Grand Forks Warnings and Dangers

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    Winter Driving Woes

    by North_by_Northwest Written Jun 15, 2006

    While Grand Forks has some limited bus service, most folks are forced to drive. Maneuvering the sometimes treacherous winter roads is truly an art. If you are unexperienced at driving in winter weather, take it slow (especially at intersections where black ice tends to form). If venturing out of town, make sure you have an emergency kit in your car. Cell phones are not an option - you must have a way to call for help if you experience any car trouble. In fact, an in-car cell phone charger is a good idea.

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    Eewwww...that smell!

    by North_by_Northwest Written Jun 15, 2006
    Beware the Stench!

    Depending on which way the wind is blowing the entire town reeks of french fries. Many thanks to Simplot for that invaluable service. Well, I suppose potato products have to come from somewhere. And it could be worse - they could be processing sugar beets.

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    Potato Processing

    by rsleisk Updated Aug 11, 2005

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    I would go for a jog around the campus of University of North Dakota and on some days cut my run short because of the smell in the air from the Simplot potato processing plant.

    According to their website "annually turning out 3 billion pounds of french fries and other potato products worldwide. The Grand Forks operation turns out traditional cuts of french fries, including shoestrings, thincuts, and regulars, as well as tater gems and hashbrowns."

    Be warned that on certain days the smell from this plant can be a bit overwhelming.

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    Large Mosquitoes!

    by rsleisk Updated Aug 11, 2005
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    The lakes of nearby Minnesota provide a constant annoyance of mosquitoes. The winter does not get rid of these buggers.

    While I was golfing on base the planes would fly over spraying for them, it was probably not in my best interests to be out there inhaling the pesticides. It didn't really seem to help, probably just made them angry so they bit you more.

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    Mosquitos

    by cnel355 Written Oct 4, 2004

    The only thing that ever saved my daughter from looking like she had chicken poz was the Off Lotion with Sunblock. I would smear it all over her, even under her clothes, because the mosquitos can bite through denim and probably five layers of leather too.

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  • Winter driving conditions

    by cardsfan66 Updated Feb 11, 2004

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    The strong wind creates bad driving conditions with the snow. "White-outs" are just that, you cant see nothing in front of you.
    All you can do is pull over and wait it out.
    Carry a winter survival kit. Blankets, granola bars, bottled water, etc Keep your cell phone charged. In town is fine, but outside of town on the highways are dangerous. Black ice is also a hazard. You cant see it until its too late. Been in the ditch a couple of times myself. No sunday driving on these roads in the winter...Ha!

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