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Pilot Airlifted To Fargo After Crash

The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call reporting a plane crash near the Mahnomen Airport.

MAHNOMEN – A pilot was airlifted to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo Tuesday night after his plane crashed south of Mahnomen. Sheriff Doug Krier says the plane went down in a field near the Mahnomen airport around 8 p.m. Two MN-DOT employees traveling on Highway 59 saw the plane crash and pulled the pilot from the wreck. The man’s name…

Previous Evidence Questioned in ND Death Penalty Appeal Hearing

Alfonso Rodriquez has been on death row for 11 years

FARGO, N.D. — A federal inmate from Crookston convicted of killing UND student Dru Sjodin is appealing his death sentence. Two forensic experts took the stand in the start of what could be Rodriguez’s last appeal. It’s been more than 12 years since 64-year-old Alfonso Rodriguez was federally indicted for the kidnapping, murder and rape of Dru Sjodin. After the…

Local Programs Continue Despite Defunding of BreatheND

The funding will now be housed at the North Dakota Department of Health

FARGO, ND — BreathND is done at the end of the month. The legislature voted to defund the state’s tobacco prevention agency in April. There will no longer be a statewide agency dedicated to tobacco prevention come July 1st. The funding will now be housed at the North Dakota Department of Health. Whether it was providing education or a plan…

Dashcam Video Showing Castile Shooting Released

The video came from a camera in the squad car of Officer Jeronimo Yanez

ST. ANTHONY, Minn. — A warning that what we are about to show you can be very disturbing to some. Dashcam video of the Philando Castile shooting has been made public. The video came from a camera in the squad car of Officer Jeronimo Yanez. It shows what happened after Castile told Yanez that he had a permit to carry…

Audubon Dakota Monitoring Area Peregrine Falcons

A picture taken by a local birdwatcher shows the peregrine seems to be relying on one leg more than the other

FARGO, ND — A photograph of what could possibly be an injured peregrine falcon native to the F–M area is causing some concern. The community has helped bring back the once endangered species and keeps close tabs on peregrines who nest in the area. The peregrine falcon is one of the world’s fastest birds, with diving speeds that can reach…

Fergus Falls Community Garden Committed to Making Region Healthier

Lakes Region Takes Root in Fergus Falls Has a Mission To Provide Healthy Options To Those in Need

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Community gardens are popular in our region because they offer people a chance to socialize with others while learning how to garden fresh produce. One community garden in Fergus Falls is offering that and more. Five years ago, Jason Bergstrand had the idea of a community garden that would help improve access to healthy food throughout Otter…

Wimbledon Man Sentenced in Arson Case of Former Air Force Control Center

The building was heavily damaged in the April fire which was set in three parts of the building

Christopher KraayDAZEY, ND — A Wimbledon man has been sentenced for breaking into and setting fire to a former Air Force control center near Dazey. Christopher Kraay, 29, was given three and a half years in prison. He pleaded guilty to arson, burglary and to the theft of two ATVs. The building was heavily damaged in the April fire which…

District 16 Cass County Democrats Welcome Special Guest

West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller shared the status of the department

FARGO, ND– The District 16 Cass County Democratic NPL welcomed a special guest at its monthly meeting to talk about a big change in West Fargo. Fire Chief Dan Fuller shared the status of the department. Volunteer firefighters have recently moved to serving full time. Staff is needed as the city is responding to a record amount of calls. Last…

Essentia Health Holds Cancer Journey Conference for Survivors

A cancer journey conference was held to let survivors know they're not alone

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Essentia Health dedicated an entire day to educating and empowering cancer survivors in the metro. A cancer journey conference was held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead for cancer survivors. They had learning sessions, friendly discussions and got inspiring messages from their peers. Breakout sessions took place including art journaling and genetics knowledge. Program directors say it’s…

West Fargo’s Wild West Jamboree

This annual event is going on its 12th summer and brings events and activities for kids of all ages

FARGO, ND — Strap on those cowboy boots and get ready to giddy up because the Wild West Jamboree is back! This annual event is going on its 12th summer and brings events and activities for kids of all ages at Rendezvous Park in West Fargo. From bouncy houses, to horse rides, to a petting zoo, this Wild West theme…