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Fargo reveals new Statue of Liberty at Veterans Memorial Bridge

The new statue replaces the old one that was stolen in July 2019

FARGO, N.D. — A new Statue of Liberty has been installed by the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Fargo. The new statue replaces the original statue, which was stolen last July. The 650 pound, eight-and-a-half-foot-tall statue was paid for with the donation of private funds. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says the statue is something positive for people to see as they…

Two Wanted Men Both Spotted At Same Mahnomen Apartments

Both Men Were Arrested After Leaving With Other People

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — Two wanted suspects are taken into custody after a surveillance operation at Riverland Apartments in Mahnomen, Minnesota. Deputies saw 30-year-old Charles Ortley get into a vehicle with two females on Saturday afternoon. He was stopped and arrested on Highway 59. Ortley is a suspect in a shooting in Minneapolis. While the building was under surveillance they also…

Investigation into former Dep. Chief Todd Osmundson over, no charges filed

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Police Chief David Todd says the investigation into former Deputy Chief Todd Osmundson’s actions during downtown riots is over and he has not been charged with any crimes. Todd says that’s because of what he calls “the fact others engaging in similar conduct in plain view were also not investigated.” Osmundson admitted to carrying an open…

Pendleton makes first court appearance, charged with murder of GFPD Officer Cody Holte

Bond for Pendleton is set at $1 million in cash.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.– Salamah Pendleton appeared in court for the first time since he was hospitalized after a shootout with police officers that killed Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte and injured a Grand Forks County Sheriffs Deputy. Corrections officers rolled Pendleton into frame in a wheelchair, which he had to be in due to injuries he sustained from the…

North Dakota reports 47 new cases and no new deaths Monday

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 47 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Monday. Eight counties report new cases including Burleigh, Cass, Grand Forks, Morton, Mountrail, Oliver, Sioux, Ward counties. Cass County reports the most new cases with 26 and Burleigh County the second most with nine. The NDDoH says three previously reported cases in Burleigh,…

New Statue of Liberty installed near Veterans Memorial Bridge

The original statue was stolen in 2019.

FARGO, N.D.–A new Statue of Liberty was installed near the Veterans Memorial Bridge Monday morning. The new statue, commissioned by the City of Fargo, replaces the original which was stolen in 2019. The original statue was donated by the Boy Scouts of America and the Fargo Lions Club more than 70 years ago. Mayor Tim Mahoney said, “Lady Liberty is…

Casselton Congregation Says Goodbye To Old Martin’s Lutheran Church Building After Over 80 Years Of Service

The new church will have an open house on July 8 from 6-8 and hold it's first worship service on July 12 at 9:30 a.m.

CASSELTON, N.D. — Outside the Martin’s Lutheran Church, people are walking in to take their seat for one final service. As this congregation of hundreds are saying their final prayers for this old church building that’s been around for decades. “Both my children were baptized here, both were confirmed here it’s just those memories and fortunately we are able to…

Gate City Bank Executive Chair Steve Swiontek Retiring After 40 Years Of Service

Steve says he's going to miss his day to day conversations with his co-worker but says he felt it was the right time to retire.

FARGO, N.D. — Swiontek first started out in Gate City right after graduating from NDSU in 1978. Steve worked his way up the chain and helped grow over 30 new locations, 600 jobs and 2 billion dollars in assets. He says he owes everything to his staff that work tireless to provide for both the customer and the community. Under…