GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--On Thursday, UND will have a new face for the fighting hawk. This week, UND will have a new face for the fighting hawk. This morning, voting opened for UND students to choose between three possible mascot designs. Students were given 3 options of fighting hawks, varying from "fierce," to "fun."
EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ)--High winds fanned a fire over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon, the East Grand Forks Fire Department got a call from a homeowner saying a controlled burn turned into a barn fire. Firefighters say within 10 minutes of arriving on scene, the barn collapsed.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A popular Fargo donut shop may soon be heading North. Sandy's Donuts is thinking about extending its delivery services to Grand Forks. They say customers have been asking them for a while to open up a shop -- so they're hoping to test the waters by selling and delivering donuts to different businesses in Grand Forks. But first, they'd need enough companies and convenience stores to agree to sell their donuts.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- The Circus is in town once again -- at the Ralph Englestad Arena. There are clowns, aerialists, tigers, elephants, jugglers and motorcycle stunts among other displays. There are seventeen "local" clowns in the show, who came down from Winnipeg to participate in the show. This event benefits the Shriners in our area, to allow them to keep doing events. Children 8th grade and under are free, everyone else is $14 at the door.
EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ-TV) -- It's 'Black Friday' for book worms. Campbell Library in East Grand Forks is holding its biannual book sale this weekend. Hundreds of genres are up for sale at discounted prices. The books come from donations to the library, books that have been taken out of rotation, or even duplicates of books that were once in high demand. All the money collected goes to funding library programs -- like the summer reading program -- and buying furniture and equipment.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Changes may be coming to the city's bus routes. Cities Area Transit has begun holding forums to get the public's feedback on the proposed changes to the routes. Through the changes, they are hoping to increase how on-time the buses are, make the routes more direct, wait times shorter, reduce the amount of times you have to transfer buses and improve night bus service. They want to hear from riders what stops they're using, where they would need to transfer, and when.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- UND students now have access to free food and hygiene items. Student government and UND Student Involvement have come together to create a food pantry for students. It's open for any student with a student ID. The pantry is located on the 3rd floor of the Memorial Union and is stocked with a variety of meals and snacks, shampoo, lotion and toothbrushes. Students are free to come in as much as they need.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A child was taken to the hospital after a crash between a school bus and a car this afternoon in Grand Forks. It happened at this uncontorolled intersection on 7th Avenue North and 18th Street. That's near Valley Middle School. There were five young children on board the bus -- one of those students had to be taken to the hospital for observation. The kids are from the Grand Forks School District. An attendant on the bus and the drivers were not hurt.
GRAND FORKS COUNTY (WDAZ-TV) -- Our high winds and dry conditions are causing the first burn ban of the year in Grand Forks County. Until further notice, if you're caught with a fire you could get up to 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine as well as paying to the cost to put the blaze out.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A close call when a city bus was T-boned today. It happened at the intersection of Library Circle and South Washington. Police say the driver was pulling onto Washington and did not realize the bus was moving over to stop at the bus stop. Both the bus and car sustained minor damage. Five people were on the bus. Nobody in the car or bus were hurt. The driver of the car was given a traffic ticket.