Grand Forks community attends 'Longest Table'

Longest Table

About 750 people in the Grand Forks area were invited Wednesday night to talk about their community over dinner at the "Longest Table," so long the city had to close North Third Street to accommodate it.

Organizers set up a stretch of 90 dinner tables in downtown Grand Forks as part of the Longest Table event, a program launched two years ago in Tallahassee, Fla., where residents gather to meet their neighbors over free food.

The effort to bring the Longest Table to Grand forks began after the Gov. Doug Burgum visited Grand Forks last December, according to Becca Cruger of the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals group and Becca Bahnmiller of the Grand Forks Community Foundation.

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