plains and its distance from both mountains and oceans, the city has an extreme continental climate. This type of climate is distinguised by four very distinct seasons and great variation in temperatures over very short periods of time. As there are no nearby mountain ranges or bodies of water to ameliorate the climatic conditions, Grand Forks lies exposed to numerous weather systems including bitterly cold Arctic high pressure systems. The city is known for its long, cold, and snowy winters. In sharp contrast, summers are warm to hot and often quite humid with frequent thunderstorms. Depending on the year, warm weather can continue beyond to October, or come to an abrupt end soon after Labor Day. Spring and autumn are short and highly variable seasons. The lowest temperature ever recorded was -43°F (-42°C) on January 30, 2004 and the highest temperature ever recorded was 109°F (43°C) on July 6, 1936. The Climate of Grand Forks, North Dakota is a warm summer continental (Köppen climate classification Dfb) typical of cities located in the Great Plains, with four very distinct seasons and great variation in temperatures over very short periods of time. ... The Great Plains covers much of the central United States, portions of Canada and Mexico. ... Labor Day is a United States federal holiday that takes place on the first Monday in September. ... is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg high °F (°C) 15 (−10) 22 (−5) 34 (1) 53 (12) 69 (21) 77 (25) 81 (27) 80 (27) 69 (20) 55 (13) 33 (1) 19 (−7)
Avg low temperature °F (°C) −4 (−18) 4 (−15) 17 (−9) 31 (−2) 44 (4) 54 (9) 58 (13) 56 (12) 45 (7) 34 (2) 18 (−6) 3 (−14)
Precip (in) 0.78 0.62 0.89 1.17 2.11 2.98 2.89 2.92 1.95 1.59 0.86 0.59
Source: MSN.com [23]

Cityscape

322 DeMers Avenue (formerly First National Bank)
See also: Downtown Grand Forks and University Village (Grand Forks, North Dakota)

Grand Forks has several distinct neighborhoods. The area adjacent to the Red River developed first so this is where some of the oldest neighborhoods, including the downtown area, can be found. The area between downtown and the University of North Dakota campus was another early growth area and historic properties can be found here as well. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Grand Cities Art Fest in downtown Grand Forks Town Square Downtown Grand Forks is the original commercial center of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... University Village is a neighborhood in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... The University of North Dakota (UND) is a comprehensive, public university in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. UND is the largest and oldest university in the state of North Dakota. ...


Downtown Grand Forks is the oldest part of the city and thus contains many historic buildings.[24] It is the governmental center of the city and county. It is also used as a gathering place for large festivals and a weekly farmers' market during summer months.[25] Recently, city leaders and developers have announced plans to convert older buildings into high-end condos and apartments, and to construct new buildings for the same purpose.[26] Located directly south of downtown, the streets of the Near Southside Historic District are lined with classic houses.[27] Reeves Drive was once one of the most fashionable neighborhoods in the city and, to this day, it is still the home of many old mansions exhibiting several unique architectural styles.[28] Also in this neighborhood are areas of original granitoid paving, several historic churches, and the Lincoln Drive Park. The Near Southside neighborhood was granted the historic district designation by the National Register of Historic Places.[27] The Grand Cities Art Fest in downtown Grand Forks Town Square Downtown Grand Forks is the original commercial center of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Roadside farmers market in Bridgehampton, New York Dutch bell peppers at a farmers market in Montpelier, Vermont A farmers market near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. ... This article refers to a form of housing. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


In general, the newer neighborhoods of Grand Forks are in the southern and western parts of town. The 32nd Avenue South corridor has been the commercial center of the city since the Columbia Mall opened in 1978. Many big box stores, as well as hotels and restaurants, are now located along the avenue.[29] A large strip mall, called the Grand Forks Marketplace, opened in 2001 near the Columbia Mall. University Village is a new commercial district that was built on vacant lands owned by the University of North Dakota.[29][30] The centerpiece of the Village is the Ralph Engelstad Arena, which is used by the University's Fighting Sioux hockey team. All the buildings in the Village have been built in a similar style to buildings on the nearby UND campus. The area now includes restaurants and stores, as well as the University bookstore. In 2006, a new Wellness Center for UND students opened on the Village's west side.[31] Columbia Mall is a regional shopping center in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... A big box is a box that is big. ... University Village is a neighborhood in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Ralph Engelstad Arena is the name of two different indoor arenas in the Upper Midwest of the United States. ... The North Dakota Fighting Sioux hockey teams (mens and womens) are currently the only Division I sports at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 1,705
1890 4,979 192.0%
1900 7,682 54.3%
1910 12,478 62.4%
1920 14,010 12.3%
1930 17,112 22.1%
1940 20,228 18.2%
1950 26,836 32.7%
1960 34,451 28.4%
1970 39,008 13.2%
1980 43,765 12.2%
1990 49,425 12.9%
2000 49,366 -0.1%
Est. 2005 53,230 [1] 7.8%

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 49,321 people (2005 city estimate: 53,230[1]), 19,677 households, and 11,058 families residing in the city. The population density was 989.8/km² (2,563.0/mi²). There were 20,838 housing units at an average density of 418.2/km² (1,082.8/mi²).[19] 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...


