Utility bills: Grand Forks residents can sign up to receive their utility bills via e-mail at www.grandforksgov.com. Customers will need their account number and verification code; both are on current utility bill statements. Once signed up, an e...
Utility bills: Grand Forks residents can sign up to receive their utility bills via e-mail at www.grandforksgov.com .
Customers will need their account number and verification code; both are on current utility bill statements.
Once signed up, an e-mail confirmation will be sent within two business days. Bills will arrive as an e-mail with an attachment on the first or second business day of the month.
Health screenings: The Grand Forks Area Health and Wellness Committee is seeking participants for a research study in which they will be given two free 15-minute health screens, one in May and the other in July.
Screenings will take place from 6 to 9 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in Center Court Fitness Club, and Thursday and Friday in YMCA Family Center.
Participants are encouraged to fast eight hours before screening, but are not required. You must be 18 years old and not pregnant. For more information, call (701) 746-2790.
Buckle up: Beginning Monday, the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Grand Forks Police and Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department will be strictly enforcing seat belt and child restraint laws during the "Click It or Ticket" campaign through May 31. State troopers will work about 1,200 overtime hours over the two-week period.
According to the patrol, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15-20 year olds. In 2008, 17 people died in crashes involving teen drivers; only two of them were wearing seat belts.
Three out of every four people killed in vehicle crashes in 2008 and so far in 2009 were not wearing seat belts.
Underage drinking: Grand Forks Police issued 281 alcohol related citations from March 21 to May 10 during a grant-funded activity targeting underage drinking. Officers focused on alcohol related violations such as minor in consumption, noisy party and disorderly conduct.
Wetlands training: "Let's Go Outside -- Wild in the Wetlands" is the theme of a training course for elementary teachers from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 8-9 in the Wetlands Management District Office, 11515 River Road, Valley City, N.D.
This class is limited 15 teachers. It's free, but a teacher can receive one graduate credit hour by paying a $50 fee to Minot State University.
For more information or to register, call (701) 442-5474, extension 17 by June 10.
-- Herald staff reports