If you’re looking for NodakPaleo, the University of North Dakota Paleontology Specimen Database, you can find it (for the moment) at  Sorry for any confusion, I am seeing if we can get the domain name renewed.

Kennedy Bridge Information Meetings

Entering Minnesota on the Kennedy Bridge
Meeting on Kennedy Bridge set for July 17
From the Grand Forks/East Grand Forks Metropolitan Planning Organization: Plans are now set for the first round of Kennedy Bridge public information meetings. The meetings will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, at two locations:
     Grand Forks City Hall (Council Chambers)
     255 N 4th Street, Grand Forks, ND
     East Grand Forks Campbell Library (Tech Room)
     422 4th Street NW, East Grand Forks, MN
This is a change from prior information, which proposed July 16.  The format will be open house style with display boards and project staff to answer questions. There will also be two short presentations during the evening: one at 5:30 and again at 6:30 p.m. —  
Earl T. Haugen, Executive Director, GF-EGF MPO, 701.746.2660

via Jan Orvik

North End Bike Multi-Use Path Closed

So much for riding your bicycle to the fair:

Bicycle Trail Closure Notice: The bicycle trail behind Gateway Drive will be closed from North Columbia Road to South Washington Street June 24 – 30. This closure is to accommodate events being held at the Grand Forks County Fair.

Bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be rerouted to the sidewalks on either side of Gateway Drive.

 Furthermore, why are we routing bicycle traffic onto the sidewalks?


Just took a moment to Google my one peer-reviewed article, and learned that it was cited in the Supplementary Online Material to Chapter 3 of Knaust and Bromley’s (2012) “Trace Fossils as Indicators of Sedimentary Environments.”  It really is the little things in life that keep you going sometimes.

(Unfortunately, neither Knaust nor Bromley are on ResearchGate, which means I can’t tag their book as citing mine, but I’ll survive.)

Rail Studies

If you’re interested in having input into the future of rail in Grand Forks and how it will affect complete streets, please check out these topics at Engage the Forks:
– While planning for future freight rail access in the Grand Forks and East Grand Forks area, what are the key issues you believe should be considered?
– Along existing railroad tracks, where do you think the best site or sites would be for improved freight rail access in the Grand Forks and East Grand Forks area?

Hope to have more updates on this.

UPDATE:  Jason has an idea at