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Cleanup Week begins Monday

People can dispose of tires, appliances and other large items for free

FARGO-MOORHEAD — Cleanup Week for cities across the metro begins Monday. Those living in Fargo, West Fargo and Clay County can toss out larger items they no longer need. This year, the pickup schedule will match each household’s recycling collection day. Unwanted items should be set out before 7 a.m. Two appliances and up to four tires and rims will…

YWCA of Cass-Clay hosts 2020 Women of the Year awards

FARGO, N.D. – YWCA’s Women of the Year 2020 event is underway, but this year it’s being held virtually. 29 women and THREE organizations were nominated and the winner will be determined by an independent panel of judges. Some of the women nominated include Kari Bucholz of Haley’s Hope, Jeanine Larson from Berkshire Hathaway, and former City Commissioner Melissa Sobolik….

Sen. Kevin Cramer champions a bill to lower veteran suicides

WASHINGTON – On Suicide Prevention Day, North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer introduces a bill to build on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ suicide prevention efforts. It’s called the VA Zero Suicide Demonstration Project Act. The Zero Suicide model aims to eliminate suicide through improvements in our health care systems. A companion bill was introduced in the House this year. A…

Crews on scene of elevator fire in Grandin, N.D.

GRANDIN, N.D. – Fire crews and the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to an elevator fire in Grandin, North Dakota. They were sent to the nine hundred block of Industry Drive around 4:00 Thursday afternoon. A conveyer inside the building caught fire. The Fire Chief says there was never any threat to the public. “Something ignited inside there, and we’re…

Pet Connection: Meet Jughead

He puts the fun in funny papers.

This week’s Pet Connection cutie is a canine with a comic connection. Jughead the American bulldog comes to us by way of Homeward Animal Shelter. He’s a beautiful and affectionate fellow who’s done a bit of living in his young life. He’s only 3, but he’s got some scars, although shelter staff aren’t sure where they come from. He’s got…

LIVE: Rally for Recovery

Rally around. Just don't get too close to each other.

It’s an event that’s been growing each and every year since they first came up with it seven years ago. And it can put people who are struggling with mental health issues in touch with some of the best resources in the northern valley. So there was no way they were going to call it off completely this year —…

Floyd family considers legal action after alleged hospital data breach

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.  – The family of George Floyd is considering action against Hennepin County Medical Center for alleged multiple breaches of his confidential information. A family lawyer said they were recently informed of breaches of Floyd’s data and that the employees no longer work at the hospital. Attorney Antonio Romanucci said the family was very disappointed that “even in death,…

Fargo South teacher named one of 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize

Leah Juelke is the only finalist from the U.S. The winner of the award will receive $1 million.

FARGO, N.D. — Teaching was not always the plan for Leah Juelke. The 2001 Fargo South graduate attended NDSU on a nursing scholarship. Two years into college, she joined the Army National Guard as a medic. It was there that she found her real calling. “Having to train up all these new soldiers that came in, I really found a…

Navy Veteran begins journey from Moorhead to St. Paul by wheelchair

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Twenty years ago, Kevin “NeSe” Shores began his 270 mile journey from Moorhead City Hall to the capitol building in St. Paul in his wheelchair. That first journey was to bring attention to the Gulf War Illness, which causes fatigue, muscle pain, cognitive problems, and insomnia in approximately 250,000 veterans who returned home from the 1991 Gulf…