GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--A shakeup in local politics. A longtime lawmaker from Grand Forks is calling it a career. WDAZ’s Danielle Saitta joined us in studio to explain why this could be a huge blow to the Democratic party. Representative Lois Delmore announced today she will not seek re-election.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--A mother says her daughter is recovering after an injury obtained in the stands of a high school hockey game. It was a call Holley Jemtrud never expected. “She called me hysterical telling me she got hurt,” said Jemtrud.
CROOKSTON, MN (WDAZ)--A school board backtracks on a controversial decision. Guns will be allowed in this year's yearbook - but not for one kid. Student Riley Schultz wanted to use a photo of himself holding a gun as his Senior yearbook photo. The teen says he wanted to display the gun he made from scratch.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--A dangerous trend is hitting close to home. It's a dare that can turn deadly. “It’s for cleaning your clothes, not for cleaning the inside of your body,” said UND student, Sam Dressler.
CROOKSTON, MN (WDAZ-TV) -- He wants to fight for our freedoms, but tonight he says his freedom is being taken away. A high school senior is fighting back after the school board rejected his senior photo. WDAZ's Danielle Saitta tells us why just hours after making a decision -- the district is reconsidering.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—One of the most common New Year's resolutions is getting to the gym more often. Most people find that the perfect time of year to try something new or change their lifestyle is the beginning of the new year. "Come January first we definitely the sign up numbers and the traffic go up," said Amanda Knudson, Manager. But committing to a gym schedule can be difficult, and often the excitement of starting something new can lose its luster.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—The Loft Bar and Grill hosted their annual New Year's Eve party for the fifth year. Last year, the bar nearly reached full capacity with over 300 customers The Loft offered good music, free champagne to toast and good company. "The size of the bar's a lot of fun so we can entertain a lot of people with still having a lot of space with the ability to move around and have a good time and we try to provide a safe and warm environment especially with this cold weather," said Jonathan Christensen, General Manager.
EAST GRAND FORKS—While many get their furnaces fixed a nonprofit was given a much needed and much deserved heating upgrade. The Stable Days Youth Ranch provides a welcoming and warm environment for hundreds of kids, something close to Caryl and Ben Lester after adopting their niece who has special needs. "We wanted to create a program where parents and or social workers, foster parents would have easy access to something that would be beneficial," said Caryl Lester, Owner.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—A coyote, a nice one, is teaching children the importance of giving to others. Saturday at the Fire Hall Theater in Grand Forks, a puppet coyote gave his last performance in 'Tis Better to Give than to Receive.' It's an original piece written by Kathy Coudle King, the director and voice behind the lead. The story is about a friendly coyote who befriends a fur trapper during Christmas time. The local theater features actors as young as 7-years-old, in shows written each month.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—For the 45th year, St. Michael's in Grand Forks is hosting their annual Christmas Eve Dinner. Every year, volunteers lend a helping hand to help make sure every guest feels like family on Christmas Eve. On the menu this year: turkey, live music and even a visit from Santa.