GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- The outdoor rinks will be open soon. The Grand Forks Park District has spent this week flooding the eleven rinks in town, so weather permitting they should be able to start opening rinks sometime next week. Some rinks freeze faster than others, so they will be opening each of the rinks as they are ready.
(WDAZ-TV) -- Soon, the new Grand Forks/East Grand Forks Freezeway will be ready for skaters! You can find the icy path right behind Town Square, on the Greenway. The freezeway is 450 yards long, and will even be lit up so you can skate as late as 10 pm. Event organizers say they're happy to bring some winter recreation to the community.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ) -- If you want to mail Christmas presents home for the holidays, it’ll cost you some extra coins. The deadline to send items using the United States Post Office Ground Shipping Service ended on Thursday. Instead, post office employees are recommending you send things using priority mail, which will get your item to its destination in about three days.
EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ-TV) -- From a galaxy far far away to local theaters, hundreds are in front of the big screen tonight to catch the most anticipated film of the year. From storm troopers to lightsaber wielders, five hundred fans packed into River Cinema to catch the premier of Star Wars the Last Jedi. They started lining up eagerly awaiting the release of the newest addition to the popular Star Wars saga.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Two rape victims are suing their landlord, claiming their apartment was not safe. The gunpoint attack happened inside the apartment back in 2013. The girls had locked their doors - including the sliding door, but the attacker was able to force his way into the building. Now the victims are asking for 100-thousand dollars in medical damages against the apartment company CGV.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--The state health department held its final public hearing today in Grand Forks. If the rules are passed this March by the legislature, patients should be able to receive medical marijuana in late 2018. The Health Department says the timeline is right on track with other states that have added similar programs. Some potential growers say they're excited to see the impact on the community.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- The new year will bring lots of changes, one in particular will be a new daycare in Grand Forks. It was once the place to be to play laser tag, miniature golf, arcade games. Now Zars Fun Center is undergoing changes to become Grand Forks’ newest daycare and afterschool program called Sunshine Childcare.
NORTH DAKOTA (WDAZ-TV) -- More bad news for people hoping to get their hands on medical marijuana in North Dakota. The state is holding hearings about the program which voters approved last year. However, program leaders say it will be at least another year before people who need it can get it. They claim there are still many rules regarding the manufacturing and dispensing the drug that need to be resolved.
EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ)--A burger joint moves it's home and adds dozens of new employees. Sickie's Garage is open in East Grand Forks in the former Whitey's Wonderbar. The restaurant's location on South Columbia in Grand Forks closed over a week ago. The move across the river has allowed the restaurant to hire more than 50 new employees.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Grand Forks has some new flavor. King Pho, a Vietnamese restaurant, is dishing out lunch and dinner. “I think it’s about time we got one. I just moved out from Texas. We have them all over from down there, and I say this is definitely a weekly stop of mine, so it’s good to see them up here,” said customer John Guzman. King Pho is on Washington Street near Dominos.