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DEVILS LAKE, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- You may think this group of kids are too young to learn about drugs, but experts say they're not. Parents of third graders in the Lake Region will soon have some extra homework to do with their children. "Too Good For Drugs" is a drug education program schools in Devils Lake started as a pilot program last year.
DEVILS LAKE, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Lake levels in Devils Lake could be falling, as dry weather is expected to continue in the fall. The National Weather Service is predicting the lake level will drop to nearly 1,400 feet by the time the lake freezes over for the winter, nearly a foot a half lower than it is today.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- As you prepare for Labor Day holiday road trips, police are preparing for drunk drivers. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase is in Grand Forks and tells us the unexpected time officers say they're picking up people under the influence. Police are expecting drivers to be out on roads like South Washington this weekend.
FORDVILLE, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Police say a treasurer for an ambulance board cooked the books in order to embezzle money. Court documents say forty-five-year-old Jennifer Gemmill was the appointed secretary and treasurer for the Fordville Ambulance Service. Authorities say she wrote several checks between January of 2012 until June of this year--paid to the order of cash.
DEVILS LAKE, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Another chapter in the seemingly never-ending story of a local jail plagued with escapes, failures to return and aging facilities. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us why inmate population at the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center is half of what it was in previous months. Since an escape from the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center earlier this summer, inmates counts have hovered around seventy-five.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- More than two hundred thousand barrels of oil pass through our region every day. But what would emergency crews do if there was a spill? Today, firefighters from Grand Forks and East Grand Forks tested their skills. Crews rode on the Red River to release a large tube of plastic meant to contain a spill.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- You may have to slow down because of some changes on a popular road. And that's the point. Neighbors have complained so much about speeders that the city has spent fifty thousand dollars to find a solution.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- It's your chance to buy some farm equipment on a budget. People are bidding on items once owned by the largest sugar beet farm in the region. But what led to this farmer's financial troubles? This is one of over ten trucks available for you to bid on tomorrow. All these belonged to McMartin Farms, a company that's now in bankruptcy.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- People in one neighborhood are on edge tonight after a man attacks someone with a hammer and steals their money. A man told police he was on 24th Avenue South just before 11 p.m. last night when someone he knew walked up to him and hit him in the head with a hammer. That's when the attacker took the man's money and ran, according to police.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Local police will get some new, military-grade gear as President Trump revives a program giving them surplus military equipment. President Trump has signed an executive order giving police equipment which includes rifles and armored trucks. But the Grand Forks Police Department says they're interested in military-grade items like helmets and flashlights for their officers.