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Students Walk Out of West Fargo High School to Support School Safety

Hundreds of students carry signs, release balloons to commemorate victims of February's Parkland shooting

WEST FARGO, N.D. — At West Fargo High School, many students marched in unison and carried signs reading messages such as “fear has no place in our schools”. At exactly 10 am, hundreds of students marched out the south entrance of West Fargo High School to speak out for change in school safety. “If you don’t take the measures to…

Horace Standoff Ends With One Man in Custody

Authorities were at the scene for nearly five hours

HORACE, N.D. — One man is in custody after an hours–long standoff early Wednesday morning in Horace. Deputies were called to 7100 block of 100th Avenue South just before 5:30 a.m. Two people were inside a house when an armed intruder, identified as 51–year old Lance Belgarde, threatened them. The people inside the house were able to escape. Belgarde holed himself…

Fargo North High Students Hold Memorial for Florida Shooting Victims

Many students say they were impressed with the turnout

FARGO, N.D. — Students at North High say it was inspiring to see the amount of people who participated in National Walkout Day. However, they didn’t get to get involved until much later in the day. North High students walked in solidarity and later stood in silence for the 17 people who lost their lives in the Parkland, Florida shooting. “To…

Fargo South Students Walk Out to Protest Gun Violence

They had a moment of silence for 17 minutes, one for each of the victims

FARGO, N.D. —  Fargo South High School students gathered to take a stand against gun violence. About 100 students walked out of class around 1 p.m. to honor the victims of the school shooting in Parkland. They stood in silence for 17 minutes, one for each of the victims. Organizers say teachers weren’t allowed to take a side, but staff members…

Fargo South High School Students Explore Career Fields

Each Fargo public high school holds a Career Day every other year

FARGO, N.D. — Students at Fargo South got to explore different career fields to get a better sense of what they want to be when they grow up. About 70 local professionals across all job fields gave “Career Day” presentations. Students were able to sign up for the sessions they were most interested in. Organizers say the most popular sessions…

Governor Mark Dayton Delivers His Final “State of the State”

Calls On Lawmakers To Side With Schoolchildren In Gun Legislation Battle

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Touting Minnesota’s ranking as “Best Run State”, Governor Mark Dayton delivered his final “State of the State”. He began his address by introducing his 5-year-old grandson, Hugo, and with a joke about walking out by himself after the speech. Last year, he collapsed in the middle of the address as he battled prostate cancer. Dayton talked…

North Dakota Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Announces 2018 Awards

There were 20 nominations

  FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Colorectal Cancer Roundtable passed out awards to those who have been influential in fighting the disease. They awarded colorectal cancer survivor Amanda Houston with Champion of the Year, Family Healthcare a cancer screening award and Sanford Health with Organization of the Year. The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Tribal Health and Indian Health Service…

Moorhead High Students Hold Assembly To Honor Parkland Victims

The student body also wrote letters to lawmakers asking for changes to be made to make their school safer

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Students at Moorhead High School organized their own memorial assembly for Parkland. The student body gathered in the high school gymnasium to hear stories about each of the 17 people who died in the shooting. Student organizers know that an act of violence could happen anywhere, and they want the community to take steps to make sure…

Toys R Us To Close Fargo Store And All 800 Locations Across The U.S.

Closings Impact 33,000 Jobs Across The Country

FARGO, N.D. — Toys R Us’s management has told its employees that it will sell or close all of its 800 U.S. stores. That’s according to a toy industry analyst who spoke to several employees who were on the call Wednesday. Jim Silver, a toy industry expert, says Toys R Us’s CEO told employees the plan is to liquidate all…

Judge Reduces Bond For Man Who Attacked Priest Over Alleged Sexual Assault

Chad Legare's Attorney Asked For $100,000 Bond, Judge Declined His Request

TOWNER, N.D. — A judge has reduced bond for a Minnesota man charged with attacking a priest in North Dakota, though not as much as the suspect wanted. The judge lowered bond for 42-year-old Chad Legare from $250,000 to $200,000. Legare’s attorney had requested $100,000, but the judge declined to go that far citing the severity of the charges against…