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FISHER, MN (WDAZ-TV) -- Kids from across Minnesota are getting ready to head to the Robotics World Championship in Kentucky. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase caught up with a group from Fisher during their final practice. "Shoot it in. Oh good job!" The Fisher Knights -- "I'm so excited to be able to go. Like the it's going to be so much fun," says Katy Berg, Junior. -- preparing for not just a regional or national competition, but the robotics world championship. The first time the school has made it this far.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- All eyes are on the Red River as it is rapidly rising. Pedestrian bridges are closed and sidewalks are being swallowed by the rising red. The river has risen nearly four feet since yesterday. The National Weather Service predicts the river will keep swelling an additional six feet before receding on Tuesday. People say watching the water brings back painful memories.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A building boom could be coming to our area -- as construction companies expect thousands of jobs to open up. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us how to land your next career -- no experience required. Construction crews - "We're looking for asphalt paving laborers, paver operators, people that can run loader on the crusher plant," says Jake Zavoral, HR Manager. - getting ready to ramp up their work as summer hits.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Memorabilia moved. Nearly a year after the University of North Dakota cuts the women's hockey program -- people are wondering where the memories of the program went. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us why some say their new home isn't good enough. "It doesn't feel good," says Marissa Salo, former UND hockey player. A former forward -- still reeling after the loss of her team. "I was a senior when they cut the program. So we had found out while our team was still on the ice," says Salo.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A record number of 911 calls flooded dispatchers last year. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us how operators are working to save the lives of callers and the boys in blue. "Did you speak with an officer?" "There's just a greater need for either police, fire or ambulance," says Shannon LaHaise, 911 Center Supervisor. Calls to 911 in Grand Forks County -- "Last year we had over 87,000 calls for service. And that ranges anywhere from a parking ticket to a robbery in progress," says LaHaise.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A controversy reignited. Some say a student newspaper post is fueling the fire to bring back the Fighting Sioux name. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us why the editor says it's not meant to be a commentary. A retired logo -- "Obviously a big hockey town and I know a lot of students really like it and it kind of ties a lot of us together," says Matthew Russell, UND Freshman. -- back in the spotlight. The Dakota Student Newspaper posted a headline saying a judge is bringing back the Sioux.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A flood fight underground. Crews in Grand Forks are slicing through the ice --to prevent spring flooding. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase takes us dozens of feet beneath the surface. The dike system in Grand Forks travels from North to South protecting homes like the ones over there. But city crews tell me there's a fight that's underground that many people don't know about. "Each year this is what protects the city from flooding," says Jeremy Deitz, Stormwater lead worker.
LARIMORE, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Three years after a deadly bus accident in Larimore -- local families say they still can't move on. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us why they say the courts failed them. A dozen children riding a school bus were hit by a train in 2015. Forcing children like Carrie Brownell's son to seek medical help for years. So you guys haven't received any payments for any of the bills? "We haven't received anything," Carrie Brownell, parent.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- Democrats from all over North Dakota are pouring into Grand Forks -- as the state convention is just hours away. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us if we'll likely see a blue wave in a deep red state. With two candidates duking it out for a senate seat --
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- As the number of inmates at the Grand Forks County Jail rises -- county leaders are seeking a solution for overcrowding. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase tells us how much it could cost you. The Grand Forks County Jail -- "Taxpayers don't like to pay for jails," says Gary Malm, Grand Forks County Commissioner.