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FOREST RIVER: Smaller flocks, solid faith for town's one church

Published 07/07/2012, Grand Forks Herald

In Forest River’s early years, it had three churches — Episcopalian, Presbyterian and Methodist. While the community traditionally has had several Catholic and Lutheran families, they have chosen to commute to church in nearby communities. The Episcopalian church closed its doors and, eventually, the remaining two consolidated with each other and sister churches nearby. “I was a Methodist one day and then I was told to be a Presbyterian,” said a church elder. “It was quite a change. But it works. We all get along great, and we always have.”

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