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Red River Runners host 'Frozen Feat 5K and 10K' on Saturday

Pamela Knudson

The 11th annual Frozen Feat 5K and 10K starts Saturday at Grand Forks Central High School—with the 10K at 9:30 a.m. and 5K at 10 a.m.

Registration and packet pick-up begins at 8 a.m. in the high school's commons area. You can participate as a single or as part of a "lovebirds" team.

The course follows the Grand Forks Greenway trail through Riverside Park for the 5K, then Lincoln Park for the 10K. No pets allowed.

A long-sleeved technical shirt is guaranteed for the first 200 registrants, and medals will be given to all finishers.

Pre-race coffee and post-race food will be provided inside the high school.

Awards will be given to top finishers in each age group. Participants are eligible to win door prizes.

A portion of the proceeds from the event, which is hosted by Red River Runners Grand Forks, will benefit Special Olympics.

Grand Forks Central High School is at 115 N. Fourth St.

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The Grand Forks Park District is hosting its annual dance for dads and their daughters from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Alerus Center.

At the "Knight for a Princess" event, young ladies who are 15 and younger and a special escort are invited to an evening of dinner and dancing. The escort may be a father, grandfather or uncle, for example.

Guests typically dress up for this event and are treated to a special photo session to capture the event, said Lynn Roche, the park district's special events manager.

Prize drawings are also on tap.

The cost, $60 per couple, includes a special T-shirt, flower and gift bag for each child.

The event will be repeated March 9 and 10, at the same time and place.

Register at the Park District office, 1060 47th Ave. S., or by going online to

For more information, call Lynn Roche at (701) 746-2750.

A watercolor exhibit, "Midwest Grain," by Debbie Aune opens Thursday at the River Walk Artists Gallery in downtown East Grand Forks.

Aune, of Gatzke, Minn., teaches students in kindergarten through 12th grade at Greenbush.

Heavily influenced by her farm background, Aune said images such as "farming equipment and storage buildings have made their way into my latest watercolor exhibit."

In painting grain elevators in northwest Minnesota, she hopes "to show the charm and curious attraction of these big gray monuments," she said.

An artist reception is planned for Feb. 24, in conjunction with the Art and Wine Walk, she said. The exhibit runs through March 31.

Gallery hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The gallery is located within the Riverwalk mall at 211 DeMers Ave.