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Memorial Day: Veterans Memorial Bridge Hosts Ceremony for the Fallen

Many of us in the metro drive across the bridge that connects the metro every day

FARGO, ND — Many of us in the metro drive across the Veterans Memorial Bridge every day. Veterans groups and local officials gathered to remind us the meaning of the landmark. The public was invited to honor and remember the fallen, on the bridge that connects our communities. The event was just one piece of a full day dedicated to…

Fargo Man Charged After Injury ATV Crash

He is facing a charge of operating an off-highway vehicle under the influence of alcohol

  LISBON, ND — An ATV driver is facing charges after hurting himself in a crash. The highway patrol says 24-year-old Taylor Wixo of Fargo was driving an ATV westbound on 73rd street Southeast, five miles outside of Lisbon. He veered off the road, tried to correct, and rolled. Wixo was taken to the hospital. He is facing a charge of…

State Fire Marshal Investigating Wahpeton House Fire

Crews were on scene for nearly three hours

WAHPETON, ND — The North Dakota Fire Marshal will investigate the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a house in Wahpeton. The fire chief says the fire began in a detached garage and spread to the home at around 10:30 Sunday night. The house is near the intersection of 11th Street and 3rd Avenue North in Wahpeton. No one…

Horses and Cattle Returned to Gladstone Rancher Accused of Neglect

Last month, a veterinarian found some of Gary Dassinger's animals to be in poor shape

GLADSTONE, ND — Seventy horses and 20 head of cattle have been returned to a Gladstone, North Dakota rancher accused of abusing and neglecting them. The Stark County Sheriff’s Office began to seize the animals last week on a judge’s order. But another judge reversed the order. Last month, a veterinarian found some of Gary Dassinger’s animals to be in…

Memorial Day: Minnesota Sailor Killed at Pearl Harbor Gets Hometown Burial

His remains weren't identified until last December, when scientists using DNA technology were able to make a match

EMMONS, Minn. — A Minnesota sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 has received a hometown burial. The remains of Navy Fireman 3rd Class Glaydon Iverson were laid to rest Saturday alongside his parents at Oak Lawn Cemetery in his hometown of Emmons. Iverson died at the age of 24 when the USS Oklahoma was hit by…

Payless Shoes Requesting to Close More Stores in Wake of Bankruptcy

The company filed for Chapter 11 in April

  NATIONAL — The company behind Payless Shoes is asking a bankruptcy court for permission to close 408 more stores. Company officials say they need to cut at least 10 percent more of their volume after the closure of about 400 stores in the last two months. The company filed for Chapter 11 in April. The Payless store in Moorhead is…

Bug Season Starts: NDSU’s Bug Man

Don Carey has bugs. Now we're bugs -- for bugs.

We’re in the middle of mosquito and tick season, which means the danger of Lyme disease, West Nile, and in some parts of the United States, even Zika virus. And as if the spread of disease weren’t worrisome enough, insects can also be a nuisance and create property damage problems around the home. But they can also do a great…

Newman Center Honors Murder Victim With Award In His Honor

The double murder trial of Ashley Hunter will continue Tuesday after the Memorial Day weekend

FARGO, ND– The double murder trial of Ashley Hunter will continue Tuesday after the Memorial Day weekend. It is on the minds of many students who knew one of the victims. Sam Traut was a leader to many at the Newman Center, a Catholic Students’ group right across the street from NDSU. “So this is Sam’s picture from when he…

West Fargo High School Celebrates 300 Graduates

They say the tassle is worth the hassle when it comes to graduation

FARGO, ND– They say the tassle is worth the hassle when it comes to graduation. 300 West Fargo Students received their high school diplomas. Seniors in green gowns fill the Scheels Arena floor while friends and family fill the stands. The graduates chose 2 class representatives to give speeches during the ceremony. The celebration includes special performances by senior band…

Pastor on Administrative Leave for Alleged Conduct with Youth in Richland County

The Richland County Sheriff's Office is investigating Father Thomas Feltman

RICHLAND COUNTY, N.D. — A Richland County pastor was placed on administrative leave for alleged conduct with youth. Officials with the Diocese of Fargo said Father Thomas Feltman is being investigated. He was a pastor for churches in Wyndmere and Milnor. They said Feltman told the Diocese last week about concerns regarding his interactions with youth. Andrew Jasinski was chosen…