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GRAND FORKS — The home of a northeastern North Dakota couple has the most environmentally conscious design of any house in the state, according to a national nonprofit that evaluates and certifies 'green' structures. While hundreds of buildings in North Dakota are certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, only one single-family home in south Grand Forks has the distinction of being platinum certified.
GRAND FORKS — The Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce this week held a ribbon cutting ceremony for special event space for arts and crafts sales. Two Wives Craft and Vendor Shows first moved into its new home at 5700 Gateway Drive in Grand Forks last fall.
GRAND FORKS —A mysterious donor has again made an anonymous donation of thousands of dollars to Grand Forks. Both the Salvation Army and the Northlands Rescue Mission received a surprise in the mail Monday evening, Jan. 14: generous donations of cash totaling $6,000 addressed from each other. It's the second year in a row that the agencies have received donations this way.
GRAND FORKS — A group of American and Canadian meteorologists and scientists are meeting for their annual conference in northeast North Dakota to discuss how to preserve water resources in the Red River Valley. The Red River Basin Commission, an international nonprofit dedicated to preserving the quality of water resources in the region, is holding its 36th annual Land and Water Summit Conference at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.
Animal behavior expert and autism advocate Temple Grandin made an appearance before a sellout crowd at the University of Minnesota Crookston, Monday evening, Jan. 14. University officials expected more than 2,200 people would arrive for her speech and book-signing event. Grandin is well-known for speaking about living with autism and pioneering more humane methods of handling of livestock. Agriculture students said they wanted to hear stories about how she helped changed the farming industry.
The students organized their second annual culture fair. The event started last year when students noticed a cultural divide between their classmates. Students got to try different foods, games and check out clothing from other countries. Some of the most popular activities of the day we’re getting a henna tattoo and trying on a hijab.
GRAND FORKS - Mock-ups of rooms planned for the facility are sitting in a warehouse at 1595 North 42nd Street in Grand Forks. A neonatal intensive care, exam room, and a large operating room are on site. Most of the rooms are much bigger than the rooms at the existing hospital, planners say to better accommodate patients. On Monday, you'll get the chance to walk through and tell them what you think about it.
Gary Warner recently won a home brewing competition hosted by the Blue Moose in Grand Forks. He impressed the judges with his Half-A-Moose Hefeweizen, a German wheat beer flavored with Bananas and cloves. Half Brothers Brewing is teaming up with the Blue Moose to produce Gary's beer for a limited run. Gary has been brewing with his buddies for about a decade... they got chance to go to Half Brothers and help brew his recipe on their equipment.
GRAND FORKS — Did high winds send your garbage bin to the next town over while you were at work? Big gusts blew trash cans down streets and left garbage bags lying on sidewalks across Grand Forks when northeast North Dakota was hit by a bout of high winds Wednesday, Jan. 8. But you might not have to worry too much about replacing your bin if you live in Grand Forks or East Grand Forks. Sanitation officials said to check with neighbors first, but if your bin decided to go wherever the winds might take it, the city will replace it for free.
GRAND FORKS — As a Kmart gets ready to close, a Grand Forks church is developing plans for what to do with the empty space. The retailer's departure from its spot at the Grand Cities Mall in Grand Forks will leave more than two dozen acres to use, and community members are already making plans. "We actually several months ago hired a master planner," said pastor Paul Knight from HOPE Church in Grand Forks. A consultant visit is scheduled for early next month to help narrow the focus of the many ideas they have.