GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- You could soon be allowed to paint on buildings downtown Grand Forks. Planning and Zoning Commision could approve the ordinance tonight. It will then go to the city council. If it passes, you could see residents applying to paint murals as soon as this summer. You just have to get a letter of permission from the building owner.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Leave extra time if you plan on traveling one of the city's busiest roads. Parts of 42nd Street will be closed until October. Crews are reconstructing it between Gateway and University. Phase 1 got underway today. The road is closed between Gateway and America's Best Value Inn. The first phase is expected to take 6-8 weeks.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A large apartment complex is a no go after a former UND hockey star hops off the bench to stop it. The plan was to build 125 apartments near Kings Walk Golf Course. But Brandon Bochenski, a former UND and NHL hockey player who lives in that neighborhood bought up the 19 acres today - along with claiming he paid too much for it. Bochenski and other neighbors felt the apartments would disrupt the neighborhood.
EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ)--The East Grand Forks pool could open as soon as early June. The city is aiming for opening the pool on the first day of June. The East Grand Forks pool could be open as soon as June 1st. Over the last weekend of April, the UND football team helpedc remove the whole weekend the UND football team helped remove the old pool liner.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--On Wednesday night, the Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a permit for the proposed dog daycare on the North side of town. Petopia would go in at the corner of 9th Avenue North and North 3rd Street. Some neighbors aren't happy, saying the noise would be disruptive.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--One event put a spring in the step of locals. On Tuesday from 5 to 7 pm Scheels had a physical therapist on-hand to check out people’s feet in order to make shoe recommendations The consultations were completely free, on a first-come first-serve basis.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--The next football game you go to at the Alerus Center could be brighter -- as crews work to change out the bulbs. The Alerus Center plans to switch out existing lights inside the building and in the parking lot for LED lights. Alerus managers say the change should make it brighter.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--If you hear sirens on Wednesday morning, there’s no need to be alarmed. On Wednesday at 11:15 AM, the National Weather Service will be testing out the sirens in honor of severe summer weather awareness week.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Police say a hotel stickup was not a random act. It happened inside a room at the Canad Inn just after 7 AM yesterday morning. Police say the suspects were armed with guns and took cash from two people in the room. "It was not a random occurrence. There was clearly a relationship of some kind between the two parties, we're still trying to determine exactly what that relationship was, but it was definitely a targeted act," Lt. Brett Johnson, Grand Forks Police Department.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A fight between parents put a school into lockdown today. Parents with kids who attend Century Elementary in Grand Forks got the alert around noon. The school says two parents were arguing who should pick up the child. The lockdown was lifted ten minutes later.