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Salvation Army Announces Final Tally for its 2017 Red Kettle Campaign

The organization rasied over $850,000 during the holiday season

FARGO, N.D. — The Salvation Army fell short of its goal in the 2017 Red Kettle Campaign. According to the organization, they raised over $850,000, which was just short of their $900,000 goal. Cold, snowy weather and the fact that Christmas Eve fell on a Sunday were factors in seeing lower than expected donations. Regardless, the money collected will go…

UPDATE: Authorities Believe Wanted Man Near Argusville Area

Police say 22-year-old Ulises Villalobos may be looking to steal another vehicle

Ulises VillalobosNORTH DAKOTA — A man who set off a statewide “Blue Alert” after trying to run over a Bismarck Police Officer was possibly spotted by law enforcement on I-29 at the Argusville exit around 5:30. Police say 22-year-old Ulises Villalobos may be looking to steal another vehicle. They believe from evidence left behind in the vehicle he was driving…

Authorities Release Identity of Casselton Man Killed in Head-On Crash Near Hector International

He died at the scene

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Governor Burgum Unveils “Vision Zero” Traffic Safety Intiative

The campaign's slogan is "Zero Fatalities. Zero Excuses.''

  NORTH DAKOTA — Gov. Doug Burgum has unveiled the “Vision Zero” traffic safety initiative aimed at preventing deaths on North Dakota roads. The campaign’s slogan is “Zero Fatalities. Zero Excuses.” Burgum says the state Highway Patrol and health and transportation agencies will help educate the public and look at new laws to improve traffic safety. Officials say more than…

Minnesota’s Rep. Emmer Seeking Re-Election to Sixth Congressional District

He was first elected to the House in 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Rep. Tom Emmer will not run for governor or Al Franken’s former Senate seat. Emmer says instead he’ll seek re-election to Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District. The Republican and former gubernatorial candidate says he appreciates the support and encouragement he’s received to run for the Senate or for governor. But Emmer says he wants to continue representing…

Boston University Study: Concussions Don’t Lead to CTE

CTE is a condition that can only be diagnosed upon death

  NATIONAL — A new study is shedding some light on the theory over concussions and a neurodegenerative disease. Researchers at Boston University say they do not believe concussions lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. CTE can cause a number of cognitive issues and show dementia and Alzheimer’s-related symptoms. Researchers say CTE is caused by repeated head trauma, regardless…

Wells Fargo Apologizing for Processing Error that Resulted in Overdrawn Accounts

They said the processing error that caused the problem was fixed overnight

  NATIONAL — A banking giant is apologizing again. Wells Fargo says it is processing the error that caused many of their customers to pay their bills twice and it resulted in several accounts being overdrawn. Angry Wells Fargo customers took their frustrations out on Twitter and the company said they would refund any related fees or charges. They said…

Bismarck Bobcat Workers Vote Against Unionizing

The vote last week failed by a 2-to-1 margin

BISMARCK, N.D. — Workers at the Bobcat manufacturing facility in Bismarck have voted against joining a union. The vote last week failed by a 2-to-1 margin. Larry Johnson, a union member who works at Bobcat’s facility in Gwinner, says the push behind the campaign was to improve health and safety and to negotiate higher wages. The last time the manufacturing…

“Blue Alert” Emergency on Your Phone? Here’s What it’s About

It is unclear if this alert was meant for the Fargo-Moorhead region

Ulises VillalobosREGIONAL — Many people in the region received a “Blue Alert” on their cell phones just after 1:30 this afternoon. “Blue Alerts” warn the public when there may be a violent suspect in the area who has made a threat to law enforcement or tried to carry out an act of violence on an officer. The FCC put “Blue…

Local Gym Takes Precautions Against Predators After Sexual Abuse Scandal Rocks U.S. Gymnastics

they don't have locker rooms and kids aren't allowed to by themselves with an adult

FARGO, N.D. — After a major sexual abuse scandal rocked the U.S. gymnastics world, many gyms across the country are taking precautions to protect their athletes. One of them includes American Gold Gymnastics right here in Fargo. U.S. Gymnastics Olympian Simone Biles is just the latest to say “me too.” On Monday, Biles announcing to the world she was sexually abused…