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Originally a trading post of the Dakota territory, Grand Forks, ND incorporated as a city in 1881. As North Dakota's third largest city, Grand Forks is home to approximately 51,000 people. Grand Rapids sits in the Red River Valley, an area prone to flooding. Grand Forks' worst flood to date occurred in 1997, resulting in the evacuation of 50,000 people, and culminating in $500 million in damage to the region and the destruction of eleven buildings and sixty apartment units in Grand Forks due to a resulting fire.
A resilient community, Grand Rapids has rebuilt and today offers an abundance of business and recreation opportunities. Over 2,500 businesses operate in the area, among them Altru Health System, the University of North Dakota, and the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Recreation in the city includes the Empire Theater, the Grand Forks Symphony, the Engelstad Arena, and multiple outdoor parks and trails.
Multiple experienced Grand Forks lawyers reside within the community. Grand Forks lawyers routinely handle legal matters involving business, family, medical malpractice, crime, intellectual property, personal injury, and many others.
Attorneys in Grand Forks were recently involved on both sides of litigation against a local hospital. A lawsuit was filed by the mother of an 11-week old daughter after the child died. The mother claims that Altru Hospital failed to diagnose the child's broken ribs, and could have led to her resulting death.
Lawyers in Grand Forks typically argue their case before the Grand Forks Municipal Court, the Northeast Central District Court, or the North Dakota Supreme Court. The judicial system of North Dakota is composed of limited jurisdiction municipal courts, general jurisdiction district courts, a Court of Appeals, and the state Supreme Court. Grand Forks attorneys are experienced in navigating this system and are knowledgeable as to any special rules of the local court.
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