The racial makeup of the city was 93.35% White, 0.86% African American, 2.75% Native American, 0.96% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.87% of the population. The top 6 ancestry groups in the city are Norwegian (36.4%), German (34.7%), Irish (10.6%), French (6.5%), Polish (6.2%), English (6.1%).[32] In the city the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 22.9% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.2 males.[32] The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem specific to England — the United Kingdom anthem is God Save the Queen. ...


Of the 19,677 households, 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.96.[32] The median income for a household in the city was $34,194, and the median income for a family was $47,491. Males had a median income of $30,703 versus $21,573 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,395. About 9.3% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.[32] “Spouse” redirects here. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Economy

The economy of Grand Forks is not dominated by any one industry or sector. While agriculture continues to play a role in the area's economy, the city of Grand Forks now has a relatively diverse economy that includes public and private employers in sectors such as education, defense, health care, manufacturing, and food processing.[6][7] The state and federal governments operate two of the largest employers in the Grand Forks area. The University of North Dakota, located in the heart of the city, is the largest employer in the metropolitan area.[7] Grand Forks Air Force Base, just west of the city, employs a large number of civilian workers in addition to its enlisted personnel. Altru Health System is the largest private employer in Grand Forks.[7] The University of North Dakota (UND) is a comprehensive, public university in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. UND is the largest and oldest university in the state of North Dakota. ... Grand Forks Air Force Base (Grand Forks AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located in Grand Forks County, North Dakota. ... Altru Health System is an American healthcare provider headquartered in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ...

Employees at LM Glasfiber work on a giant blade for a wind turbine
Employees at LM Glasfiber work on a giant blade for a wind turbine

Major manufacturers in Grand Forks include wind turbine manufacturer LM Glasfiber[33] and small aircraft manufacturer Cirrus Design.[34] Major food producers include potato processor J. R. Simplot Company[35] and the state-owned North Dakota Mill and Elevator which is the largest flour mill in the United States.[36] Amazon.com[37] and SEI Information Technologies[38] both operate call centers in Grand Forks. Other large private employers in the city include the locally owned Alerus Financial branch of banks and the locally owned Hugo's chain of supermarkets.[39] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 2003 Cirrus SR22 The Cirrus Design Corporation is an aircraft manufacturer founded in 1984 by Alan and Dale Klapmeier. ... The J.R. Simplot Company, commonly referred to as Simplot, was founded in 1923 as a one-man business by 14-year-old John Richard Simplot near the small agricultural community of Declo, Idaho. ... This article is about state ownership. ... Logo of the North Dakota Mill and Elevator The North Dakota Mill and Elevator is a large flour mill located in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Amazon. ... Alerus Financial, headquartered in Grand Forks, North Dakota, is a chain of financial institutions located throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. ... Hugos or Hugos Family Marketplace is the name of a chain of grocery stores located in the U.S. states of North Dakota and Minnesota. ...


The retail and service sector is also an important part of the economy. The historic center of shopping in Grand Forks was the downtown area. Today, downtown is home to small shops and restaurants and south Grand Forks has become the major retail district in the city.[29] Grand Forks has three large shopping centers. The oldest, Grand Cities Mall, is located on South Washington Street and contains mainly small, locally owned stores as well as a Kmart. With about 80 stores, the area's largest indoor mall is Columbia Mall which is anchored by Macy's, Sears, J.C. Penney, and a large food court. The newest major shopping center in the city is the Grand Forks Marketplace power center mall which features SuperTarget, Best Buy, Lowe's, Gordmans, and several smaller stores. Depending on the relative strength of the Canadian dollar versus the American dollar, the Greater Grand Forks area attracts large numbers of tourist shoppers from Manitoba and especially from Winnipeg.[40] The Grand Cities Art Fest in downtown Grand Forks Town Square Downtown Grand Forks is the original commercial center of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... The Grand Cities Mall (or South Forks Plaza) is an enclosed shopping mall located on South Washington Street in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... new Kmart logo Kmart Corporation was a US based corporation until it merged with Sears Holdings in November 2004. ... Columbia Mall is a regional shopping center in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Macys is a chain of moderate to upscale American department stores with its flagship store in Herald Square, New York City, which has been billed as the worlds largest store since completion of the Seventh Avenue addition in 1924. ... Sears, Roebuck and Company is an American mid-range chain of international department stores, founded by Richard Sears and Alvah Roebuck in the late 19th century. ... This article is about the department store chain. ... A Power Centre is an unenclosed shopping centre that usually contains three or more big box retailers and various smaller retailers (usually located in plazas) with a common parking area shared among all the retailers. ... This article is about the United States retail company. ... Best Buy is sometimes called the big blue box because of the prominent design on Best Buy stores. ... “Lowes” redirects here. ... Gordmans is a chain of mid-western off-price department stores founded and headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Loonie. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard - Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation... Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location City Information Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge), 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ...


Economic development

The city government is actively involved in the economic development process, helping existing firms grow and attracting new ones. A portion of sales tax revenues is set aside for this, some of it going into the Grand Forks Growth Fund.[41] Companies can request low-interest loans or grants from this fund provided they meet certain criteria, such as paying a relatively high wage and doing most of their business outside the city's trade region. The city also contributes to the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation (EDC), a public-private organization that also receives funding from banks and other major businesses.[42] The EDC plays a consulting role for businesses, such as identifying suitable sites for expansion or assembling public funding packages. Its other key role is to vet businesses to see if they are suitable for funding by the Growth Fund.


