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.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- We now have a closer look at the seven candidates running for Sheriff of Grand Forks County. The seven men are vying for two spots to move on from the June primary. Safe Kids Grand Forks held an open forum today to allow the public to hear from each of the candidates. Questions ranged from seatbelt law enforcement, to plans to encourage kids to have a positive relationship with law enforcement, to strategies to combat the opioid crisis.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- This warm weather is making many of us eager to get to the parks, but the Parks Department is urging you to think again. They're urging people to stay off fields and parks until they're "officially open" because they can so easily be damaged. They say they'll will be opening up parks as they dry out and get cleaned up and they will be keeping people updated online.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A historic day in Grand Forks. Twenty-one years ago today, water was 4-feet deep in downtown Grand Forks. The Grand Forks Water Treatment Plant fails evacuations were ordered for all areas East of Columbia Road. A fire is reported in the Security Building in downtown Grand Forks, eventually destroying eleven buildings throughout three city blocks. Now, ice is breaking up as we enter a flood warning for tonight. The National Weather Service says the Red will rise to 37-feet over the next few days.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Seven men are vying to be the new sheriff in Grand Forks County, and you can hear from all of them tomorrow. During tomorrow afternoon's forum each candidate will answer questions from Safe Kids. Candidates will not have access to the questions ahead of time. The primary in June will narrow the field from these 7 candidates to 2 candidates, who will move on to the election in November.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Grand Forks Police Department has received an increase in calls lately about packages being stolen off of people's doorsteps. They put out a video on their Facebook page today, reminding people of things that they can do to prevent package theft. Officers tell us they can see this problem getting worse, with the increase in the amount of online shopping people are doing there's an increase in the amount of packages being delivered and left out.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Celebrating 20 years with free events for your family. Next week, the Empire Arts Center is celebrating 2 decades since they transitioned from a movie theater to a performing arts center. Every day is a different free event, like showing classic movies, open mic night, and concerts.