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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.

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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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