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Moorhead Liquor Businesses Weigh in on Potential Sunday Sales

One Moorhead Liquor Stores Thinks Sales Could Boost Business

MOORHEAD, Minn. — For the first time in the Minnesota history, a bill that would reverse the ban on selling liquor on Sundays has passed the house. A senate committee will take up the bill Wednesday. One business says it’s happy that its customers would be able to shop more conveniently. Minnesota is one of 12 states that currently bans…

FrogWatch USA Training Session at the Red River Zoo

The Red River Zoo is Hosting a Training Session This Saturday

FARGO, N.D. — Did you know that frogs play a very important role in the ecosystem? With them breathing through their skin, they can indicate when there are problems within the environment. “The volunteers are going out and listening for frog calls,” said Bryan Vasquez, the director of conservation and education at the Red River Zoo. “So, we’re having training…

Don’t Throw Out Your Old Books Just Yet

Children's Montessori Center is accepting all books for their book drive

FARGO, N.D. — Children’s Montessori Center in Fargo has had clothes drives, shoe drives and now it’s time for its book drive. The pre-school is looking for as many books as possible to be sorted and shared with classrooms and also to be donated to local shelters. Books needed should be geared towards toddlers between the ages of two and…

West Fargo Community High School Tackles Fundraising to Fight Cancer

Carnival set up to help raise funds to fight cancer and hunger

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The only thing better than spring weather in February is a carnival where all kids and families are invited. West Fargo Community High School students came together to raise money that will go much deeper than just helping fund the school. The Winter Carnival proves it truly takes a village to help those in need. From…

ND House Passes Constitutional Carry Bill

The bills now go to the Senate floor for consideration

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The House has passed a package of gun-rights measures. One is the so-called “constitutional carry” bill that would allow most people 21 and older to carry concealed firearms without a permit. They also approved a measure that allows carrying a gun in church if the church allows it. Another measure approved would allow firearms in schools…

Minot Air Force Base’s 5th Bomb Wing Honored

This is the second time the 5th Bomb Wing has been awarded the Omaha Trophy

  MINOT, N.D. — Minot Air Force Base’s 5th Bomb Wing has been honored by U.S. Strategic Command with an Omaha Trophy for the best strategic bomber wing. Every year, five outstanding wings are recognized for their work. This is the second time in three years that the 5th Bomb Wing has been awarded the Omaha Trophy. Senator Heidi Heitkamp…

Wahpeton Man Identified in Fatal Crash

Police say Rosaaen was not wearing his seat belt when he went off the road and crashed into a tree

  WAHPETON, N.D. — The state patrol has identified the victim of a fatal crash in Wahpeton late Sunday night. Ryan Rosaaen, 21, of Wahpeton, died after his car went off the road, across a boulevard and hit a tree head-on. He was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene. The crash is still under investigation. Categories:…

Local Maker Turns Pillows Into Art, Uniforms Into Memories

Creativity and nostalgia combine at Unglued Craft Fest 2017.

The Unglued Craft Fest is upon us this coming weekend at the Plains Art Museum — 70 or so local makers who craft, create, design, sew, paint, upcycle and delight us with their talent and passion for decor, home goods, art, jewelry and more. Emily Welker sat down live in studio with maker Emily Brooks and her embroidery machine to…

Looking to Get Away? When to Book to Get the Best Deal

It's that time of the year where people are itching to escape the cold temperatures

FARGO, N.D. — It’s that time of the year when people want to escape the snow and embrace the beach. If you booked to travel after January, you found a good deal. Whether it’s a church mission… “We went to Honduras,” said Debby. …or, seeing family… “Newbrunsville, Texas,” said Dale, a traveler from Moorhead. …or going back to the place…

Recognizing Mental Health Changes in Children

Community members received a lesson on how to prevent mental illness in children

FARGO, N.D. — While some mental illnesses can’t be controlled due to genetics, there are some than can be preventable. Any adult dealing with a child who is battling mental illness in some way shape or form was invited to the Youth Mental Health First Aid 8 Hour course. The goal of the course is┬áto enlighten adults on how to…