Grand Forks


Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

Grand Forks,

city (1990 pop. 49,425), seat of Grand Forks co., E N.Dak., at the confluence of the Red and the Red Lake rivers; inc. 1881. In a spring wheat, livestock, and farm area, the city has grain elevators, state-operated flour mills, and plants that process and distribute meat, dairy products, sugar beets, and potatoes. The area was settled by French fur traders who camped at the river junction and called their campsite La Grandes Fourches [Fr.,=the grand forks]. Grand Forks became an important stop on the Great Northern Railway (now part of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe). In 1928 the line built huge switching and storage yards there. The city was severely damaged by flooding in 1997. The Univ. of North Dakota is there, as is a U.S. Bureau of Mines lignite research laboratory and a meteorological station. Nearby is the Grand Forks Air Force Base.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
References in periodicals archive ?
Review of Pap smear diagnoses from a reference laboratory in Grand Forks, North Dakota over a 3-year period (6/1/2000 to 5/31/2003) revealed a two-fold higher rate of high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion in a community in northwest Minnesota (Roseau, 0.519%) as compared to that in northeast North Dakota (Grand Forks, 0.256%), in spite of having similar rates of low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (1.31% vs.
She emigrated to Canada in 1965, first to Vancouver, before ending up in Grand Forks. She worked as an insurance broker for most of her working life, retiring in 2006.
Grand Forks AFB leaders call their Airmen the "Warriors of the North," while Minot AFB commanders call their people "Tundra Warriors."
Bjerk's death was linked to a tainted batch of Smiles, East Grand Forks Police Department Lt.
Make your check payable to Sandy Dobmeier Testimonial, and mail it to Jim & Carol Groven, 2114 Summerset Court, Grand Forks, N.D., 58201.
Hunt, USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, Grand Forks.
On April 3, 2007, a nursing informatics networking event sponsored by CARING was held in Grand Forks, ND.
In spring 1997, the river's northern destination played a major role in a devastating flood that nearly brought the sister cities of Grand Forks, N.D., and East Grand Forks, Minn., to their knees.
Brown of Grand Forks, N.D., even used a podcast to broadcast his 2005 State of the City address.
Penland of the Agriculture Department's Human Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks, N.D.
Local North Dakota newspaper the Grand Forks Herald recently reported that a state House of Representatives committee amended last week a bill to add a two-year, 0.25-percent refundable tax on soybeans, with the revenue to support a government biodiesel production incentive fund.
North Dakota lawmakers have proposed a new tax on rubber that could raise $5 million per year if approved, according to a report in the Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, N.D.).