Author: Danielle Church

Moorhead Police Department Adds Three New Officers to the Streets

Family members then pinned each officer's badge onto their uniform

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Three new candidates have earned a spot with Moorhead’s men and women in blue. After a speech from Chief David Ebinger, Mayor Del Rae Williams swore Anastacia Hermes, Nathan Taylor and Paul Skoglund into the Moorhead Police Department. Family members then pinned each officer’s badge onto their uniform. Hermes said she wanted to become a police officer…

Greywind Family Retains High-Powered Attorney, Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

The Greywinds have hired Gloria Allred as their attorney in the murder case of Savanna Greywind

FARGO, ND — Brooke Crews was back in court. Crews and William Hoehn are charged with the disappearance and murder of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind. Greywind’s family has also retained a high-powered attorney. “In count one, you’re charged with conspiracy to commit murder. In count two, you’re charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping,” Judge Frank Racek said. “In count three, you’re charged…

Packed Courtroom for Greywind Murder Suspect’s Hearing

Greywind's mother and sister were in attendance, including friends of the family

FARGO, ND — Brooke Crews was back in court. Crews and William Hoehn are charged with the disappearance and murder of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind. It was a packed courtroom as Crews plead not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping and providing false information to police officers. Crews’ attorney advised her not to enter the pleas herself, so…

Runnings Opens First Regional Store in Moorhead

the building used to be a kmart which closed last december

FARGO, ND —  You don’t need to “run” all over town anymore to get most of your errands done, thanks to the opening of Runnings. This is the first store the company has opened in the area and originates in Marshall, Minnesota. Runnings has a little bit for everyone. “We’re not just a farm type store,” said store manager Stan…

Community Voices Opinions On Safety, Homeless, Housing in Downtown Fargo

Fargo planning department, police department, Prairie Roots Food Co-Op, Homeless Coalition were all in attendance

FARGO, ND — Downtown Fargo could see some major changes in the future, but before anything is set in stone, people in the community are getting the chance to voice their opinions. The Fargo Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) hosted a meeting at Revland Gallery to discuss everything from safety to the homeless population. The first point on the agenda was one…

Great Plains Sends 26,000 Pounds of Food to Houston Food Bank

the Feeding America Disaster Response team reached out to the food bank for their help

FARGO, ND — Hurricane Harvey may not be in Texas anymore, but it’s a long road to recovery for victims. Great Plains Food Bank is helping out by sending more than 26,000 pounds of food, 270 gallons of water and disaster supplies to Houston’s food bank. Great Plains is one of many food banks the Feeding America Disaster Response team reached…

Nerd Day Raises Money for Public Television

People came dressed as Star Wars characters, king and queens and Clifford the Big Red Dog

FARGO, N.D. — People in the metro embraced their inner nerd to help keep public television alive.  Prairie Public put on a Nerd Walk where people raised money to support public television in the metro. Star Wars characters, kings, queens and Clifford the Big Red Dog are just a few of the costumes people wore to show what makes them geek…

International Day of Peace Celebrations Continue in the F-M Area

The day was full of songs, guest speakers and a candlelight vigil

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Ezzat al-Haidai and his family moved from Iraq to Fargo in 2014, they were being persecuted for his involvement with the U.S. military.  Since arriving, he says his family gained everything they need. “Fargo-Moorhead is a beautiful city, it’s safe, good education, we believe we have a pot of different people living together with no problems,” al-Haidai  said. He…

Homeward Animal Shelter Offers Microchip Clinic for Dogs

The chip is placed between the dog's shoulder and neck

FARGO, N.D. — Shelter managers say microchips are a pet’s ticket home.  Homeward Animal Shelter is offering microchips for dogs at $20. Staff at the shelter say dogs can’t feel the chip, which is placed between their shoulder and neck. The chip has a barcode put into a nationwide database to help locate lost pets. They say pet parents must remember…

Heitkamp Gets Community Input on Tax Reform Plan

She went to Fargo first and later went to Grand Forks

FARGO, ND —  Small businesses make up 96 percent of North Dakota’s employers that impact the state’s economy. U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp met with small business leaders to hear about their concerns and challenges they face every day because of the current tax system. She said she wants to find ways to improve their businesses and help them to continue…