GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Clean out your closets, for a good cause. Hornbacher's and the Salvation Army are teaming up for their annual Coats for Kids and Families Coat Drive. You can drop off new and gently used coats and other winter gear like snow pants, hats, and gloves at the Hornbachers in Grand Forks to be donated to families in need come fall. The Salvation Army says the need is always great for coats, especially for children.
Preparing for a worst case scenario An unnerving morning at the Grand Forks International Airport during its 3rd annual live simulation of active shooter training. A police officer played the role of the shooter, while other officers watched to see if airport employees reacted according to their training. Police say they did!
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--UND students are helping in the effort to colonize Mars. The crew of prospective astronauts is confined to a series of inflatable habitats set out in Technology par to make it feel like they are on Mars. The mission is part of an ongoing research project, one of very few like it, to examine the effects of putting humans on Mars for an extended period of time.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--On Monday, the National Weather Service said the Valley was at risk for critical grass fire conditions until at least 7 PM. They said the lack of rain, low humidity, and high winds made a perfect storm for grass fires to start, and spread quickly. While the warning extended from Canada to South Dakota, they say the Red River Valley was particularly at risk, due to the high winds.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- People will be dancing in the streets of Grand Forks tomorrow. It won't be rowdy college kids -- but people celebrating the Third Street Dance. As an FYI - Third Street will be closed from Demers to 2nd Avenue after the bars close tonight until 3 AM on Sunday morning. Cars will be towed. Gates will open at 5 PM tomorrow with the first musical act leading up to the headliner, Hairball, at 9 PM.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A change in bread sparks hundreds of people to ask for change in a Red Pepper sandwich. The restaurant recently stopped buying buns from Hugo's and instead switched to a different North Dakota bakery. They won't tell us why. But the new company got the recipe wrong -- prompting nearly four hundred people to join a Facebook group called "Bring Back the Hugo's Buns." Red Pepper owners say they're testing new recipes in hopes of getting the bread as close to the Hugo's buns as possible.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Spring clean up week is here in Grand Forks. Starting Monday, on your normal trash day, workers will pick up bulk items for free. They ask that you make sure that you secure any potentially dangerous items and keep it to small branches and household objects.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--UND is hoping to aid in the country's growing pilot shortage. On Friday, Senator John Hoeven spoke at UND about how the school's aerospace program can help with the shortage. The military is short 25 percent of the amount of pilots they need. A recent study by Cowan and Company shows that more than 42 percent of commercial airline pilots will retire in the next 10 years.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--The University of North Dakota now has a mascot. After a student vote, the design pictured emerged as most popular. The design committee says it hopes to get two costumes on campus by this fall.
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.