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Lady Justice stand tall on top of the Grand Forks County courthouse surrounded by richly detailed stone carvings. JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORKS HERALD

Grand Forks County Courthouse celebrates 100 years

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Everybody knew in 1913 that this was a special building, lovely and imposing, a declaration of pride, spirit and resolve.

"Sculptor's Chisel Works Like Magic Wand of Fairy," a headline writer swooned a century ago, introducing a Herald story about etched stone columns and cornices of the new Grand Forks County Courthouse.


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