Author: Danielle Church

Two Men Rescued From Elm River

It happened around 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning

GRANDIN, N.D. — The Traill County and Cass County Sheriff’s Offices rescue two men stranded in the Elm River for nearly three hours this morning. Deputies found them in a pickup completely surrounded by water near Grandin around 5:00 a.m. 34–year–old Eric Kent and 33–year–old Chad Erickson, both of Grandin, told officers their truck went into the river around two….

Fargo Police Investigating Kidnapping


BARNES COUNTY, N.D. — Fargo Police is investigating the kidnapping of a woman who was found earlier this afternoon. Officers say 33–year–old Kristin Hettervig told her brother she was kidnapped by her ex–boyfriend, 41–year–old Matthew Hanson. Police asked for the public’s help in finding the white pick–up they may have been traveling in. Hettervig and Hanson were found in Rural…

Serve With the Herd: NDSU Celebrates Homecoming By Giving Back

More than 100 students volunteered at local organizations

FARGO, N.D. — Homecoming week is all about celebrating the pride you have for your school. But at NDSU, students are showing off their Bison spirit by doing something nice for someone else while also changing their point of view. “Being able to go and give that relief back to others and kind of see what’s around you rather than…

Fargo, West Fargo Police Share Message of Unity Through Rap Battle

this is the fourth year they've put on the celebration

FARGO, N.D. — A message of unity between police and community members is ringing through Fargo. Kids got on stage to rap with hip–hop artist Kaboose and Fargo officer Michael Bloom. The goal of the fourth annual Fargo United event is to build more trust between the police department and those they serve. Bloom says it’s especially important to get…

“I still don’t know if that’s justice”: William Hoehn Resentenced to 20 Years in Prison

The North Dakota Supreme Court appealed a district judge's previous ruling because they said it didn't match up with Hoehn's previous convictions

FARGO, N.D. — William Hoehn was back at the Cass County Courthouse for resentencing in connection with Savanna Greywind’s kidnapping and murder. This comes after the North Dakota Supreme Court overturned his life sentence. Hoehn may not be spending life in prison but he will spend the next 20 years behind bars, after Judge Tom Olson went with the maximum…

Community Puts on Spaghetti Fundraiser for Fargo Woman Battling Severe Illness

Diana Emerson is recovering after needing a new kidney and liver

  FARGO, N.D. — Even on the rough days, Diana Emerson always knew how to get Sandy Brakke to crack a smile. “She’s got a good sense of humor. Very witty and you could be having the worst day and she’ll say something and everything is just that much better,” Brakke said. But in March, Emerson didn’t have the energy…

Lil’ Bitz Pumpkin Patch Celebrates Fall

It will be open through Halloween weekend

  FARGO, N.D. — There’s only three weeks left to get your pumpkins from the Lil’ Bitz Pumpkin Patch in Fargo. Mary Hoglund and her husband Garfield have been putting on the patch at their farm for 16 years. It used to be known as “The Pumpkin Patch” until it was changed to “Lil’ Bitz” three years ago. Aside from…

Fargo Firefighters Have Trouble Getting to Fire Because of Illegal Parking

They say damages are at roughly $5,000

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Fire Departments says it had difficulty getting to a basement fire at 4280 Estate Drive South because of narrow private roads and illegal parking. Once firefighters got to the blaze around 4:00, they were able to put it out in under 20 minutes. Battalion Chief Dane Carley says because the basement was being used for…

Cramer & Hoeven Welcome Veterans Affairs Secretary to Fargo

Sec. Robert Wilkie toured the Fargo VA and the private practice healing with hyperbarics

FARGO, N.D. — Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer took Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie on a tour of a facility in Fargo that is changing the way veterans are treated for PTSD and brain injuries. On August 13, 2005, Tyler Einarson was serving his country in Afghanistan, keeping watch while the rest of his team was cleaning up. “I…