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Published June 17, 2013, 03:15 PM

Discrimination, future of curbside recycling program up for discussion at Grand Forks Council meeting

Monday night, the Grand Forks City Council will take up the issues of discrimination and the future of the city's recycling program.

By: WDAZ Staff Reports, WDAZ

Monday night, the Grand Forks City Council will take up the issues of discrimination and the future of the city's recycling program.

If Grand Forks were to pass a measure banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, they would be the first in the state. The movement comes after a failed State Senate bill of the same intent earlier this year.

In addition, options for moving the town's recycling program forward will be considered. Both options would mean a cost increase for residents. City council member Tyrone Grandstrand has recently been under scruitiny for a Facebook post criticizing council members who oppose the options, stating the program "seems that it is actually a very popular idea among the 40 & under demographic (though not among the dead white males on the council)".

The council meeting will be held at 5:30 pm Monday night in the City Hall Council Chambers.

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