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“Take Your Child to Work Day” Means Milestone for Local Radio Host

Twins take over the radio for a day, a role their parents never thought could be a possibility

FARGO, ND — Kids around the nation are getting a look into their parent’s lives on “Take your child to work day”. But for one local radio host, this is more than just a fun day…it’s a milestone for his family. We know him as “Zero” on the Y–94 Playhouse morning show. “I’ll be doing the dishes and I can…

Minnesota Schools Concerned Netflix Series Glorifies Teen Suicide

District officials in Anoka-Hennepin, Lakeville, Edina, Eden Prairie and others have sent information to parents

  MINNESOTA — Some school districts in Minnesota are concerned about a popular Netflix series about suicide. School officials and mental health experts are concerned the “13 Reasons Why” series about a 17-year-old girl who takes her own life could trigger dangerous thoughts and actions by vulnerable teens. District officials in Anoka-Hennepin, Lakeville, Edina, Eden Prairie and others have sent information…

Agassiz Variety Show Creates Positive School Culture

This was the fourth year for the school's variety show

FARGO, ND — Students and staff at Agassiz School in Fargo held their fourth annual variety show. The show unites all age groups and each of the building’s four schools. Performers showed off a variety of skills and parts of their culture.  Acts included traditional cultural dances, comedy skits and singers. The variety show is designed to promote interactions among…

West Fargo Holds First-Ever Senior Extravaganza

The conference was designed to listen to seniors' concerns and keep them safe from scams

WEST FARGO, ND — West Fargo wants to keep its senior citizens safe from scams and held a first of it’s kind event at the West Fargo Convention Center. The city wanted a way to connect to its senior citizen population better and created the Seniors 60+ Extravaganza. The goal is to keep them informed about issues that the elderly…

Apartment Building Aimed to Help Single Moms to Open in Fargo

Jeremiah Program Will Begin Building Apartment Complex June 2017

FARGO, ND — A new apartment building set to be built in Fargo has a mission unlike most in the area. The Jeremiah Program hosted a luncheon where they announced they would be building an affordable apartment building for single mothers starting this June. The program’s goal is to create a supportive community, provide affordable housing and provide quality education…

Minnesota Health Department Confirms Measles Outbreak

All cases are involving children

HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Health confirms 29 known measles cases. The newest reported case is in Stearns County, west of the Twin Cities. The other 28 cases are in Hennepin County, and all 29 involve children under the age of 5. There are no reported cases in North Dakota. Measles is often recognized by a rash that…

Deer Creek Man Identified After Fatal Crash in New York Mills

The patrol says the road was wet at the time of the crash

  NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. — A 50 year-old Deer Creek, Minnesota man has been identified as the victim of a deadly crash in New York Mills. The state patrol says John Manselle died when he lost control of his pickup on a bridge deck while coming off Highway 10 on Wednesday morning. Manselle’s pickup went into the ditch and…

High Risk Sex Offender Takes Up Residence in Grand Forks

He has two convictions for Corruption of a Minor and Gross Sexual Imposition in 2010

  GRAND FORKS, ND — A high-risk sex offender is out of custody and living in Grand Forks. Police say Brandon Kuntz has moved to 2006 Dyke Avenue #3. He has two convictions for Corruption of a Minor and Gross Sexual Imposition in 2010. He will have to register as a sex offender for life. Categories: Community, Crime, Local News,…

Prescription Drug Take Back Day Locations in the Red River Valley

Here in the metro, you can drop off pills at the Moorhead Police Department and Clay County Sheriff's Office

  RED RIVER VALLEY — Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States and in Minnesota. This Saturday is National Prescription Take Back Day. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. law enforcement agencies are providing safe disposal of unused or expired prescription drugs. Here in the metro, you can drop off pills at the Moorhead…

Accused Oil Patch Drug Dealer Reaches Plea Agreement

He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years

  BISMARCK, ND — A man accused of dealing large quantities of drugs in the oil patch has reached a plea agreement. The deal calls for 55-year-old Zachary Smith, known as “Old School”, to plead guilty to two counts, including a conspiracy charge. Authorities say Smith was part of an operation that in 2015 and 2016 moved meth and heroin…