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Foxhome Woman Hospitalized After Shooting

Authorities say the woman accidentally shot herself while trying to holster a handgun

  A Foxhome woman is in the hospital after authorities say she accidentally shot herself in the stomach. The Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to a call on the 3500 block of 320th Avenue in Foxhome. They found a woman with a gunshot wound to her stomach. Authorities say she was attempting to put a handgun into a…

North Dakota Lawmaker Proposes End to Blue Law

A Fargo lawmaker wants to do away with North Dakota’s Blue Law, or Sunday opening law. Democratic Representative Pam Anderson says her bill will remove all state barriers to retail stores opening before noon on Sundays. She says she introduced the bill on behalf of a constituent. “Contacted me and said ‘I’m annoyed I have to drive Sunday morning for…

Fargo Man Charged with Making Death Threats Against Senator Heitkamp

Kevin Olson threated to shoot Heidi Heitkamp in the head and was arrested Tuesday morning

A Fargo man is behind bars and charged with making a death threat against Senator Heidi Heitkamp. The Red River Valley SWAT team worked with U.S. Capitol Police and tracked down 55-year-old Kevin Olson. Olson was arrested at his house on the 1600 block of 51st Street South in Fargo. He’s been charged with mailing threatening communications and is in…

New 32nd Avenue/I-29 Ramp Set to be Biggest Road Construction Project of 2017

The city and ND-DOT are lending their ear and giving guidance to those who will be affected by the upcoming construction

The big road project of this year will be the expansion of 32nd Avenue South and the construction of a new Southbound I–29 to eastbound 32nd Avenue loop ramp. Business owners and people living near the construction area got the opportunity to learn more about the project at a meeting held at the West Acres Mall. Officials say 2017’s biggest…

Local Auto Body Shops Busy with Winter Business

Local Car Body Shops Are Busy Due to the Winter Weather

While many people may not favor this winter weather, it is creating a lot of business for local body shops. “This winter we’ve definitely been having our share of crashes and vehicles slipping and sliding off the road,” said Sgt. Jesse Grabow with the Minnesota State Patrol.  “I think we’ve just had a few more snow type incidents and things…

BreatheND Urges Lawmakers to Continue Funding

BreatheND is the center of two bills being proposed this session, one would completely defund the program and the other would keep it alive

BreatheND asked state legislators to think twice before voting on a bill that would defund the program. In a press conference at Sanford Health in downtown Fargo, employees and advocates of the program highlighted the strides in reducing tobacco use made by BreatheND since its creation back in 2008. They said between 2013 and 2015 the program cut high school…

Moorhead Police Arrest Tow Company Worker for Assault

Police say Butts pointed a gun at a customer after the two engaged in an argument

Moorhead police arrested a towing company worker for allegedly pointing a gun at a customer. Taylor Butts, 30, of West Fargo was arrested on suspicion of assault and terroristic threats. Police say the confrontation happened after a customer paid to retrieve his vehicle at Aggressive Towing. While looking to retrieve his vehicle in the back lot, there was a verbal…

Fargo Man Arrested for Threatening Senator Heitkamp

Kevin Olson will appear in court today after authorities say he sent threatening emails to Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Red River Valley SWAT working with U.S. Capitol Police say they arrested a Fargo man for threatening to shoot Senator Heidi Heitkamp in the head. Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd says Kevin Olson used his email to send the threats. They say Olson admitted to sending the emails but would not speak to them after that. A spokesperson for Senator…

West Fargo Plans for a Safer Intersection

The project costing over $6.5 million would add two left turn lanes in every direction at the intersection

West Fargo city leaders say it’s time to expand an accident prone intersection, but that also means another season of construction starting this spring. If you’ve driven on 13th Avenue East and 9th Street East during rush hours, you know the frustration drivers face. “There are 20,000 cars that go through that intersection and during peak hours in the AM…

Second Annual Frostival to be Held January 27th and 28th

The Fargo-Moorhead Area Will Be Holding Its 2nd Annual Frostival

While the cold winter months can be brutal, there are some parts of the cold that can be enjoyable. Lucky for us, the F–M convention and visitors bureau has put together a weekend to celebrate it all. The 2nd annual Frostival will be held January 27th and 28th. The event is open to the public and is held all around…