Community leaders have long seen UND as an "economic engine" for the city. Besides its regular faculty, it also has business-like components such as the Energy and Environmental Research Center. UND hosts a technology incubator called the Center for Innovation. More recently, the University has been working to commercialize its research. A major thrust in that direction is the construction of a research park on the western fringes of the campus.[8] Another potential economic opportunity for the city is the addition of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mission to Grand Forks Air Force Base. The base currently hosts KC-135 Stratotankers, which will gradually be transferred to other bases around the country.[43] The Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) is a research facility at the University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... The £124 million Taranis UAV built by BAE Systems An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is an aircraft with no onboard pilot. ... Grand Forks Air Force Base (Grand Forks AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located in Grand Forks County, North Dakota. ... The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is an aerial refueling tanker aircraft. ...


Government

Grand Forks City Hall
Grand Forks City Hall
City government:[44]
Mayor Michael Brown
Ward 1 Bob Brooks
Ward 2 Mike McNamara
Ward 3 Eliot Glassheim
Ward 4 Hal Gershman
Ward 5 Doug Christensen
Ward 6 Art Bakken
Ward 7 Curt Kreun
See also: List of mayors of Grand Forks, North Dakota

Grand Forks uses the mayor-council model of municipal government. The mayor, who is elected every four years, has the power to oversee the daily administration of city government and to work directly with department heads to ensure the proper provision of services.[45] The mayor of Grand Forks is obstetrician Dr. Michael Brown. He was first elected in 2000 and was re-elected in 2004. Taken by Alexwcovington (talk) File links The following pages link to this file: Grand Forks, North Dakota Categories: Public domain images ... Taken by Alexwcovington (talk) File links The following pages link to this file: Grand Forks, North Dakota Categories: Public domain images ... Dr. Michael Brown is the current mayor of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... The following is a complete list of the Mayors of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Local government of the United States. ... Obstetrics (from the Latin obstare, to stand by) is the surgical specialty dealing with the care of a woman and her offspring during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (the period shortly after birth). ... Dr. Michael Brown is the current mayor of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ...


The city is divided into seven wards with each ward electing a single city council representative for a four year term. The council meets twice each month as the council proper and twice each month as a committee of the whole. All council meetings are broadcast on a local cable channel.[44] In the United States House of Representatives, the Committee of the Whole, short for Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, is a parliamentary device in which the House of Representatives is considered one large Congressional committee. ...


Sister cities

Main article: Sister cities of Grand Forks, North Dakota
Grand Forks sister cities:
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Flag of Russia Ishim, Russia (inactive)

Grand Forks has an active sister city program designed to encourage cultural and economic exchanges.[46] Grand Forks' first sister city was Ishim in the Soviet Union. The relationship with the Siberian city formally began in 1984 during the Cold War. Sometime in the late 1990s, however, political and economic turmoil in Russia ended the relationship.[47] While the relationship with Ishim faded, Grand Forks found a new sister in Awano, Japan. An informal relationship began in 1994 when the school districts of both cities began exchanging students. In 1998, the two formally proclaimed themselves sister cities. The most concrete evidence of the relationship between the two is a Japanese rock garden in Grand Forks' Sertoma Park and a sculpture of an American bison in an Awano park.[48] However, the annexation of Awano by a larger city has led to the end of the sister city relationship.[49] Grand Forks' relationship with Dickinson, North Dakota began in 2002, when delegations from each city visited the other.[50] Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown has said he thinks having friends in western North Dakota, which typically has diverging interests from eastern cities, could help at the state legislature.[51] Sarpsborg, Norway became a sister city in 2005 following several exchanges among leaders from both cities. The city became interested in building a relationship with Sarpsborg because many Grand Forks residents have Norwegian heritage.[52] The sister cities of Grand Forks, North Dakota have been designated through the city of Grand Forks active sister city program which is designed to encourage cultural and economic exchanges. ... Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Dickinson is a city in Stark County, North Dakota in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... County Østfold Landscape Municipality NO-0105 Administrative centre Sarpsborg Mayor (2003) Jan O. Engsmyr (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 238 406 km² 370 km² 0. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Awano (Japanese: 粟野町; -machi) is a town located in Kamitsuga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... The Ishim River (Ишим, another name is Esil River) is a river running through Kazakhstan and Russia. ... Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... The Ishim River (Ишим, another name is Esil River) is a river running through Kazakhstan and Russia. ... “Siberian” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... Awano (Japanese: 粟野町; -machi) is a town located in Kamitsuga District, Tochigi, Japan. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Subspecies B. b. ... Dickinson is a city in Stark County, North Dakota in the United States. ... Dr. Michael Brown is the current mayor of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... County Østfold Landscape Municipality NO-0105 Administrative centre Sarpsborg Mayor (2003) Jan O. Engsmyr (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 238 406 km² 370 km² 0. ...


