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AREA NEWS: Street cleaning begins ... Plains Chiropractic to show 'Food, Inc.' ... etc.

Street cleaning begins in GF The warm weather has the Grand Forks Public Works Department cleaning streets earlier than normal this year, officials said. The hours of street maintenance are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A daily schedule can be found in t...

Street cleaning begins in GF

The warm weather has the Grand Forks Public Works Department cleaning streets earlier than normal this year, officials said.

The hours of street maintenance are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A daily schedule can be found in the Grand Forks city calendar, on Grand Forks cable Channel 2, at www.grandforksgov.com or by calling the Public Information Center at (701) 746-4636.

Residents must find an alternative parking place if their street is scheduled for maintenance. Violators will receive a $20 ticket.

Task force to present grant

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Safe Kids Grand Forks, Fed Ex and Phoenix Elementary School have convened a pedestrian safety task force that will install "Your Speed" radar signs, initiate a "walking school bus" and educate parents, staff and area residents about safe driving in school zones.

The task force will award a grant at 2:15 p.m. today before an assembly at Phoenix Elementary, 351 Fourth Ave. S,. in Grand Forks.

Government issues flood repair funds

Minnesota will receive $7.8 million in emergency flood relief to repair federal highways and roads on federal land, and North Dakota will receive $103 million for flooding in the Devils Lake region, according to a press release Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The money is authorized by the Federal Highway Administration.

Mobile Vet Center to visit EGF

One of 50 Mobile Vet Centers in the U.S. will be at Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs said in a press release.

Services offered include trauma counseling, networking and assistance for veterans and their families.

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Plains Chiropractic to show 'Food, Inc.'

A screening of the movie "Food, Inc." is set for 6 p.m. April 13 at Plains Chiropractic and Acupuncture, 3750 32nd Ave. S., Suite 103 in Grand Forks.

A conversation with local Community Supported Agriculture farmers from Little J's CSA and a representative from Amazing Grains Natural Foods Market will follow.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; please RSVP to (701) 775-1034 by April 9. More information is available at www.plainschiropractic.com .

Manvel raises money for Haiti

A recent pancake breakfast, bake sale and quilt raffle held by Zion Congregational Church in Manvel, N.D., raised $2,286.62 for Salvation Army relief efforts in Haiti, according to a press release from the Salvation Army.

EMT to talk about Haiti relief efforts

Terry Anderson, an emergency medical technician, will give a presentation at 2:30 p.m. April 16 at United Lutheran Church, 324 Chestnut St., in Grand Forks.

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Anderson, from Hallock, Minn., was part of a medical team that helped care for earthquake victims in Haiti. RSVP to (701) 775-4279.

Super Science Saturday set

The Dakota Science Center Hands-On Learning Fair, which will include the Earth Day creation contest, is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 17 in Purpur/Gambucci Arena, 1101 Seventh Ave. S. in Grand Forks.

Mayor Mike Brown will speak at 9:45 a.m., then judge the Earth Day entries and talk about his Green 3 Program at 12:30 p.m.

Two $100 prizes will be awarded in age groups 10 and younger, 11-17 and 18 and older. Entries must arrive at the arena before noon April 17. For more information, call Dawnita Niles at Grand Forks County Social Services, (701) 780-8408, or Judy Milavetz, coordinator, at (701) 775-4473.

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