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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.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- It's back to school in Grand Forks. Police are warning drivers to look out for kids as pick-ups and drop-offs cause delays on our roadways. Police say drivers should keep an eye out for children walking across the street. They ask drivers to limit distractions like phones and radios in order to better look out for little ones.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A local recycling business closes its doors after being open for over 20 years. It's a closure that has some concerned about where they can take their cans. Minnkota Recycling is now closed, leaving people in Grand Forks with one less place to drop of their recyclables. Some people are concerned they will have to go to Fargo to exchange cans for coins, but the city says that's not true. Collection center sites are available around town, with some companies coming to your doorstep, but you won't get any money back.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - If you've got some extra eclipse glasses and don't know what to do with them, a local man has a plan to help kids in need. Lieutenant Matthew Beatty of the Salvation Army is collecting eclipse glasses to send to Astronomers Without Borders. The nonprofit organization will take those glasses and give them to children in countries like Brazil and Indonesia for next year's eclipse. Astronomers Without Borders plans to protect their eyes and get them interested in solar science.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Police are urging you to contact them directly to report crimes, as websites circulate on social media that may not actually send reports to them. The Grand Forks Police Department says they do not receive information from RXtip.org. The website is affiliated with the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, but, according to their website, that nonprofit does not have any active programs in North Dakota.
DEVILS LAKE, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A proposed hog farm has the North Dakota Department of Health in hot water with some people who live in Devils Lake. People who live nearby say they're worried that that farm could contaminate the area around their homes. People in the Lake Region are fired up. Janelle Howard-Engstrom, concerned citizen: “If we have to smell pig manure and have a contaminated lake it's not good.” 2,700 hogs could soon be housed here, along with their waste.
DEVILS LAKE, ND (WDAZ-TV) - It's blue versus red as emergency responders encourage you to donate blood in order to save lives. It's the Battle of the Badges where police and firefighters ask their family, friends and neighbors to donate blood on their behalf. The donations go to United Blood Services, an organization that helps people in need across the country. As many as 200 donors gave blood last year, and both teams are they're hoping to beat that this week.