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GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Next week many of us will be switching from shoppers-to-returners. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tell us why getting your money back this year could be trickier than you think. Tis the season, "I will ask for gift cards," says Carly Ranten, holiday shopper. for shopping.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- For some in our viewing area, you may soon need a passport to fly, even if you're not leaving the U.S. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase breaks down the ‘Real ID’ timeline, and why you may need to act now. Starting in October, if you have a regular Minnesota ID, like me, that won't be enough to get you on a plane. The whole ordeal is causing confusion everywhere, from airports, to social media.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- After multiple break-ins and burglaries, and a lawsuit surrounding apartment safety, police are warning you to take a closer look at where you and your loved ones live. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase gives us tips to keep crooks away. It was back in 2013 when a man broke into an apartment rented by two University of North Dakota students and raped them.
GRAND FORKS—It's a search for a bargain as the days before Christmas wind down. Sale by salespeople are shopping. "I think people are out there spending. They're getting ready to have great Christmases with their families," said Russell Mesteth, Shopper. The National Retail Federation expects sales to grow by six percent this year compared to last year. A boom, stores like Once Upon a Child hope for.
(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.