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Grand Forks reckons that it is the oldest of the major North Dakota cities, with settlers arriving in 1868.

It had originally been named by the French explorers and trappers as "Les Grandes Fourches" - referring to the joining of the Red and Red Lake rivers.

Grand Forks became a city in 1881, and for a long time was the second largest town in the state, only recently being overtaken by Bismarck. It is the home of the University of North Dakota. It was hard-hit by the floods in 1997 but redevelopment has been extensive and the city is experiencing continued growth.

East Grand Forks, on the Minnesota side of the river, is often treated as part of the larger metropolitan area.

Grand Forks AFB is located north of the town of Emerado and east of the city of Grand Forks. Building of the Air Force Base started in 1956 and the population at any one time is normally around 5,000, with a reduction - or "realignment" - in staffing levels having taken place in the last few years.

Grand Forks ND StatisticsStatistics

Grand Forks, ND MapPopulation : 48,984
County : Grand Forks
Zip codes : 58201-8
Elevation : 836 ft
Nickname : "The Grand Cities"

Grand Forks ND MapMap

Grand Forks ND AdministrationAdministration

City of Grand ForksCity of Grand Forks
Official site of the city with sections for residents and businesses, job openings, attractions and events, and directory of city departments.
City of Grand Forks

Grand Forks AFBGrand Forks AFB
Grand Forks Air Force Base is home to the 319th Air Refueling Wing. Includes news about base, military structure, photos and details of annual air show.
Grand Forks AFB

Grand Forks ND EducationEducation

University of North DakotaUniversity of North Dakota
Founded in 1883, the 15,000-student institution is the most important university in North Dakota. With details of courses, administration, student and alumni sections and news.
University of North Dakota

Grand Forks Public SchoolsGrand Forks Public Schools
Contains information for students in public schools in Grand Forks and on Grand Forks AFB, parent and community resources, downloads and calendar of events.
Grand Forks Public Schools

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Grand Forks HeraldGrand Forks Herald
The online version of the Pulitzer-Prizewinning local daily paper.

TV Stations

Local ABC affiliate.

Grand Forks ND WeatherWeather

Five Day Forecast from the NOAA

Grand Forks ND TravelGrand Forks Travel

The best ways to get to Grand Forks, options for accommodation, and what you might like to do once you are there.
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Features Grand Forks's business sector along with the Chamber of Commerce, real estate, jobs and economic incentives.
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