Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the state of North Dakota. It is located in the Red River Valley which is a flat region on the western banks of the Red River. The city gets its name from its location which is at the fork of the Red River and the Red Lake River. Grand Forks has traditionally been an agricultural city. However, currently, it has a thriving economy in diverse areas such as healthcare, education, defense, manufacturing, and more. Grand Forks has a humid continental climate because it is located at a distance from oceans and mountains.