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St. Cloud Police Investigate Random Act of Violence at Walmart

Walmart security was able to surround De Beche in an area of the store until police got to the scene

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — One man is in custody after allegedly stabbing a random teen at a St. Cloud Walmart. Police say 29-year-old Christian De Beche stabbed a 17-year-old girl in the arm before ditching the knife and trying to get away just before 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Walmart security was able to surround De Beche in an area of the…

Fargo Police are Investigating a Theft of Money

An unknown amount of money was taken from a counter at Luna in South Fargo

FARGO N.D. — Fargo police are investigating a theft at a local restaurant. They said they were called to Luna located at the 1500 block of University Drive South just after 10 o’clock Thursday night. Police said witnesses saw a person run into the restaurant, which was in the middle of closing, grab a money bag off the counter and…

Two More People Charged in Genital Mutilation Case

A defense attorney claimed this was a religious ritual

DETROIT, Mich. — Two more people are being charged for allegedly performing genital mutilation on two Minnesota girls. Dr. Fakhruddin Attar and his wife, Farida Attar, both of Detroit, have been charged with conspiracy. Authorities said the Attars allowed Dr. Jumana Nagarwala to perform genital mutilation on the girls, who belonged to a Muslim sect, at their Detroit-based clinic after…

Mental Health Awareness: Princes William and Harry Hoping to Inspire Youth Not to Hide Grief

The royal brothers are speaking out about their own struggles, especially after the death of their mother, Diana, when they were young

Courtesy: headstogether.org.uk  KENSINGTON PALACE — We’ve been talking about Princes William and Harry and their call to action over mental health awareness. Now the royal brothers are speaking out about their own struggles, especially after the death of their mother, Diana, when they were young. Princes William and Harry, as well as William’s wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, appear…

Voyageurs National Park Boasts Economic Success in 2016

Visitors from around the world helped boost the local economy of International Falls

Courtesy of: Wilderness InquiryINTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — 2016 was a good year for the books at Voyageurs National Park in International Falls. The National Park Service said the local economic impact of visitors to the park is nearly $25 million for 2016. With nearly 250,000 visitors spending nearly $20 million dollars in surrounding communities, more than 300 jobs were supported…

ND Lawmakers Approve Measure Allowing Students to Participate in “Student-Initiated Prayer”

It's in response to a past Supreme Court ruling

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota lawmakers have approved a measure that states students cannot be stopped from participating in any “student-initiated prayer” at public or non-public schools. Supporters of the measure said it’s in response to an incident at a football game two years ago between two parochial high schools during a playoff game. Because the playoff game was hosted…

Chahinkapa Zoo Open For the Season

The Chahinkapa Zoo Has Their Spring Opening This Weekend

WAHPETON, N.D. — One of the roaring spring attractions in the Red River Valley is having their season opening Saturday. The Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton will be opening at 10 am. Some of the popular animals people can expect to see are tigers, grizzly bears, kangaroos and orangutans. Zoo staff said if you’re thinking about going to Chahinkapa, this weekend…

Not a Prank: Kids Unleash Tens of Thousands of Ladybugs at Mall of America

Turns out there's a scientific reason

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — A group of Minnesota kids released 75,000 ladybugs… inside the Mall of America. It wasn’t a prank. The ladybugs act as a pesticide for the more than 30,000 plants and 400 trees throughout the mall. The plants and trees act as air purifiers for the 5.6 million square foot building. The ladybug releases have been happening since…

Update: West Fargo Controlled Burn a Success

A controlled fire took place in West Fargo to make room for future development

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo is out with the old and in with the new. A controlled burn of abandoned structures and trees took place at about 6 a.m. The area located south of I-94 near the River’s Bend development was burned to clear the area for future development. The burn lasted between four to five hours and…

Nokomis Child Care Centers to Close This Summer

Staff members say competition and reallocation of resources are the reasons for closing

FARGO, N.D. — Two Fargo child care centers which offer sliding scale rates to low income families are set to close down. The Village made an announcement which said both of Fargo’s Nokomis Child Care Centers will close down on June 30th. Staff members said other area child care centers made things more competitive for Nokomis. They decided they could…