Community

Grand Forks Holding Call to Action Meeting at Alerus Center

Four action committees will be set up to begin developing strategies and recommendations for a Community Plan to chart a course forward

GRAND FORKS, ND — People in Grand Forks will gather Thursday night to talk about combating substance abuse. The Call to Action will be held at 7 p.m. at the Alerus Center. Mayor Michael Brown, city council members and community leaders will talk about how addiction and substance abuse impacts the community. They’ll also talk about what to do to…

North Dakota Making the Switch from Visa to Mastercard

It'll replace the ReliaCard

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota is making the switch from Visa to Mastercard. Human Services will begin using the new Way2Go Card on June 1. It’ll replace the ReliaCard. The cards are issued to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families clients, Child Care Assistance Program providers, and parents who choose not to receive electronic child support payments through direct deposit….

Minnesota Lawmaker Working to Make it Harder for Parents to Opt Out of Vaccinations

DFL Rep. Mike Freiberg of Golden Valley hopes the ongoing measles outbreak will convince lawmakers to make changes

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — There are almost 70 confirmed cases of measles in Minnesota so far this year. Now, a state lawmaker is hoping to make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children. Nearly 2,000 kindergartners weren’t immunized against measles this year because their parents presented a notarized statement to avoid vaccination. DFL Rep. Mike…

Jurors Hear Opening Statements in Ashley Hunter Double Murder Trial

The defense said the state's timeline won't add up

FARGO, ND– A Fargo double–murder trial has begun with opening statements. Ashley Hunter’s attorney said there are missing pieces to the puzzle. The state took the jury through the events that lead to Ashley Hunter being charged with two counts of murder and one count of arson. The defense said that the timeline is incomplete and police stopped looking for…

Homeward Animal Shelter Helping Pets Find Their Way Home

Homeward Animal Shelter set up a microchip clinic for cats and dogs

FARGO, ND — Pups and kittens flooded in and out of Homeward Animal Shelter in order to get their identification. A Microchip clinic was set up at the shelter for any cat or dog over the age of eight weeks. The microchip was implanted by a licensed veterinarian by implanting a syringe under the skin between the shoulder blades. Shelter…

What to Tell Your Children When Tragedy Strikes

Child Behavioral Specialist explains how to bring light to a devastating situation

FARGO, ND — With this latest terror attack targeting a pop concert, it raises concerns of how parents can talk with their children about tragedies like this. In the days following a tragedy, kids may have a question or two whether something like this could happen to them. There are a few ways you can talk to your children in…

Students at Hawley Elementary School Prepared for Emergencies

Project Pillowcase visited Hawley Elementary to help get kids ready for a disaster

HAWLEY, Minn. — Students at Hawley Elementary School learned about the importance of fire safety. The Red Cross stopped by to present the Pillowcase Project promoting being prepared for disasters. The students decorated their own pillowcases which will be filled with items essential for survival in case of fire or other disasters. For the Red Cross, the project is the…

Fargo City Commission Unanimously Votes for Student Housing Complex

Monday night, all commissioners voted in favor of the same plans

FARGO, ND — A student housing complex near NDSU is set to move forward after a unanimous vote from the Fargo City Commission. Plans for the four-story student apartment went over a nearby public alley. This move requires a super majority vote of 4-1 from the city commission and it failed earlier this month. Monday night, all commissioners voted in…

The Future of Fargo’s Downtown

They say a healthy downtown is a sign of a healthy city

FARGO, ND — Downtown Fargo is quickly changing and development of a new high-rise will shake things up even more. They say a healthy downtown is a sign of a healthy city. It’s why this group behind me is working on plans to improve downtown Fargo’s aging infrastructure while meeting the needs of the people. They’re mainly talking about how…

Fargo Police Investigating Toddler’s Death

They have released very few details about the death

FARGO, ND — Fargo Police are investigating the death of a two year old. They have released very few details about the death. The medical examiner indicated the autopsy results showed no sign of homicidal violence and no medical explanation for the death. There were no signs of criminal activity which could have caused the death. Categories: Community, Crime, Local…