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AREA NEWS: Constitution classes set ... Census assistance available ... etc.

Constitution classes set A two-session seminar on the U.S. Constitution is set for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the meeting room of Culver's Restaurant on 32nd Avenue South in Grand Forks. These sessions will be open to the public and are...

Constitution classes set

A two-session seminar on the U.S. Constitution is set for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the meeting room of Culver's Restaurant on 32nd Avenue South in Grand Forks.

These sessions will be open to the public and are designed for those 12 and older. Cost is $15/individual and $25/couple or family. Space is limited; call (701) 746-9550 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for reservations.

Sponsors are the Grand Forks Gold & Silver Exchange, Hunter's Outlet of Thief River Falls and Valley Tea Party Conservative Coalition.

Info: (763) 913-9835 or e-mail at mrs1776@yahoo.com .

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Census assistance available

Census assistance is being offered free from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays through April 19 at the Grand Forks Senior Center, 620 Fourth Ave. S. Call (701) 772-7245.

Hoeven to proclaim Vietnam Veterans Day

Gov. John Hoeven will sign a proclamation designating March 29 Vietnam Veterans Day at a 2 p.m. ceremony today in Memorial Hall at the state Capitol in Bismarck. The proclamation is in accordance with a bill passed by the 2009 Legislature designating the day in honor and remembrance of Vietnam veterans.

To accommodate those who cannot attend the ceremony, the signing will be webcast at www.nd.gov .

EERC partners with Accelergy

Accelergy Corp., a Houston-based producer of clean liquid fuels, has established a corporate office at the Energy and Environmental Research Center at UND in Grand Forks to support its research, development and commercialization activities.

The EERC said the partnership will push commercialization opportunities in North Dakota to build an advanced tactical fuels production complex. By the end of 2011, a demonstration-scale, advanced biomass refinery will potentially be developed jointly by Tesoro, Accelergy and the EERC at Tesoro's Mandan refinery.

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USAF chief of staff to speak in GF

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz will deliver the keynote speech at the 2010 Red River Valley Research Corridor Unmanned Aircraft Systems Action Summit on May 20-21 in the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, according to a press release from Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D.

Registration and more information can be found at www.researchcorridorsummit.com/ .

Spring travel series set for Roseau Public Library

"Lunch at the Library," beginning at noon Thursdays in April at the Roseau Public Library, will feature photo highlights and commentary shared by area residents who have traveled recently to three continents and a large island in the North Pacific Ocean.

Geographic topics include:

- Greece (and perhaps a bit on Spain and Italy), April 8, by Jim and Jan Strandlie.

- Iceland, April 15, by Mark and Linda Desrosier.

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- Hawaii, April 22, by Pastor Lou and Annette Hermansen.

- Amazon River, April 29, by Dawn Johnson and Linda Vatnsdal.

Library Friends will provide beverages and bars to supplement bag lunches brought by viewers.

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