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GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Fighting the flu may be tougher this year, as more people are expected to be sick. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us why the shot might not be as effective as flu season hits.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Fast food is a convenience we often take for granted. But lately many of you have complained there's nothing fast about it, and in some cases local restaurants have, without warning, shut their doors, only to reopen a few days later. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase looked into what's going on.
GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) -- A Thompson home is a total loss after it was engulfed by fire yesterday. The homeowner tells WDAZ news he was using a space heater, and fire marshals say that could be trouble. "I do know that it is the second leading cause of fires in the home behind cooking is heating equipment,” said Brian Geatz, Fire Marshal. “Like I said a lot of it has to do with how it's used." Fire officials say plugging your heater or furnace into one of these cords could send your home up in flames.
THOMPSON, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Crews are battling flames at a home in Thompson, ND. Fire officials say they were called out to 1086 10th Avenue NE around 10:30 am. Thompson, Reynolds and Manvel Fire Departments are all on scene.
GRAND FORKS—As shoppers head to stores to search for Christmas presents, police have a warning for anyone out during the busiest shopping times of the year. Hundreds of people are expected to come shopping in Grand Forks at places like Kittsona. It's a yearly tradition police say thieves are counting on and it's up to you to keep your gifts safe. "She just likes going to all the small shops so I'm just kind of following her around and carrying her stuff for her," said Aaron Rients, Shopper.
GRAND FORKS—America's National Christmas Tree made a pit stop in Grand Forks on Sunday. It's that over 60 foot tree that's set to be delivered to the capitol building in Washington D.C but Sunday morning the driver stopped in Grand Forks to give us a holiday treat. A whistle stop to mark a special arrival as the people's tree comes to town. "I think it's very rare I guess because Grand Forks is not as big as a town as like other places," said Faith Tayor, signed banner.
NORTH DAKOTA—The hearts and homes of families in Grand Forks are growing. Saturday marks National Adoption Day and dozens of children across North Dakota wait for a forever home. It's all celebration for families legally welcoming children into their hearts. "Oh she's a nice young gal. Just needs a break in life and she'll get it," said Nick Denault, Father. 16-year-old Jaiden Denault has lived with her dad for four years, but for the first time North Dakota's court system recognizes Nick as her father.
CROOKSTON, MN (WDAZ-TV) -- Tensions are rising and time is running out as administrators and staff at a local university are at odds over a variety of issues. Today employees at the University of Minnesota made it clear what they're fighting for. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase explains why they say they're not being treated fairly. University of Minnesota Crookston employees are here picketing over this list of issues.
DEVILS LAKE, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- One person is behind bars after leading police on a high-speed chase. Another person died in a hospital and the person who died wasn't involved in the chase, police say the two people are connected, and the FBI is investigating. WDAZ'S Kenneth Chase has the bizarre story from Devils Lake.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- The king's castle has partially collapsed. The Burger King on Gateway Drive has signs posted saying the restaurant is closed for construction. It appears ceiling tiles and boards have fallen to the floor in the child's play area. It's uncertain how long the burger place will be closed for.