Education

Higher education

Chester Fritz Library on UND campus
Chester Fritz Library on UND campus

Grand Forks is the home of the University of North Dakota (UND), the largest and oldest university in the state and region. UND has nearly 13,000 enrolled students and is the home of the only schools of medicine and law in the state. UND is also known for its top-ranked John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Together, UND and North Dakota State University make up the Red River Valley Research Corridor.[8] Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The University of North Dakota (UND) is a comprehensive, public university in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. UND is the largest and oldest university in the state of North Dakota. ... North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a public university in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. It is the second largest school in the eleven campus North Dakota University System. ... Clifford Hall at UND The Red River Valley Research Corridor is the name that has been given to a region in the American state of North Dakota. ...


Across the river in East Grand Forks is Northland Community and Technical College, a 2-year school.[53] Northland has been experiencing steady growth in recent years, with the addition of a sister campus in Thief River Falls, Minnesota and increasing distance education programs. A major expansion and renovation of the Northland building has been proposed due to rising enrollments.[54] Northland Community & Technical College is a two-year community college with campuses in East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls, Minnesota. ... Old Soo Line depot, now City Hall Old Carnegie library, Main Ave United Methodist Church, downtown Thief River Falls, also called Thief River or TRF, is a city in Pennington County, Minnesota, USA. The population was 8,410 at the 2000 census. ...


Primary and secondary schools

The Grand Forks Public Schools system includes both the school district of Grand Forks and the school district of the Grand Forks Air Force Base. 7,600 students attend schools in the school system. There are twelve elementary schools, four middle schools, and two high schools: Central High and Red River High. The Grand Forks Public Schools system also operates an alternative high school and an adult education program. Grand Forks Public Schools is governed by a nine member board of elected representatives, separate from the city and county governments.[55] Grand Forks Public Schools (GFPS) is a system of publicly-funded K-12 schools in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Grand Forks Air Force Base (Grand Forks AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located in Grand Forks County, North Dakota. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Central High School is an American high school located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Red River High School (RRHS) is an American high school located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Great Neck Village School, an alternative school in Great Neck, New York in the United States An alternative school, sometimes referred to as a minischool, or remedial school, is any public or private school having a special curriculum, especially an elementary or secondary school offering a more flexible program of...


There are also several primary schools operating in the community that are not a part of the public schools system. Grand Forks is the home of the state-operated North Dakota School for the Blind.[56] There are two Catholic schools in Grand Forks, both offering classes from kindergarten through 6th grade.[57] [58] The only private high school in the metropolitan area is Sacred Heart High School, a Catholic school, which is in East Grand Forks.[59] There is a non-denominational Christian elementary and middle school operating in East Grand Forks.[60] Catholic schools are education ministries of the Roman Catholic Church. ... Sacred Heart High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. ... Catholic schools are education ministries of the Roman Catholic Church. ... East Grand Forks is a city in Polk County, Minnesota in the United States. ...


Culture

Arts and theatre

"The Plains of Sweet Regret" video installation at the North Dakota Museum of Art

Due at least in part to the presence of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks offers a variety of arts and cultural events.[61][62][63] The North Dakota Museum of Art, located on the UND campus, brings many nationally touring exhibits to Grand Forks as well as the work of regional artists.[64] In addition to the Museum of Art, UND offers other gallery space for student art. UND also has active Theater Arts and Music departments.[8] Students stage theater productions each year at the Burtness Theater on campus.[65] UND's Chester Fritz Auditorium also brings music and theater events to Grand Forks including national touring companies of Broadway musicals.[11] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 766 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3675 × 2878 pixel, file size: 7. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 766 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3675 × 2878 pixel, file size: 7. ... The University of North Dakota (UND) is a comprehensive, public university in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. UND is the largest and oldest university in the state of North Dakota. ... The North Dakota Museum of Art (NDMOA) is the official art museum of the U.S. state of North Dakota. ... The Chester Fritz Auditorium is a performance facility on the campus of the University of North Dakota (UND) located in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... The Lion King at the New Amsterdam Theatre, 2003 Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ...


The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra has been performing since 1905[66] and the Grand Forks Master Chorale was formed in 1983.[61] Both groups stage productions each year at various locations in the community. The North Dakota Ballet Company is headquartered in Grand Forks and often performs at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.[67] The Grand Forks City Band was formed in 1886 and still stages shows year round.[61]


The Empire Arts Center, in downtown Grand Forks, is home to several cultural events throughout the year. The Empire, a 1919 movie theater, was restored after the Flood of 1997 and now includes performance space, a large movie screen, a gallery, and space for artists.[68] The Fire Hall Theatre, also located downtown, is used by community members to put on several theater productions each year.[61] The Summer Performing Arts Company (SPA) is a popular summer arts program for area K-12 students. SPA stages one or two major musicals and one or two smaller shows each summer.[69] The Myra Museum, on Belmont Road near the Greater Grand Forks Greenway, is a small history museum with exhibits that trace local history from the Ice Age, through settlement, and into the modern age. Other buildings on the Myra Museum grounds include the original 1868 Grand Forks Post Office, a 1917 one room school, and the historic Campbell House.[70] The Grand Cities Art Fest in downtown Grand Forks Town Square Downtown Grand Forks is the original commercial center of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Obelisk in Grand Forks commemorating the 1997 flood. ... The Greater Grand Forks Greenway is a huge greenway bordering the Red River and Red Lake River in the twin cities of Grand Forks, North Dakota and East Grand Forks, Minnesota (commonly called Greater Grand Forks). ...


