DEVILS LAKE, ND (WDAZ)—It’s harvest time, and what one group is doing with the fruits of their labor is changing the community—and their hearts. A wise man once said, "Whatsoever a person sow, that shall he also reap," and students at Lake Region State College’s Precision Ag Program have been reaping and sowing all semester. Grafton Sophomore Jocee Nelson wasn’t sure what they would be doing with all of the producer they picked. "I did not know that at first, I just thought we were planting a garden,” said Nelson.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—Five environmentalists facing felonies are in Grand Forks tonight. The "Valve Turners," were arrested last fall for shutting off oil pipelines connected to the Dakota Access Pipeline. They will answer questions about their ongoing trial tonight at UND. We spoke to people who say they traveled across the country to North Dakota just to testify, but they say they weren't allowed.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—The people of Grand Forks joined together in wake of a tragedy that shook the nation. One by one, the names of the 58 people killed during the Vegas massacre were remembered tonight during a candlelight vigil downtown Grand Forks. More than a dozen people shared stories, including one woman who had loved ones dodging the bullets.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—Momentum growing tonight for a push against a hog farm in Devils Lake. 80 people gathered at the Spirit Lake Casino in Devils Lake as speakers from all across the country spoke about hog farms devastating their businesses and farms elsewhere. The Lake Region Concerned Citizens group also brought in environmentalists and animal welfare advocates. Some are concerned the hog farm could devastate the 90 million dollar economic boost the lake provides. Others business owners don't think that's a worry....
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—Cops and college students might not always get along, but add pizza to the mix, and you’ve got a different story. And that's exactly what University of North Dakota Police did today. The officers handed out 25 pizzas in just 45 minutes as students headed to class. The officers say it wasn’t hard to get the students to stop, and they hope the students walked away with not just a slice of pizza—but with a different view of the police.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—In this week’s “What’s Going Around,” physicians are reporting cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, and the flu. Stephanie Hinkle from Sanford Health East Grand Forks Walk in Clinic has been seeing patients with hand, foot and mouth disease. This disease often affects children, but adults can get it as well. The main symptoms of the disease include the following: Sores on the hands and feet that look like small red spots, bumps, or blisters Sores in the mouth Low grade fever
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—If you interact with Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department employees this month, you might notice they have something in common—they’re all pretty in pink. For breast cancer awareness month, the deputies are wearing pink badges, while support staff wear pink polo shirts. This is the second October the office has "gone pink." The sheriff says they're doing it for all of the county employees who have been affected by the disease.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—Many from the Grand Forks area were in Las Vegas during the deadly attack. Dozens of Grand Forks residents who were in Las Vegas at the time of the deadly attack flew in to GFK airport this afternoon. Some say they were at that concert, but are still too upset to go on camera. Others, who were in town at the time of the attack, say they'll never forget this trip, and especially the somber tone, and just how quiet people were at the airport and in the plane, flying back home.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—As Las Vegas area hospitals plead for more blood donations, people here at home are listening. Dak-Minn Blood Bank had a busy day today. Many of the folks who came out to the bank today said they specifically chose to donate today because of the Vegas Massacre. Although Dak-Minn is a part of the American Association of Blood Banks, they have not been asked to send blood to Las Vegas.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—A former University of North Dakota baseball player was among those injured during the deadly Vegas shooting. For one group in the local area, the Las Vegas massacre hit all too close to home. A former University of North Dakota baseball player was at the concert and was shot. He's in the hospital in Las Vegas. Andrew Gudmunson was at UND from 2007-2009 where he played first base and hit over .300 in his sophomore and senior seasons.