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Helping the Homeless Stay Healthy

A seminar was held to improve healthy lifestyles for those who are homeless

FARGO, N.D. — We’re in the midst of flu season and health experts say this is the most crucial time to keep homeless people in mind. Health Impacts of Homelessness was held at Fargo Cass Public Health to talk about ways to help homeless people stay healthy. A number of agencies presented ways to help the less fortunate in the…

Kilbourne Group Opening Up Shared Space for Artists

Artists have the option to rent out temporary studio spaces and it is acting as a pilot project

FARGO, N.D. — The Arts Partnership and Kilbourne Group teamed up to create Fargo’s newest shared space for artists. People have the option to rent out temporary studio spaces at APT downtown. The building is open to different types of projects, including music. The space was previously used by the military. Kilbourne Group took over the building in August, and…

Great Plains Harmony Delivering Harmonies to Sweethearts

Great Plains Harmony is donating some of their singing telegram proceeds to the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Great Plains Harmony is using their voices to spread Valentine’s Day surprises to people’s loved ones. The quartet singers will be busy all day delivering songs to sweethearts in the metro. We caught up with the group as they sang for an instructional coach at Eastwood Elementary in West Fargo. She says her husband placed the…

Cass County Hires New Administrator

Robert Wilson takes over the position held by Keith Berndt, who was fired after an altercation on a United Airlines flight

Courtesy: State Historical Society of North Dakota  CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Cass County has hired a new administrator. He is Robert Wilson, currently the Assistant Commission Administrative Officer in Minnehaha County, South Dakota. Wilson worked as a reporter at KSFY-TV in Sioux Falls before joining Minnehaha County seven years ago. He’ll take the position that was held by Keith Berndt…

Fargo Police Department Making Plans for New Station

The police department's entire field services division of 130 officers, equipment and vehicles will take over the 57,000 square feet of warehouse space

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Police will soon be on the move. The department will sublease vacant warehouse space at the Border States Industries building at 105 25th Street North. That is near the city’s Central Garage and Public Works facilities. The police department’s entire field services division of 130 officers, equipment and vehicles will take over the 57,000 square feet…

United Blood Services Sending Products to Community of Oroville

Water levels in the lake behind the city's dam have receded, but an evacuation order is still in place

  OROVILLE, Calif. — United Blood Services in the Dakotas Region is helping its sister center in Oroville, California. Some 200,000 people have been evacuated after officials feared a spillway at the country’s tallest dam was in danger of imminent failure. Water levels in the lake behind Oroville Dam have since receded, but the evacuation order remains in place. United…

Red River Diversion Project Begins This Week

The state of Minnesota and other opponents are fighting the project in court

  FARGO-MOORHEAD — Work will begin this week on the Red River diversion project for Fargo-Moorhead. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Ames Construction of Burnsville is sending equipment to the site near Horace to conduct pre-construction studies for the diversion inlet. It will include a control structure with three gates to regulate flows into the diversion channel around…

The Vinyl Revival: Why Music Lovers Are Going Back

What has many listeners across the Valley dropping the needle

FARGO-MOORHEAD — Vinyl: a comeback few people saw coming. Many music hobbyists here in the Valley are trading in their newer CDs for older records. It is nostalgia, or does it really sound better? We spoke with collectors, store owners, and an area music engineer to find out what has many listeners dropping the needle. “So Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms…

Applebee’s West Fargo Closes its Doors

The West Fargo location was one of the four Applebee's locations in the F-M area

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — One of the four locations of Applebee’s in the metro has closed its doors. Customers found a note on the door at Applebee’s along 13th Avenue East in West Fargo this morning. This letter was posted on the door to the West Fargo Applebee’s location. It said the restaurant was closed as of today and…

Fargo Prepares for Single Stream Recycling

You only have to call if the city if you do not want to be in the new recyling program.

FARGO, N.D. — The city of Fargo is going to an all–in–one recycling program this summer. The phones are  ringing off the hook over confusion about the program. We knocked on doors and talked to people who said separating cans from plastics and glass can be time consuming. Staff at Fargo Recycles, which is run by the city of Fargo,…