Author: Danielle Church

Moorhead Police Find Body in River at Johnson Park

they are working to ID the person and notify his or her family

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Police have found a body in the river at Johnson Park. Police say someone told them they thought they saw a person floating in the water just after 4:00 this afternoon. When officers got to the boat launch area, they turned their water rescue into a recovery effort. Authorities are working to ID the body…

Tip From the Public Helps Police Arrest Suspect in Domestic Assault

35-year-old Blake Fitzgerald was arrested at the Rodeway Inn at 1:00 a.m.

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — A tip from the public helps West Fargo Police arrest a man who allegedly assaulted his former girlfriend in Moorhead early Thursday morning. Officers say 35-year old Blake Fitzgerald was hiding from authorities. Fitzgerald was taken into custody at the Roadway Inn at 1:00 a.m. He was previously arrested in April after threatening a woman…

Driver Runs Into Harbor Freight Tools

Damages are estimated between $5,000 to $6,000

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Fire says an elderly woman ran her car into Harbor Freight Tools just before 11:00 this morning. The woman told firefighters when she got into her car, it went backwards on its own. Battalion Chief Bruce Anderson says the woman then panicked and put it into drive, hitting the building. He says there’s about five to…

“I have my angels with me and he is one of them” Community Remembers Johnny Grey

He died in a car crash in West Fargo on Saturday evening

FARGO, N.D. — 38–year–old Johnny Grey was killed in a crash in West Fargo over the weekend. His family, friends and coworkers say he was an exceptional human being, especially when you put a pair of scissors in his hands. No matter how often hairstylists changed their work stations at Blush Salon. “That space was always, it was just always…

L.A. Photographer Sharing Stories of Fargo LGBTQ Youth Through “Project Contrast”

Maxwell Poth is originally from Salt Lake City, traveling the country to ten states to take his photographs

FARGO, N.D. — A Los Angeles photographer is traveling across the country to make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ kids. Now he’s in Fargo. Maxwell Poth came up with the idea for his non-profit “Project Contrast” after a teen in his hometown took his own life for being gay. Poth realized he needed to use his platform to…

New Minnesota Laws Going Into Effect July 1st

they range from the opioid epidemic to spousal rape law changes and the creation of a missing and murdered indigenous women task force

MINNESOTA — Along with a $48 billion budget, a new set of laws will take effect in Minnesota on July 1st. Twenty–one million dollars a year. That’s how much drug manufacturers will be required to pay the state starting next Monday. “There isn’t a stream of funding for prevention efforts in general, opioids in particular,” said Rory Beil, with Clay…

First Phase of St. Paul’s Newman Center to Be Complete By July 2021

The old building was built in 1958

FARGO, N.D. — With a growing Catholic population at North Dakota State University, a nearby church is trying to meet the demand. St. Paul’s Newman Center was the first religious organization NDSU students could go to off-campus. It opened in 1958 serving about 3,000. It closed last month. That’s because the church is building a new one which will serve…

House of Hope Dedicated to Kvalvog Teens Killed in 2015 Crash

More than 80 percent of people using the home's free services are on probation or parole

FARGO, N.D. — Time was not on 18–year–old Zachary Kvalvog or 14–year–old Connor Kvalvog’s side on June 23, 2015. “They were incredible children who were going to do great things and that’s what’s kind of disappointing is they weren’t able to fulfill that,” said Kathie Kvalvog, the boys’ mother. Four years ago, the Kvalvog family lost their only two sons….

Streets Alive! Is Back This Summer

the next one will be on August 25 in downtown Fargo

  FARGO, N.D. — Break out those bikes, skateboards and scooters. Streets Alive is back! More than three miles of streets were shut down in downtown Fargo so people could get active, whether it meant walking, running, biking, rollerblading or even dancing. Great Northern Bicycle Company is putting on two Streets Alive events this year. The next one is on…

UPDATE: Victims In North Moorhead Rollover Identified

A pick-up with three people inside crashed early Friday morning

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — We have an update to a fatal crash from Friday morning. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says 49-year-old Robert Churchman was driving a pick-up in the 33-hundred block of 28th Avenue when it crashed just before seven. He and 30-year-old Crystal Mendoza of Fargo both sustained injuries. Authorities say 52-year-old Timothy Herold of Fargo passed away…