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GRAND FORKS – (WDAZ-TV) -- It was the final face-off between the two men hoping to be the top cop in the county. Andy Schneider and BJ Maxson answered questions for more than an hour this afternoon. Our Kenneth Chase is live to tell us why both say you should vote for them. These two members of the sheriff's department have a lot in common. But Lt. BJ Maxson says he's spent 35 years in law enforcement. Sgt. Andy Schneider says he's had a badge for over 14 years, and is constantly evolving to meet challenges. Two candidates hoping for your vote.
GRAND FORKS — Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada and the country is expecting a boom from local tourists. Canada is a popular destination for students at the University of North Dakota and now they can add another reason to that list.
GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) -- A valuable service may be cut. Not just that, you may have to pay to take your yard waste miles out of town. WDAY News has been investigating claims the city is considering getting rid of grass dumps. A source tells WDAY News the talk inside city hall surrounds closing green sites like the one just off Demers Avenue. Residents may have to drive nearly seven miles to the landfill to get rid of leaves and grass. "I'd hate to see it go away," said Earl Walters, a Grand Forks resident who uses the grass dump.
GRAND FORKS - There will be no world record this year in Grand Forks. Rain has put a damper on the french fry feed, with rain and wind expected Thursday - planners decided to cancel the annual potato bowl week tradition in advance. Until now - the event held at University Park had dodged the bullet for nearly three decades.
GRAND FORKS — A Grand Forks woman is speaking out after a video she posted to Facebook on Wednesday is going viral. Robin Clauthier said her son worked at KFC on South Washington Street for nearly a month and didn't get paid.
GRAND FORKS - A local woman is asking for a special donation, a kidney. Bonnie Haman's family struggles with their kidneys. "We've needed kidneys,” Grand Forks resident Bonnie Haman said. Cysts all over her kidneys keep them from working properly. "My brother sisters nieces and nephews have all had," Haman said.
GRAND FORKS – (WDAZ-TV) -- People in Grand Forks are getting ready to rock. Metallica's concert is just one day away. One of Metallica's biggest fans lives right here in Grand Forks. "It's four guys making loud music that lets you get your aggression out," said fan Jose Gil. He’s got the memorabilia to prove it. "This is probably the one thing right now that I really like a lot. This thing actually sells for $360 bucks. Something ridiculous like that." Hundreds of posters, albums and guitar picks line his basement.
GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) -- Doctors and researchers at the University of North Dakota are on the front lines of the fight against cancer. Our Kenneth Chase explains how a $20 million dollar grant is helping them take a different approach in the search for a cure. "Larger than anything we've ever seen in the biomedical sciences in this area,” Dr. Marc Basson, of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, said. $20 million dollars in grants is the huge windfall researchers at the University of North Dakota say they need to fight cancer.
THOMPSON, N.D. - A tough toddler from Thompson is in the battle of her life.
EDMORE, N.D. – Farmers are revving their combine engines in Edmore for a farmer who’s too sick to get out to the fields this year.