GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Fighting addiction. After 4 opioid overdose deaths last year -- a new treatment facility opens its doors in Grand Forks. Ideal Option is where patients fighting opioid addiction can get help. It's the first clinic of it's kind in Grand Forks. And soon more help is going to be on the way.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--People across the region are buzzing about North Dakota's first gold medalists. People are beaming about the Wednesday night win by a pair of hometown girls. WDAZ’s Kenneth Chase spoke to one high school player who went to hockey camp with the sisters, and she said she is happy their win is shining some gold on women’s hockey.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--As people across the country wait for congress to act on immigration reform -- some people are afraid to call the police. The issue was highlighted in Washington state a couple weeks ago. A man called police to complain about a burglar at his home. Police did not leave with the burglar - but the man who called 911 for help.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Seniors across the city were left without a fun place to go on Tuesday. The Senior Center was closed after the water was turned off for the day. Crews needed to do that so they could fix a water main break nearby. There was no damage to the building.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)---A warning from police tonight -- as car accidents in Grand Forks shoot up over the holiday weekend. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us why police say it's only expected to get worse. Police say at intersections like the corner of South Washington Street and 24th Avenue South are hot spots for crashes.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Democratic leaders are calling in the big guns -- by asking Joe Biden to speak here in Grand Forks. Former Vice President Biden is set to speak here at the Alerus Center at the Democratic NPL Convention. Some people in town said they already have a list of questions and issues they're hoping to ask him about.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Police say a fight between two exes ended with gunshots at a Grand Forks apartment building. It happened at this complex on North 55th Street around 6:30 last night. Police say 26-year-old Salvador Hernandez was in an argument with his ex-girlfriend when he allegedly fired a handgun twice inside the home. No one was injured.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--If you weren't sent to the principal's office today at one elementary school - that meant a trip to the roof. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us how the way kids treat each other at Phoenix Elementary is changing. It was at Phoenix Elementary where some local kids did over 75 hundred good deeds so far this school year. It's work that's sending their principal out into the cold and onto the roof.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--A local hotel shuts down without warning. The Travelodge on South Washington is closed -- but why remains a mystery. This sign is posted on the door saying the hotel is closed for renovations. WDAZ’s Kenneth Chase tried going inside the hotel's lobby but the door was locked even though the lights were on.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Grand Forks is in the international spotlight for its opioid problem - and the school system is in a fiscal crisis--and the mayor of Grand Forks is focusing this year on more public art. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase was at the mayor's 16th "state of the city" address on Wednesday afternoon.