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Local Beauty Queen Who Lost Mother To Suicide Reflects On Netflix Series

The show "13 Reasons Why" is receiving both positive and negative reviews of how it's portraying a high schooler committing suicide

A popular Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why”, is touching on a subject that many find difficult to talk about. The show is receiving both positive and negative reviews of how it’s portraying a high school girl committing suicide. “At the age of 5 I lost my mom to suicide,” said Siam Simpfenderfer, Miss North Dakota International. Siam Simpfenderfer’s story doesn’t…

Police in Moorhead Looking for Robbery Suspect

Officers were unable to track down the suspect, but said there is no threat to the public

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Officers in Moorhead said they need help looking for a man who reportedly held a store clerks arm down and took cash. It happened at Brady’s Service Center on 24th Ave South. Authorities said the suspect had one hand in his jacket, possibly suggesting he had a weapon. He then demanded money from the till and ran…

The Red River Zoo Welcomes a New Addition

A new Sichuan Takin was born this afternoon at the zoo

FARGO, N.D. — Easter wasn’t the only celebration at the Red River Zoo. Staff announced the birth of a new baby Takin which happened right on exhibit this afternoon. The Sichuan Takin is one of the SSP animals and is a part of a special breeding program. They’re also national treasures of China and one of the main attractions. The…

Kids and Adults Channel Their Inner Nerd

Nerd Nook held a one day pop up at West Acres Mall

FARGO, N.D. — Nerds are uniting for an Easter pop-up at the West Acres Mall. Nerd Nook is a gender-neutral educational toy shop which inspires innovation through play. The Easter pop-up was set up for one day at West Acres Mall for kids to get a hands-on experience of their games. The pop-up frequently stops downtown, and owners hope it…

Local Churches Celebrate Easter at the Red River Zoo

Five different churhces held an Easter celebration at the zoo

FARGO, N.D. — Animals at the Red River Zoo had some extra company as thousands of people came out for some Easter fun. Kids and parents were hopping all throughout the Red River Zoo. Local churches in the F-M area hosted an Easter celebration a day early, but it’s not all about egg hunts and bunnies. They want to remind…

Man Dies in Moorhead Duplex Fire

The fire also left two victims hospitalized

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Firefighters were called out early this morning to a fire at a Moorhead duplex.  Two people were hospitalized and an elderly man died. It was 1:40 this morning when firefighters were called to 2422 Country Club Parkway in Moorhead. “They arrived to find a significant amount of fire showing from the street side and when crews made…

Easter Weekend Kicks Off With an Eggstravaganza

Fargo children hunted for over 1000 Easter Eggs at the annual Easter Eggstravaganza

FARGO, N.D. — A weekend of Easter egg hunts is underway in Fargo with Easter just a hop, skip and a jump away. Kids were hopping all over Yunker Farm for the 28th annual Easter Eggstravaganza. Children of all ages searched for and dyed eggs to create ‘egg’cellent art. More than a thousand eggs were spread out on the lawn….

West Fargo Church Upholds Good Friday Tradition

St. Andrew Lutheran Church held their annual CrossWalk

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Members of St. Andrew Lutheran Church are walking with the cross for a more traditional celebration of Easter.  Church members gathered this morning to celebrate Good Friday with the 2017 CrossWalk. They started off with devotion and a partial screening of ‘The Passion of The Christ.’ Then they made their way down 13th Avenue holding a…

Woman Pulled From Red River has Died

Police, fire and ambulance crews responded to Iwen Park at 52nd Avenue and University Drive shortly after 2:30 p.m.

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo police say a woman has died after being pulled out of the Red River in South Fargo earlier this afternoon. Authorities tell us they do not suspect foul play. They have not released the woman’s name. People at Iwen park say they spotted the woman in the water. Officers responded at around 2:30 p.m. to the 4900…

Giving Families A Bright Future: The Jeremiah Program

School plus single parenting can equal hardship. But this group is making it more doable.

If being a parent is a full-time job, then being a single parent is working a double shift all at once. Add the pursuit of higher education on top of that, and you can see why some single moms are struggling. That’s where the Jeremiah Program comes in. It supports college-track education with early childhood education, life skills training and…