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Published June 26, 2013, 04:20 PM

New riverside attraction a step closer to Grand Forks

A new water recreation hub may soon be coming to downtown Grand Forks. A local nonprofit group called Ground UP Adventures is one step closer to building a boathouse near the Red River.

A new water recreation hub may soon be coming to downtown Grand Forks. A local nonprofit group called Ground UP Adventures is one step closer to building a boathouse near the Red River.

The boathouse project has been a few years in the making..but could become a reality this summer thanks to Grand Forks City Council's preliminary approval. The goal of the project is to get more use out of the Red River by offering watercraft activities like canoeing and kayaking. The architects are offering their services for free, saving the nonprofit nearly 20,000 dollars.

If city council approves the land use agreement at its next meeting, organizers will start looking for construction bids. The earliest the boathouse would be open is late August.

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