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(WDAY / WDAZ)—By plane, train or automobile, Americans are starting to make their way home for the holidays. Over 107 million people plan to hit the road for the holidays but people we talked to say the furthest they're willing to go is just down I-29. About 75 miles between Fargo and here in Grand Forks. In the sky or on the roads, people are traveling. "I am coming to Grand Forks for the holidays," said Rosie Cunningham, Fargo Resident. AAA estimates record numbers of travelers. A growth of nearly 21-million people compared to over a decade ago.
EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ-TV) -- Some say new radios for emergency responders aren't getting the job done. Dropped calls are cutting communication at spots around town. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us why they say the system is an upgrade. Lives on the line...
GONVICK, MN (WDAZ-TV) -- A local woman is pleading with a Federal Drug Administration panel in Washington D.C. Her family is waiting for a decision that could save her son's life. "You become imprisoned from the rest of the world,” said Jacob Gunvalson. “Imprisoned in a body that you can't move." That's what could happen to Jacob Gunvalson if he's cut off from Ataluren. Gunvalson has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disease that has already killed many of his friends.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Crooks are cracking safes. Multiple burglaries and break-ins have been reported recently. But this time, what they're after may be different. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase explains. Thieves kicked down the front door of that home in Grand Forks. But it's what they decided to steal that one man says is unexpected."
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ) -- Some Fighting Hawks fans might get fighting mad as they try getting to one of the biggest hockey games of the year. Seats on flights to Las Vegas from Grand Forks are quickly filling up for the rivalry game between the University of North Dakota and Minnesota, leaving some fans left to fight for a spot. "I just got this one my freshman year at the Ralph before they got rid of it," said Fighting Hawks Fan, Jacob Reuter.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- As the Hemp business blossoms in North Dakota, the state is looking for help deciding who gets to grow, and a local farmer may get to weigh in. The North Dakota Department of Agriculture is taking recommendations for potential members of an advisory committee that could review applications for perspective growers. A Grand Forks farmers says he's interested in the project after growing hemp on his farm in Traill County.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Fighting the flu may be tougher this year, as more people are expected to be sick. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us why the shot might not be as effective as flu season hits.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Fast food is a convenience we often take for granted. But lately many of you have complained there's nothing fast about it, and in some cases local restaurants have, without warning, shut their doors, only to reopen a few days later. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase looked into what's going on.
GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) -- A Thompson home is a total loss after it was engulfed by fire yesterday. The homeowner tells WDAZ news he was using a space heater, and fire marshals say that could be trouble. "I do know that it is the second leading cause of fires in the home behind cooking is heating equipment,” said Brian Geatz, Fire Marshal. “Like I said a lot of it has to do with how it's used." Fire officials say plugging your heater or furnace into one of these cords could send your home up in flames.
THOMPSON, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Crews are battling flames at a home in Thompson, ND. Fire officials say they were called out to 1086 10th Avenue NE around 10:30 am. Thompson, Reynolds and Manvel Fire Departments are all on scene.