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Fireworks Reminders for this Dry 4th of July

The do's and don'ts to pay attention to while handling fireworks this summer

FARGO, ND — Fireworks are great for family fun, but they can be dangerous when you don’t play by the rules. It’s the holiday where lighting off tons of fireworks and firecrackers throughout the night is widely acceptable. But when it comes to playing with fire, it’s dangerous on a number of levels. “I don’t think there’s a year that…

Rehab 4 Life, MPX Fitness Helping Parkinson’s Patients Live Active Lives

MPX Fitness and Rehab 4 Life Have Teamed Up To Offer a Rock Steady Boxing Class

FARGO, ND — Many people may think of boxing as a combative sport┬ábut some people look to it for therapy. “I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s about a year and a half ago and almost from the first day I was diagnosed, my doctor, the physical therapist that I went to, my daughter, who was a physical therapist, everyone was saying…

East Grand Forks Police Searching for Male Suspect who Attacked Female Near North End Walking Bridge

She said she struggled with the man and he let her go and ran from the area

  EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — The East Grand Forks Police Department is searching for a suspect who allegedly assaulted a female near the┬ánorth end walking bridge. Police said just before 5 p.m. Monday, a female called police saying she was rollerblading on the bike path when a man riding a bicycle crashed into her. She told police she fell…

Fire Officials: Be Careful with Smoking Materials

They say someone's failure to get rid of their smoking materials caused the fire

  FARGO, ND — A warning from fire officials: be careful to put out smoking materials outdoors. That’s after Fargo firefighters responded to a fire late Sunday that damaged an apartment deck. They were called to this scene around 11:30 Sunday night for a deck on fire in the 1500 block of East Gateway Circle. They say someone’s failure to…

Fargo Man Asks for Community’s Help in Catching Drone Thief

If you recognize the suspect from the footage, contact the Fargo Police Department

FARGO, ND — One Fargo man is hoping to catch a thief after his son’s drone was stolen from his locked pickup. Surveillance video from Joseph Ochoa’s house in south Fargo shows a man going through two pickups in the driveway around 4:30 am last Tuesday. He said you can see the man picking up the drone, which cost nearly…

Livestock Deaths Linked to Blue Green Algae in North Dakota

It has been found in Stanley Pond in Mountrail County and the Harvey Reservoir in Wells County

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s Health Department is warning about the presence of blue-green algae in some waters around the state. The algae can produce toxins that can sicken and even kill both people and animals. There have already been reports of livestock deaths linked to the algae. It has been found in Stanley Pond in Mountrail County and the…

Charges Pending in Valley City Hoax Hostage Call

Police spoke to the caller and tracked the call to Alabama

  VALLEY CITY, ND — A phone call that prompted a large police response to the parking lot of Family Dollar in Valley City was made in Alabama. A man called the store and claimed that he was holding a woman hostage. He wanted credit card numbers and said he would hurt the woman if he didn’t receive the information….

Castile Family to Get $3 Million for Shooting Death

Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter and other charges this month

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — The mother of Philando Castile has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death. The settlement was announced by attorneys for Valerie Castile and the city of St. Anthony. The settlement avoids the drawn-out process of a federal wrongful death lawsuit stemming from Castile’s death. The 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker was killed by…

UND Given Grant to Help Fight Drug Addiction

The money will be used for a program involving providers of services in addiction and behavioral health fields

GRAND FORKS, ND — UND has been awarded a major grant in the continuing battle against drug addiction. The university was given $3.8 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The money will be used for a program involving providers of services in addiction and behavioral health fields. It’s part of a nationwide effort to combat the…

Legal Dispute Between GOP Controlled Legislature and Gov. Dayton Continues

It's unclear when a decision may come

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A judge is considering whether Gov. Dayton’s veto of the Legislature’s funding was unconstitutional. The bitter legal dispute between the Democratic governor and Republican-controlled Legislature had its first hearing in Ramsey County court. Dayton zeroed out the Legislature’s funding last month to force lawmakers to rework a $650 million tax bill and other measures. The…