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Pilot Killed in Crash Near Moorhead Airport Well Thought of by Aviation Community

Colleage and friend of Mark Yaggie remembers what kind of person he was

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Mark Yaggie, 41-years-old, died in an airplane crash near the Moorhead Airport Sunday night. “You hope that it was somebody other than a friend or a colleague,” said Paul Bernabucci, who is vice chairman of the Fargo Air Museum. According to the FAA, Yaggie, who is from Breckenridge, was trying to land at the Moorhead Airport when…

Home Depot Recalling Vanity Fixtures

The fixtures come in a set of three and four light models, sold between December of 2014 and March of 2017

  NATIONAL — Home Depot is recalling a vanity fixture after reports of people getting hurt from its shades falling off the wall. The fixtures are from “Design Solutions International with Home Depot”. The company says they have received more than 100 reports of the light shades detaching and falling. They say the shades can cause cuts and burns. At…

Family Warns Others About Fidget Spinner Fire Hazard

The spinner was simply packaged in a red box with a "made in China" label

  NATIONAL — It’s a warning to anyone who owns a fidget spinner: they may catch on fire. An Alabama family says their fidget spinner burst into flames after being plugged in for less than 45 minutes. One of the children was able to put the fire out by throwing water on it but it burned a hole into the…

Bonanzaville Puts Finishing Touches on an Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

The historical site will have a day full of events including a parade, a concert and fireworks

WEST FARGO, ND¬†— Bonanzaville is getting ready for one of its biggest celebrations of the year. The historical site is putting on its annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. The festivities kick off at 10 a.m. and include a parade, kids’ activities, and a fireworks show at 10:30 p.m. For the staff at Bonanzaville, the day is about celebrating…

Minnesota’s CAIR Requesting Fargo Assault be Investigated as Hate Crime

The Somali-American Muslim man suffered non-life threatening injuries

  FARGO, ND — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling on local and federal law enforcement to investigate an assault in Fargo as a possible hate crime. According to CAIR, 32-year-old James Billiot and 28-year-old Justin Rifanburg allegedly made derogatory remarks before assaulting a Somali-American Muslim man. He suffered non-life threatening injuries. The man was…

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…