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Chilly Goodman and Vinicius Sant'Ana of the Grand Forks Symphony pitch their idea to the judges at the first ever "Forkin It Over Grants & Party" at the Empire Arts Center Thursday. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks Community Foundation forks over grants for youth-friendly ideas

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People arrived at the Empire Arts Center on Thursday ready to pitch their ideas for projects that would make Grand Forks a friendlier place for young people.

Their pitch gave them a chance to earn a grant that would get their project up and running.

The catch was they only had 60 seconds to do it.

It all was part of "Forkin It Over," a microgrant program created this year by the Community Foundation and funded through the Knight Foundation.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald and reports on a variety of topics. Other positions she has held at the Herald include city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. While attending the University of North Dakota, she worked as a news reporter and editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Dakota Student. She now serves as one of its alumni advisers. A native of Valley City, N.D., 23 years worth of winters hasn't scared her out of the state yet. You can follow Jewett and her reporting projects on her blog www.diggingdeeper.areavoices.com
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