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Update: Prosecutors, judge didn’t object to runaway manslaughter convict’s furlough

Sean SchroederFARGO (KFGO) – There’s new information about a man convicted of manslaughter who walked away from a Fargo halfway house and is now being sought by police. 29-year-old Sean Schroeder pleaded guilty in February to manslaughter for a violent death in Dunseith, N.D. According to federal court documents, Schroeder was in federal custody in the Cass County jail last…

LIVE: The Boiler Room

The secret to a perfect scotch egg revealed just in time for Restaurant Week.

If you haven’t gotten your fill of fine dining for this year’s F-M Restaurant Week, you’re in luck, because the biggest restaurant week since the event’s inception is still running through Saturday in the metro area. We’ve been covering the event all week, and this time, we’re digging into the offerings at the Boiler Room in downtown Fargo. Among its…

Boaters rescued on Devils Lake

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (KFGO) – High winds and rough water led to a rescue on Devils Lake Thursday afternoon. Ramsey County Sheriff Steve Nelson a search and rescue teram was for a boat that swamped and sank on the big lake. He says the boat’s motor failed and wind and waves pushed the boat into a shallow area, sinking the…

“Spirit Ride” Honors First Responder Roadside Deaths

Advocates want drivers to slow down or move over when they see first responders and tow truck drivers on scene

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — When you think of first responders, police, fire and EMS usually come to mind. Another group risking their lives is tow truck drivers working on highways. A cross–country campaign called “Spirit Ride” is raising awareness as it passes through Detroit Lakes. “We’re here to help the community, we’re not here to be in a like that,” James…

Farmers, SNAP Recipients Applaud Senate Farm Bill

The bill is bipartisan

FARGO, N.D. — The Senate Agriculture Committee passed the Farm Bill on Wednesday. In addition to farmers, the measure will have a huge impact on those who are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, or SNAP, program. More than 54,000 people in North Dakota rely on SNAP program benefits, including Ricky Belgarde’s family. “We’ve use it our whole lives. Being a…

Buckle Up! Protecting Your Child Correctly When Driving

The group is hosting a free class for expecting parents and those of newborn babies to show the right ways to install your car seat

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — When strapping your child into their car seat or making sure their belt is buckled up, many parents are just trying to protect their kiddos. But Safe Kids Grand Forks says many parents don’t realize that depending on their age and size each child needs to be protected differently. The group is hosting a free class…

Remembering Christopher Bacon: U.S. Army Specialist U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Officer

A family man, the guy who always wanted to take people under his wing

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After a fatal car crash on June 7th, U.S. Army Specialist U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Officer, Christopher Bacon lost his life. Family, friends and community members are honoring Bacon at a ceremony at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. I spoke to dozens who came out to honor Chris and support his family and although…

Longer Wait Times at Fargo DMV Angers Locals

Longer wait times attributed real ID switch, more people coming to Fargo in summer

FARGO, N.D. — It might look calm outside the Fargo DMV, but once you walk through the doors, several people would say otherwise. “It’s horrible. I’ve been waiting over two hours and come to find out they couldn’t even help me,” said Jared Falcon. “It’s really discouraging. I see a lot of people come in, look at the line, and walk…

Dead Fish Washing Ashore in Detroit Lakes

They're dying off because of naturally-occuring bacteria

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Some people are noticing dead fish washing up on the shore in Detroit Lakes, but there’s no need to worry. Wildlife officials say it’s perfectly normal. The Division of Fisheries at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the fish are dying off because of naturally occurring bacteria. It is caused by changes in water temperature around…

CNN: GOP Senate Candidates Rep. Kevin Cramer and Corey Stewart Sought Support of Anti-Gay Group

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Two Republican Senate nominees sought and received the support of an anti-LGBT group that links homosexuality to pedophilia and defends conversion therapy. North Dakota’s Kevin Cramer and Virginia’s Corey Stewart who both won the Republican nomination in their respective states on Tuesday, filled out a “Senate Candidate Survey” for the group Public Advocate of the United States. The survey asks…