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Warm or Cold: Frostival Will Go On!

A warm end to January means a rough start to some winter events

While many welcome the warmer January, winter events continue to take a hit. In Fargo, four January days and nights above freezing is unheard of. We may welcome the nice road conditions, but this hard, icy snow is not ideal for winter fun. But this weekend’s Frostival events will mostly live on. “That’s the whole idea of Frostival, we enjoy…

MN House Approves Bill Charging Protesters for Law Enforcement Costs

The lawmakers were unable to take up a second measure on the issue due to protesters at the hearing chanting "shame"

  A Minnesota House committee has approved a bill that would charge protesters for law enforcement costs associated with disruptive demonstrations. The House Civil Law Committee passed the bill 6-3, amid outcry from critics who say it could be used to silence dissent. People at the hearing shouted “shame, shame!” after the vote, prompting lawmakers to walk out without taking…

Volunteers Prep for Frostival

Volunteers built igloos and snow cubes for the 2017 Frostival

The 2017 Frostival kicks off this Friday and the community has been working together to build the perfect winter set up. The Frostival will include activities such as cardboard sled races, snow fort making and a winter rocks skating event. Today, 13 volunteers put on their snow boots and came out to the Hjemkomst to build igloos and snow cubes…

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Coming Soon

Girl Scout Cookies Will Start Being Sold February 3rd Around the F-M Area

We hope your sweet tooth is ready because Girl Scouts in the metro will start selling their classic cookies next week. Girl Scout cookies will be on sale February 3rd through March 5th. Some of the locations around town where you can find the cookies include Family Fare in West Fargo and Bully Brew Coffee on 40th Avenue South in…

Salvation Army Beats Red Kettle Goal of $900,000

The Salvation Army thanked the FM area for helping beat their Red Kettle goal

You helped the Salvation Army reach its annual Red Kettle fundraising goal in the metro. They raised $904,678, beating the goal of $900,000. Majors Elaine and Byron Medlock say they plan on retiring in May of 2018. They say a goal of raising $1¬†million next winter would be a great way to go out with a bang. “It’s been a…

North Dakota Senators Remember Slain Deputy

Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp reach out to Deputy Allery's family, friends and the law enforcement community

  Both U.S. Senators from North Dakota took to the floor of the Senate to pay tribute to Deputy Colt Allery. Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven also commended law enforcement for their work to keep the state’s families safe. “I know this is an incredibly tough time for Rolette County Sheriff Medrud and his deputies right now as well,”…

Services Held for Rolette Deputy Killed in the Line of Duty

Sheriff Medrud says Deputy Allery's life may have been short, but he accomplished a lot

COURTESY: KXMB-Bismarck, KXMC-Minot  Services are held for the Rolette County Sheriff’s Deputy who was shot and killed in the line of duty last Thursday. The funeral service for Colt Allery was held at Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt. The overflow crowd included more than 1,200 law enforcement members from around the country. At 29-years-old, Allery leaves behind five children….

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Addiction Takes Action

The Blue Ribbon Commission is working to end opioid abuse and addiction in the Fargo-Moorhead community

The CDC says drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental deaths in the nation. Since 2012, the Cass County Coroner reports there have been more than 60 overdose deaths in the county. So how are local officials working together to come up with a plan to fight back? The mayors of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, Dilworth and Horace have…

Fargo Police Issues Warning About Dangerous Synthetic Drug

Carfentanil is 10,000 more times potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than Fentanyl

Courtesy: Fargo Police Dept.Fargo Police are warning about a dangerous drug that has popped up in our area. It’s called Carfentanil. The synthetic opioid is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100¬†times more potent than Fentanyl. It was identified through lab results after recent narcotics investigations in the area. It can come in many different forms including powder, tablets…

Plains Art Museum Getting a Head Start on Super Bowl Celebrations

Youth Pottery on the Wheel Created Super Bowl soup bowls for kids

The Super Bowl is coming up next month and the Plains Art Museum is getting a head start on dish preparations. Youth Pottery on the Wheel created Super Bowl soup bowls for kids ages 9 and up. Kids were able to create bowls of all sizes to be used for food during the Super Bowl. “Just getting kids at a…