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More than $60,000 Raised for Carrington Family After Fatal Fire

The local police department has turned the investigation over to the BCI and state fire marshal

  CARRINGTON, N.D. — As a community continues to mourn, authorities have confirmed the identities of three young children killed in a weekend house fire in Carrington, North Dakota. Alex Tufte, 11, his 8-year-old sister Melody and 7-year-old brother Spencer died early Saturday when fire engulfed their mobile home. Their parents, Dawn and Brandon Tufte and a third adult survived…

Two More Stores Close at West Acres, Brings Total Number of Closures to 11

Family Christian and Wet Seal now make the total number of stores to leave the West Acres Mall within the last year and a half to 11, as we first reported in January of this year

  FARGO, N.D. — Two more stores located in the West Acres Mall announce they are closing their doors. Family Christian Store Announces Closure Family Christian Store is closing all of its 240 stores across the country saying it is due to changing consumer behavior and declining sales. The president of the company said the last two years have been difficult for…

Adoption Days Makes Sure that Every Furry Friend Finds a Home

The event was held by Diamond in the Ruff to get their animals adopted

FARGO, N.D. — Our furry friends from Diamond in the Ruff are looking for their forever home. Diamond in the Ruff has partnered with Fierce Revolution for their first official adoption event of 2017. For every shake purchased, Fierce Revolution will donate $2 to the pet rescue. Adoptable animals were roaming around for the public to meet and play with…

Kindergartners Learn That You’re Never too Young to Read

Kindergarten Success Storytime Series continues at the Fargo Public Library

FARGO, N.D. — You’re never too young to pick up a book. Kindergarten Success Story Time Series is an opportunity for children ages three through five to have some story time fun. This once-a-month series focuses on five practices important for reading success, including reading, talking, singing and writing. Every child left the event with a new book. “I pick…

The LGBTQ Community Rallies for Support in the F-M Area

The rally was held in response to Trump's comments on gender identity bathrooms

MOORHEAD, Minn. — President Trump’s latest reversal on the guidelines for transgender bathrooms has sparked outrage in the LGBTQ community throughout the nation. Stories were shared, tears were shed and laughter was heavy as people showed up to support the Transgender Youth Rally at Pride & Collective. This was in light of President Trump’s revisions to Title Nine, saying the…

Three Children Killed in a Carrington Mobile Home Fire

Authorities say the Tufte family lost their three children in an early-morning fire

CARRINGTON, N.D. — Three children died in an accidental mobile home fire in Carrington according to authorities. Foster County Sheriff Ian Mattice said Dawn and Brandon Tufte lost their three children in the fire. Carrington Fire Chief Ken Wangen said three other people managed to escape the fire alive. Those three were reportedly taken to a Carrington hospital and their conditions…

Familial Bond: Critchley’s Relationship Strengthens on the Basketball Court

Tom Critchley Jr. and his daughters look to bring DGF to State Tournament.

GLYNDON, Minn. – Every dad dreams that his daughters will grow up to be best friends, have each others back and form a deep bond. That is not always the case with these two… at least when they’re on the basketball court. “Sometimes at practice we’ll actually end up like wrestling, and my dad will be like, you guys can…

F-M Comic Con Transports Fans to a Sci-Fi Fantasy World

The sci-fi and pop culture festival is held at the Baymont Inn all weekend

FARGO, N.D. — If you’re looking to indulge in some sci–fi we have just the event for you. Comic–Con will kick–off this weekend at the Baymont Inn & Suites in Fargo. The two-day event is a celebration of pop culture and comic books. The event will have different guest speakers, including writer and artist Erik Burnham of Marvel Comics. There…

South Dakota Gun Permits to Bypass Background Checks

You may soon not need a background check when buying guns in South Dakota

SOUTH DAKOTA — South Dakota officials say they will begin processing a new federal concealed gun permit that allows the holder to bypass a background check for buying firearms. The Federal Bureau of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has determined the enhanced “gold card” pistol permit qualifies as an alternative to the background check required for gun purchases. But…

Lawmakers Try to Create a Firefighter Cancer Registry Act

The law would establish a nationwide registry to track the relationship between firefighting and cancer

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Firefighters are often the ones doing the saving, but who’s going to save them? U.S Senator from Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar is aiming to save the lives of firefighters, one hero at a time. Klobuchar, among others, would like to establish a nationwide registry to monitor and track the relationship between firefighter’s exposure to fumes and toxins and…