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Northwood, ND (WDAZ-TV) A call that hits close to home. It was this fire chief's first call as leader of the department. And he was very familiar with the address.
East Grand Forks, MN (WDAZ-TV) Crews remain on the scene of an explosion in East Grand Forks. It frightened neighbors like Paul Feltman on the east side of East Grand Forks tonight.... “I didn't know what was going on,” he explained. An explosion at the elevator rocked this neighborhood just before 7 p.m.
Grand Forks County, ND (WDAZ-TV) No charges will be filed in a car accident that left 3 people dead. The county prosecutor called it simply "poor judgment". Back in July, a van with nine people inside was headed to the Grand Forks Air Force Base. They were with the government program AbilityOne, it's the largest source of employment for people with disabilities. According to the prosecutor, the driver of the van veered in front of a semi headed in the same direction on Highway 2 by the airport. 3 people in the van were killed.
A woman is home recovering after a freak fire accident on Christmas Eve. Sharon and Mark Pearson look forward to Christmas each year; the food, the exchanging of gifts but most of all the time with family. But before any of that happened Sharon was hoping for a Christmas miracle to save her life. This is how Christmas Eve started for Sharon Pearson and her family. This is how it ended. "I was just happy to be alive at that point," said Sharon.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ-TV) It's every parent's worst nightmare. A local man buries his 11-year-old daughter. He says his daughter's death, the result of pressure from other kids.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- There are many sounds associated with Christmas. This one serves as a reminder for most people to search for spare change. Tonight, we're broadcasting live from Hornbachers in Grand Forks where it's the annual battle of the desks. News versus sports. We're out here raising money for a good cause for the Salvation Army.
EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ) -- Three people are behind bars, accused of manufacturing an explosive drug inside an apartment building. One of the suspects was just released from jail after his cooking project blew up. A community is still on edge after their neighborhood apartment building was deemed a ticking time bomb. “It’s really scary and shocking,” said neighborhood resident, Eva Quintanilla.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ) -- A Grand Forks Police Officer has been honored for not one, but two special deliveries. It's lunch time for one-month-old Amelia Rose, fresh off an afternoon nap. Amelia is SarahJean Stallman's new bundle of joy. "She is a wonderful blessing," said Stallman. This story includes a second blessing as well.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—This week’s gem served our country to protect the freedoms of millions of people he didn’t know, and now, he’s serving in a different way. This retired Marine Corps drill instructor is giving back to strangers—giving them the trip of a lifetime. Don Roberts still pours through pictures from the Honor Flight that he was a part of earlier in the year. “They made me feel very special,” said retired marine, Don Roberts. Cheers from hundreds of complete strangers welcomed vets like Don to Washington D.C.
PLUMMER, MN (WDAZ-TV) -- A community is mourning tonight after two of its pillars were killed in a freak accident. Matt spent the afternoon in Plummer, he joins us now with how a morning of fun turned tragic. Several communities in Red Lake County are in shock tonight after two well known ladies were killed when their car was crushed by a train.