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GRAFTON, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A Grafton family struggling to keep their child healthy and in school. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us why one parent says bullies are taking teasing too far. It's here at Century Elementary School where a local mom says her daughter is being bullied. The problem has gotten so bad, the family may have to move her to another school in order to save her life. "We feel like we failed as parents. It's been tough," Ashley Mohagen Olivarez, Mom.
GRAFTON, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- After a tense 23 hours -- a hostage situation came to a peaceful end in Grafton. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us why police were afraid to enter the home. Tonight, court papers reveal new details, but police won't tell us who told them about about a man holding three women captive in a trailer for nearly a day.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- After 60 similar burglaries in Grand Forks, police finally have someone in custody. The man was actually picked up for allegedly burglarizing a home in Nelson County. He was linked to the Grand Forks crime spree -- by his shoes. The burglaries were bold. Sixty in the last few months. All with similar circumstances -- "Doors were being kicked open and smaller electronics and items like that were being taken," Lt. Brett Johnson, Grand Forks Police Department.
POLK COUNTY, MN (WDAZ-TV) -- Shots fired in Polk County. Cars are shot through and a family dog is killed in its yard. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us why police are asking for your help. "It's here on 150th Street Northwest where a local family's dog was shot overnight Thursday night. They woke up Friday morning to find their dog cold in front of their home." "She took to you just like a mama would." Molly Bye's two dogs were inseparable.
FISHER, MN (WDAZ-TV) -- Kids from across Minnesota are getting ready to head to the Robotics World Championship in Kentucky. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase caught up with a group from Fisher during their final practice. "Shoot it in. Oh good job!" The Fisher Knights -- "I'm so excited to be able to go. Like the it's going to be so much fun," says Katy Berg, Junior. -- preparing for not just a regional or national competition, but the robotics world championship. The first time the school has made it this far.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- All eyes are on the Red River as it is rapidly rising. Pedestrian bridges are closed and sidewalks are being swallowed by the rising red. The river has risen nearly four feet since yesterday. The National Weather Service predicts the river will keep swelling an additional six feet before receding on Tuesday. People say watching the water brings back painful memories.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A building boom could be coming to our area -- as construction companies expect thousands of jobs to open up. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us how to land your next career -- no experience required. Construction crews - "We're looking for asphalt paving laborers, paver operators, people that can run loader on the crusher plant," says Jake Zavoral, HR Manager. - getting ready to ramp up their work as summer hits.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Memorabilia moved. Nearly a year after the University of North Dakota cuts the women's hockey program -- people are wondering where the memories of the program went. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us why some say their new home isn't good enough. "It doesn't feel good," says Marissa Salo, former UND hockey player. A former forward -- still reeling after the loss of her team. "I was a senior when they cut the program. So we had found out while our team was still on the ice," says Salo.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A record number of 911 calls flooded dispatchers last year. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us how operators are working to save the lives of callers and the boys in blue. "Did you speak with an officer?" "There's just a greater need for either police, fire or ambulance," says Shannon LaHaise, 911 Center Supervisor. Calls to 911 in Grand Forks County -- "Last year we had over 87,000 calls for service. And that ranges anywhere from a parking ticket to a robbery in progress," says LaHaise.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A controversy reignited. Some say a student newspaper post is fueling the fire to bring back the Fighting Sioux name. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us why the editor says it's not meant to be a commentary. A retired logo -- "Obviously a big hockey town and I know a lot of students really like it and it kind of ties a lot of us together," says Matthew Russell, UND Freshman. -- back in the spotlight. The Dakota Student Newspaper posted a headline saying a judge is bringing back the Sioux.