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GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—Police hope civilians can help identify a suspect caught on tape. A surveillance image showed what went down inside the Little Caesars on Gateway Drive, just after 10 o’clock on Monday night. “It was pretty fast,” said Lt. Brett Johnson, of the Grand Forks Police Department. The two armed robbers did not want the Hot N Ready pizza dough—but the dough from the drawer. “I’m not sure what was said to them, but the presence of a handgun is a definite threat. Fortunately no one was injured,” said Johnson.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—A manhunt is underway along Gateway Drive in Grand Forks, after two men held up the Gateway Little Caesars. The incident occurred just after 10 o'clock on Monday night. Two men wearing masks held up the Little Caesars on Gateway. According to police, at least one of the men was armed with a gun.
CROOKSTON, MN (WDAZ)—It was a wedding to remember for an Argyle native and his new bride. As the couple plans to return home in Arizona, the focus is not on the bride or groom, but the couple's maid of honor...our gem of the week. Newlyweds Darrell and Gia Peterson shared one last family meal before heading back home to begin life as the new Mr. and Mrs. “It’s just wonderful to have a loving companion—someone that cares for you and you care for them. That’s all I can say,” said Darrell Peterson.
EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ)—One man’s dying wish is that his book collection will live on. The story of Jim Fisher has connected with the community—a veteran, and a retired city streets guy who donated nearly all of his two thousand books to the East Grand Forks Library. “It really tore at my heart every time I watched it—and I watched it many times, because I showed it to my classes,” said Librarian Mary Kay Tezel. Jim just wanted to make sure his life-long book collection lives on—he’s dying of lung cancer.
MINOT, ND (WDAZ)—As tensions mount between the US and North Korea, Vice President Pence says the US will keep the pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear program. The vice president made those comments, while speaking to airmen at the Minot Air Force Base. President Trump wants to make sure the country's nuclear deterrents are stronger than ever before—and the Minot Air Force Base will play a critical role in that mission. “Now more than ever, your commander and chief is depending on you to be ready,” said Pence.
BUXTON, ND (WDAZ)—Tonight’s gem is a murder mystery. While many communities want to put something so sinister aside - this town proudly displays the scars left behind. Buxton, North Dakota—your typical small town in America’s heartland—where trucks roar into the local elevator, trains whistle through town, and where there is a mystery hidden inside a business on the main drag. “Even today it’s talked about, even though a generation has passed,” said Bobbi Hepper Olson, of Hepper Olson Architects.
OKLEE, MN (WDAZ)—A routine trip to a hunting camp gave a family quite the scare when they stumbled upon a stash of bombs. In a town of just 400 people, word spreads pretty quickly. “A lot of theories, everyone has their thoughts,” said Mayor George Burthwick. Some didn’t even believe it. “Too weird, thought it had to be a hoax,” said resident Liz Follmann. A cache of bombs found at a hunting camp, just outside the city of Oklee in Red Lake County. “It’s scary, there could be pipe bombs around,” said Mayor Burthwick.
ARGYLE, MN (WDAZ)—This week’s gem of the week spreads love throughout the community with a little bit of dough, grease, and sugar. A sunrise is no guarantee in Argyle, Minnesota, but regardless, the community’s ball of sunshine is guaranteed to be hard at work in her woman cave. Insider her garage, making circles of love, Carol Michalek sees the value in creating something sweet with her own two hands. “I think it’s a lost art, homemade,” said Carol. Carol’s famous homemade donuts. “Why donuts? Why not hot dogs?" asked WDAZ's Matt Henson.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—People willing to pay top dollar to see one of the biggest hockey games of the year, as UND and Minnesota renew their rivalry. But there is some concern—some fans might get shutout. The Ralph says it’s fantastic that the 99 dollar tickets are being sold at as much as 400 dollars. While it may show the excitement surrounding the game, there is fear that some ticket-holders might be disappointed. Many who were able to get their hands on tickets are asking between 150 and 250 dollars a piece on various resell websites.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—It’s the hottest ticket in town. The Gophers returning to the Ralph for the first time in five years, but some lucky ticket holders are excited about more than just watching the game—they’re also looking forward to making some money off of the tickets. The Ralph sold 12 thousand tickets for this weekend’s home series between UND’s rival to the East. Most of the tickets went for 99 dollars, and they sold out in just 3 minutes.