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Patty Wetterling Breaks Her Silence; Says She’s Still Learning Her “New Role”

Wetterling is speaking to the media for the first time since Danny Heinrich, the man responsible for kidnapping and murdering her son Jacob, was sentenced. Our Sister Station, KDLT, Interviewed Her For Our Story

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Patty Wetterling is in Sioux Falls, preparing to talk with health officials on how to promote child safety and prevent infant abductions. Wetterling is speaking to the media for the first time since Danny Heinrich, the man responsible for kidnapping and murdering her son Jacob, was sentenced. It took 27 years to solve the mystery. After…

Twin Valley Man Dies in Crash with Beet Semi Near Moorhead

The man behind the wheel of the car, who has been identified as Duane Johnson, didn't stop at the stop sign and hit the semi at full–speed

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — An 87–year–old Twin Valley man is dead after crashing into a semi hauling sugar beets north of Moorhead. The state patrol says the crash happened in the noon hour at the intersection of Highway 75 and 90th Avenue North. They say the semi driver was turning to head south on Highway 75 when he was hit….

Petition Circulating to Recall Fargo Commissioner Piepkorn

Volunteers were at Red Raven Espresso Parlor ready with the petition to recall commissioner piepkorn

FARGO, N.D. — The group “We Are Fargo” hosted a signing of the petition to recall Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn. Volunteers were at Red Raven Espresso Parlor. They are setting up at different locations with the documents. All signatures collected must be physical signatures and made on the official and approved petitions. Supporters of the recall say they don’t…

Homeless Coalition Estimates $250,000 Loss in FM Shelter Funding

ND Lawmakers are considering budget cuts which take more than $1 million from state homeless shelters

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota lawmakers are considering cutting more than $1 million from state homeless shelter funding. It’s a big concern for a group dealing with homelessness in Downtown Fargo. Cody Schuler, a director at the FM Coalition for Homeless Persons, estimates a $250,000 loss from state funding of Fargo-Moorhead’s homeless shelters if  lawmakers follow through with budget cuts. Schiler said…

Midco Selects Fargo as its First “Gig City”

Fargo is the First City to Try Out Midco's New Xstream Gig Service

FARGO, N.D. — People will soon be able to experience the fastest internet speeds they’ve ever seen. Midco has selected Fargo to become the first city among many that will receive its new Xstream Gig high–speed internet service. It is thirty five times faster than other high–speed internet services. Governor Burgum said that everything in a community is impacted by…

Ben Franklin Eighth Graders Get Creative with Earth Science

Barry Olsen makes earth science immersive with real world applications

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo teacher is making earth science fun by teaching students how to make jewelry. Eighth graders at Ben Franklin are learning the real world application of rocks. They’re grinding up their own necklaces, earrings and pendants using all the professional tools. It’s part of science teacher Barry Olson’s plan to inspire young science students with real…

Police: Missing St. Cloud Student May Have Fallen from Railroad Bridge

Another video shows Dady moving across the bridge until he is no longer seen about a-third of the way across and may have fallen

  ST. CLOUD, Minn. — St. Cloud police say a missing college student may have fallen off a railroad bridge over the Mississippi River. Authorities obtained additional surveillance video that shows 21-year-old St. Cloud State University student Jesse Dady walking onto the bridge. Another video shows Dady moving across the bridge until he is no longer seen about a-third of…

Congressman Cramer Tweets Cell Phone Video of Capitol Hill Shooting Aftermath

D.C. police say a woman drove her car into a capitol police cruiser and attempted to run over officers nearby

  WASHINGTON D.C. — Rep. Kevin Cramer found himself in the middle of a shooting on Capitol Hill. The Congressman tweeted video of the scene early this morning. D.C. police say a woman drove her car into a capitol police cruiser and attempted to run over officers nearby. They say she then began smashing into random vehicles on the street…

Gov. Burgum Trying to Make Good on Giving Back His Salary

The governor will retain his state-paid health insurance

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Burgum has made some progress on his campaign pledge to give back his salary. Senate budget writers have accepted an amendment by Burgum that would pay him only $1 a year. The full Senate still must approve the change. The governor will retain his state-paid health insurance. Burgum has said he would forgo his $130,000…

Former Person of Interest in Wetterling Case Suing for Damages

He was publicly named as a person of interest in 2010 after his central Minnesota farm was searched by authorities

  STEARNS COUNTY — A Minnesota man who was wrongly named as a person of interest in the abduction of Jacob Wetterling is now suing. Dan Rassier and his mother, Rita, are seeking over $2 million in damages. He was publicly named as a person of interest in 2010 after his central Minnesota farm was searched by authorities. Rassier maintained…