GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)-A need for less speed. Grand Forks police are adding extra patrols on Demers and Gateway. The Department wants to keep a closer eye on the streets after city engineers found more than half the drivers were speeding. Both streets have a 40 MPH speed limit.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- The Grand Forks public school system is serving two meals a day this summer, for free, to anyone under 18. From June 4 through June 28, the program will serve breakfast from 8 to 8:30 AM at seven elementary schools listed here: Breakfast (8-8:30 AM)
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Dak Minn Blood Bank is in need of donors. On Monday, Dak Minn held a blood drive, saying the need is especially high, because the number of transfusions increases during the summer. Right now, they're especially looking for Type O blood. Dak Minn says each donation can save up to three people, and all donations will stay right at Altru.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--North Dakota is buckling down on seat belt use. Starting Monday, May 21, the Grand Forks Police Department will be taking extra measures to make sure you're wearing your seat belt. Half of the fatalities in North Dakota last year involved people not belted. In Minnesota, 75-deaths last year from those not wearing seat belts.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- After a year in the making, a community workshop is a reality in Grand Forks. A makerspace moving into Skari's Radiator Repair on Demers. It's a place where people can come to use tools to work and create things that they wouldn't have the space or tools to do at home. The workshop is going to have welding equipment, metalworking tools, woodworking tools, even 3D printers with designing and modeling software. You can pay by the day or get a membership.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A community art project is coming to downtown Grand Forks. Emily Montgomery, the Director of the Empire Arts Center, was selected one in just 20 people across the country to participate in the Emerging City Champions Fellowship Program. She gets mentorship and training, plus five thousand dollars to create an interactive outdoor art studio around the Empire Art Center. The goal is that people passing by can stop and take part, and to have the final product be interactive in some way as well.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Armed with nerf guns, airwomen and airmen at the Grand Forks Air Base competed in simulations of real events they could face in the field---like sweeping for explosives or combative fighting. Officials say the readiness training is part of a push to prep the airwomen and airmen for dangerous situations.
EMERADO, ND (WDAZ)--The city of Emerado is no longer charging for pet tags. The city of Emerado had a pet tag policy similar to Grand Forks, where you would have to come in and pay up to $5 to register your pet. In an effort to actually get people to license their pets, Emerado has changed their ordinance and is no longer charging.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Two weeks after the death of a Grand Forks mother and her three children, a Grand Forks Church was searching for a way to connect the community with resources for crises. On Sunday, May 20, from 6:30-8:30 PM, Calvary Lutheran Church will host a panel of professionals to tackle topics like addiction, abuse, and financial crises.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A miracle for a Grand Forks food pantry forced to shut its doors. One hundred people depend on the Store House food pantry, visiting every week for food. It shut down last months after 10 years, because the church it was housed in sold the space. After a community-wide plea for help, Hope Church has announced it will partner with Store House, planning to open back up after July 1 at the Grand Cities Mall.