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GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Your commute time could soon be a little shorter as the Grand Cities inch closer to building a south end bridge. WDAZ explains how the connection could be built and why some hope the proposal doesn't go through. "It concerns me. I'm not in favor of it coming through our neighborhood," said Stacey Wright, against the bridge. Sleepy Sunday afternoons could soon disappear if cars rip through Stacey Wright's 32nd Avenue South neighborhood. "I feel with a bridge here it would increase the traffic," said Wright.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Sunday was all about classic cars for a cause as drivers from all over Minnesota, North Dakota and Manitoba zoomed in to the Rydell Car Show in Grand Forks. All proceeds from Sunday's car show will go to the skate park proposed near Kannowski Park. Skaters showed up to see the rods and say thanks for the support. Over 300 cars were on site at the Rydell Dealership Center Sunday, including a few old school classics.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—It's a disease that is slow and gradual. Today, there is no cure for Alzheimer's and it kills one in three seniors. WDAZ takes us to Grand Forks where relatives are doing their part to find a cure. Heather Strandell is finding a cure step by step. "I am walking today for my mom and my uncle and my grandmother," said Strandell. 650 people joined her to raise money for a cure and most people walking have a personal connection to the disease.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Athletes from across North Dakota hit the turf in Grand Forks for a Special Olympics Soccer and Bocce Ball Tournament. More than 460 athletes scored some time on the field at South Middle School this afternoon. Some soccer teams are comprised of people with intellectual disabilities along with their friends and family without disability. Parents say it's a way for their kids to make friends and enjoy competitive sports.
NORTH DAKOTA—Many people in our area know about the "North Dakota Pyramid" a former counter-missile facility that's been defunct for decades, but since the seventies very few have been inside. That's about to change as WDAZ was just allowed inside. On Tuesday it was dark, but it was once used by over 400 army service members who responded to any missile threats, it was only used for 10 months. On Tuesday the neglected site has flooded hallways and the steel walls are corroded. County leaders are planning on making major renovations.
GRAND FORKS—Grand Forks police have arrested 29-year-old Jordan Parisien from Grand Forks. Police say he broke into the apartment where two people were stabbed on Monday. They say he matches the the description of the suspect in the stabbings. Police say they got a call about the man breaking into the apartment that's west of UND's campus across from Ralph Engelstad Arena. No charges have been filed. Police believe it was a random attack. One victim was treated at Altru hospital for injuries. Both are expected to make a full recovery.
DEVILS LAKE -- Fewer inmates will be housed at a local jail, as the federal government pulls their inmates out. The US Marshal Service stopped housing inmates at the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center earlier this week. The move comes after Seth Suko escaped last month by climbing over a fence when a correctional officer turned her back. Staff didn't notice he was missing for more than a day. The US Marshal Service started scaling back their inmate counts at the jail earlier this summer.
GRAND FORKS—A close call for a city worker overnight in Grand Forks, due to a sinkhole under the street. The hole was only a few inches wide and long, but city employees say it's likely 12-feet deep and 10-feet wide beneath the surface. It was found near the intersection of South 19th Street and 13th Avenue South. Crews started ripping up the road this afternoon to fix the sewage system leak. Once that's done, they'll fill in the gap to keep people and cars safe.
GRAND FORKS – (WDAZ-TV) -- A close call for a young boy on a bike who was hit by a car. It happened at the 600th block of 1st Avenue South in Grand Forks. Police say a vehicle driven by a female juvenile was traveling west, when she improperly turned left onto Cottonwood Street. That's when the car struck the boy, causing him to fall off his bike. He was not injured in the crash. Police say the crash serves as a reminder to be cautious of pedestrians and bicyclists on the roadway.
GRAND FORKS -- (WDAZ-TV) --Police say 29-year-old Nicole Peters of Grand Forks was seen weaving in and out of traffic in this Chevy Trailblazer just before 5:30 pm last night. Grand Forks Police say the SUV eventually struck a Toyota Sedan, sending the car over the curb and into a nearby parking lot. A young child was in that car with the 22-year-old driver and both were sent to Altru Hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown. Peters was arrested for aggravated reckless driving and driving under suspension.