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LARIMORE, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Three years after a deadly bus accident in Larimore -- local families say they still can't move on. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us why they say the courts failed them. A dozen children riding a school bus were hit by a train in 2015. Forcing children like Carrie Brownell's son to seek medical help for years. So you guys haven't received any payments for any of the bills? "We haven't received anything," Carrie Brownell, parent.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Democrats from all over North Dakota are pouring into Grand Forks -- as the state convention is just hours away. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us if we'll likely see a blue wave in a deep red state. With two candidates duking it out for a senate seat --
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- As the number of inmates at the Grand Forks County Jail rises -- county leaders are seeking a solution for overcrowding. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us how much it could cost you. The Grand Forks County Jail -- "Taxpayers don't like to pay for jails," says Gary Malm, Grand Forks County Commissioner.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A warning from police tonight -- after a man allegedly steals several guns from a farmstead. The Pembina County Sheriff says deputies were called to a farm near Drayton yesterday for a report of stolen guns. During their investigation -- deputies found thirty-year-old Heath Johnson nearby with a few allegedly stolen handguns, a handful of rifles, meth and marijuana.
POLK COUNTY (WDAZ-TV) -- As temperatures drop and heating bills climb, there's help for people struggling to make ends meet. But people aren't using it. "The winter always increases my heating bill," said Jon Slater, a Grand Forks resident. Cold weather means more out of pocket for many people. But help isn't something everyone knows about, or many people think they qualify for. "I mean at face value it sounds great” Slater said. “I haven't seen any of the statistics or anything."
GRAND FORKS -- Each day about a hundred meals are delivered to hungry seniors in Grand Forks, but federal funding for the program may be in jeopardy. Senator Heidi Heitkamp worked as a volunteer on a Meals on Wheels route Friday morning dropping off lunch to homes. The senator was in town to talk with the senior center's managers about community needs.
GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) -- He's not running for re-election but Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost needs your vote. He's up against 54 other candidates for America's Favorite Crossing Guard, a national contest put on by Safe Kids Worldwide. Despite having a commanding lead for most of the month, Rost is now trailing Frank from Ohio by 2,500 votes. The polls close at midnight. If Rost wins, Kelly Elementary gets $500. For a link to vote click here .
(GRAND FORKS) WDAZ-TV -- As budget woes have led to cutting both academic programs and sports at UND, a new $15 million dollar addition could be built on campus. Some say it may be an unnecessary project. At the University of North Dakota sports is a way of life. "Athletics is one of the keynotes of this entire campus," hockey player Ryan Liber said. “They could probably go another 10 years. But you know keep everything new." President Mark Kennedy said changes are necessary.
EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ-TV) -- Water and money could be going down the drain at a local rink -- as an equipment failure causes the ice to melt. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us how crews managed to save the day. It's here at the Blue Line Arena right under my feet where a pipe burst. Causing them to scramble and work for days in order to get this ice back to frozen. "I like skating because it's something just to do for fun," says Isabelle Kimball, synchronized skater. Isabelle Kimball skates nearby several times a week.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Making a call near South Grand Forks is difficult for some people -- as equipment at a nearby business is messing with your signal. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us why the feds are getting involved. It's the lights at Lithia Toyota in Grand Forks that the Federal Communications Commission says are interfering with signals from a Verizon tower across the street.