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Young Biker Confirmed Dead, Organs Being Donated

A 19-year-old from Texas hit and dragged underneath a car passed away from his injuries

FARGO, ND — Police in Fargo confirm a young biker hit by a car and dragged for a block last week has passed away in the hospital. They told us 19-year-old Randy West of Texas died sometime on Saturday while being treated for his injuries at Sanford. It all started around 9:15 Tuesday night when 71-year-old Theodore Kleiman of Fargo…

Man Arrested For Drunk Driving After Crashing Into Stop Light

Police Want To Talk To Witnesses

GRAND FORKS, ND — A Grand Forks man was arrested for drunk driving after crashing into a stop light. The crash happened around 12:30 Sunday morning on the corner of South Washington Street and 32nd Avenue. Police say 36-year-old Joshua Vistad was checked out on scene and placed under arrest for DUI. Police want to talk to anyone who may…

Teen Shot In Leg While Duck Hunting With Fellow Teen

They Were In A Boat On North Union Lake

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A teen was accidentally shot while duck hunting Saturday in Douglas County. The sheriff’s office says the 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old hunting partner were in a boat on North Union Lake. Investigators say the 17-year-old believed his shotgun was empty and put it in a case. He later leaned over the side of the boat…

Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Buggy, Killing One

The Accident Happened Saturday Night In Northwest Minnesota

CLEARWATER COUNTY, Minn. — A pickup driver suspected of driving drunk crashed into the rear of an Amish buggy killing a rider. The State Patrol says the crash happened Saturday night on Highway 92 in Clearwater County. The patrol says 23-year-old Elsie Yoder of Clearbrook was taken to a Fargo hospital and later died. Elsie’s brother, 27-year-old Mervin Yoder, also…

Nerd Day Raises Money for Public Television

People came dressed as Star Wars characters, king and queens and Clifford the Big Red Dog

FARGO, N.D. — People in the metro embraced their inner nerd to help keep public television alive.  Prairie Public put on a Nerd Walk where people raised money to support public television in the metro. Star Wars characters, kings, queens and Clifford the Big Red Dog are just a few of the costumes people wore to show what makes them geek…

International Day of Peace Celebrations Continue in the F-M Area

The day was full of songs, guest speakers and a candlelight vigil

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Ezzat al-Haidai and his family moved from Iraq to Fargo in 2014, they were being persecuted for his involvement with the U.S. military.  Since arriving, he says his family gained everything they need. “Fargo-Moorhead is a beautiful city, it’s safe, good education, we believe we have a pot of different people living together with no problems,” al-Haidai  said. He…

Homeward Animal Shelter Offers Microchip Clinic for Dogs

The chip is placed between the dog's shoulder and neck

FARGO, N.D. — Shelter managers say microchips are a pet’s ticket home.  Homeward Animal Shelter is offering microchips for dogs at $20. Staff at the shelter say dogs can’t feel the chip, which is placed between their shoulder and neck. The chip has a barcode put into a nationwide database to help locate lost pets. They say pet parents must remember…

South Dakota Legislator Not Reprimanded for “All Lives Splatter” Post

Representative Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder is not losing her job in politics

SIOUX FALLS, SD — A Republican South Dakota legislator is not being reprimanded for her “All Lives Splatter” post on Facebook. Representative Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder posted a meme on September 7th which shows protesters getting run over by a vehicle. It reads, “All Lives Splatter, nobody cares about your protest.” The GOP state chairman said in a statement,…

Police Clarify Details on a Standoff with a Teenager in Grand Forks

Officers said the SWAT team was not involved despite other media reports

GRAND FORKS, ND — Officers in Grand Forks are clearing up details about a standoff with a potentially armed teenager Friday afternoon. They said despite other media reports, the SWAT team was not involved. At around noon, they said the teenager left school and went inside a family member’s home at the Valley Ho Mobile Home Park. Officers said there…

Plane Crash Near Thief River Falls Kills Three People

The Cessna 182 went down just before 8:00a.m. on Saturday

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Authorities confirmed three people are dead after a small plane crash near Thief River Falls. Pennington County officials identified the victims as 69-year-old Moy Wing, 27-year-old Brian Duke and 26-year-old Zach Ostertag, all of Wyoming. There were no survivors. Officials said the Cessna 182 crashed just before 8:00 Saturday morning by the intersection of Center…