BATTLE LAKE, MN (WDAZ-TV) -- The body of a local entrepreneur has been found. Police found the body of forty-year-old Peter Akinboro, about 3 p.m. today. The Grand Forks man, and native of Nigeria, went missing Saturday night on West Battle Lake. Family and friends say when Peter went out for a jet ski ride, he was wearing his lifejacket.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- It's the second time in weeks. A potentially deadly drug is circulating in Grand Forks. Police are calling a batch of "bad drugs" an extreme public safety risk. There have been four overdoses in the city in as many days. They have all required life-saving measures.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Remembering Savanna Greywind. Tuesday night, Grand Forks held its first vigil honoring the 22-year-old mother, gone too soon. Dozens of people joined together Tuesday night for a vigil for Savannah at University Park. The vigil was organized by a family friend of Savanna's boyfriend, Ashton, the father of their newborn baby.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A close-call for one local family tonight as a grease fire breaks out when no one is home. This was the scene just after 5:20 pm at the Oak Manor Apartments where nearly two dozen people were forced to evacuate. Fire crews say a pan full of grease was left on a running stove in a ground floor apartment. Smoke filled the room causing a neighbor to notice.
FARGO, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Last night's heartbreaking discovery has many gathering tonight in support and remembrance. At Mickelson Field in Fargo, dozens are expected to gather in prayer and healing. We're told a drum group from the White Earth community is expected to arrive within the hour. Vigil-goers are also encouraged to install red bulbs for their front porch lights.
CLAY COUNTY (WDAZ-TV) -- New charges today after Savanna Greywind's body was recovered from the Red River last night. Police say the couple killed the twenty-two-year-old woman for her baby. Court documents today show William Hoehn told police he came home from work the day Savanna went missing. There he found his fiance, Brooke Crews, cleaning up blood in their bathroom.
BEMIDJI, MN (WDAZ-TV) - A police chase turned deadly. Minnesota State Patrol says they tried to stop Michael Bahl, 34, for speeding on his motorcycle on Highway 89 northwest of Bemidji. The man from Maplewood allegedly took off, but went off the road and crashed 2 miles down the road. His 32-year-old passenger, Nicole Hahn of Howard Lake, was killed. Bahl suffered life-threatening injuries. He'll be charged if he survives. How fast Bahl was going remains under investigation, but troopers say "extremely fast." Neither had a helmet on.
In this week's Animal Watch, a birthday bash for a bear! Panda cub Bei Bei celebrated his second birthday at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC this week. The little guy was given a special "birthday boy" bucket to play in and a large birthday cake. Bei Bei and mom live at the zoo with his father. There may soon be a new addition to the family, as zoo employees say mom might be pregnant.
EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ-TV) - A local staple is out, and a chain restaurant is in. Whitey's will close this Friday. Sickies Garage, a burger joint, will take over the spot. Whiteys first opened on the east side back in 1925. Sickies opened its Grand Forks location last summer. The company says it's unsure if they will operate two restaurants in the Grand Cities or shut down the Columbia Road location. Sickies hasn't ruled out moving Whitey's Bar into the basement to keep the iconic place going.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - After last weekend's deadly rally in Charlottesville, a group of faith leaders from different religions are coming together for peace, and they want you join. A solidarity rally will take place Saturday at 3:30 at Kannowski Park in Grand Forks, with many walking from there to the courthouse. A rabbi, pastor, and Islamic leaders help organize the event. Organizers say there's one thing we should all be able to agree on. "There is no place for hate,” said Nabil Suleiman. “That's the bottom line, that's the red line that nobody should cross."