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Grand Forks rocks on with Facebook group dedicated to finding painted stones

Those exploring Grand Forks may stumble upon rocky treasures. Several residents have started the Grand Forks Rocks Facebook page. The group is dedicated to painting rocks with art and placing them around town. The idea has caught on across the na...

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Submitted by Grand Forks Rocks

Those exploring Grand Forks may stumble upon rocky treasures.

Several residents have started the Grand Forks Rocks Facebook page. The group is dedicated to painting rocks with art and placing them around town. The idea has caught on across the nation, and people who paint the rocks are supposed to hide them in public areas for others to find.

Last year, someone left small rocks with glued-on googly eyes scattered around UND's campus and in downtown Grand Forks pocket parks. It's unclear who left the little "pet rocks" lying around, but the mysterious stones brought delight to some, especially young children.

People have begun to post pictures of the painted rocks being found, including a Mexican Village rock found at the restaurant on South Washington Street. Another girl found a fish-painted rock while visiting her grandparents over Easter weekend in Grand Forks.

Other rocks include paintings of the American flag, the Fighting Sioux logo, the Fighting Hawks logo and North Dakota symbology.

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The Facebook page asks people to take a picture of the rock they find and say where they found it. The person then can hide the rock again or "take it with (on their) next adventure!"

Those who wish to paint rocks should include words telling people to post a picture with the rock to the "Grand Forks Rocks" Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1775480022780716/ .

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