GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--For the first time, Grand Forks Law enforcement and Grand Forks Firefighters will face off in a hockey game. The puck will drop at 5 PM on Sunday night, at Purpur Arena. While admission is free and open to the public, the teams are asking for donations to go toward the Special Olympics in Grand Forks.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--After nearly two months of searching, the Grand Forks Fire Department has named a new Fire Chief. Mayor Brown appointed Gary Lorenz, the Assistant Chief of Operations for the Fargo Fire Department. Lorenz served the Fargo Fire Department for 28 years, and has degrees in organizational communication and electronic communications.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Surveillance photos from Kentucky Fried Chicken show a suspect from Sunday night’s armed robbery walking into the eatery. The Grand Forks Police Department has reached out to the public for help identifying the suspect from the robbery on Sunday, March 11. Still photos taken from Kentucky Fried Chicken’s surveillance cameras show the suspect walking into KFC.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Concerns for farmers ahead of this beet season. With beet planting season just around the corner, growers tell us they're concerned about the lack of precipitation this winter and commodity prices. On Wednesday, at the Alerus Center, the chairman of the institute said sugar prices have not changed much since the 1980s, meaning farmers have had to increase their efficiency and keep producing bigger crops in order to keep themselves afloat.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--For the first time in decades, change is coming for area bus riders. This spring, the Cities Area Transit is looking at rebuilding the city's bus routes. This is the first time in almost 30 years that they've looked at revamping the bus routes to this extent.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Billboards are designed to catch your eye....but not for this reason. This afternoon, a billboard fell at the corner of Washington and Demers. Police think the billboard came down after semi clipped it turning onto Demers. There was no damage to the main structure of the billboard.
EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ)--A fire caused 200-thousand dollars in damage to the American Crystal Sugar plant in East Grand Forks this afternoon. At 1:45pm, fire crews got a call from employees that there was a fire in the pulp dryer. Firefighters said it was an “all call,” with 20 people responding to battle the blaze. They said it was a pretty significant fire, mostly contained in the pulp dryer.
(WDAZ-TV) -- Tougher laws are possible for people trying to pass off a pet as a service animal. Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it a misdemeanor, with a one hundred dollar fine. ND Vision Services School for the Blind says that bills like this could be very helpful to bring awareness to what service dogs can do, and to deter some of the worst offenders.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--The University of Central Florida did NOT choose Mark Kennedy to be its next leader. So, for now, Kennedy is staying put at UND. He's been there less than 2 years. In a statement, he tells the campus, "UCF is one of the best universities in the nation", and it represented a "rare opportunity".
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ) -- WDAZ Sports Anchor Mark Pearson was live with the Lamoureux twins with a few questions. They talked about coming back home to Grand Forks, Olympic adventures, and what it was like to celebrate their gold medals with the community on National Women’s Day.