Police warn against 'disorderly behavior' on former Springfest weekend
The Grand Forks Police Department issued a warning Tuesday about behavior around University Park this weekend--the former Springfest weekend celebrated by UND students.
The Grand Forks Police Department issued a warning Tuesday about behavior around University Park this weekend-the former Springfest weekend celebrated by UND students.
The festival held each year the Weekend before UND finals week was canceled earlier this year after UND and city officials voiced concerns about safety and drinking at the event.
The police department said in a news release Tuesday that University Park will be open this weekend, but there will be no alcohol permits issued this weekend.
"The Police Department will still be staffing in a similar manner as on previous years when Springfest was held," police said. "North-end residents will likely see numerous officers on foot, bike and ATV patrol to ensure prompt response to any disorderly behavior."
Also, a warming house and tennis court at University Park will be used by the police department for staging vehicles.
Police ask anyone gathering in the park to be sensitive to neighbors and keep their gatherings small, the release said. "Disorderly behavior will not go unnoticed by patrolling officers."