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Gearing Up for Farmers Market Season in the Red River Valley

After a winter hiatus vendors and organizations met up to discuss the 2017 season

FARGO, N.D. — We’re about halfway through winter and that means the F–M farmers market season is only a few months away. In preparation, members of the farmers market community gathered for their annual meeting. The event serves not only to refresh the memory of local vendors on rules and regulations surrounding farmers markets, but it also gives them an…

Construction on New Sanford Facility Complete

The massive new Sanford Medical Center in South Fargo is officially finished

FARGO, N.D. — Construction on the new Sanford Medical Center in South Fargo is finally over. A chairman for Mortenson Construction handed over the keys to Paul Richard, Sanford’s Executive Vice President. Construction on the massive $494 million project began back in 2012, building from a completely empty plot of land. Sanford officials say more than 4,000 workers from across…

Big Announcement for Ag Producers at the Soybean Expo

Minnesota Soybean Processors Announced They Will Be Constructing A New Soybean Plant Facility

FARGO, N.D. — Ag officials call soybeans the miracle crop because of the many products that can be made from it. Step aside wheat and corn, soybeans are the agricultural commodity to beat in the global market. Especially…in the Red River Valley. People who were attending the the Soybean Expo at the Holiday Inn heard from Governor Doug Burgum and…

Liberty Middle School Gives Presentations on Cultural Backgrounds

Middle Schoolers created a Cultural Fair to learn each others backgrounds

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Valley Fairgrounds was jam packed with middle-schoolers sharing their backgrounds with the community. Liberty Middle School 7th graders from Team Trailblazer are currently studying immigration, cultures and traditions. The students created a cultural fair with presentations and demonstrations of Native American, European, African, Latin American and Asian cultures. They were also assigned in…

New Video Released in Casselton Train Derailment of 2013

An NTSB investigation puts the blame on a broken axle.

CASSELTON, N.D. — We now know the cause of the 2013 Casselton train derailment and explosion. An NTSB investigation puts the blame on a broken axle. “I just seen a bunch of stuff fly off the switch heater,” said the radio operator in the newly released video of the 2013 train derailment. It’s the crash and explosion that left it’s…

Three Recognized for Bravery After Fatal Accident on I-29

Anastacia Hermes of Kindred is a First Responder who received the Good Samaritan Award and the Highway Patrol Colonel's Award of Excellence

  COURTESY: Kindred Ambulance Service KINDRED, N.D. — Three people have been recognized for their heroic actions after a fiery crash on I-29 last July. Anastacia Hermes of Kindred received the Good Samaritan Award and the Highway Patrol Colonel’s Award of Excellence. Troopers Adam Malafa and Jed Dahnke both received the Bravery Award and the Distinguished Service Medal. All three…

Dakota Medical Foundation Going Matchy-Matchy on Giving Hearts Day

Dakota Medical Foundation Says They Will Give Nearly 1,000 Donor Boosts

FARGO, N.D. — The Dakota Medical Foundation says that they will go matchy-matchy with up to 1,000 different donors. The 10th annual Giving Hearts Day will take place Thursday, February 9th. This year, the Dakota Medical Foundation will be randomly selecting people who donated and will boost their donation. The donor boosts range anywhere from $10 to $10,000. “When you’re getting people together…

Governor Dayton to Begin Cancer Treatment in March

The governor announced his diagnosis the day after collapsing at the State of the State address

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’ll undergo surgery in early March to treat his prostate cancer. Dayton revealed his diagnosis late last month, a day after collapsing during his State of the State address. His doctors say it has not spread beyond his prostate. Dayton wrote on Facebook that he is scheduled to have his prostate…

ND Lawmakers Hoping to Establish Needle Exchange Program

Lawmakers say IV drug use is on the rise in North Dakota and they want to help people to lower their risk

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota health officials are backing bipartisan legislation that would establish a needle-exchange program. State Republican Sen. Howard Anderson is the primary sponsor of the bill. The retired Turtle Lake pharmacist and former member of the state narcotics coalition told a legislative committee that intravenous drug use is on the rise in North Dakota. Anderson says allowing…

Bresciani Staying with NDSU

President Dean Bresciani announced Tuesday morning that he had pulled out of the running for President of Ohio State University

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU President Dean Bresciani is staying put. He released a statement that stated he had withdrawn from the running for president of Ohio University. North Dakota University System Chancellor Hagerott said he appreciates that Bresciani has decided to stay with NDSU and looks forward to working together. Chair of the Board of Higher Education, Kathleen Neset, said…