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Potato Days Brings Community Together, Becomes Part of Family Traditions

A father and son will compete against each other in the potato throwing contest next year

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — Potato Days has become a family tradition for many. Justin Camperud is an eight-time winner of the potato throwing contest. His tips? “Balance. Make sure you throw with both arms, not try to one hand it. A lot of people try to tip it the long way and try to push it with one hand as opposed…

“I’m Moving Out” NDSU Students Are Saying Goodbye to Parents And Hello College At Move-In Day

FARGO N.D-It’s moving time. “It’s our unofficial kickoff to the fall so although the calendar says it’s summer, it’s where the small semester starts,” Said Director of Resident Life Rian Nostrum. With hundreds of new kids trying to navigate their big day, a lot of planning goes into it. “So we literally take streets, and we make them one way…

Fargo Public Library Holds NASA Spacesuit Event

People get to take pictures with an Apollo 13 spacesuit

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Public Library held an event featuring a spacesuit from Apollo 13 that was sent from the Johnson Space Center. Kids and families got to pose with it against a green screen, so a space background can be added on. They also got to make crafts like picture frames to decorate their photos. “I hope that everyone that…

Tips for Getting Kids’ Sleep Schedules Back on Track for the School Year

Many parents say they start the routine about a week before school starts

Since the school year is starting back up again, there are some tips for getting kids’ sleep schedules back on track. Parents say the first few days of getting kids back into the school routine is always the hardest. “There’s a lot of complaining,” Lisa Gedrose of Fargo said. “They always want to stay up later because it’s sunny out…

West Fargo School Showcases Mural Made of Bottle Caps

An art teacher came up with the idea

WEST FARGO, N.D. — South Elementary has a new piece of art, and it’s an environmentally-friendly one. An art teacher at the school came up with the idea to create a mural last school year. Students were asked to bring in recycled bottle caps. Staff members volunteered their time over the summer to paint the backdrop and glue the caps…

LIVE: Island Park Show

It's a place to find things you're sure to want to show off.

The end of summer is a bittersweet time of year, but there’s a way to make it go down a little easier this weekend. You can find some of the most creative, beautiful and interesting arts, crafts and finds for your family at the Island Park Art Show going on this weekend. It’s held every summer during one of the…

Grand Forks Police Department Searching for Attempted Robbery Suspects

Neither the employee nor the suspects were injured in the altercation, and no items are known to have been taken by the suspects.

Grand Forks, N.D.–The Grand Forks Police Department is actively searching for two suspects in an attempted robbery that occurred Friday at approximately 6 a.m. The attempted robbery occurred at 2250 N. 69th Street. An employee on scene, who was carrying a legal firearm per his concealed carry license, confronted the robbery suspects who were holding unknown possible weapons and did not…

I-94 Border to Border Enforcement Planned

The enforcement effort begins August 26 through September 1 leading up to the Labor Day holiday.

Fargo, N.D.–The North Dakota Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Minnesota State Patrol and Wisconsin State Patrol, will be conducting a border-to-border enforcement saturation effort on Interstate 94. The enforcement effort begins August 26 through September 1 leading up to the Labor Day holiday. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the saturation effort will be on aggressive driving behaviors. Troopers…

Former Viking and Concordia College Football Player and Wife Found Dead

Todd County Sheriff Steve Och says they are looking for 22-year old Dylan Bennett, the couple's youngest son.

MINNEAPOLIS, M.N. -Two people found dead in a home in Long Prairie, Minnesota were a former NFL player and his wife. Deputies found Barry and Carol Bennett dead Wednesday afternoon at their home after a 911 call for a welfare check. Barry played in the NFL including one year with the Minnesota Vikings in 1988 and was a defensive lineman…