Useful Grand Forks, ND websites compiled by Jerry Waletzko

Born in and raised in Grand Forks: For forty years now known as Your Hometown Real Estate Agent!

  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Forks,_North_Dakota A decent summary of the history of Grand Forks.

http://www.grandforksgov.com/government/public-works/public-works-sanitation/sanitation-recycling This web page explains the city of Grand Forks recycling program. 

http://gfcounty.nd.gov/ The city of Grand Forks is the county seat for Grand Forks County..

http://gfcounty.nd.gov/node/58 This is the location on the Grand Forks County web site with helpful information about specific property.

http://gfgis.com/ Helpful site for plat information on Grand Forks such as; mapped lot dimensions, location of city utilities around a lot, zoning details, etc. (This one is a challenge to navigate but can be worth the effort when needed!) 

https://www.ndaco.org/?id=581 This site explains property taxes in Grand Forks.

http://www.grandforksgov.com/government/finance-and-administrative-services/special-assessments This page gives an overview of "special assessments" on property in Grand Forks.

https://vip.sos.nd.gov/IDRequirements.aspx?ptlhPKID=103&ptlPKID=7 Voter ID information in North Dakota.

https://www.fema.gov/legacy-1997-red-river-flood-20-years-later This site provides an overview of the historical flood of 1997 and the response and recovery to it.

https://grandforks.org/ This  organization provides assistance to companies expanding into the Grand Forks region with expertise to support growth plans. 

http://www.grandforksgov.com/government/bus/routes-schedules This site shows the bus routes in Grand Forks.

https://www.visitgrandforks.com/uploads/2011_BikeMap_Brochure.pdf This brochure shows the bike trails in Grand Forks.

https://grandforks.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Grand-Forks-County-Housing-Study-7-10-17.pdf This 2017 study provides an overview of the regional housing.

https://theforksmpo.com/ This nonprofit entity is a public forum for intergovernmental metropolitan issues including long range community  planning in the area 

https://theforksmpo.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/bikewaymap2018.pdf

Here is the 2018 bike map for Grand Forks.

http://gfcounty.nd.gov/Businesses This is about the most complete list of all the businesses in Grand Forks that I have seen.

http://www.gochamber.org This is the chamber of commerce website of the organized business community in Greater Grand Forks. 

http://www.jobsnd.com/ North Dakota Job Service website.

https://childcarecenter.us/north_dakota_homecare/grand_forks_nd_city This site lists 118 day care providers in the Grand Forks area.

http://www.grandforksgov.com/government/city-departments/health-home-2 Grand forks Public Health Department website for concerns such as flu shots to mosquitos.

https://www.altru.org/ This is the largest hospital in the region with over 4000 health professionals and staff.

http://auroramedicalpark.com/ Another medical facility offering a clinic and urgent care amongst other services.

https://www.sanfordhealth.org/locations/sanford-home-care-east-grand-forks Another large health care provider in the Red River valley with local care out of East Grand Forks but has recently expanded into Grand Forks.

http://www.gfpreservation.com/ This organization works to preserve, protect, and promote the architectural and cultural heritage of Grand Forks.

http://www.grandforkshistory.com/ The mission of this  organization is to "... contribute to a fuller understanding of the history of Grand Forks County."

http://www.grandforksherald.com The newspaper of Grand Forks established in 1879 with a daily circulation of 34,763.

http://www.wdaz.com/ The local commercial TV station.

http://www.wdaz.com/content/yourcast-wx The local weather app from WDAZ TV is available from this page.

http://valleynewslive.com Another commercial TV news outlet serving the Red River Valley.

http://kvrr.com A third commercial TV station serving the Red River Valley news area in North Dakota and Minnesota.

 http://www.prairiepublic.org/television The statewide ND Publc TV organization can be seen on Channel 13 from Midcontinent Communications cable TV company.

https://tunein.com/radio/KFJM-FM-Prairie-Public-907-s32634/ A North Dakota Prairie Public radio station affiliate serving Grand Forks at 90.7 FM.

https://tunein.com/radio/KFJM-FM-Prairie-Public-893-s176018/ Another North Dakota Prairie Public radio station serving the Grand Forks area at89.3FM. 

https://www.midco.com/ The only  cable company in the Grand Forks area with TV, Internet, home phone, and security services.

