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Published May 08, 2010, 06:42 PM

Springfest 2010

It's a busy day for law enforcement in Grand Forks.

It's a busy day for law enforcement in Grand Forks, as the largest party of the year in the city takes place in University Park. Police have given out 70 alcohol-related citations.

The sun finally appeared after a week of rain, and just in time for this year's Springfest.

Tyler Altendorf/Attending Springfest:"Yeah its pretty nice to year the weathers nice the people are out better than last year, last year was really cold and rainy. "

This year's Spring Fest had topped last year's total of attendees by one o'clock this afternoon. More than a thousand partygoers kept themselves busy with hoolahoops, food, drinks and more.

Matt Winjum/Rhombus Guys: "Springfest!" "Then we got crazy people like that hanging down here out having fun, we've got our beer gardens our band stand."

But with the large attendance also comes a large responsibility for law enforcement. Grand Forks Police handed out citations to some, but say there haven't been any major problems so far this year.

Lt. Grant Schiller/GF Police: "Is very mild, everybody has been behaving themselves at this point. like I said once we get to five O'clock well see what thats like right now things are going well.

Police say over the last "eight" years of the event, Springfest has been better run every year.

Matt Winjum/Rhombus Guys: "I think it has shifted much more to the positive side, I really don't hear many negative comments about it anymore."

Spring Fest ran from 11am to 5pm this afternoon.