Sports

Ralph Engelstad Arena

College sports are popular in Grand Forks, with an intense following for the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux.[8] The UND men's ice hockey team competes in the NCAA Division I level and has been the Frozen Four championship team seven times and the runner-up five times.[71] The UND football team was the 2001 NCAA Division II champion and the 2003 runner-up. In 2006, the school announced that it would be moving its entire athletic program to Division I.[72] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 915 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Personally photographed by the undersigned May 8, 2007Elcajonfarms 03:46, 3 July 2007 (UTC) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 915 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Personally photographed by the undersigned May 8, 2007Elcajonfarms 03:46, 3 July 2007 (UTC) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as... College athletics refers to a set of physical activities comprising sports and games put into place by colleges. ... The University of North Dakota (UND) is a comprehensive, public university in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. UND is the largest and oldest university in the state of North Dakota. ... Logo of the North Dakota Fighting Sioux The North Dakota Fighting Sioux is the name of the athletic teams of the University of North Dakota (UND) which is located in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota, in the United States. ... The North Dakota Fighting Sioux hockey teams (mens and womens) are currently the only Division I sports at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Frozen Four is the trademarked name of the final two rounds of the NCAA Division I championship of ice hockey in the USA. Schools advance in a single-elimination tournament from four regional sites to a single site, where the national semifinals and final game are played. ... The North Dakota Fighting Sioux football team of the University of North Dakota is a member of the NCAA Divsion II North Central Conference. ... Logo for the 2005 Division II National Championship game The NCAA Division II National Football Championship began in 1973. ...


Grand Forks is home to two major indoor athletic arenas. The city-owned Alerus Center opened in 2001.[9] The Alerus Center is home to the Fighting Sioux football team and also plays host to a variety of other events including major concerts. The Alerus Center is the largest arena and convention center complex in the upper Midwest area.[73] The Fighting Sioux hockey teams compete in the Ralph Engelstad Arena, located in the University Village district of the UND campus. "The Ralph" as it is commonly called was funded by UND benefactor Ralph Engelstad and opened in 2001 at a cost of over $100 million dollars.[10] Adjacent to the Ralph Engelstad Arena is the smaller Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. "The Betty" is the home of the Fighting Sioux basketball and Fighting Sioux volleyball teams. The Alerus Center is an indoor stadium located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Ralph Engelstad Arena is the name of two different indoor arenas in the Upper Midwest of the United States. ... University Village is a neighborhood in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Ralph Engelstad (January 28, 1930 Thief River Falls, Minnesota - November 26, 2002 Las Vegas, Nevada) was the multi-millionaire owner of the Imperial Palace casinos in Las Vegas and in Biloxi, Mississippi and donor for the construction of the Ralph Engelstad Arena for his alma mater, the University of North... The Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (BESC) is an indoor arena located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Logo of the North Dakota Fighting Sioux The North Dakota Fighting Sioux basketball teams (mens and womens) are parth of the athletic program at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Logo of the North Dakota Fighting Sioux The North Dakota Fighting Sioux volleyball team is a part of the athletic program at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ...


Recreation

The Grand Forks Park District, established in 1905, operates 14 neighborhood parks, 28 tennis courts, and a swimming pool. The parks include features such as playgrounds, baseball fields, softball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, and picnic areas. Sertoma Park includes a Japanese garden. The Park District also operates eleven outdoor skating rinks and indoor ice arenas: Purpur Arena, Eagles Arena, Blueline Club Arena, and Gambucci Arena. The district also owns the Center Court Fitness Club.[74] The Grand Forks Park District is a local government agency located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows, New York Tennis is a game played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players (doubles). ... This view from the Symbolic Mountain Lookout in Cowra, NSW shows many of the typical elements of a Japanese garden Stone lantern amid plants. ...


There are several golf courses in the city. The Park District operates the 18-hole, Arnold Palmer-designed, links style King's Walk Golf Course[75] and the historic, 9-hole Lincoln Golf Course.[76] The University of North Dakota operates the 9-hole Ray Richards Golf Course.[77] The 18-hole Grand Forks Country Club is located directly south of the city.[78] There are also golf courses in nearby East Grand Forks, Minnesota[79] and Manvel, North Dakota.[80] This article is about the sport of golf. ... Nationality  United States Birth September 10, 1929 (age 77) Latrobe, Pennsylvania Height 5 ft 10 in (1. ... The University of North Dakota (UND) is a comprehensive, public university in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. UND is the largest and oldest university in the state of North Dakota. ... East Grand Forks is a city in Polk County, Minnesota in the United States. ... Manvel is a city located in Grand Forks County, North Dakota. ...


