GRAND FORKS, ND--This week, Salvation Army is holding back-to-school sign ups. Families with a low to moderate level of income can stop by between 1 and 3 to receive some free school supplies when they sign up for school. You can only sign up until friday so they are asking families not to wait, if they want to sign up.
GRAND FORKS, ND--If you’d like to view the school board meetings, from now on, you’ll need to trade in your TV for a tablet. As of this week, the Grand Forks School District is will no longer air events and school board meetings on Channel 15. From now on, they will solely stream on the district's YouTube Channel.
GRAND FORKS, ND--A bear who spent the day in University Park has been euthanized. On Monday, the bear spent most of the afternoon perched up in a tree in University Park, while police urged crowds to step back. Police said hundreds of bystanders made it too dangerous for the bear to leave the city on its own, and they decided to tranquilize the bear to get it down from the tree and out of the city. After the bear was tranquilized and lowered to the ground, it was placed under emergency care.
GRAND FORKS, ND--Next week you can get a sneak peek of some potential changes to downtown Grand Forks. On Wednesday, the city is installing some temporary curb extensions, new benches, and crosswalks. The pop ups will be in place for about a month. You'll be able to see these around 3rd Street & Demers and 3rd St & Kittson Avenue.
Thief River Falls, MN (WDAY-TV) -- Inmates are moving tonight. They're set to sleep in a new $11-million dollar jail. "About 90 inmates are getting ready to move into cells like this one at the jail in Thief River Falls. It's going to nearly double the capacity of the jail and make it safer for those inmates." The Pennington County Jail --
GRAND FORKS, ND--The city has a new take on tackling disasters. The Grand Forks Emergency Management Office is looking for local volunteers to step in when disaster strikes. This team is called CERT, short for Community Emergency Response Team.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--A call to find homes for children. Nearly a dozen children around Grand Forks are looking for their forever homes....and that does not include the county. There's especially a need for homes for older foster kids.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--The city is changing up a cleanup policy after this weekend's storm. Grand Forks residents have been responsible for picking up their own tree debris, but now, the city's making an exception. The landfill says over the two days following the storm, they've received over 256 tons of tree debris.
Grand Forks AFB (WDAZ-TV) -- Today was the first ever transAtlantic flight for a Remotely Piloted Aircraft It took off this afternoon from Grand Sky in Grand Forks and will fly 20 hours straight to Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom. The plane will primarily have military uses to begin with but in the future it could be used to provide cell signal in natural disasters.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Next year, your utility bills could take a climb. Last night the city brought their proposal for the 2019 budget. If the proposal passes, it could raise your bills by two dollars each month. The money generated from the increase would go towards the water treatment plant as well as other projects.