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GRAND FORKS—Bars and house parties are getting filled with people eating and drinking. Despite this however, the Grand Forks Police Department tells us that Super Bowl Sunday is a pretty slow day for them unlike law enforcement right now in the Twin Cities. They used to be concerned about drinking and driving, but the age of big-screen TV's and house parties has reduced the number of drunk drivers police see on the roads.
GRAND FORKS—While it was a bit chilly and windy, many still braved the elements to hit the ski trails in Grand Forks on Saturday at the annual Greenway Ski Day at Lincoln Drive Park. Dozens of families bundled up to hit for the event. The Grand Forks Parks District teamed up with the Ski and Bike shop also give free ski clinics. You could rent gear like snowshoes and skates at no cost. Another bonus was free chili and hot chocolate served inside of the warming house.
NORTH DAKOTA—The search for a missing North Dakota mother is intensifying. This, as the Bureau of Indian Affairs takes the lead on the investigation. Olivia Lone Bear has been missing since October, along with her blue Chevy Silverado. Since then, her family and other searches have desperately been looking for her, along with any clues that could lead to answers about her disappearance. Lone Bear's brother Matthew tells us the BIA is taking over the investigation because it has more resources and stronger investigative skills.
EAST GRAND FORKS—Snowmobile enthusiasts in the Northern Valley are celebrating vintage machines. Saturday marked the seventh Annual AK Vintage Snowmobile show in East Grand Forks. After a couple years off, the show was held at the Blue Moose Bar and Grill. Dozens of people showed off their vintage sleds, even took them for a group ride. Inside the restaurant, a silent auction and a raffle was held to raise money for Relay for Life. Over $5,000 dollars were raised for cancer.
FARGO—Shoppers were treated to a show with their lunch at West Acres Mall. Gigi's Playhouse teamed up with Red River dance to do a flash mob in the food court. 40 kids danced their way through the halls in sync all to show their support for Giving Heart's Day next week. They spent about two weeks getting ready for the dance. Organizers say fun events like this help raise awareness and motivate people to donate.
GRAND FORKS—Hundreds of people from all across the Valley are at the University of North Dakota's Aerospace school on Saturday for their first ever 'Community Day.' Kids learned how to fly drones and were also able to test their pilot skills out in flight simulators. All sorts of gadgets and technology were on display to experiment with. Over 100 students and faculty members volunteered their time to teach visitors about planes, spaceships, drones, weather and air traffic control.
HENNEPIN COUNTY—For anyone heading to the Superbowl this weekend, the roads are treacherous. What is being described as a 30 car pile up happened Saturday around 1:15 p.m. on I-94 in Hennepin County. Our crew heading to the big game just barely escaped from this accident, they say cars were crashing left and right on the interstate in these snowy and windy conditions. You can see from the video above that along this stretch, multiple cars on the shoulder or even stalled, facing the wrong direction on the road.
Welcome to your news update. BROOKE CREWS TO BE SENTENCED The woman who committed one of the most shocking crimes our area has seen will find out how long she's going to prison today.
BISMARCK, N.D. – AARP Foundation Tax-Aide sites across North Dakota open next week to help people prepare their 2017 tax returns. This free service is available to low- and moderate-income taxpayers of all ages with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member to take advantage of the service.
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