The Greater Grand Forks Greenway is a large park that runs the length of the Red River in the city. It includes an extensive path system, large festival grounds, ski trails, and wildflower gardens.[81] Including the Greenway, the bicycle route system in Grand Forks is over 43 miles long.[82] These paths are located in The Greenway, adjacent to major streets, and on the banks of the English Coulee. There are also two pedestrian/bike bridges that span the Red River.[83] The Greater Grand Forks Greenway is a huge greenway bordering the Red River and Red Lake River in the twin cities of Grand Forks, North Dakota and East Grand Forks, Minnesota (commonly called Greater Grand Forks). ... The Red River drainage basin, with the Red River highlighted The Red River in Greater Grand Forks, as viewed from the Grand Forks side of the river The Red River in Fargo-Moorhead, as viewed from the Fargo side of the river For other things named Red River, see the...


Infrastructure

Transportation

The Sorlie Memorial Bridge (DeMers Avenue) spans the Red River and connects downtown Grand Forks to downtown East Grand Forks
The Sorlie Memorial Bridge (DeMers Avenue) spans the Red River and connects downtown Grand Forks to downtown East Grand Forks
See also: Major roads in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Grand Forks International Airport (GFK, KGFK) is served by Northwest Airlines with several daily round trips to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The airport is a major distribution center for FedEx, which conducts flights daily with Boeing 727 and Cessna Caravan aircraft. The Cessna Caravans transport packages to outlying areas of the state. The airport is also one of the busiest airports in the country, due mainly to the presence of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences of the University of North Dakota.[84] The BNSF Railway runs track in several directions in and around the city. Amtrak passenger service on the Empire Builder line heads westbound daily at 5:00 am and eastbound daily at midnight. The Empire Builder stops at the Grand Forks Amtrak station.[85] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 516 pixel Image in higher resolution (1280 × 826 pixel, file size: 150 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Grand Forks, North... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 516 pixel Image in higher resolution (1280 × 826 pixel, file size: 150 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Grand Forks, North... The Sorlie Memorial Bridge was built in 1929 by the Minneapolis Bridge Co. ... The Grand Cities Art Fest in downtown Grand Forks Town Square Downtown Grand Forks is the original commercial center of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... East Grand Forks is a city in Polk County, Minnesota in the United States. ... This is a list of major roads in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... Grand Forks International Airport (IATA: GFK, ICAO: KGFK) is a public airport located five miles (8 km) northwest of the city of Grand Forks in Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA. The airport is located on U.S. Highway 2 under four miles west of Interstate 29 and about five... Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota near Minneapolis-St. ... Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, by far the largest and busiest airport in the state of Minnesota, straddles the southern border of the cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. ... FedEx (NYSE: FDX), whose full corporate name is FedEx Corporation, is a cargo airline, printing, and courier company offering overnight courier, ground, heavy freight, document copying and logistics services. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ... The Cessna 208 Caravan is a single turboprop short-haul regional airliner and utility aircraft built in the USA by Cessna. ... The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences (JDOSAS or UND Aerospace) is a part of the University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... The University of North Dakota (UND) is a comprehensive, public university in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. UND is the largest and oldest university in the state of North Dakota. ... The BNSF Railway (AAR reporting marks BNSF), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the four remaining transcontinental railroads and one of the largest railroad networks in North America (only one competitor, the Union Pacific Railroad, is larger in size). ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Empire Builder is a train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northwestern United States. ... Other information Passengers (2006) 19,574 9. ...


Three federal highways pass through Grand Forks: U.S. Highway 2, Interstate 29, and U.S. Highway 81. U.S. Highway 2, known as Gateway Drive in the city, runs east to west through the northern part of town and is a four lane highway. The highway is the primary connection between Grand Forks, East Grand Forks, the Grand Forks Air Force Base, Grand Forks International Airport, and nearby Crookston, Minnesota. Interstate 29 runs north to south along the western part of the city, officially multiplexed with U.S. Highway 81 in the Grand Forks area. The U.S. Highway 81 business route, Washington Street and 32nd Avenue, runs through many of the city's major commercial districts.[86] United States Highway 2 is an east-west United States Highway. ... Interstate 29 (abbreviated I-29) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern United States. ... United States Highway 81 is a north-south United States highway. ... East Grand Forks is a city in Polk County, Minnesota in the United States. ... Grand Forks Air Force Base (Grand Forks AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located in Grand Forks County, North Dakota. ... Grand Forks International Airport (IATA: GFK, ICAO: KGFK) is a public airport located five miles (8 km) northwest of the city of Grand Forks in Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA. The airport is located on U.S. Highway 2 under four miles west of Interstate 29 and about five... Crookston is an American city located in the state of Minnesota. ...


Within the city, roads that run from north to south are traditionally called "streets" and roads that run from east to west are traditionally called "avenues." Streets are numbered in blocks west of the Red River. Avenues are numbered in blocks north or south of Demers Avenue — the city's historic dividing route adjacent to the rail yards.[86] The city maintains a bus system called Cities Area Transit, also known by the acronym CAT. The system has operated since 1926 when it was introduced to replace an earlier trolley system. There are twelve bus routes including night service and service in the community of East Grand Forks.[87] The Red River drainage basin, with the Red River highlighted The Red River in Greater Grand Forks, as viewed from the Grand Forks side of the river The Red River in Fargo-Moorhead, as viewed from the Fargo side of the river For other things named Red River, see the... Cities Area Transit (or CAT) is a public transportation service operated by the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... East Grand Forks is a city in Polk County, Minnesota in the United States. ...