https://www.mpr.org/listen/stations/kntnkqmn The Minnesota Public Radio affiliates serving the upper Red River Valley with news are KNTN 102.7 FM for news and KQMN 91.5 FM for classical music.

http://knoxradio.com Long time radio station in Grand Forks known for lively talk radio programming.

http://gfcounty.nd.gov/Live_View Live web cam from the top of Grand Forks county office building overlooking the junction of the Red Lake River and Red River (the latter not visible in the summer because of tree leaves).

https://www.weatherbug.com/traffic-cam/?latlng=47.922029,-97.093086 Another site for weather and traffic cams but with also with slow refresh rates.

https://www.visitgrandforks.com The Grand Forks Convention and Visitors site. See what is happening in Grand Forks here and don’t forget to check out the merchant discount page!

https://www.weather.gov/fgf/ The National Weather Service website

https://weather.com/weather/local/USND0146 The Weather Channel site for Grand Forks weather

https://www.wunderground.com/weather/us/nd/grand-forks/58201 Another helpful local weather site

http://www.aleruscenter.com/ The local community civic center. It is the indoor home to UND football. It has an arena for large scale events and space for conventions and weddings

http://www.grandforks.af.mil/ Home to the 319th Air Base Wing and 69th Reconnaissance Group (ACC) and the remotely piloted RQ-4 Global Hawk.

http://www.gflibrary.com/ The local public library site. I did not know this until now but they offer a “Search” of the library catalogue for all their items. 

http://www.grandforksgov.com/government/bus/routes-schedules The site for Grand Forks city bus routes and schedules.

https://und.edu/ The University of North Dakota was founded in 1883 and is the oldest and largest University in North Dakota with an enrollment of about 14000 to 15000 students.

https://www.ndmoa.com/ TheNorth Dakota Museum of Art is located on the campus of the University of North Dakota.

http://gfkairport.com/ The Grand Forks International Airport is about five miles west and north of Grand Forks.

http://choicehf.com/ Choice Health & Fitness opened September 2012. Owned and operated by the Grand Forks Park District, it is a $30 million, 162,000 square foot health and fitness center with activities for all age groups. It is in partnership with the local YMCA.

http://www.empireartscenter.com/ The former Empire Theatre movie house, circa 1919 was renovated in 1998 into a multi-use theater and gallery facility. The Empire hosts a variety of theater productions, performing arts, films, concerts, speakers, community events, and meetings throughout the year.

http://www.gfseniorcenter.org/  The mission of the Grand Forks Senior Center is to provide opportunities for older adults to live to their full potential. 

https://www.gfschools.org/ For all things related to the Grand Forks Public School system.

https://nd02203034.schoolwires.net/domain/1251 You can get to the boundary maps at this website for the Grand Forks Public school system. The boundary lines are drawn for the  elementary, middle , and high schools.

https://www.grandforks-montessori.com/  Grand Forks Montessori Academy provides a private and independent Montessori-based education with an emphasis on our surroundings as a natural learning. 

http://sunflakepreschool.com/ Sunflake Preschool and Daycare offers daycare, preschool, and after-school programs for  ages 3-12 at Zion Methodist Church. 

http://www.wonderyearsgf.com/ Wonder Years has a  mission to provide first rate child care services with an emphasis on the social and educational growth of your child. 

http://www.rcsrams.com Riverside Christian School with grades 1-8th grades located in East Grand Forks.

http://www.sacredheartegf.net/ Catholic school in East Grand Forks 1-12 grades. (Only parochial high school in the area.)

http://www.hfsmschool.org/ Catholic school in the southend end of Grand Forks serving the parishes of St Mary's and Holy Family. 1-6th grades.

http://stmichaelsgf.com/school/ St Micheal's Catholic Grade school in north end of Grand Forks.

https://www.northlandcollege.edu/about/campuses/egf-campus/ Northland Community and Technical College is a trade school in East Grand Forks, MN

http://www.josefsschoolofhairdesign.com/locations/grand-forks/ School of hair, skin and body.

https://www.ggfso.org/ Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra website.

https://www.northdakotaballet.org/ The North Dakota Ballet Company is located in Grand Forks.

http://www.gfchorales.org/  The Grand Forks Master Chorale is an auditioned chorale, comprised of a diverse group of singers from Eastern North Dakota and Western Minnesota. 

