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Published October 15, 2013, 02:49 PM

Memorial bench honors memory of Grand Forks teen

A memorial bench can now be seen along 2nd Avenue North in Grand Forks. It's at the site of a motorcycle accident where former Grand Forks Central student McCain Endres collided with a car, and later died.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

A memorial bench can now be seen along 2nd Avenue North in Grand Forks. It's at the site of a motorcycle accident where former Grand Forks Central student McCain Endres collided with a car, and later died.

The new McCain Endres memorial is at the site known to friends and family as "the pole." Under an ordinance passed by city council earlier this year, memorial sites are no longer allowed to hold flowers and mementos but instead plaques with the names of the victims. As the site still has a frequent amount of visitors, McCain's father, Tom, wanted to set up an area where people could still come together and remember his son.

"We thought it would be a great idea to have a bench here where people could gather in comfort and relax," Tom said.

The letters in the bench are blue, McCain's favorite color.

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