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POLK COUNTY (WDAZ-TV) -- As temperatures drop and heating bills climb, there's help for people struggling to make ends meet. But people aren't using it. "The winter always increases my heating bill," said Jon Slater, a Grand Forks resident. Cold weather means more out of pocket for many people. But help isn't something everyone knows about, or many people think they qualify for. "I mean at face value it sounds great” Slater said. “I haven't seen any of the statistics or anything."
GRAND FORKS -- Each day about a hundred meals are delivered to hungry seniors in Grand Forks, but federal funding for the program may be in jeopardy. Senator Heidi Heitkamp worked as a volunteer on a Meals on Wheels route Friday morning dropping off lunch to homes. The senator was in town to talk with the senior center's managers about community needs.
GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) -- He's not running for re-election but Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost needs your vote. He's up against 54 other candidates for America's Favorite Crossing Guard, a national contest put on by Safe Kids Worldwide. Despite having a commanding lead for most of the month, Rost is now trailing Frank from Ohio by 2,500 votes. The polls close at midnight. If Rost wins, Kelly Elementary gets $500. For a link to vote click here .
(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.