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Authorities Confirm Body’s Identity as MSUM Student

Asrat's body was discovered by a person walking along the river on Saturday night

  FARGO, ND — Authorities have released the identity of a body pulled from the Red River in Fargo. It is that of 25-year-old Fanuel Asrat of Moorhead. Asrat’s body was discovered by a person walking along the river on Saturday night. The MSUM student vanished while swimming with friends in the river early Thursday morning. Two of his friends…

Stabbing Over Facebook Fight Lands Brandon Man in Jail

Charges against Johnson are pending

BRANDON, Minn. — A Facebook feud led to a stabbing Sunday night in Brandon, Minnesota. It was around 11 p.m. when the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a male that had been stabbed. When deputies arrived on scene, they found 18-year-old Bailey Zastrow with two non-life threatening stab wounds to his chest and arm. The suspect, 20-year-old…

Numbers Behind the Fourth of July Spending

Wallet Hub states the Fourth of July is the number one beer-drinking holiday of the year

  NATIONAL — When it comes to celebrating Independence Day, Americans are going all out. According to wallethub.com, people will spend more than $800 million on fireworks this year and nearly 30 percent will buy more patriotic merchandise. At least 65 percent polled said they are attending a picnic, spending more than $7 billion on food and eating more than…

Listening Sessions Open to the Public for the Next Farm Bill

The current farm bill expires in September 2018

  NORTH DAKOTA — Farmers and ranchers are encouraged to attend a series of listening sessions for the next farm bill. The meetings are being hosted by North Dakota Farmers Union in six cities. In our area, you can attend on July 18 in Devils Lake and Hillsboro and on July 19 in Jamestown. National Farmers Union staff and invited congressional…

Fourth of July Holiday Events in the Metro

The fireworks will begin at 10:30.

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Business Association is hosting the fireworks show at Nemzek Field at MSUM. The community celebration begins tomorrow evening at 9 with music by Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome. The fireworks will begin at 10:30. At the Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm, all veterans and their dependents will get free admission. The Hjemkomst Center and the Red River…

Spring Pheasant Population Down in North Dakota

He also says last year's pheasant production was below average.

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s spring pheasant population index is down 14 percent from last year. Upland game management biologist R.J. Gross says record snowfall and extremely cold temperatures at the start of the winter made conditions tough on all wildlife. He also says last year’s pheasant production was below average. Gross says the spring count doesn’t always dictate the…

Train Derailment Safety Program Facing Elimination

Its annual budget of about $300,000 is funded by a tax that railroads pay on diesel

  NORTH DAKOTA — A safety program aimed at lowering the risk of disastrous train derailments involving the state’s crude oil could be eliminated. Republican legislative leaders say the pilot program duplicates federal and industry inspections programs. Its annual budget of about $300,000 is funded by a tax that railroads pay on diesel. State inspectors have found nearly 2,700 “defects,”…

Carrington, Fosston Begin Spraying for Mosquitos

Both are weather permitting

  REGIONAL — A number of communities are continuing to fight the bite and ward off West Nile. The city of Carrington will be spraying for mosquitos tonight at 8 p.m. The City of Fosston will be doing an aerial spray for mosquitos tonight at approximately 9:00p.m. Both are weather permitting. Categories: Agriculture, Community, Health, Local News, News Landing Page…

Breckenridge Pilot Killed In Crash Outside Moorhead

The Clay County Sheriff released the name of the pilot as Mark Yaggie from Breckenridge, Minnesota.

UPDATED INFORMATION 2 MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Clay County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the pilot killed in a crash near the Moorhead airport. Mark Yaggie, 41 years old, lives in Breckenridge, Minnesota. Mark is a 2017 member of the Fargo Air Museum Board. UPDATED INFORMATION 1 CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — The pilot of a small vintage plane is dead after…

Body Pulled from Red River, Sent to Grand Forks for Autopsy

Just after 9:00 on Saturday night, dispatch received a call that a body was floating in the Red River

FARGO, ND — Emergency crews pulled a body from the Red River near downtown Fargo Saturday night. Authorities haven’t confirmed the identity, but the body was found near the area where a swimmer went missing last week. Dispatch received a call that a body was floating in the Red River just after 9 p.m. “It was just somebody walking on…