GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—It’s an effort to get things done faster, and make better use of your tax dollars.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—A locally owned shoe store kicked off its final sale. Going out with a bang! Jack’s shoe store has been in business in Grand Forks for over 20 years. The owner, Glenna Leedahl, is retiring along with the store, but first, she’s throwing one final sale. Despite the snowy streets, Glenna says the store has been packed with customers who drove in to buy some shoes, and say goodbye to the store.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—We might not welcome the winter weather, but the first snowfall of the season has caused a boom in business. The first snow of the year has fallen, and people like Danielle Rancourt were preparing for more.
EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ)—Today a local elementary school received a “Friendship Bench,” and a powerful message. South Point Elementary School, in East Grand Forks, held an assembly, featuring special guest, Acacia Woodley. Woodley is a 15-year-old who travels across the country to bring "friendship benches" to schools. These benches are placed on school playgrounds to provide kids with a place to go and sit during recess, in an effort to nonverbally communicate if they are either getting bullied or just need a friend.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—A mobile food pantry is on its way to the area. Trucks supplying fresh vegetables, meat, bakery items, and boxed goods will arrive in Cooperstown, McVille, and Lakota on Thursday, as part of the Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry program. The trucks will be at the Cooperstown True Value parking lot from 11:15 to 11:45 in McVille, in the alley off of Main Street and McDougall Avenue from 1:30 to 2 pm, and in Lakota at the Lakota Community Center parking lot from 3 to 3:45 pm.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—The Black Cat Bash was a big hit tonight at the First Season Community Center in Grand Forks. The event is an evening of fun for kids who are 8-years-old, or younger. This year, the event featured games, crafts, and a bouncy house. When the children were asked to name their favorite part of the event, most of their answers fell into one common theme: the candy. The event is free, but every child is asked to bring a nonperishable food donation to the local food pantry.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—One local Police station is offering citizens the ability to walk in the shoes of a police officer. The Grand Forks Police Department wrapped up their 8 week Citizen's Police Academy sessions tonight. The 8 week course lets participants learn about the bomb squad, negotiation team, K9 unit, and SWAT Team. Participants get hands on experience including a ride along and a session at the firing range. One of this session’s 26 participants said she would recommend this course to anyone.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—Today at UND’s law school, a panel discussion took place on child sex trafficking. Organizers say they hope to raise awareness of issue on a local scale. There are currently 55 missing children across North Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota. One survivor of child trafficking drew from her own experience to point out the impact of the problem on our communities.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--The WDAZ team is taking a shot at predicting the final score of the rivalry game. So, what does the WDAZ crew have in mind for tonight's final score? "I think there's a lot of energy in there, I think the guys are going to feed off of that. I'm predicting a high-score game, and I'm going with 5 to 2, UND," said WDAZ reporter Scott Cook. WDAZ News Anchor, Stacie Van Dyke is expecting a closer game.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—WDAZ’s Mark Pearson spoke with Coach Brad Berry just moments before the UND vs Minnesota hockey game, as the Fighting Hawks and Golden Gophers renew their rivalry. MP: Welcome back everyone. I'm here with head coach Brad Berry moments before the game, how's the team feeling going into this Gopher game? BB: We're ready. We're ready. We had a great week of practice here and we move forward from St. Lawerence last weekend and we prepared for Minnesota here and the boys are ready. They had a great week and they're dialed in.