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.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Back to our top story tonight: The excitement of the Gold Medal Celebration with Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux out at Ralph Engelstad Arena. The doors at the Ralph open at 6:30 PM in the lobby of the Ralph.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ) -- We have a gold medal winning version of the news tonight - as North Dakota is celebrating history right here in Grand Forks. Grand Forks' Golden Girls are finally home after leading the US Olympic Women's Hockey team to gold in South Korea exactly two weeks ago. And of course - what better place to celebrate than the best hockey arena in the country - the Ralph.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Grand Forks' Golden girls will be making a hometown appearance. On Thursday night, Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux will be at the Ralph to celebrate their gold medal with the community. Doors will open at 6:30, and the event will kick off at 7. The twins will talk about their Olympic experience, answer questions, and briefly meet with the audience.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Plans are moving forward to bring a mascot to UND. The committee say they're one step closer to designing a new mascot for UND. It will be a hawk, and it will look similar to the logo. The committee says they're looking for a balance that's intimidating enough for the sports teams, but won't scare children.
EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ-TV) -- Pints and Ponytails. That's the theme of a one-of-its kind event tonight in East Grand Forks. The theme is simple. But it can mean the world. Photojournalist Caitlin Jacobs shows us a group of dads learning to do their daughters' hair.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Grand Forks Police want you to know what to do in an active shooter situation. RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. The Grand Forks Police Department posted the video on its Facebook page. GFPD are also offering active shooter safety training tailored to different community groups. They say they hope the training will help give the community peace of mind, and maybe save lives.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Battle of the bots. Today forty-seven teams from five states filled the Alerus Center to compete in the 2018 robotics competition. The high school teams had six weeks to make robots from scratch. Here's a look inside. "Drivers behind the lines. 3-2-1. Power up!" "There are forty-seven teams from five different states at this competition," says Mary Anderson. "We're going to try to drop a cube on our side of the scale over here, if not then...", says Quinn Shynkaruk.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A car fire nearly set a three-story apartment complex up in flames. Just after 5 p.m., Grand Forks Fire Department got a a call of a car fully engulfed in flames in the parking lot of Forest Park Apartments. Crews haven't determined the cause. That car is totaled -- nearby cars have heat damage. The fire department had all hands on deck.