North Dakota lawmakers are pushing for safer ways to transport oil by rail. Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Senator John Hoveven attended a hearing in Washington to strengthen safety standards.
The city of East Grand Forks is asking all its residents and businesses who use a city water line to call them. The Water and Light Department is concerned with the possibility of frozen water service lines.
It's been one of the coldest winters in 40 years. That has made getting outside a tough thing to do.
By the end of the decade, manufacturers will stop making a popular refrigerant because of damage it may do the ozone layer. This could be very expensive for hockey rinks that would have switch to a different system to make ice. The price would vary widely depending on the age of the facility.
On the North Dakota side of the river, there is also plenty of hockey talk with the State High School Hockey tournament in full swing. Boys and Girls teams are playing at the Ralph Engelstad Arena In Grand Forks Friday.
Fans packed Izzy's Lounge in Warroad to cheer on team USA and their hometown hero, Gigi Marvin.
Wednesday was the first of three public hearings for a proposed pipeline that would move North Dakota oil to Minnesota and Wisconsin. North Dakota's Public Service Commission held the first hearing at UND in Grand Forks Wednesday.
Most birds fly south to escape the bitter cold. Snowy owls also fly south but most don't go further than the Midwest. In fact, our area is a favorite place for the owls to spend the winter.
Theft, larceny and homicide on the rise in Grand Forks County.
But overall crime is down. Theft in Grand Forks County hit the fourth-highest total in the past 10 years. The good news is, the numbers say crime is down in the county.
Drugstore Giant CVS is planning to stop selling tobacco products in its stores, including the one in Grand Forks.
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