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  • “Grand Forks has been very good to us. What better way is there to put back into the community than through the Community Foundation?” Jim & MaryDale Hansen The Grand Forks/East Grand Forks and Region Community Foundation works to promote the betterment of our communities and the betterment of our everyday lives. Quietly but adeptly,… [Continue Reading]

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  • Sherlock Forest Playground is located in East Grand Forks, Minnesota on 4th Avenue NW. Originally designed with the help of local elementary schools and built with community volunteers in 2003, it was well loved by children throughout the region. Sadly, in May of 2011, the playground was destroyed by fire. With the help of community… [Continue Reading]

    Sherlock Forest Playground
  • Greg and Susan Opp care deeply about helping others and giving back to their community, so they made a forever gift to fulfill that passion. The 40% North Dakota Tax Credit helped them achieve their goal to make a generous donation to North Dakota Hospice Programs. Personal experience with Hospice services left a lasting impression… [Continue Reading]

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What's the Soul of the Forks? People, parks, and outdoor adventures. Coffee, good food, culture, and night life. Education, family, fun, and fitness. Experience the Soul of the Forks in this original film by Michael Hoeft.

What makes a community a desirable place to live? What draws people to stake their future in it? Are communities with more attached residents better off? Watch the video to learn about how your community becomes where you want to live.