GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A new way to get around town could be on the way in Grand Forks. City leaders say bike sharing services like Lime Bike could soon hit the streets. Some services allow you to walk right up to the bike and use your phone to rent it. When you're done -- you can leave the bike on the street for the next person to rent. The City Council is drafting regulations for how the companies would be able to do business.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A hit for Grand Forks retailers. Based on sales tax refunds, the number of Canadian shoppers has dropped by nearly half since 2015. The Chamber of Commerce says these numbers are not surprising as they have been dealing with decreasing Canadian traffic over the last five years, since the exchange rate has been poor. There have been other factors contributing to the drop.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Dangerous sink holes are popping up around the Grand Cities. In East Grand Forks, crews are working to fill in a six-inch deep, fifteen-feet wide sink hole caused by a pipe break on the frontage road of 220 near 20th Street Northwest. City officials say it should be drivable by the end of the day. After being alerted by our reporter, crews discovered another sink hole, this one at least three-feet deep, down the street at 20th Street Northwest and 5th Avenue Northwest.
NORTH DAKOTA (WDAZ-TV) -- The list of people wanting to grow pot in North Dakota is in. The health department received nineteen applications from potential manufacturers of medical marijuana. The deadline was today. Applicants had to submit a $5,000 nonrefundable fee. A panel will choose two. The health department hopes to make it available by the end of the year - two years after voters approved it.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- The man found dead in a ditch over the weekend is the son of a well known businessman. Police identified him today as 36-year-old, Casey Weekley. He is the son of Scott Weekley. The Weekley family owns Weekley Auto Parts -- out by the airport. A driver noticed the body in the median shortly after sunrise Saturday morning along Highway 2 -- right in front of the Weekley home where Casey was known to live from time to time.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- The dirt is out at the Alerus Center and they're ready for tomorrow night's Toughest Monster Truck Tour. Tickets are still available as well as free pit passes where you can get on the dirt and meet the drivers. Tomorrow at 7pm, six monster trucks will compete in wheelie competitions, racing and freestyle tricks.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- This weekend is also the 27th Annual Hands-On Learning Fair. The free event is tomorrow at the Purpur Arena. Local early childhood educators and organizations will be putting on more than forty different hands-on activities for kids from infants to age seven. Activities range from role play in a grocery store and story time to bubbles and play-doh. Organizers say that hands-on learning is so important and what may seem frivolous is actually crucial to early wiring of kid's brains.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A lot of events in grand forks this weekend. Tonight begins the UND Indian Association's 48th Annual Time Out Wacipi. This is the culmination of Time Out week which has featured educational events on a variety of topics and issues related important to American Indian culture. The powwow kicks off tonight with the grand entry at 7pm at the Hyslop Sports Center, featuring singing, dancing, drumming and traditional dress all to celebrate life and American Indian culture and tradition.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Getting a taste of what it was like at the beginning. Come and Eat: The Story of New Flavors Food Truck is a documentary about the city's food truck. It chronicles the journey of it from the time the wheels started rolling last year. The 30 minute documentary by local filmmaker Anthony Kerzman also looks at its impact on the community.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Police say a UND student turned her dorm into a kitchen for drugs. The drug task force raided 18-year old Kelly Garrison's third floor dorm room in Smith Hall on campus. Inside they found pot, LSD, ectasy, adderall pills and an unknown white substance. They also claim to have found a ledger with drug descriptions, prices and a transaction log.