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Road work begins in East Grand Forks Contractors will be making water main repairs for about three weeks at the intersection of Ninth Street Northeast and Central Avenue in East Grand Forks. There also will be some work along DeMers Avenue. Motor...
Road work begins in East Grand Forks
Contractors will be making water main repairs for about three weeks at the intersection of Ninth Street Northeast and Central Avenue in East Grand Forks.
There also will be some work along DeMers Avenue. Motorists are encouraged to watch for traffic control signs and detours.
Jail and Bail booked for Wednesday
Grand Forks area business and community leaders are preparing to "do time" for the March of Dimes.
Their efforts are on behalf of the community fundraiser Jail & Bail. The annual community fundraiser will start at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Texas Roadhouse, 3200 32nd Ave S.
Participants, or "jailbirds" are challenged to raise their "bail" by asking for donations from friends, family and business associates. They can collect it beforehand or use their cell phone while at the event.
Upon entering the mock-jail site, they are booked, fingerprinted, donned in prisoner garb and photographed. They'll enjoy the finest "bread and water" compliments of Texas Roadhouse.
Anyone interested in doing time for the March of Dimes is welcomed to attend the event between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Bring your cell phone and a list of contacts. Anyone can raise bail online at www.marchofdimes.com/northdakota .
Missionary to speak in EGF
Missionary Tim Stromstad, formerly of Beltrami, Minn., will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Free Lutheran Church, 1913, Third Ave. N.W., East Grand Forks.
A motorcycle accident left Stromstad a paraplegic. He and his wife, Dena, direct two orphanages in Costa Rica and Guatamala.
There will be refreshments after the service. For more information, e-mail www.ctkegf.org or call (218) 773-2357.
Deadline approaches for N.D. scholarship acceptance
Students awarded the North Dakota Academic Scholarship or the North Dakota Career and Technical Education Scholarship have until Thursday to accept or defer the scholarship.
Students are reminded to check their e-mail account and follow the instructions. If there are questions or problems with acceptance or deferment, call Connie Kudrna, Department of Public Instruction, at (701) 328-2755.
The scholarships were established by the 2009 North Dakota State Legislature. This year's high school seniors were the first graduating class eligible to complete the application.
About 1600 seniors qualified for a $6,000 scholarship for attendance at a North Dakota college or university.
Palmer to address UAS operations
Retired Brig. Gen. Al Palmer will speak on UAS operations in Grand Forks from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Bronze Boot Meeting Room on U.S. Highway 81 North.
The cost for buffet and beverage is $10 at the door. The event is sponsored by the Grand Forks Republican Party. For more information, call (701) 775-8080.
Local author to sign books
Author Karyn Gall Hippen, a resident of Thompson, N.D., will sign copies of her biography, "Make Me New," from 1 to 3 p.m. July 24 at B. Dalton Booksellers in Columbia Mall, 2800 S. Columbia Road in Grand Forks.
New Valley Dairy has blender pumps
Grand Forks has its first blender pumps.
Valley Dairy Store No. 5 has been open since June 24 at 2401 S. Columbia Road in Grand Forks. The pumps offer three ethanol-blended choices for flex fuel cars: E-85, E-20 and E-30.
This is the ninth Valley Dairy store to open in Greater Grand Forks, according to owner Monica Musich.