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Published March 13, 2012, 12:47 PM

Clinton to Make Downtown GF Visit

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Former President Bill Clinton will get a big thank you from Grand Forks and East Grand Forks for his help after the flood.

By: WDAZ Staff Report, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Former President Bill Clinton will get a big thank you from Grand Forks and East Grand Forks for his help after the flood.

The city has planned a ceremony on the Grand Forks Greenway that's open to the public on Saturday morning.

As part of his visit to Grand Forks, Clinton will stop downtown to view progress the city has made since the flood.

Clinton will speak at the flood marker south of the Sorlie Bridge.

Grand Forks City Council President Hal Gershman will speak just before him and Mayor Lynn Stauss and Mayor Michael Brown will present keys to the cities.

The cities want to thank Clinton for his efforts and support of the community's flood recovery in 1997.

City workers are spending the week cleaning up and preparing.

"I think he's going to be very moved by what we've done here. He's curious and he remembers our event very vividly. And I think when he sees and hears everything that we've done, I think he's going to be very very impressed," Gershman said.

Following the event Clinton will deliver the keynote address at the Democratic State Convention at 1 p.m. at the Alerus Center.

WDAZ will be broadcasting Clinton's speech at the Alerus Center live on Saturday.


Details of the event:

*Saturday, March 17, 2012, 10:15 a.m. arrival recommended

*Location: Community Greenway at the Obelisk monument, located south of the Sorlie Bridge just off of Demers Avenue, Grand Forks

* The first 400 attendees will receive a free US flag

Following the city event, President Clinton will deliver the keynote address at the Democratic NPL State Convention at 1:00 p.m. at the Alerus Center.

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