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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…

Pints for a Cause: Fargo Brewing Company Gives Back

One local brewery gives back to an organization.

Fargo Brewing Company is looking to lift up the community by donating to a local nonprofit. The brewery is donating one dollar from every pint to “Creating Care for Reaching Independence”, a group that supports people with disabilities. The event is raising awareness for “Giving Hearts Day” on February 9th. The day promotes raising money for more than 350 charities…

City of Fargo Working on Road Repairs

Potholes can appear quickly, especially in roads that are already in need of repairs

You may not even notice one until you drive over it and officials with the city of Fargo say they are getting an early start on pothole repairs this season. Many of us are enjoying the warmer temperatures during the day, but it still gets below freezing at night. Fargo Public works tells us the cycle of freezing and melting is a…

Heather Wilson Named President Trump’s Nomination for Secretary of the Air Force

Wilson is currently serving as president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City

  President Trump is planning to nominate Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force. Wilson is president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She served in Congress from 1998 to 2009 representing New Mexico. Wilson was a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and served on the House Armed Services Committee. She would…

South Dakota Lawmaker Resigns Over Sex Scandal

Rep. Wollmann admitted to having sexual contact with two interns who were over the age of 21

  A South Dakota lawmaker who acknowledged having sexual contact with two interns has resigned. Rep. Mathew Wollmann, a Republican from Madison, announced his resignation in a letter saying he regrets his actions. The 26-year-old former Marine said last week that both interns were over 21 and that the contact was consensual. But his colleagues had voted to set up…