FOR THE LOVE OF HOCKEY North Dakota Junior Hockey Update (Feb. 23)
It has been a big week for North Dakota's three junior hockey teams: the Fargo Force of the Tier I United States Hockey League and the Bismarck Bobcats and Minot Minotauros of the Tier II North Americ... Posted on 2/23/13 at 4:00 PM
IT'S SIMPLY GRAND! Nic's Five Faves in the Forks
The Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) wants to assist visitors in every way we can, so we are starting a new addition to our blog. We are asking members of our team as well as... Posted on 9/26/12 at 1:38 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Shutdown notebook: Parks first place Minnesotans feel shutdown
The most noticeable impact of Minnesotas government shutdown was predictable: state park users on a holiday weekend.
Were 400 miles away from home, said one father at the entrance to Gooseberry Fal... Posted on 7/2/11 at 9:29 AM
MODERN-DAY JANE If you love merry-go-rounds, your options are limited.
Two year olds are fantastically sweet and adorable, but MAN do they take a lot of energy. Going to the park is no longer a fairly relaxing event, as it was last summer when Adam was immobile and Leah ... Posted on 6/28/11 at 7:55 PM
THE WEST WING Council Work Session 10-26-10
The City Engineer will present the final rolls for assessment projects. The Council will file the rolls at the next Regular Council meeting; and schedule public hearings for November 16.... Posted on 10/26/10 at 6:00 AM
Nine Grand Forks Park District projects totaling about $1.4 million are scheduled to be done this year. The most expensive job is a $640,000 repair of Eagles Arena, an ice rink that serves Red River High School hockey, figure skaters and Mites, hockey players ages 7-8.
Valerie Naylor said the Painted Canyon Overlook rest area and tourist attraction, which is a gateway to North Dakota’s only national park, could be open by Memorial Day after an agreement was reached Wednesday.
A legislative fight over parks and trails money is brewing between rural and urban lawmakers. The St. Cloud Times reports that officials from metro organizations are unhappy with how the state divides $80 million in parks and trails funding.
After decades of requiring developers to dedicate land for park use, Grand Forks officials are looking at reworking the policy in hopes of spurring city growth. The law requires developers to set aside 8 percent of a residential development for parks or pay 8 percent of the land’s value to the park district.
Veterans Day ceremonies in Grand Forks are held near a modest stone monument on the county courthouse grounds. If a group of veterans have their way, future ceremonies and other veterans’ gatherings will be held in a more elaborate setting.
Brace yourself, Grand Forks property owners. Your property taxes for parks and recreation are increasing by one mill. That’s a $4.50 hike for a $100,000 home and $9 for a $200,000 home. The increase will bring an additional $150,000 to the park district.
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