Health care

With over 3,400 employees and over 180 physicians[88], Altru Health System is the main provider of health care in Grand Forks and the surrounding region and is also the largest private employer in Grand Forks.[7] Altru's 90-acre medical campus near the center of the city offers a 261-bed acute care hospital, a 34-bed rehabilitation hospital, and five clinics.[88] Altru Hospital, formerly called United Hospital, is the result of a 1971 merger of Grand Forks' Deaconess Hospital and St. Michael's Hospital.[89] Altru Health System is an American healthcare provider headquartered in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ...


Grand Forks has long had just one major healthcare provider, but recently a new medical campus, called Aurora Medical Park, has been developing on the south side of the city.[90] Facilities in the development include the Stadter Center — a 70-bed psychiatric hospital[91] — and a two story clinic building. Individual spaces in the clinic building are leased out to private medical practices. In early April of 2007, a proposal surfaced to build a 70-bed hospital called Aurora Hospital on the medical campus.[92] Aurora Hospital is the name given to a proposed hospital to be built in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ...


Media

The Grand Forks Herald is the major daily newspaper serving Grand Forks[93], which is also the second most widely circulated newspaper in North Dakota with a daily circulation of around 31,000.[94] The Exponent is a weekly newspaper published in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.[95] The University of North Dakota also has its own student-published newspaper called The Dakota Student, which is published twice weekly during the school year.[96] The following is a list of media in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA: // Grand Forks Herald The Exponent (located in East Grand Forks, Minnesota) High Plains Reader (published in Fargo, North Dakota) Dakota Student (published twice a week by students of the University of North Dakota during the school year... The Grand Forks Herald is a daily broadsheet newspaper, begun in 1879, printed in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... East Grand Forks is a city in Polk County, Minnesota in the United States. ... The University of North Dakota (UND) is a comprehensive, public university in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. UND is the largest and oldest university in the state of North Dakota. ... The Dakota Student is the student-run newspaper publication of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ...


The major AM radio stations in Grand Forks are KNOX 1310 and KCNN 1590, which are news and talk stations. The city's FM stations include NPR affiliates KUND 89.3, KFJM 90.7, KQMN 91.5, and KNTN 102.7. Commercial FM stations include active rock station KJKJ 107.5; top 40 station KKXL-FM 92.9; and country stations KSNR 100.3 and KYCK 97.1[97][98] KNOX is a news and talk radio station in Grand Forks, North Dakota broadcasting on 1310 AM. The station is the most popular AM radio station in the area. ... KCNN is a news and talk radio station based in Grand Forks, North Dakota broadcasting on 1590 AM. The stations former call sign was KRAD until the mid 1990s. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... In most of the world, the FM broadcast band, used for broadcasting FM radio stations, goes from 87. ... “NPR” redirects here. ... Current Prairie Public logo “Prairie Public” redirects here. ... KFJM is the second radio station in North Dakota after WDAY-AM, and one of the first college radio stations in the United States, operated by the University of North Dakota. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Commercial Radio Hong Kong is one of the two commercial radio broadcasting company in Hong Kong (the other being Metro Radio). ... In most of the world, the FM broadcast band, used for broadcasting FM radio stations, goes from 87. ... Active rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... KJKJ-FM 107. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... KKXL-FM 92. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... KSNR, or 100. ... KYCK or 97 Kyck FM is a radio station playing country music in Grand Forks, North Dakota, though its licensed by the FCC to Crookston, Minnesota. ...


WDAZ-TV channel 8, an ABC affiliate, is the only broadcast television station in Grand Forks that provides local news.[99] All other major U.S. television networks are represented in Grand Forks from Fargo-based television stations. The cable television provider, Midcontinent Communications, carries several locally-based cable channels such as the Fighting Sioux Sports Network. WDAZ-TV is the ABC affiliate for Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air or OTA) is the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery, by radio waves. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... Midcontinent Communications is a provider of cable TV, internet, and general telephony services for home and business, serving the states of Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota (where the company is headquartered, in the city of Sioux Falls). ... The Fighting Sioux Sports Network (or FSSN) is a local cable channel operated in Grand Forks, North Dakota by the University of North Dakota in conjuction with WDAZ-TV also of Grand Forks. ...


See also

The recorded History of Grand Forks in the U.S. state of North Dakota, began with the trade between Native Americans and French fur trappers during the 1800s. ... The Climate of Grand Forks, North Dakota is a warm summer continental (Köppen climate classification Dfb) typical of cities located in the Great Plains, with four very distinct seasons and great variation in temperatures over very short periods of time. ... The sister cities of Grand Forks, North Dakota have been designated through the city of Grand Forks active sister city program which is designed to encourage cultural and economic exchanges. ... The following is a list of media in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA: // Grand Forks Herald The Exponent (located in East Grand Forks, Minnesota) High Plains Reader (published in Fargo, North Dakota) Dakota Student (published twice a week by students of the University of North Dakota during the school year... The following is a complete list of the Mayors of Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... . ...

