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Battling Cancer and States Away, Fargo Rallies Around One of its Own

At 25 years old, Kellen Summers was diagnosed with stage IV cancer; states away, his family and friends back home are doing what they can to lend a hand

A Fargo Native FARGO, N.D. — Many say Fargo is a tight-knit community. Kellen Summers and his wife, Vanessa, grew up in the Fargo area. They met through their love of theater at Fargo South High School, and their relationship remained strong through their graduation from Concordia College. They both established a deep connection to the F-M area, particularly in…

Proposed Bill in Minnesota Could Help Farmers’ Property Taxes

In a panel discussion held Friday Minnesota representatives met with local farmers to hear concerns and go over a proposed property tax credit

Minnesota farmers have been dealing with rising property taxes over the past ten years. Now, a proposed bill could help alleviate some of those costs. Property taxes for Minnesota farmers have increased by 114% in the last 10 years. Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith said a combination of rising property values, demand for school improvements and lowered commodity prices have…

River Pointe Senior Living Takes Part In Project Linus

Senior Citizens contributed to Project Linus by making blankets for children

River Pointe Senior Living made blankets for the needy over a plate of pigs in a blanket. Senior citizens gave back with Project Linus, a project providing homemade security blankets to children in need. The blankets are then delivered to places such as hospitals, adoption and foster care agencies and women’s shelters. People at River Pointe¬†were also treated with a…

Neighbors Near Warren Fiberglass Plant Describe Home Evacuation

Neighbors near the Nordic Fiberglass Plant had to leave their homes Wednesday night after it caught fire, spreading smoke through the neighborhood

Some of those who were evacuated from their homes say the fire came as a surprise to the quiet town. People say they didn’t know what they might find when they were allowed to return to their homes. The streets surrounding the Nordic Fiberglass Plant in Warren have returned to their usual quiet hum. “The only other thing that happened…

Eli Young Band: Show Will Go On Despite Losing Tour Bus on Way to Mahnomen

The Eli Young Band says their tour bus went up in flames and they lost possessions they can't replace

A country group heading to Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen for a show on Friday is out a bus and electronic and sound equipment. “The bus just caught fire in the back of the engine everyone just so everybody knows it’s gonna burn to the ground,” said the bus driver. A tour bus and trailer belonging to Eli Young Band…

UPDATED: Marshall County Sheriff Asking Evacuees to Find a Safe Place to Stay

Witnesses say the building is a total loss

Courtesy: Dorie Norekis  UPDATE: Marshall County Sheriff Jason Boman confirms that multiple people have been displaced from their homes around the Nordic Fiberglass building in Warren, Minnesota. He posted an update on the official Facebook page for the sheriff’s office asking people who have been asked to leave their homes need to find a place to stay because they don’t…

Husband Arrested in Cottage Grove Business Owner’s Homicide

Police arrested 43-year-old Stephen Allwine in the death of his wife, Amy Allwine

  Up until now Cottage Grove police have only described Amy Allwine’s death as suspicious. But on Tuesday, two months after she was killed, police arrested her 43-year-old husband Stephen Allwine for her murder. Amy was discovered dead in her home on November 13. She was the owner of a dog training business. He did information technology for an insurance…

Judge Refuses Lower Bail for Wahpeton Man Accused in Breckenridge Shooting

Matthew Allard, 27, is jailed on a minimum of $200,000 bail

  A judge has refused to lower bail for a Wahpeton man charged with attempted murder in a shooting at a home in Breckenridge last month. The lawyer for 27 year-old Matthew Allard asked that his bail be reduced. He’s jailed on a minimum of $200,000. Allard is accused of shooting another man in the stomach during an argument. Witnesses…

Harry Potter Week at Wags Stay N Play

Dogs at the Wags Stay N' Play in Moorhead Dress Up Like Harry Potter

Wags Stay N Play is hosting another fun week for their dogs. Wags Stay N Play is a boarding school and daycare in Moorhead for both cats and dogs. This week, the dogs can dress up as Harry Potter characters with capes, hats and glasses supplied by Wags. Dog handlers will be taking pictures of the dogs dressed up and…

MSUM Students Continue Service in the Name of Dr. King

Students donnated their time on Tuesday to help out and the food pantry and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

MSUM’s Black Student Union has found a way to extend their celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and give back. As part of an official kickoff to their extended celebration of Black History month, over a dozen students from multiple student organizations donated a few hours of their time to help out of the Emergency Food Pantry in Fargo….