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GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - After almost a decade of service, a special officer is getting a final farewell. Chico is not your typical yellow lab. For the past eight years he has protected the city of Grand Forks against drugs. As a "single purpose" service dog he is trained in narcotics detection. Chico has worked alongside his handler in homes, traffic stops, and schools.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Cause and effect: firearm sales have skyrocketed across the country after the Orlando Nightclub shooting, and our area is no exception. Owners of the Brothers Firearm Shop in Grand Forks say they've seen an increase in sales in recent weeks. Many of their customers want to be able to defend themselves and their families. With safety in mind, Adam Pribula says a sense of security is on many people's minds.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - The Greater Grand Forks Fair kicks of Wednesday. While many people return year after year, there's one feathery fairgoer that was forced to stay home last year. This year, the birds are back. After last year’s outbreak of avian flu, people can once again learn about North Dakota birds.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A nonprofit known for helping victims of domestic violence received some help of their own. The Community Violence Intervention Center of Grand Forks was given $500,000 in grant money from the Engelstad Family Foundation. The money will go toward CVIC's new shelter. Last year the center sheltered a record 176 people, an increase of more than 30% from the previous year.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - The Greater Grand Forks Fair is just one day away. It's that time year when the community comes together to enjoy fair foods, see farm animals, and listen to live music. The county fair has been running since the mid-80s. This year’s fair is featuring new grounds entertainment including a motorcycle stunt show, a reptile show, and pig racing.
GRAFTON, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Recent severe storms have destroyed buildings, taken down trees, and caused power outages. But for some farmers, the weather also destroyed their livelihood. The Rudnik family has been farming their land for decades. But thanks to recent rain, 2016 has been one of the worst farming years yet.
MICHIGAN, ND (WDAZ-TV) - It was cleanup day for hundreds as severe storms left a trail of damage. Friday morning’s storms showed no mercy in the small town of Michigan. With trees down and power outages report, many residents are still in good spirits as they work to restore the town.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Many people took a ride around the city Thursday, for free. As part of National Dump the Pump Day, people are encouraged to ride public transportation instead of driving a car. Cities Area Transit officials say riding the bus saves money, gas, and insurance costs.
ARDOCH, ND (WDAZ-TV) - You could call it a sweeping victory, of sorts. An Ardoch man's name was written in on two ballots, and that was all it took. Juan Pruneda is one of two incoming city council members in Ardoch. The other person was also written in.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A 26-ton piece of history is getting some much needed TLC. Thanks to the generosity of a local business, a Vietnam-era anchor used by the Navy is getting a new look and a new location. After several days of sandblasting, priming, and painting, the anchor will be ready for its new home in the Veteran's Memorial Park. The anchor will be painted "battleship grey.”