Doug Barrett | Apr 17, 2018 AT 7:37 am Click to Enlarge
The Grand Forks council kicked-off their meeting last night with a special ceremony featuring tribal flags from across the state. The flags will stand prominent in the council chambers moving forward. State Senator Richard Marcellais of Belcourt (ND) spoke on behalf of the tribal nations. Marcellais says the hope is to honor and respect as well as establish a better relationship between all organizations. The presentation comes ahead of the start of the annual Time-Out Wacipi at the University of North Dakota.
In council action members did give preliminary approval to an ordinance allowing the painting of murals on the sides of buildings – as long as they are maintained and not obscene.
The council also approved zoning regulations for the medical marijuana compassion centers. North Dakota voters approved the med pot program in November 2016.