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Judge in Yanez Trial Says Verdict Backlash is from Lack of Understanding

He wrote a letter to jurors, saying no one understands the difficult task they had to go through

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — The judge in the trial of the Minnesota police officer accused of fatally shooting Philando Castile says he supports the jury and their verdict. The judge wrote a letter addressed to the jurors telling them all of the backlash is coming from people who don’t understand the job jurors were asked to do and says…

More Wildlife on the Metro’s Roadways: Biologist Explains Why

Mild winters, city expansion and seasonal breeding are just a few of the reasons for more inner-city wildlife

MOORHEAD, Minn. —  Locals are noticing more wildlife along our roads and in our neighborhoods. “I have my cat out there with me and he’s chasing all these rabbits, squirrels, and birds,” said Scott Wieber of South Fargo. “He’s got a few and I had to take them out of his mouth.” Badgers, Canada geese and turkeys seem to be on…

Despite Dry Conditions, Fireworks Sales are Soaring

Retailers were concerned about dry conditions, local bans and the holiday falling on a Tuesday

HORACE, ND — Many in the metro are headed to the local fireworks stores despite retailers’ concerns over a drop in sales this year. Dry conditions, local bans on fireworks and even the day of the week caused concerns. Many in the F–M area are visiting local fireworks warehouses in order to stock up for their holiday celebrations. “Every year it’s…

HOPE Inc Hurricane Player Selected to Attend the USA Sled Select Team

Boser plays for the HOPE Inc. Hurricanes and has been playing sled hockey for the past ten years

FARGO, ND — It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for one local sled hockey player from North Dakota. In fact, he’s the first North Dakotan selected to attend the USA Sled Select Team, where many Paralympic athletes get their starting off point from. Fifteen-year-old Grant Boser will be traveling to Buffalo, New York and train with some of the best…

Undercover Agents Dupe Minneapolis Airport TSA in 17 out of 18 Security Tests

An undercover team, referred to as the "Red Team" from Washington, D.C., posed as passengers and attempted to sneak items through security that should easily be caught. Jack Highberger of KMSP Fox 9 News reports from Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — When put to the test, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport failed 95 percent of security tests conducted last week. An undercover team, referred to as the “Red Team” from Washington, D.C., posed as passengers and attempted to sneak items through security that should easily be caught. It’s the sort of failing grade that MSP-TSA has received before. Seventeen…

Pilot Killed in Crash Near Moorhead Airport Well Thought of by Aviation Community

Colleage and friend of Mark Yaggie remembers what kind of person he was

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Mark Yaggie, 41-years-old, died in an airplane crash near the Moorhead Airport Sunday night. “You hope that it was somebody other than a friend or a colleague,” said Paul Bernabucci, who is vice chairman of the Fargo Air Museum. According to the FAA, Yaggie, who is from Breckenridge, was trying to land at the Moorhead Airport when…

Home Depot Recalling Vanity Fixtures

The fixtures come in a set of three and four light models, sold between December of 2014 and March of 2017

  NATIONAL — Home Depot is recalling a vanity fixture after reports of people getting hurt from its shades falling off the wall. The fixtures are from “Design Solutions International with Home Depot”. The company says they have received more than 100 reports of the light shades detaching and falling. They say the shades can cause cuts and burns. At…

Family Warns Others About Fidget Spinner Fire Hazard

The spinner was simply packaged in a red box with a "made in China" label

  NATIONAL — It’s a warning to anyone who owns a fidget spinner: they may catch on fire. An Alabama family says their fidget spinner burst into flames after being plugged in for less than 45 minutes. One of the children was able to put the fire out by throwing water on it but it burned a hole into the…

Bonanzaville Puts Finishing Touches on an Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

The historical site will have a day full of events including a parade, a concert and fireworks

WEST FARGO, ND — Bonanzaville is getting ready for one of its biggest celebrations of the year. The historical site is putting on its annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. The festivities kick off at 10 a.m. and include a parade, kids’ activities, and a fireworks show at 10:30 p.m. For the staff at Bonanzaville, the day is about celebrating…

Minnesota’s CAIR Requesting Fargo Assault be Investigated as Hate Crime

The Somali-American Muslim man suffered non-life threatening injuries

  FARGO, ND — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling on local and federal law enforcement to investigate an assault in Fargo as a possible hate crime. According to CAIR, 32-year-old James Billiot and 28-year-old Justin Rifanburg allegedly made derogatory remarks before assaulting a Somali-American Muslim man. He suffered non-life threatening injuries. The man was…