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UPDATED: Fire Crews Battle Blaze at Countryside Trailer Court in Fargo

Fire officials say they think the fire started near the back of the trailer but are continuing their investigation

  UPDATED 12:11 am: Firefighters battled a late night fire at Countryside Trailer Court in Fargo. The call for help came in at about 10:30 Monday night to the 1400 block of First Avenue South. Fire officials say the trailer home was engulfed in flames. They say no one was home at the time and they think the fire started…

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Addiction Takes Action

The Blue Ribbon Commission is working to end opioid abuse and addiction in the Fargo-Moorhead community

The CDC says drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental deaths in the nation. Since 2012, the Cass County Coroner reports there have been more than 60 overdose deaths in the county. So how are local officials working together to come up with a plan to fight back? The mayors of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, Dilworth and Horace have…

Pothole Repairs Won’t Last Thanks to Weather

The potholes usually don't appear at this rate until at least March

You may not even notice one until you drive over it. The city of Fargo is getting an early start on pothole repairs this season. “It’s earlier than we’re used to,” said Lee Anderson with Fargo Public Works. Anderson says potholes usually don’t start happening at this rate until at least March. He adds as the weather changes, it’s almost as if…

Fargo Police Issues Warning About Dangerous Synthetic Drug

Carfentanil is 10,000 more times potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than Fentanyl

Courtesy: Fargo Police Dept.Fargo Police are warning about a dangerous drug that has popped up in our area. It’s called Carfentanil. The synthetic opioid is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than Fentanyl. It was identified through lab results after recent narcotics investigations in the area. It can come in many different forms including powder, tablets…

Plains Art Museum Getting a Head Start on Super Bowl Celebrations

Youth Pottery on the Wheel Created Super Bowl soup bowls for kids

The Super Bowl is coming up next month and the Plains Art Museum is getting a head start on dish preparations. Youth Pottery on the Wheel created Super Bowl soup bowls for kids ages 9 and up. Kids were able to create bowls of all sizes to be used for food during the Super Bowl. “Just getting kids at a…

UPDATED: Governor Dayton Relaxing at Home After Collapsing During State of the State Address

Dayton had been speaking for more than 40 minutes before he collapsed at the podium

UPDATED CONTENT 9:00 PM: Dramatic moments at Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s State of the State address in St. Paul. The governor collapsed and hit his head during a joint session of the legislature. Dayton had been speaking for more than 40 minutes when he unexpectedly collapsed. He was reportedly about to make an offer of a new public health care…

City of Fargo Working on Road Repairs

Potholes can appear quickly, especially in roads that are already in need of repairs

You may not even notice one until you drive over it and officials with the city of Fargo say they are getting an early start on pothole repairs this season. Many of us are enjoying the warmer temperatures during the day, but it still gets below freezing at night. Fargo Public works tells us the cycle of freezing and melting is a…

Underwood Man Arrested for Assault on 13 Month Old Boy

Adam Sundby is facing charges after the toddler underwent emergency surgery for a brain hemorrhage

  An Underwood, Minnesota man has been arrested for assaulting a 13 month-old boy. Adam Sundby, 30, is facing charges of first-degree assault and malicious punishment of a child. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says the child was first taken to Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls and later transferred to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. The boy underwent emergency…

Heather Wilson Named President Trump’s Nomination for Secretary of the Air Force

Wilson is currently serving as president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City

  President Trump is planning to nominate Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force. Wilson is president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She served in Congress from 1998 to 2009 representing New Mexico. Wilson was a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and served on the House Armed Services Committee. She would…

Former Grand Forks Teacher Admits to Sexual Relationship with Student

James Whalen, 42, will be sentenced on April 24th

A former Grand Forks teacher has admitted to having a sexual relationship with a student. In a plea deal, James Whalen pleaded guilty to sexual assault and two counts of corruption of a minor. A third corruption of a minor charge was dropped. The 42-year-old Whalen will be sentenced on April 24. His plea deal calls for a five year…