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DAPL Construction Company Asking Court to Block Army Corps Study

Energy Transfer Partners is asking a judge to stop the Army Corps of Engineers from doing an environmental study of DAPL

  The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the pipeline’s disputed crossing in North Dakota. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners has asked a judge to stop the Corps from publishing a notice in the Federal Register on Wednesday announcing the study….

Man Gets Plea Deal in 2016 West Fargo Motel Standoff

Jan Michel Wangstad, 38, plead guilty to multiple charges and was given five years in prison

  A plea deal and sentence for the man involved in an armed standoff at a West Fargo motel last March. Jan-Michel Wangstad, 38, pleaded guilty to terrorizing, reckless endangerment, illegal possession of a firearm, criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance. An attempted murder charge was dropped. Wangstand was given five years in prison. He was arrested last…

Warm Weather Doesn’t Dampen the Spirits at the Blizzard Bash

The 2017 Blizzard Bash took place at Scheel's Arena for kids and parents of all ages

Parents and kids of ages celebrated a day off and enjoyed some winter fun. The Fargo Park District and the West Fargo Park District worked together and hosted the annual Blizzard Bash at Scheel’s Arena. The free event featured a screening of ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ with popcorn and soda and inflatable games were set up for kids to play…

Reitan Won’t Return as Police Chief of West Fargo

Chief Reitan was placed on administrative leave on January 13 and Mayor Rich Mattern says privacy policies prohibit him from saying why

  West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan will not be returning to his job according to the mayor. Reitan was placed on administrative leave on Friday after a special meeting between the mayor, commissioners and city officials. Mayor Mattern says a separation agreement between the city and Reitan is being drawn up. He could not tell us the reason behind…

Bison Turf Owner Gets Permit to Begin Nearly Million Dollar Rebuild Project

Pete Sabo says three-quarters of the building will need to come down before the process can begin.

  The owner of an iconic Fargo bar, heavily damaged by fire last summer, has finally received a permit to rebuild. Pete Sabo says he was determined to rebuild the Bison Turf near NDSU after the July 22 fire which started in the attic and was caused by repair work. Sabo says the new plan, meeting new code requirements and…

Gluten Free Diets Help with Healthy Lifestyle Choices

It's National Gluten Free Day and those in the community express how gluten free diets have impacted their lives

It’s National Gluten Free Day. If you haven’t already, it may be time to hop on the gluten free diet train. Nutritionists says gluten free foods are easier on the digestive system while still including nutrients to help our bodies function. While some are voluntarily choosing to switch to a gluten free diet because of its proven link to weight loss,…

Kids at Ben Franklin Middle School Learn Retail

Partnering with the Kilbourne Group, kids imagine a shop for Roberts Common in Fargo

Students at Ben Franklin Middle School got a crash course in retail over the past few months. The students presented their plans for unique retail stores that could be built in Roberts Commons in Fargo. They worked over the past few months along with the Kilbourne Group to come up with the ideas for the stores. They identified target audiences,…

Paralyzed Man Reaches $3 Million Settlement with Trampoline Park

AirMaxx Trampoline Park to pay $3 million to a man paralyzed after jumping into foam pit.

Attorneys say a St. Cloud trampoline park will pay $3 million to a Brainerd man after reaching a settlement. Anthony Seitz became paralyzed in August of 2015 after jumping into a foam pit at the AirMaxx Trampoline Park. Reports say Seitz signed a waiver before playing there with his 11-year-old son, but his lawsuit claims AirMaxx was negligent. An attorney…