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GRAFTON, ND (WDAZ) -- A local hospital is expanding, and employees say it couldn’t come at a better time. Unity medical center in Grafton is expanding. The project will cost upwards of twelve million dollars and will nearly double the size of the current facility. It's an upgrade that this hospital and this area badly needs.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Skipping two years of college. The University of North Dakota is now partnering with the United States Air Force to help airmen get undergraduate degrees. The program was just approved, and will now recognize credits from already required Air Force classes as associate degrees.This means that any Air Force member who wants to attend UND will now be able to transfer in as a junior instead of a freshman.
Update 10:15 a.m., Monday, Dec. 11: A Grand Forks woman found dead Sunday morning, Dec. 10, on the south side of town has been identified. The body of Bisnu Kami, 75, was discovered shortly before 5 a.m. next to the sidewalk in the 700 block of South 25th Street, according to a news release. No foul play is suspected in the case but the investigation is ongoing, police said in the release.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Hundreds of families put their thinking caps on, to develop new parts of Grand Forks. They weren't real buildings, rather Lego buildings at the 3rd annual Christmas Lego display at HB Sound and Light. Employees spent over three weeks putting together Lego replicas of the town and other famous movie displays. Notable landmarks made the display, like the water tower, town square, UND, and even WDAZ. While many just looked at the impressive displays, many others made their own creations.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn.—Saturday, some of East Grand Forks' finest were out in the community, helping raise money for the Salvation Army. The fire department squared off against the police department and Polk County Sheriff's department in their 'Guns 'n Hoses' Kettle competition. Dozens of officers and firefighters volunteered their time to be bell ringers at River Cinema and outside of Cabela's. The goal is to raise more money than their rival department to give to the Salvation Army for their holiday fundraisers.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Some of Grand Forks' finest were celebrated at an awards ceremony Wednesday.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Days after our first major snowfall, the conditions in Grand Forks are still causing problems for drivers, and that's prompting a warning from police. The Grand Forks Police Department says drivers are not using ice-scrapers or letting their windshields defrost all the way before hitting the roads.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- The snow is no longer falling but it's created quite a mess on the roads across town. WDAZ's Scott Cook tells us what the conditions are like today and how busy first responders and others in town have been.
BEMIDJI, MN (WDAZ)—A warning from the Minnesota DNR are warning locals that black bears are moving closer to home. A warning from the Minnesota DNR tonight-- black bears are moving closer to home. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural resources, there are between 10 thousand and 15 thousand black bears in the state—and those bears are also closer to town. “If food conditions are poor, often that’s going to draw bears closer to town where there are easy meals like trash or birdfeeders,” said Andy Tri of the Minnesota DNR.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—Snow, wind, and icy roads were a dangerous mix on the roads. Shortly after the snow began, Grand Forks Police said they had already responded to more than a dozen accidents. A no travel advisory has been extended to areas in North Eastern North Dakota due to near zero visibility—that includes Grand Forks, Grafton, and Pembina. A no travel advisory also remains in effect for southeastern North Dakota due to blowing snow drifts. The weather has not shut down any highways in North Dakota yet, but again no travel is advised.