GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—The city will provide free rides to a polling place during a city-wide election.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—Halloween may be in the rear-view mirror, but if you have kids, there’s probably a lot of Halloween candy consumption in your family’s future! Animals at the zoo are enjoying seasonal snacks, too! Keepers at the Dallas Zoo treated some of their pumpkins to special treats—zookeepers say some of the animals had pumpkins filled with meat, and even worms, and some others just like the pumpkin.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—Parents and teachers at a local school are on high alert after a threat to students and staff. The Superintendent of Thief River Falls Public Schools says they received a threat that targets tomorrow’s school day. He said it involves weapons at Lincoln High School. Administration immediately called police and notified parents that they plan to make sure the building is secure.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—After spending weeks in devastated Puerto Rico, leading teams of Salvation Army workers across the island, you’d think a local man would be happy to finally return home, but he says he’s sad he had to leave. Lieutenant Matthew Beatty with the Grand Forks Salvation Army says more than a month after the hurricane; Puerto Ricans are still in desperate need of food and water.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—Two local women threw a Halloween party for community members with disabilities. The women said they regular visit with the kids, and they wanted to do something fun for Halloween. Party-goers enjoyed dancing, games, pizza, and treats. The hosts of the party said that while they had a blast throwing the party, the best part was that their guests had a good time.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—In this week’s What’s Going Around, doctors are seeing cases of strep throat, colds, and sinus issues. Rachel Faleide, with Cavalier County Memorial Hospital and Clinics in Langdon is treating cases of strep throat in kids. Fever, pain when swallowing, and sore throat are the main symptoms. Lots of kids also have colds, some lasting up to two weeks—many do not require an antibiotic. In Grand Forks, Doctor Colleen Swank with Altru is also seeing lots of sore throat.
CROOKSTON, MN (WDAZ)—Tomorrow night the Crookston Fire Department is opening a new fire station, and you’re invited to trick-or-treat as you take a tour. The new station is next to the Walmart in Crookston. The Fire Department says the new station will give them more space for their trucks, and speed up their response to emergencies.
LAKOTA, ND (WDAZ)—A local man says a small town church building is finally getting the recognition it deserves. A local man says a small town church building is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Last year we told you about the architect and retired professor who, along with his friends, spent nearly a year restoring the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Lakota.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—As the weather gets colder, Asian Lady Beetles are migrating somewhere warmer—and your home could be one of them. A local agriculture expert says the best way to deal with the bugs is to prevent them from entering the home in the first place, and he recommends sealing off doors and windows to block the bugs. While the insects don’t die off easily once they get inside the house, there are still ways to get rid of them.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—The last weekend before Halloween is a busy one for kids in Grand Forks. There are more than 10 different events this weekend where your little one can stock up on candy ahead of the holiday—and one event is in its 10th year! The Grand Forks County Historical Society has been preparing for the Half Pint Haunt, where kids can trick or treat all over the grounds, hear stories, and walk through their spooky tunnel.