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NDSU Libraries Holds Suicide Prevention Week

They'll be providing resources to students throughout Sept. 9-15

FARGO, N.D. — Your voice is a lot more powerful than you think. It’s the message Prairie St. John’s and NDSU Libraries are sending to students on campus. As part of National Suicide Prevention Week, the organizations are telling them that if they notice a friend, family member or even themselves start to experience signs of depression or anxiety, they shouldn’t…

Two Different People Arrested, One Person Released in Connection With Fatal Stabbing at AmericInn

21-year-old Alan Bear was originally arrested for the murder of 23-year-old Jakob Dirks

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo police got a call around 2:30 a.m. Saturday that a man was in the hallway of the I-94 AmericInn hotel with a firearm. But that’s not what they found. “When officers arrived, they found a male victim, later identified as Jakob Dirks, 23 years old, lying in one of the hallways,” said deputy chief Joe Anderson,…

Fargo North Crowns 40th King Sparta & 54th Queen Sparta

It's all part of their homecoming festivities

FARGO, N.D. — It wouldn’t be a traditional homecoming without a queen and a king. Fargo North High School crowned their 40th King Sparta and 54th Queen Sparta. Twelve couples were vying for the title, each doing a unique handshake of their own before waiting to find out if they won the crown. In the end, it was Anna Stevens who…

Grand Forks Woman Puts Help Wanted Ad On Car in Search for Kidney

66-year-old Bonnie Haman has been on dialysis for three and a half years

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A Grand Forks woman has had seven siblings in the past who have needed a kidney transplant. Now it’s her turn and she’s enlisting help from the community. It’s a recipe calling for a little bit of inspiration. “Another gentleman had it on his pickup and said his wife needed a kidney and I thought, well…

Out of the Darkness Walk Raises Mental Health Awareness for Fourteenth Year

The walk raised over $100,000 for mental health research and suicide prevention

  FARGO, N.D. — More than 2,000 people are raising awareness about suicide and the importance of mental health for the fourteenth year in a row. The Out of the Darkness walk is meant to remind people there is still hope for those who struggle with a mental illness every day. Organizers of the walk say it’s because of mental health…

YWCA Celebrates 35th Annual Chocolate Fantasy and Chili, Too

The organization expected more than 1,500 people to walk through the doors this year

FARGO, N.D. — It may not have been the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory but there was definitely no shortage of chocolate at the YWCA’s Chocolate Fantasy and Chili, Too. Everywhere you looked at Delta Hotels, you could find chocolate. They had everything from chocolate cake to chocolate fountains. And chili with all the fixings. YWCA is celebrating 35 years putting on…

Historical Hunter Bar Will Soon Get Rebirth After Fire Destroys It

Managers say to start assembling the building by the end of September

HUNTER, N.D. — It didn’t take long after seven Cass County fire crews put out the flames engulfing the Hunter C&I bar back in April for the community to come together. “It was the minute. When are we going to rebuild? What are we going to do next?” said Penny Johnson, manager of the bar. The bar was built by five…

NDSU Smash Bros: Fraternity Builds Stronger Bond Using Sledgehammer, Car

It was just one of Theta Chi's recruitment week activities

FARGO, N.D. — What better way is there to celebrate brotherhood than…smashing a car? It’s recruitment week at NDSU for those who want to get involved in Greek life on campus. But NDSU’s Theta Chi decided to try something a little different this year to bond with some of their new brothers. Each of them picked up a sledgehammer and destroyed…

Moorhead Public Schools Opening Day Enrollment Increases by Almost 300 Students

The district has added more than 1,000 students in the last five years

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s back to school for kids in Moorhead and the public school district added 286 more students than last year. The district has added more than 1,000 students over the past five years. Superintendent Brandon Lunak says the most significant growth in the district is within kindergarten through fourth grades. Moorhead opened an additional elementary school and middle…

North Dakota’s First Ever HIV Awareness Walk Gets Rid of Misconceptions Behind the Virus

The North Dakota Community Planning Group, Family Healthcare and the North Dakota Department of Health put on the walk

FARGO, N.D. — The HIV virus has been in the United States since the 1970’s but to this day, it still carries a stigma with it. “People think someone is HIV infected because they’re a gay man or they do drugs and stuff like that,” said Ryan Braunberger, community co-chair of the North Dakota Community Planning Group. Braunberger says it’s…