GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Following voter outrage, the city of Grand Forks is doing away with using a single polling location. The Alerus Center was the only place voters could cast ballots for Arbor Park and a sales tax increase. Despite providing free bus rides for the sales tax vote, many did not like having just one spot to vote. Tonight the city council approved seven voting locations for June's primary and November's mid-term election.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Shoppers of all ages are on the hunt for the perfect gift for their families. For the third year, “Shop with a Deputy” is helping kids experience the true meaning of Christmas -- giving to others Area kids were recommended, and chosen, to receive $100 for a shopping spree for their families, complete with help wrapping up those gifts. Photojournalist Danielle Saitta gives us a look.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A man is arrested for drunk driver as a serious crash snarled traffic on a busy highway this afternoon. It happened just before 2:30 on Highway 2 near the airport. Troopers say thirty-three-year-old Justin Loterbaugh was attempting to turn left from the right lane, striking an SUV with a three-year-old and one-year-old in car seats.
CROOKSTON, MN (WDAZ-TV) -- Tougher charges against a man accused of killing his girlfriend. A grand jury has indicted forty-nine-year-old Eddie Frazier on a first degree murder charge. That means there is evidence the murder of his girlfriend, forty-eight-year-old, Tawja Wallace was premeditated. Frazier was originally charged with second degree murder and that only carries a max of forty years.
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.