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Published May 05, 2012, 08:10 PM

UND celebrates it's Biggest Party, Springfest

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- The University of North Dakota's biggest student party, Springfest, got underway this afternoon. The party is supposed to be an "end-of-the-year" celebration with music and fun, but some students got a little out of control.

By: Melanie Orlins, WDAZ, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- The University of North Dakota's biggest student party, Springfest, got underway this afternoon. The party is supposed to be an "end-of-the-year" celebration with music and fun, but some students got a little out of control.

"Minor in possession, walking down the street with beer in your hands."

This was the scene. Another wild afternoon at Springfest.

(are you mad?) "Not angry no, I mean we broke the law."

Some students took caution today. Plenty of others say they didn't really care what the rules were even if it meant getting a 3-hundred dollar ticket.

Ryan Schnorbach/student: "Yeah as soon as I get in there, (you know you can't bring stuff from outside in there) well as long as they don't know about it."

The real problem with today isn't inside Springfest at all, it's outside. Students walking down the street with an open container, those who are underage, or are just too intoxicated are getting caught by the cops left and right.

Lt. Grant Schiller/GFPD: "if they border the aspect of becoming disorderly, disruptive, abusive, whatever, then we'll take enforcement action. Main violation we'll see here are minors consuming alcohol, or alcohol in the park or open container where prohibited."

"We still have 12 more hours--I think it's time to call it a day."

But some students really were just trying to have a good time and celebrate the end of the school year.

"We're being smart, we're being smart today, we're being smart."

Tony Ramberg & Tyler Kloewer/Students: "It's Springfest, everyone is like this. You have to basically be rolling on the ground to get really in trouble--it's kind of like our last hoorah."

"no classes left, everybody's just ready to go"

Police had extra enforcement today, ATV and bike patrols.

Schiller: "Certainly if someone is intoxicated we're definitely concerned for their safety."

Ramberg & Kloewer: "It's a lot of people watching I guess you could say."

Inside University Park students enjoyed live music and comedians as well as pizza and beer for people were over 21.

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