Marilyn Hagerty: The circus is in town this weekend

Shows are at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday with 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. hours on Sunday.

Marilyn Hagerty

GRAND FORKS — The weekend arrives with the Kem Shrine Circus at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks.

It’s the 77th annual Shrine Circus, according to Ron Bergh, circus chairman for the sponsoring Masonic Lodge. Shows are at 11 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday with 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. hours on Sunday.

Bergh, who was formerly a fireman at Grand Forks Air Base, said there will be seven showings of the circus. He said the circus is presented with help of local businesses and is open to area children.

Across the state of North Dakota, it’s circus time. The show in Grand Forks will move on to Minot and Williston. Another circus will be playing in Bismarck and Fargo.

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