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Grand Forks students pick favorite books

Grand Forks Public School students recently picked six books to receive the district's Elementary Library Book Award. Each year, Grand Forks elementary school librarians pick 35 books they think would be of interest to students and plan activitie...

Grand Forks Public School students recently picked six books to receive the district's Elementary Library Book Award.

Each year, Grand Forks elementary school librarians pick 35 books they think would be of interest to students and plan activities around them. During the year, students read the books and chose ones they think should win the award.

The 2006-2007 winners are "I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!" by Karen Beaumont; "Falling For Rapunzel" by Leah Wilcox; "George Speaks" by Dick King Smith; "Anna, Grandpa, and the Big Storm" by Carla Stevens; "The City of Ember" by Jeanne DuPrau and "Runt" by Marion Dane Bauer.

EGF speaker places

at state meet

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East Grand Forks Senior High School senior Herbie Kretzinger placed eighth in extemporaneous speaking at the Minnesota state speech meet April 19-20 in St. Paul.

Senior Courtney Jones also competed in the first three rounds of competition in the storytelling category. Other Senior High and Central Middle School students represented at state as alternates included senior Kayla Johnson, juniors Sarah Doherty, Justin Nelson, Nick Pederson and sophomore Keenan O'Shea.

Humane

Society helpersJulie Baltzer's second-grade class at Grand Forks Lake Agassiz School raised $355 this week for the Grand Forks Humane Society.

The class held a bake sale every day before and after school, selling items for 25 cents.

KidWind workshop

LM Glasfiber of Grand Forks announced Friday it will sponsor a KidWind workshop June 19-20 for K-12 teachers.

The workshop will take place in Leonard Hall at UND.

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The KidWind Project is designed to provide teachers with current information about wind energy and renewable technologies and provide concrete lesson plans and activities that illustrate the science behind wind energy.

LM Glasfiber is a manufacturer of wind turbine blades and the largest independent manufacturer in Grand Forks with about 750 employees.

"This is a great opportunity to teach our children about wind energy and alternative energy sources," said John Jeno, senior manufacturing engineer of LM. "Not only that, the workshop will also provide great education for the public."

Other sponsors of the project are DMI Industries, the Dakota Resource Council and the Grand Forks County Citizens Coalition.

In addition to the June workshop, the Dakota Resource Council will sponsor another workshop August 7-8 in Bismarck. DMI will sponsor a workshop in West Fargo, but the date is not set yet.

Reach Ricker at (701) 780-1104, (800) 477-6572, ext. 104; or aricker@gfherald.com .

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