http://www.ggfct.com/ The website for the  Grand Forks  Firehall Theatre.

http://www.novac.org/ The public arts commission in Grand Forks.

https://www.artwise4kids.com/ The mission of this organization is to give kids opportunities to explore their abilities thru the visual arts.

http://www.gogccc.org/  Grand Cities Children's Choir is a children's choral organization in the Grand Forks area in North Dakota for children in grades 3-9. 

https://www.dance-etc-nd.com/   Dance Etc! offers quality dance instruction to the Grand Forks  area - jazz, tap, hip hop, Zumba, ballet and pointe for students from  age 3. 

http://www.pasleyballet.com/ The  Pasley Ballet School offers classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop for children to adult.  

http://redriverarchers.org/ Website for local archery club the Red River Archers.

http://grandforksmartialarts.com/ The Grand Forks ATA Martial Arts school is one of several in Grand Forks. 

https://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/driverslicense/docs/noncommercial-dl-manual-class-d.pdf Webpage for North Dakota state driving rules.

http://www.gfparks.org/ Home page to the Grand Forks Park District for Parks, Pools, programs, and flowers!

http://www.gfparks.org/parks-facilities/parks/lincoln-dog-park/ Yes we have a free public dog park.

http://www.grandforksgov.com/home/showdocument?id=10894 PDF of Grand Forks laws regarding dogs and cats.

https://www.visitgrandforks.com/things-to-do/the-greenway The Greenway consists of 2200 acres lining the Red River and Red Lake River with urban opportunities for hiking, camping, boating, fishing, and nature preserves. 

https://grandforks.org/ The Grand Forks regional economic and business go to office for startup, retention, and expansion business assistance.

http://www.theralph.com/ The Ralph Engelstad Arena is home to the NCAA Division I UND hockey program with an 11500 seat arena. It has the Sioux Shop and hosts many of the largest entertainment events in the area.

http://www.gofoundation.org/  As the website says, “Connecting People Who Care With Causes That Matter”.

https://www.altru.org/ The largest health care provider in the area.

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/kellys_slough/ A  Refuge with about 1270 acres surrounded by 2500 acres of Waterfowl production areas only about ten miles west of Grand Forks,

http://ndgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=314c3b7695574d3081ca35e2eb523b39 Map of ND snowmobile trails - a big thing in winter.

https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/grandforkscountyextension Local resource for 4-H to nutrition and gardening to family concerns.

https://www.ndtourism.com/ State goverment site with all that is fun and interesting to do in North Dakota.

https://gf.nd.gov/ The official state portal to hunting and fishing in North Dakota.

http://www.birdingdrives.com/ There3 is an active birding community in Grand Forks. Check out the long standing weekly birding article in the Grand Forks Herald written by the retired editor, Mike Jacobs.

https://mnbirdtrail.com/  A birders guide for bird watchers in NW Minnesota, for hiking trails, walking paths, bird pictures and weekly birding reports. 

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/park.html?id=sra00309#homepage The Red River State Recreation Area is a Minnesota state park located in East Grand Forks along the Red River with great camping. (If you are into camping don't forget to check out the Grand Forks campground RV Park - they do not have an website.)

http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/Parks/trsp/trsp.html This is a 784 acre North Dakota state park 22 miles west of Grand Forks with camping, fishing, hiking, and sledding in winter.

http://www.egf.mn/ Official site for the city of East Grand Forks MN.

https://www.egf.k12.mn.us/ Site for k-12 schools in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

http://www.egf.m/index.aspx?nid=185 Site for the Campbell Library in East Grand Forks, MN.

http://www.egf.mn/index.aspx?NID=210 East Grand Forks Parks and Recreation information.

http://www.egfheritage.com/ The Heritage Foundation and Village are located in East Grand Forks with the mission to preserve the history of the Northern Red River Valley.

http://polk.minnesotaassessors.com/ Polk County, MN website with property information.

https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/forms-documents/Documents/Minnesota_Drivers_Manual.pdf State site for all things related to driving in Minnesota.

http://www.exploreminnesota.com/index.aspx Site for all the fun and recreation  going on in Minnesota.

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for fishing , hunting, and  trapping plus state park information.

https://www.usa.gov/post-office If you are going to move to Grand Forks then you need to change your address here!