GRAND FORKS — The way your mail gets to you could be changing on the University of North Dakota's campus. Soon, packages could be dropped at your doorstep by drones. Going to the post office is inconvenient for many people. "It was kind of a hassle," UND senior Rebecca Sarff said. But UND could soon test UAS as a method of delivering your mail. "I think it's really nice to have something that's just brought to your door," Sarff said. "I know that sounds kind of silly." The Research Institute for Autonomous Systems is finding ways to improve our lives.
GRAND FORKS — Recent snow may have snowmobilers ready to rev their engines, however, a popular riding spot won't open this season. Trails along the Greenway in Grand Forks won't be opening this year. The area around the Kennedy Bridge usually has a trail for snowmobilers to ride through, but work on the bridge means equipment on the trail and crews can't get the snow set up in time. "We'd hoped to have it open but it just — winter caught up with us and we're not able to get it open, so one more year," Greenway specialist Kim Greendahl said.
MAYVILLE, N.D. — Portraits of veterans. "I had everything from gunners to military police to mechanics to supply clerks," Photographer Ron Jacobson said. People who served our country. “I could write a book from just taking these 72 portraits,” Jacobson said. Each with their own story. They're at Luther Memorial Home in Mayville celebrating and remembering. "Carrier planes flew overhead like a flock of geese,” said Army veteran Walter Rindy. Rindy is one of dozens of vets who remembers the sounds of war.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - The Spirit Lake Tribe Member is one of a handful of people suing North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger. It's the first time Dion Jackson voted. "Turned in my ballot, and then maybe two, three days, I got it sent back to me," Plaintiff Dion Jackson said. His absentee ballot application was denied. The man who lives on the Spirit Lake reservation says his address is invalid, even though it's the same one that's on his North Dakota ID card. "They don't want us to be heard or to vote to get who we want in there," Jackson said.
GRAND FORKS - A prosecutor who gained national fame for prosecuting a killer cop is sharing his side of the story. The shooting death of a black man - which was recorded on Facebook -which was recorded on Facebook - outside the Twin Cities two years ago sparked days of protests. John Choi, the main prosecutor in the Philando Castile case, is opening up to local students. "I think every time we can talk about race is a time for us to grow and come together," Organizer Stephen Williamson said.
GRAND FORKS — Mother Nature has delayed the full opening of the Kennedy Bridge. Crews have been working on the northern connection between Grand Forks and East Grand Forks since early last year, but recent snow stopped the crews from working on the bridge.
GRAND FORKS - City engineers are hoping to give the green light to a pricey project. Stoplights all around Grand Forks, including here at the corner of 4th Avenue South and Cherry Street are over 50 years old. City leaders say they need to be updated and repaired in order to keep them up and running properly. Red light, green light.
MCVILLE, N.D. - Knowing your rights is important, but many seniors living in nursing homes may not know what those right are. WDAY News went to one facility where seniors don’t have to fight for their rights. At the care center in Nelson County, there are tons of activities each day. "It's a wonderful place to be,” Resident Doris Schiele said. With nearly 40 residents, there's always something to do.
GRAND FORKS - Flu season could be longer locally, as the first case of the flu was diagnosed in Grand Forks. Dr. Cedric Masa at Aurora Urgent Care says he diagnosed a female patient on Monday morning, months before he usually sees the flu. The doctor says he called the North Dakota Department of Health to report the case, and found this is the first this season.
GRAND FORKS — A University of North Dakota student is recovering after a train ran over him. Business owner Bob Wedin saw a shocking sight — a trail of blood — near his warehouse on Dyke Avenue.