City, county schedules in Grand Forks, East Grand Forks to be affected by holiday weekend

Most offices to be closed Friday, Dec. 31.

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Public services and schedules in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks will see changes this week due to the holiday weekend.

In Grand Forks, the city has announced that most city offices will be closed Friday in observance of the New Year’s holiday. Regular city business will not be conducted, though emergency police, fire and communications services will continue to operate as scheduled.

Garbage collection will not take place on Friday, Dec. 31. Regular Friday pickup for the “A” route will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 29, and Friday’s “B” route pickup will be on Thursday, Dec. 30, along with regularly scheduled routes.

Recycling pick-up will occur as scheduled on Friday.

Further, Cities Area Transit (CAT) – including city bus, night bus, senior rider bus and Dial-A-Ride – will operate as scheduled on Friday, Dec 31, but CAT’s administrative offices will be closed, the city announced. Cities Area Transit will not operate on Saturday, Jan. 1. Operations will resume on Monday, Jan 3.


City offices will re-open for business on Monday, Jan. 3.

In East Grand Forks, the city announced that City Hall, along with other city offices, will be closed on Friday in observance of the New Years holiday.

Refuse and recycling pickup this week is delayed by one day due to the severe weather conditions on Monday, Dec 27.

Due to the weather and additional predicted snowfall, East Grand Forks Public Works will start picking up Christmas trees from berms on Monday, Jan. 3.

Also, the Grand Forks County Office Building and County Courthouse will be closed on Friday.

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