GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--A pillar in several communities throughout the Valley is receiving national recognition that many say to be long overdue. Sheriff Bob Rost leaves the office for a very important call..... “My whole career, I tried to make a difference,” said Bob. Bob isn’t responding to a 9-11 call.
GRAFTON, ND (WDAZ)--It’s a display like none other in the Red River Valley. He spreads Christmas cheer to hundreds of people of all ages--many of whom are people he has never met. This light fanatic does it to keep his community shining bright--along with keeping a bright spot in his heart. When night falls, cars slowly creep up on 425 West 15th Street in Grafton, to check out a vibrant spectacle.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--A company man, a community man who you can literally call the town’s lifeline. Tucked away in a cubicle, Wayne Mitterling is busy on his computer. “I’m surprised, myself, 40 years,” said Mitterling. He’s held various positions with Marvin Windows and Doors in Warroad.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—Two college students are behind bars after being accused of bringing 336 thousand dollars of drugs to the region to sell. On Monday, two college students were not in class—but behind bars. The students were accused of brining hundreds of thousands of dollars of drugs to the region to sell. Packaged and ready for sale on the streets of the Upper Red River Valley, the Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force says the students appeared to be in possession of 336 thousand dollars of weed.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—Police are investigating a bizarre shooting incident in Grand Forks. WDAZ’s Matt Henson has been tracking down developments from investigators regarding an unusual shooting. Police were not notified of the shooting until the victim walked into the ER with a gunshot wound. Deputies and city officers rolled into Altru just after 1 PM on Tuesday, November 7, to try and piece together what happened.
MINOT, ND (WDAZ)—About 65 hundred airmen and women are stationed at the Minot Air Force Base. Tonight they are busy preparing for what could be its toughest mission of all time.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—A local teacher is working to fulfill the dreams that her friend left behind. Mary Stammen was all smiles as she placed backpacks across the gym floor at Peter Boe Elementary in Mayville. But at the same time—the Special Education teacher was fighting back sadness. “I'd rather have Ann doing this with me then me doing this in honor of her, because this is what Ann is all about,” said Stammen.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—A man was chased and arrested after an attempted robbery. A stubborn clerk and some fast employees foiled a brazen robbery attempt this afternoon. The man arrested was hoping for some fast cash, but instead, he got a fast pass to jail. Police said the man walked into the Cenex on Gateway Drive around 3:30 this afternoon. The man allegedly demanded all of the money from the register, but the female clerk said, "No." The man then ran from the store.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)—The skeletal remains of a Grand Forks woman were recovered in the Red River, after her disappearance nearly three decades ago. It's been a mystery buried in the murky water of the Red River for more than three decades. “It’s a once in a career type investigation,” said Polk County Sheriff Department Investigator, Justin Swang.
UPDATE: Grand Forks, ND The suspect has been identified as 41-year-old James Whalen a Grand Forks resident. Whalen was charged with two count of corruption of solicitation of a minor. In a release from the Grand Forks Public Schools, Whalen submitted his resignation on March 1, effective immediately. He had been placed on administrative leave on February 22, the same day the report was received. Whalen had worked for Grand Forks Central High School as a science teacher since August 1998.