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Local Athletes Prep for FargoMania

TNT Kid's Fitness and Gymnastics trains individuals with disabilities for competition

FARGO, ND — Several area athletes are prepping for FargoMania. It’s an adapted fitness competition for individuals with disabilities. Disability is not synonymous with inability. That’s what trainers at TNT Kid’s Fitness and Gymnastics are hoping to teach their athletes coping with physical or mental handicaps. “There’s a lot of misconception, a lot of stereotypes that surround a lot of…

Artwork That Tells A Story With Every Little Detail

Artist, Kristi Abbott, Shows Off Her Collage Art That Tells Stories About Our Region

FARGO, ND — Many unique artists are displaying their work at the Downtown Fargo Street Fair, including one who makes art specific to our area. Kristi Abbot, the owner of Made by Kristi, is a mixed media collage artist. Her work is primarily made from paper, all hand cut with scissors. She tells stories through her pieces by incorporating a…

State Leaders Would Like All Students to Have Vaccines up to Date

A North Dakota state law requires all students to have their immunizations in order to attend school

FARGO, ND — The new school year is just around the corner and parents are being encouraged to get their kids in for vaccines a little early. The North Dakota Department of Health wants to make sure that students’ immunizations are up to date. State law requires that students meet minimum immunization requirements before they can attend school. State leaders…

Mantador Woman Charged After Police Search of Home

Tiegs' daughters, ages 6 and 11, and a 15-year-old male relative were in the home at the time of the search

  MANTADOR, ND — A Mantador woman is charged with child endangerment after police found drugs within the reach of three children. Thirty-one-year-old Amy Tiegs is also charged with felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Officers from a multi-county drug agency searched Tiegs’ home recently with assistance from parole agents. Court document…

North Dakota Senators Speak Out on New GOP Health Care Bill

The reworked bill pushed by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seeks conservative support

  NATIONAL — Republican Sen. John Hoeven says he needs more time to evaluate a revamped GOP health care bill. The reworked bill pushed by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seeks conservative support by letting insurers sell low-premium policies with skimpy coverage. Hoeven says he wants to see the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s evaluation of the bill before he decides. Democratic…

Charges Pending Against Man Accused of Taking Four Vehicles in Wilkin County

Silvernail was taken to the hospital in Breckenridge before he was jailed

WILKIN COUNTY, Minn. — A man was arrested near Rothsay after taking at least four vehicles that didn’t belong to him. The Wilkin County Sheriff says Kurtis Silvernail was caught trespassing on private property and took off on an ATV around 6:45 this morning. He headed into a bean field before he was caught and taken into custody. Silvernail was…

New Case of Measles Confirmed in Minnesota

The newest case is an unvaccinated man who lives in Hennepin County

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — Health officials have confirmed an additional case of measles in Minnesota. The new case is associated with the measles outbreak that has been occurring mainly in Hennepin County since late March. The newest case is an unvaccinated man who lives in Hennepin County. Officials say the man visited several public locations in Hennepin, Ramsey and…

Dead Mayflies Pile Up in Welch, Minnesota

The swarm only lasts about 24 hours before the insects die

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption WELCH, Minn. — Mayfly season has produced an unusual sight in Welch, Minnesota. Mounds of dead mayflies resembling piles of mulch littered the lock and dam on the Mississippi River. Every summer, millions of mayflies lay their eggs on the river in Minnesota and Wisconsin,…

Jamestown Man Killed in Crash in Oklahoma

The highway was closed for more than seven hours

  JAMESTOWN, ND — A Jamestown man was killed in a three-vehicle crash in north-central Oklahoma on Wednesday. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 75-year-old Bert Hilber was on on a three-wheel trike motorcycle when he stopped for a semi which was waiting to turn. The patrol says a pickup failed to stop and hit Hilber’s bike, pushing it into the…

Drought in North Dakota Continues to Worsen

The worst areas are in the west, with much of the east rated as abnormally dry

  NORTH DAKOTA — Drought that is ravaging crops, pastures and hay land in North Dakota has worsened over the past week. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows nearly three-fourths of the state in some stage of drought, up from about two-thirds last week. At least 55 percent of the state is in severe or extreme drought, up from…