Grand Forks, North Dakota
|City of Grand Forks|
Town Square in downtown Grand Forks
|Nickname(s): "The Grand Cities"
"The Sunflake City"
|Motto(s): A Place of Excellence|
Location in North Dakota
|Metro||Greater Grand Forks|
|Founded||June 15, 1870|
|Incorporated||February 22, 1881|
|• Mayor||Michael Brown|
|• City||20.09 sq mi (52.03 km2)|
|• Land||19.9 sq mi (51.55 km2)|
|• Water||0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)|
|Elevation||843 ft (257 m)|
|• Density||2,654.5/sq mi (1,024.9/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC−6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC−5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1029197|
|Highways||I-29, US 2, US 2 Bus., US 81, US 81 Bus., ND 297|
Grand Forks is a city in the U.S. state of North Dakota along the Red River of the North. It was founded by Alexander Griggs on June 15 1870. It has a population of slightly over 50,000 and is now the county seat of Grand Forks County. It is the third-largest city in the state after Fargo and Bismarck.