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Nicknames, slogans help residents tell their towns’ stories

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Grand Forks has been “A Place of Excellence” for about 20 years, but nobody at City Hall seems to know where the slogan came from.

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Community Relations Officer Pete Haga couldn’t find anyone who remembers, though he said there is evidence of it being used in the early 1990s. “We believe it was administrative action, but other than that, it’s pretty vague.”

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