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Grand Forks takes its name from its location at the forks of the Red River and Red Lake River on the eastern border of North Dakota. This city of 53,000 is home to the University of North Dakota and the Grand Forks Air Force Base.

The city and the surrounding area offer great schools, outdoor recreation in wide-open spaces, and family-friendly communities that make Grand Forks a great place to call home.

Find out more about Grand Forks at these websites, or jump to the sections below for specific information on jobs, housing, demographics, daycare, schools, training, and things to do in the area.
City of Grand Forks - Information on city government and services
Grand Forks Herald - The latest news and information

Grand Forks-East Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce - Information on the business community

Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals - Resources and events to connect with young professionals and the local business community



Grand Forks offers career opportunities in a wide variety of fields. Use these resources to check out the opportunities available now:
Job Service ND - The official employment service of the state of North Dakota
Job Service ND – Grand Forks - Contact information for the Grand Forks office
Job Service ND – Job Fairs - Upcoming job fairs all across the state

Discover featured jobs from this community on our page.

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See the Housing section for resources for finding housing that meets your needs in the Grand Forks area.  

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Demographic data for Grand Forks is from Additional data is also available at the North Dakota Census Office.

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Child Care Aware® of North Dakota can help you find licensed daycare providers in communities all across the state. Use the online form at their website to provide information and they’ll help you find the right daycare that meets your family’s needs.

Child Care Aware® of North Dakota
Or you can call 800-997-8515 for more information.



Grand Forks Public Schools has 12 elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools. Eight private schools serve a range of students from pre-kindergarten through high school. In its “Best High Schools 2014” rankings, U.S. News and World Report listed Grand Forks Central High School among the best in the nation.

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Grand Forks is home to the University of North Dakota, which includes the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Another nearby option is Mayville State University located in the city of Mayville, about 40 miles southwest of Grand Forks.

See our Training section for more information, resources and links to training opportunities all across the state.

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Things To Do

If you like the outdoors, you’ll love Grand Forks. The Greenway, in the heart of Grand Forks and its sister city across the river in Minnesota, East Grand Forks, offers 2,200 acres of wide-open spaces for walking, biking, fishing, camping and more. Numerous parks and golf courses offer opportunities for outdoor recreation all year round.
Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau - Things to see and do in the Grand Forks area
Grand Forks Greenway - Over 2,000 acres in the heart of Grand Forks
Grand Forks Parks and Rec - Parks and recreational facilities
Turtle River State Park - Located in a picturesque valley on the banks of the winding Turtle River

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