I've concocted a wicked plan that needs a little help. I bought a UND hockey ticket for a January Friday game. I drop in on Grand Forks from Amtrak (at, yes, about 1 am if everything is running smoothly) prior to this, and I leave for Minneapolis on Amtrak at (hopefully) the same time just a handful of hours after the game.
Having already map-gazed, I figure I'm taking a taxi from the station to a motel, I'd like to take a bus downtown during the day, and hope against hope that I have easy transport back to Amtrak after the game (I'm guessing taxi, of course).
I have a good coat for the likely weather, and I don't think twice about walking a couple miles from point to point when necessary. Are the streets between the freeway motels and the campus walkable that time of year? In that area, are any of the motels near one of the local bus routes (or stops)?
Restaurant recommendations during the day and early evening are encouraged, of course.
In advance, thank you.