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(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.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- While most people had a day off -- a local trucker stuck in the snow - braved the cold in order to help strangers. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us why he's taking North Dakota Nice to another level. Paulla Solem's snowblower is failing - "My husband just passed away two months ago and I don't know how to use the snowblower," says Paulla Solem.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Police tonight are warning all students to lock their dorms. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase gives us some tips for student safety. Police say it's this residence hall on the University of North Dakota's campus where a man allegedly tried to sexually assault a student. Police say there's no way you can prevent these attacks from happening.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Opioids send hundreds to the emergency room in Grand Forks -- as addiction grips the community. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us about the city's plans to save lives. It's been almost three years -- "Foam and stuff was coming out," says Debra Dysievick, mom. since Debra Dysievick's son died from a fentanyl overdose.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- The state is stepping in, as having a medical crisis is nearly putting some in our region into bankruptcy. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase explains how a new law could protect you from paying up thousands of dollars for a life flight. A flight to save a life. "Wasn't myself. And then, I knew something wasn't right," says Jiry Rosecrans, patient.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—With arctic temps here to stay, police are warning parents to look out for their children. Symptoms of frostbite can hit within minutes in this weather. Officers are warning you to keep your kids inside. If children do want to play outside, make sure to dress them in snowsuit with gloves and hats. And anyone who enjoys the outdoors during this time of year, needs to know when to call it quits.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—As Christmas Eve kicked off in Grand Forks, about 100 volunteers spent hours feeding people who may not be able to feed themselves. "It really warms your heart to do this. Yes it does," said Marilyn Roch, volunteer. Nearly 500 people received food from St. Michael's Church. "With physical challenges or mental challenges. People from the mission, older people just all kinds of walks of life," said Sue Shirek, organizer.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- If you're looking for a bite to eat and don't want to cook, some restaurants are still open during the holidays in Grand Forks. Sakura Japanese Grill is open until 10 p.m. Sunday, as well as during the day Monday. Other restaurants around town including IHOP plan to open for some portion of Christmas day. Click here for a list of places you can eat. https://www.visitgrandforks.com/event-calendar/xmas-dining-in-forks/12-2...