GRAND FORKS, ND--We begin with an update to a story we broke earlier this week. A woman came home to find her home had been vandalized--Her American flag nothing but a pile of ashes. She's got a new flag thanks to the community. On Thursday night, WDAY News obtained exclusive video of the vandal caught red handed.
GRAND FORKS, ND--This week's Gems are really old--millions of years old--but they still speak to us today. When Paul Santangelo walks down the stairs inside his home, he’s not entering his basement, but more of a homemade museum. “It's a window to the past,” said Fossil Collector, Paul Santangelo, referring to his fossil collection.
GRAND FORKS, ND--The dining community is still in shock following the sudden death of John “Sky” Manske. He was found dead inside his home on Wednesday, and was just 52. The cause of death has not been released.
GRAND FORKS—A well known figure in the Grand Forks community has died. John "Sky" Manske was found dead in his home on Wednesday morning, Aug. 15, sources confirm. He was in his early 50's. After purchasing Sanders restaurant in 2015, Manske renamed it "Sky's Fine Dining" after himself and relocated it to its current downtown spot. Prior to purchasing the restaurant, Manske was the head waiter at the former Sanders restaurant for more than a decade. Manske's cause of death has not been made public.
GRAND FORKS, ND--Children lost too soon will be remembered on Tuesday. Altru will hold its annual Cherished Children Memorial Service. The event supports families who have lost a child at any age. 3 new names will be added to the Angel Wall.
GRAND FORKS, ND--WDAY News has obtained body cam video from the officers who were involved in the deadly police shooting in a city park. The footage shows the split second decision officers had to make to possibly save the life of a man’s daughter. “I am walking from the east through front yards from South 20th,” said Grand Forks Police Officer, Michael Ruit.
GRAND FORKS, ND--Making the grief process a little easier. This week's gems have come together with a first of its kind project in the region to help comfort those in need.
ROLETTE COUNTY, ND--A man is behind bars after police say he tried to shoot at a SWAT vehicle on Tuesday morning during a standoff. Reporter Matt Henson joins us now - as he has been digging for facts all afternoon as several people in the community claims police are hiding the fact someone is dead.
GRAND FORKS, ND--New developments regarding an attempted armed robbery at Menards. Police say they think they know who pulled a knife on a clerk who broke up the robbery - but since they have not put the cuffs on him so they are not releasing his name. They say he ditched about 2-thousand dollars worth of goods when he was confronted in the parking lot.
TOLNA, ND--This week's Gem has a lot of them. While many people consider their collections priceless, for this man.... that is more than just a saying - it's the truth. Several times a week you will find Brian Nelson on his couch watching his favorite show. As Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz travel across America in search of rare artifacts for their show-- American Pickers on the History Channel.