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Roads Should Be Clear When Traveling this Holiday Season

Fargo Public Works plows about 26 miles of sidewalks and more than 2,000 lane miles of roads

FARGO, N.D. — If you plan on traveling for the holidays tonight or tomorrow, Fargo Public Works officials say they’ve got you covered. Some people say thinking about Fargo winters makes them cringe. “Oh, it can be real tough. Yeah, I wonder why I don’t go south sometimes,” Denny Hansen said. There’s nothing anyone can do about the temperature but thanks…

Family of Justine Damond Breaks Their Silence Over Shooting Investigation

Justine's father says the family is deeply concerned that the initial investigation was not done properly

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Justine Damond’s family is demanding a more rigorous probe into her shooting. “We implore Mr. Freeman and the prosecutor’s office to continue to pursue a rigorous investigation and examination of evidence in the events leading to Justine’s death,” Justine’s father said. You can read his full remarks below. Damond was fatally shot by Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed…

Breckenridge Man Sentenced in West Fargo Standoff

Wangstad finally surrendered after more than five hours

CASS COUNTY, ND — A judge has sentenced a Breckenridge man to 20 years in prison for firing shots at police during a standoff at a West Fargo motel. Jan Wangstad, 39, was found guilty of attempted murder. Police, Cass County deputies, the state patrol and Red River SWAT surrounded the Rodeway Inn on Main Ave. in March of last…

Authorities Identify Man Shot by Minneapolis Police at City Hall

Fischer has been charged with assault and aggravated robbery in a December 13 shooting that happened during a purported gun sale

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Authorities have identified a man who was shot by Minneapolis police at City Hall on Monday. Marcus Fischer, 18, of Minneapolis, is at a hospital being treated for his injuries. The BCA says it will release additional information, including the names of the officers who fired their weapons, once the interviews are complete. Fischer has been…

Bennett Elementary: Socksgiving Event a Success!

They handed over all those socks this afternoon to representatives from three area shelters

FARGO, ND — A fifth grade class project is helping the area homeless shelters provide their guests with new socks for the holidays. Students in Mrs. Johnson’s fifth grade class at Bennett Elementary in Fargo just wrapped up their three-week “Socksgiving” project. Students set an initial goal of collecting 500 pairs of socks but they blew past that mark with…

Madison Elementary Third Graders Create Blankets for Children in Hospital

they wanted to brighten the kids' smiles this holiday season

FARGO, N.D. — Third graders at Madison Elementary in Fargo are trying to spread some holiday cheer for kids in the hospital. They made cozy, fleece tie-blankets to give to children at Ronald McDonald House in Fargo. Madison’s PTA came up with the idea as a way to get the kids more involved in helping the community. Each month a different…

Courtyard by Marriott Building $15 Million Hotel Near New Sanford Hospital

The hotel is expected to open in September

  FARGO, ND — Construction is underway on a $15 million Courtyard by Marriott west of Sanford’s new $500-million hospital in Fargo. Sanford donated the land for the 110-room, four-story hotel. Brandt Hospitality Group of Fargo will be an operating partner. The interior will use healing designs that will include soothing colors and casual gathering spaces. The hotel is expected…

Delta Airlines Seeking Reimbursement After Power Outage at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Int’l Airport

The company wants Georgia Power and the airport to cover the losses

  ATLANTA — Sunday’s power outage at the world’s busiest airport cost Delta Airlines millions…and they want someone to pay up. Delta officials say their losses from Sunday’s power outage at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport cost the airline between $25 and $50 million dollars. The company wants Georgia Power and the airport to cover the losses. The power outage forced…

Scientists Say Moose Skulls Are Shrinking

The study found that moose skulls were smaller if they were born in years when moose were more abundant

  MINNESOTA — Moose are shrinking. Michigan Tech University scientists studied more than 660 moose skulls from Isle Royale National Park, which is located about 25 miles off the tip of northeastern Minnesota. Scientists discovered that the skulls have shrunk by 16 percent over the past 40 years. The study found that moose skulls were smaller if they were born…

MN Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Suing Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioid Crisis

More than 20 drug manufacturers and distributors are being sued by the tribe in federal court

  WHITE EARTH, Minn. — White Earth Reservation is reporting seven overdose related calls over the weekend with two resulting in deaths. White Earth Police Department along with the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Department are both encouraging users to seek medical help and treatment as soon as possible. Minnesota’s Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is suing pharmaceutical companies for the opioid…