East Grand Forks is a city located in Polk County, Minnesota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 7,501. The city, along with Grand Forks, North Dakota, was heavily damaged by a 1997 flood. The city has rebuilt itself, and the once-inundated downtown area contains a number of businesses including a Cabela's sporting goods store.
The famous Whitey's Bar and Cafe is also located in the downtown area. This beloved institution has been operating continuously since the 1930's and was once the center of East Grand Forks' reputation as a wild town akin to Chicago during the days of Prohibition. Ripley's Believe It or Not once labeled a portion of the downtown area as the highest concentration of neon signage in the world. Since the flood, the restaurant has relocated to a new area of downtown called the Boardwalk which is an area lined with popular dining establisments.
Web Sites and Links
City of East Grand ForksOfficial homepage of city government. Includes links to local services, information, and city council agenda.
East Grand Forks Rod and Gun ClubInformation on their cowboy action shooting matches, meetings, membership, and shooting facilities.
Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors BureauServing Grand Forks, North Dakota, East Grand Forks, Minnesota, and the Red River Valley.
Parks & RecreationEast Grand Forks parks and recreation department information.