Thursday News Update (10/26)
Welcome to your news update.
CREWS PREPARE FOR FIRST SNOW
With winter weather on the way, city crews are preparing for anything mother nature brings.
Although city crews are still working on leaf collections, they have got some snowplows and brine trucks ready to go in case of snow.
Crews are not concerned about major snowfall, but are concerned about strong winds and icy pavement.
Grand Forks Public Works says early snowfalls are tricky because they present unusual problems.
The city warns people to take it slow when driving, as the first snowfall tends to catch people off guard.
DON'T VEER FOR DEER
According to the DNR, there's a good chance you could see more deer on the side of the road.
This video shows an Isanti County Sheriff's Deputy obliterating a deer on a highway.
The video is a reminder of how quickly a deer can go from roadside to hood.
DNR experts say Minnesota's deer population is higher than last year.
The Department of Public Safety recommends taking extra caution while driving at night and urges drivers not to veer for deer.
A bill to address what's being called a 'crisis' in Indian Country is gaining steam in the Senate.
The committee on Indian Affairs held a hearing on Savanna's Act on Wednesday.
The bill, which would increase federal help in cases of missing and murdered Native American women, was introduced by Senator Heidi Heitkamp less than three weeks ago.
It's named for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, the Fargo woman who was abducted and murdered in August.
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