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GRAND FORKS — A dinner discussion is bringing change to Grand Forks. Back in September, more than 700 people shared dinner downtown to talk about improvements they'd like to make to the community. The attendees filled out surveys about how they viewed the community before and after the event. And now, the results are in. One organizer tells us sitting down with a stranger seemed to make quite an impression.
GRAND FORKS - Kids at the Grand Forks Air Force Base were in for quite a surprise on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Leaders at the Youth Center told the kids they had to meet for a safety briefing, but when kids got there, instructors told the kids they'd won a national competition. For the past couple months, the kids were competing to win a challenge designed to get involved in science, technology, engineering and math. It's called the "Climate Superstars Challenge," and kids have been planting trees, making videos and recycling.
GRAND FORKS — The Salvation Army took to Facebook on Monday, Dec.
GRAND FORKS — The Magical Medora Christmas Tour brought its comedy, magic and music back to Grand Forks with a show for the whole family Monday, Dec. 10, at a packed Empire Arts Center. Here's what one of the stars has to say about the performance: "They're going to feel a little bit more in the Christmas spirit when they leave than when they came," said performer and producer Bill Sorenson. "I think it's an uplifting show, a lot of fun show, so we're just humbled by the reaction that we're getting, the crowds that we're getting. It's very gratifying for us."
GRAND FORKS — A program is returning to boost local businesses and student experience. The Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation is teaming up with the University of North Dakota's Center for Innovation to put on an intern program. It will link UND students to community start-ups. The EDC says it's a win-win for everyone involved: They help connect the start-ups with interns and college kids get experience in the field.
DEVILS LAKE, ND--It's been a record setting semester at one local college. 2,072 students signed up for classes at Lake Region State College. The previous record was set back in 2011 - and that number was just a couple dozen below this year's total. The school credits the growth to expanding its nursing program at satellite campuses and its peace officer training program.
GRAND FORKS, ND--The Salvation Army's Red Kettles got the Midas Touch. As the Salvation Amy sifted through their donations on Thursday, they found this 1 ounce gold coin in the Scheels kettle! At first they thought it might be fool's gold, but after a little research, they learned the coin is worth more than 12-hundred dollars. We met with the Salvation Army today - they tell us how it feels to strike gold.
GRAND FORKS, ND--Calling all Frozen fans...the Alerus Center is continuing their season of giving, and this time, they're treating the entire community to quite a show. They're screening a free drive-in movie night tomorrow. You can drive your cars right into the arena, and watch Frozen on the jumbo trons. If you'd prefer a more typical viewing experience, you can watch the film from the arena seats. Everyone attending will also receive a free popcorn and coke.
GRAND FORKS, ND--HB Sound and Light is making the holidays merry and bright. For the past 6 weeks, they've been tinkering with legos to put on their 4th annual holiday display. On Saturday, you can finally see their hard work come to life. If you look closely, you can find some familiar landmarks - like a recreation of the Greenway Takeover Festival. This year's display is 32 square feet bigger than last year's. Staying true to the HB sound and light name - there are, you guessed it, sounds and lights across the display.
GRAND FORKS, ND--It's the busiest time of the year at the post office. Thousands of packages are being filtered through Grand Forks each day. WDAY News reporter Kenneth Chase spoke directly with one postal carrier to learn some tips to help your presents arrive on time. Jerry Pearce is delivering the mail in East Grand Forks. "Grandma's cookies, toys. It's a good feeling. I really enjoy the Christmas part," said Postal Carrier, Jerry Pearce. "It's kind of exciting this time of year. We're bringing things to kids," said Pearce.