Grand Forks is North Dakota's third most populous city, following Fargo and Bismarck. Like Fargo, Grand Forks also sits on the Red River of the North, Interstate 29 and the Minnesota border. Although divided by the river and state lines, Grand Forks extends into the east with Minnesota's East Grand Forks. Grand Forks is also home to the University of North Dakota, the Alerus Center and a large park system on either side of the river called the Greater Grand Forks Greenway. Homes for rent in Grand Forks are about an hour and 15 minutes from both the Canadian border in the north and Fargo to the south.
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Grand Forks was only populated by Native Americans and French trappers for much of its early existence - it was named "Les Grandes Fourches" and housed a trading post. Steamboats brought a greater population and farmers to the region in the late 1800s before it was made an official city in 1881.
Grand Forks has a strong business sector that's easily seen when looking at its low unemployment numbers, lack of economic stress and strong small-business atmosphere.
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The Grand Forks Herald covers local news, sports and opinions for the city and the University of North Dakota.
The Grand Forks Public Schools are some of the finest in the state. There are a dozen elementary schools, three high schools, four middle schools and a head start program.