UPDATES: GF transportation meeting...Halloween safety...'Ruck' for a reason
Transportation changes: The Grand Forks-East Grand Forks Metropolitan Planning Organization and Cities Area Transit will discuss adding services and a possible $.25 increase in Dial-A-Ride and Senior Rider fares at a public meeting from 5 to 7 p....
Transportation changes: The Grand Forks-East Grand Forks Metropolitan Planning Organization and Cities Area Transit will discuss adding services and a possible $.25 increase in Dial-A-Ride and Senior Rider fares at a public meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight in Room A101 in Grand Forks City Hall.
Indian health: The Indian Health Service, an agency in the Department of Health and Human Services, has launched a new Web site that reports on the quality of care provided to American Indian and Alaska Native patients. For more information, log on to www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/quality/ .
Halloween safety: To make sure kids have a safe Halloween, Altru Health System, the Grand Forks Police Department and the Grand Forks Fire Department provide these tips:
- Avoid costumes made of flimsy material, baggy sleeves or flowing skirts that could catch fire. When purchasing a costume, make sure it's flame resistant.
- Avoid masks that obstruct vision.
- Use glow sticks or battery-operated candles inside jack-o-lanterns. If you use candles, don't leave the jack-o-lantern unattended.
- If you use electric lights, make sure they've been tested for safety by a recognized laboratory. Watch for frayed or bare wires and cracked sockets.
- Trick or treat in groups accompanied by an adult.
- Carry a flashlight to see and be seen. Use reflective tape on costumes.
- Walk, don't run, while trick-or-treating, use crosswalks and do not cut across lawns. Exit and enter cars on the curb side, away from traffic.
- Trick or treat in familiar neighborhoods.
- Motorists are urged to slow down and watch for children.
- Don't eat the treats until an adult checks them for tampering.
Highway grant: A $725,374 National Highway Safety Administration grant has been awarded to the State of North Dakota. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation with funds appropriated by Congress.
'Ruck' for a reason: The UND Army ROTC Fighting Sioux Battalion will march around the UND campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to raise funds for cancer patient and ROTC member Catie Blanchard. Cadets will gather pledges for every mile they "ruck," a term used in the military that is synonymous with backpack.
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