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Kristi Hall-Jiran, executive director of the Community Violence Intervention Center in Grand Forks, is thankful for the $500,000 Bush Foundation grant her agency received Thurdsay.JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORKS HERALD

Community Violence Intervention Center in Grand Forks receives $500,000 boost from foundation

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The Community Violence Intervention Center in Grand Forks announced Thursday it has received a $500,000 grant to continue its mission of ending violence in the community.


The center was awarded the Bush Prize for Community Innovation from the Bush Foundation. The prize supports organizations that create solutions to address challenges and opportunities their community.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald with beats focusing on northwest Minnesota, unmanned aircraft systems and East Grand Forks city government. Other positions she has held at the Herald include Grand Forks city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. A native of Valley City, N.D., 24 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet. Follow her work at and on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett. Send tips and story ideas to 
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