Notes

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  4. ^ a b The Grand Forks Flood. Draves.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
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  6. ^ a b Community of Grand Forks. University of North Dakota. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.
  7. ^ a b c d e Grand Forks' 50 Largest Employers (PDF). State of North Dakota. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
  8. ^ a b c d e f About UND. University of North Dakota. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
  9. ^ a b c History of Alerus Center. Alerus Center. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
  10. ^ a b c History of Ralph Engelstad Arena. Ralph Engelstad Arena. Retrieved on 2007-06-08.
  11. ^ a b Chester Fritz Auditorium. Chester Fritz Auditorium. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.
  12. ^ Dakota Datebook, October 20,2003: Griggs and Grand Forks. North Dakota Public Radio. Retrieved on 2007-06-08.
  13. ^ Historic Grand Forks. Grand Forks County Historical Society. Retrieved on 2007-06-08.
  14. ^ History. North Dakota Mill and Elevator. Retrieved on 2007-06-08.
  15. ^ History of the Grand Forks Air Force Base (PDF). Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
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  17. ^ Grand Forks. Canad Inns. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
  18. ^ High and dry. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved on 2007-06-08.
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  21. ^ Campus landmarks. University of North Dakota. Retrieved on 2007-06-08.
  22. ^ The Red River Valley:Tilted Shorelines and Rebounding Lake Beds. University of North Dakota. Retrieved on 2007-06-08.
  23. ^ MSN Weather. MSN.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
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  25. ^ Family Fun. Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
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  30. ^ LeAnna Anderson (2000-09-28). UND's New Neighborhood. University of North Dakota. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.
  31. ^ Wellness Center. University of North Dakota. Retrieved on 2007-06-08.
  32. ^ a b c d Profile of General Demographics (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
  33. ^ Contact. LM Glasfiber. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
  34. ^ Employment. Cirrus Design. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
  35. ^ Food Plants. J.R. Simplot Company. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
  36. ^ Dakota Datebook, October 30, 2006: State Mill & Elevator. North Dakota Public Radio. Retrieved on 2007-06-08.
  37. ^ Locations. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
  38. ^ SEI. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
  39. ^ Hugo's. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
  40. ^ Noronha, Charmaine. "Currency goes loonie", Associated Press, 2007-06-05. 
  41. ^ Business Resources – Local and State Programs. The Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
  42. ^ About us. Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.
  43. ^ Grand Forks AFB. GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
  44. ^ a b City Council. City of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
  45. ^ Mayor Brown. City of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
  46. ^ Sister Cities. City of Grand Forks. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.
  47. ^ Lee, Yangkyoung. "$5 million godsend", Grand Forks Herald, 2007-05-02. Retrieved on 2007-06-05. 
  48. ^ Bakken, Ryan. "Japanese Residents Will Dedicate New Garden", Grand Forks Herald, 2003-10-21. 
  49. ^ "GF's family gets smaller", Grand Forks Herald, 2006-02-19. 
  50. ^ Davis, Lisa. "Sister city delegates visit GF", Grand Forks Herald, 2003-10-19. Retrieved on 2007-06-05. 
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  53. ^ About NCTC. Northland Community and Technical College. Retrieved on 2007-06-14.
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  55. ^ About the GFPS. Grand Forks Public Schools. Retrieved on 2007-06-14.
  56. ^ North Dakota Vision Services, Home Page. North Dakota Vission Services. Retrieved on 2007-06-14.
  57. ^ St. Michael's Elementary School. St. Michael's Elementary School. Retrieved on 2007-06-14.
  58. ^ School. Holy Family Parish. Retrieved on 2007-06-14.
  59. ^ School Information. Sacred Heart Catholic School. Retrieved on 2007-06-14.
  60. ^ RCS Home Page. Riverside Christian School. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
  61. ^ a b c d Arts. Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.
  62. ^ Northern Valley Arts Council. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
  63. ^ CulturePulse. CulturePulse.org. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.
  64. ^ NDMOA History. North Dakota Museum of Art. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.
  65. ^ Burtness Theater. University of North Dakota. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.
  66. ^ Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra. Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.
  67. ^ North Dakota Ballet Company. North Dakota Ballet Chompany. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.
  68. ^ Empire Arts Center. Empire Arts Center. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.
  69. ^ Summer Performing Arts Company. Summer Performing Arts Company. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.
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  75. ^ King's Walk Golf Course. Grand Forks Park District. Retrieved on 2007-06-18.
  76. ^ Lincoln Golf Course. Grand Forks Park District. Retrieved on 2007-06-18.
  77. ^ Ray Richards Golf Course. University of North Dakota. Retrieved on 2007-06-18.
  78. ^ Welcome. Grand Forks Country Club. Retrieved on 2007-06-18.
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  80. ^ Manvel River's Edge Golf Course. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
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  82. ^ Activities. Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau. Retrieved on 2007-06-06.
  83. ^ Map of Grand Forks bike paths (PDF). City of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
  84. ^ Airport Information. Grand Forks International Airport (GFK). Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
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Further reading

  • Tweton, Jerome D. (1986, reprinted 2005). Grand Forks, A Pictorial History, Norfolk, Virginia: The Donning Company.
  • Bladow, Eldon (Ed.) (1974). They Came To Stay, Grand Forks, North Dakota: Grand Forks Centennial Corporations.
  • Jacobs, Mike (Ed.) (1997). Come Hell and High Water, Grand Forks, North Dakota: Knight-Ridder.

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