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The American Red Cross Honors Heroes in the Dakotas Region

The American Red Cross Dakotas Region Honored local Heroes and Celebrated 100 Years of Service

FARGO, ND — The American Red Cross is honoring those in our community who do extraordinary things every day. The annual “Honoring Heroes’ Lunch” honored a veteran, a Red Cross volunteer, and Slumberland Furniture. They are being recognized for continuing to give back to the community through volunteer work and helping those in need. The American Red Cross chooses their…

No Property Damage Reported from Four Tornado Touchdowns in the Region

REGIONAL — More information on the wicked weather that spawned four E-F zero tornadoes throughout the region Wednesday. Officials with the National Weather Service say they have not received any property damage reports from the tornadoes that touched down near Hatton and Grand Forks. The twisters are considered “land-spout” funnels because they don’t form like a classic tornado, however, they…

F-M Ambulance: Stay Cool, Stay Healthy in the Heat

F–M Ambulance gives some important tips for staying safe in the heat.

FARGO, ND — The first day of summer is just around the corner and the hot weather calls for some good protection. F–M Ambulance gives some important tips for staying safe in the heat. Be sure to cover up outdoors, use sunscreen, know your limits and stay fully hydrated. They say it’s crucial to give your body the fuel it…

No Kid Left Hungry: Great Plains Food Bank Offering Free Lunches for Kids in F-M Area

The Great Plains Food Bank Will Be Giving Kids Free Lunches All Summer Long

FARGO, ND — The Great Plains Food Bank is making sure kids in the F-M area are staying well fed for the summer. Monday through Friday, kids under the age of 18 are offered a free lunch at West Village Park in Fargo. This program is an extension to the free and reduced meal programs that occur during the school…

Train Collides with Coca-Cola Truck

Bottles of soda became like fizzy darts as they flew out of the truck during the crash but the train's load of corn stayed intact

1/7 A man wearing a Pepsi shirt shows up at the scene taking pictures. He tells reporters he wanted to make sure the driver was okay. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/7 Debris from the Coca-Cola truck litters the tracks. Show Caption Hide Caption 3/7 Crews had to clean bottles of soda and debris from the train cars that traveled for…

Jeronimo Yanez Trial: Use of Force Expert Convinced Yanez Reacted Appropriately in the Situation

Prosecutors argue Yanez acted unreasonably in shooting Castile

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A use-of-force expert testifies that a St. Anthony police officer was right to use deadly force in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. Joseph Dutton took the stand for the defense and is convinced that Officer Jeronimo Yanez saw a gun before he shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb….

U.S. Drought Monitor: Dakota States in Need of Rain

About 87 percent of North Dakota is in drought and just over half of South Dakota is experiencing drought conditions

  REGIONAL — A national report shows the Dakotas are in need of some rain. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows that most of the Dakotas are experiencing drought conditions. The conditions are taking a toll on the states’ farmers and cattle producers. About 87 percent of North Dakota is in drought and just over half of South Dakota is experiencing…

Standing Rock Tribe Considering Renewable Energy Options

Standing Rock Sioux Chariman Dave Archambault says the tribe is looking at transitioning to wind or solar energy projects

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The tribe at the center of the Dakota Access pipeline protests is working to develop renewable energy programs. Standing Rock Sioux Chariman Dave Archambault says the tribe is looking at transitioning to wind or solar energy projects. Archambault accepted the Henry A. Wallace award from the Wallace Global Fund, which supports social movements through investments…

Tree Trimmer Operator Knocks Out Power to Homes in Fergus Falls Area

Power lines began to arc and were on the ground

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — We now know the cause of a power outage that left several people without electricity in the Fergus Falls area Wednesday. Otter Tail Power Company officials say several power poles were knocked out when the operator of a tree trimmer vehicle left the boom extended while working. Power lines began to arc and were on the…