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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. —┬áThird 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…

Governor Dayton Urging Congress to Save DACA

It protects young immigrants from deportation

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton is among 11 governors urging Congress to save DACA. It protects young immigrants from deportation. President Trump phased out the DACA program earlier this year, leaving Congress to negotiate a permanent replacement. Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and nine others wrote congressional leaders that their states are…

Plan on Traveling for the Holidays? Fargo Public Works Has You Covered

Employees at Public Works have been monitoring the roads all day in anticipation of the snow

FARGO, ND — If you plan on traveling for the holidays tonight or tomorrow, Fargo Public Works officials say they’ve got you covered. Employees at Public Works have been monitoring the roads all day in anticipation of the snow. They sent out sanders earlier in the day to start laying down product as intersections became slippery. Based on the length…

$15 Million Dollar Hotel To Be Built Next to Sanford Hospital

Brandt Hospitality Group of Fargo will be an operating partner.

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

The Salvation Army Distributes Christmas Food Boxes to Those in Need

The Salvation Army Gave Around 500 Families in Need Christmas Food Boxes

Around 500 families received a box full of food to celebrate Christmas thanks to The Salvation Army. The boxes included items like ham or chicken, mashed potatoes, milk, bread, and cake mix. Volunteers from Walmart, Luther Family Ford, and people from the community helped assemble the boxes and deliveries were made for those who could not come and pick up…