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GRAND FORKS — Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada and the country is expecting a boom from local tourists. Canada is a popular destination for students at the University of North Dakota and now they can add another reason to that list. "People are just going there to drink," said UND freshman Alexander Rice of the the legal drinking age of 18 for Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec provinces and 19 for the rest of the country. "I don't know of anybody going to Canada at UND right now just going to go to museums and stuff and see the sights."
GRAND FORKS—A warning for military families asking them to watch what they say about a service members deployments. The Grand Forks Air Base posted the video above on Facebook to remind friends and family be careful not to reveal any specific information about a deployment. It's all part of the military's operational security plans often called OPSEC. Department of Defense documents say you should not post details about departure or arrival dates on Facebook. They say that information can be easily accessed even if your account is private.
GRAND FORKS, ND — A million dollar light project could soon light up streets in Grand Forks. It's all part of a push to build the local economy using art. Outside the Alerus Center on 42nd Street is where some unique lights could soon be installed. it's all part of a project by the public arts commission to change the face of streets in Grand Forks.
DEVILS LAKE, ND—A local entrepreneur says the name on the front of a store he purchased just a few years ago turned out to be bad for business. What's in a name? Sears Holdings keeps making headlines, from shutting stores to recently severing ties with Whirlpool appliances. Most of it is bad news. A local man says while he’s technically not part of the company, most of his customers don’t know.
FORT TOTTEN, N.D.—One local reservation could soon allow alcohol, but it could take a ballot referendum vote. The Spirit Lake Reservation is a dry reservation—no alcohol is allowed—but some tribe members are asking for those living on the reservation to sign a petition allowing for the sale of hard liquor, beer, and wine at the casino during special events, concerts, and in one of the restaurants.