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Grand Forks city grants cause tension

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In the past decade, two programs created by the city of Grand Forks have been making recommendations on how to spend millions of dollars in art and special events money.


City meeting minutes going back at least 10 years show suggestions from the Art Re-Grant and Special Events programs were rarely a source of controversy.

The same can't be said for this year.

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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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