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Published March 09, 2011, 02:43 PM

Grand Forks Library Receives $93,000 Bremer Grant

The Grand Forks Public Library announced Wednesday that it will receive a $93,200 Bremer grant. The grant was awarded Wednesday at the Public Library by Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown.

The Grand Forks Public Library got a nice gift Wednesday to the tune of over $93,000. The library was awarded a Bremer grant and the money will be vital in shaping what a new library could look like.

The $93,200 Bremer grant will allow the library to go through what's called a visioning process.

Mayor Michael Brown was at the library Wednesday to announce the grant, which will allow the library's architect to get feedback from you.

The funds will pay for a series of workshops so you can give your input on the look and feel of a new library, which will help create architectural renderings.

The library board director says the Bremer grant was an encouraging gesture.

"This is a great milestone. We've got someone from the outside looking in who has looked at our project and said, 'yes we believe in this, here's some money to make it happen,'" library director Wendy Wendt said.

The renderings will be rough drafts, but could eventually lead to blueprints, or help shape the final plan.