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Do you know of an outstanding student-athlete in your town? WDAZ wants to recognize student-athletes around the area for their hard work in sports, academics and community service, and we want to hear who you think should be a part of our Hometown Stars series. Email us at HometownStars@wdaz.com to submit your nominations. We look forward to coming to your town and meeting your student-athletes!
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Thursday evening featured some high fashion, high above Grand Forks. WDAZ anchor Stacie Van Dyke hosted hundreds of people on top of a Grand Forks parking ramp for the 3rd annual "Fashion Affair" runway show. It's a showcase of a dozen local, women-owned businesses showing off their hottest looks for fall. A portion of the ticket sales are going to Northlands Rescue Mission's "backpack program" helping area kids who wouldn't otherwise have food to eat on the weekends. Planning is already underway for next year's event.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - An intersection that is notorious for crashes claimed a life Thursday. Police say a 29-year-old Bemidji man disregarded a traffic light at the intersection of 32nd Avenue South in front of Culver’s, and his Harley struck the side of a turning pickup. The impact threw the motorcyclist from the bike. The biker, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The two people in the pickup were not hurt.
BAUDETTE, MN (WDAZ-TV) - A sheriff's deputy is fighting for his life. State patrol says Lake of the Woods County Sheriff's deputy Bradley Abbey sustained life threatening injuries when his SUV was struck by a pickup at the intersection of county roads 1 and 5. The cruiser rolled after being struck. Abbey, 34, is in stable condition at the hospital. The driver of the pickup, an unidentified 16-year-old, and his 16-year-old passenger were not hurt. The driver was cited for failing to yield.
CROOKSTON, MN (WDAZ-TV) - It's party time in Crookston! The 28th annual Ox Cart Days kicks off Tuesday night. Events will last all week, wrapping up on Sunday. New this year they have a street dance following the parade, a beer garden, fireworks, pig races, and airboat rides on the Red Lake River. A button will get you into all the events - they are available for $5 at these area businesses .
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Still many unanswered questions about the future of Altru's main clinic. As you may remember, the main clinic building was closed back in January, with doctors and patients forced out as a beam under the pharmacy failed. At the time, hospital administrators said they'd work to rebuild the clinic as quickly as possible, but Thursday the chief operating officer said he's not sure when the new building will be built or how much it will cost.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A sex offender has been missing for months. GFPD is looking for 32-year-old Robert Armstrong. He was last seen in May at his home on South 5th Street. Police say he took off shortly after without telling them where he moved. Armstrong served time for child porn. If you know where he is, call GFPD at (701) 787-8000.
THOMPSON, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Police say they nabbed three burglary suspects because they came back to the scene for more. Police say three men broke into an elderly man's home in Thompson earlier this month in the middle of the night and threatened him, taking his phone in the process. Money, jewelry, and electronics were then swiped. Investigators say the home was targeted because one of the men thought the house contained a safe with cash and didn't think the homeowner would be home.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Fighting cyber crime will earn some a badge - and not from a police department. Girls Scouts will soon be able to earn 18 new cyber security badges. They're earned after girls learn to protect themselves online, combat cyber bullying, build firewalls, and fight hackers--just to name a few.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A manhunt is underway Thursday night following a wild high speed chase. It ended a few miles west of the airport where the car was ditched in a driveway. The suspect or suspects are reportedly now on four-wheelers. This following a 100 mile-per-hour chase that went up and down I-29 between Grand Forks and Manvel. At times the car was headed the wrong way on the interstate. The driver was able to avoid spike strips. Call GFPD immediately at (701) 787-8000 if you live near the airport and notice anything suspicious.