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West Fargo Mayor Goes Pink; How You Can Help Support ‘Real Men Wear Pink”

As a cancer survivor himself, Mattern says it is important for us as a community to come together and support one another

WEST FARGO, ND — Mayor Rich Mattern is one of the many men supporting breast cancer through his Real Men Wear Pink Campaign and now he’s making some colorful changes. He added one bright pink streak to his hair for every $1,000 dollars raised and if he reaches $5,000, he will color all of his hair pink. As a cancer…

Newly-Renovated NDSCS Campus Safer and More Attractive for Prospective Students

The campus in Wahpeton recently completed a two-year, $13.3 million dollar renovation

WAHPETON, N.D. — The North Dakota State College of Science recently completed a renovation project on its Wahpeton campus. The $13 million project took two years to complete and replaced five miles of pipes and sewers. The project also repaired and replaced several campus streets and pedestrian walkways. College officials say the project will go a long way to make…

Minnesota Boy Dies After Tree Holding Hammock Falls on Him

The sheriff says Michalek died at the scene

BIG LAKE, Minn. — A five-year-old boy is dead after what authorities call a “freak accident.” Edward Michalek was playing on a hammock with his siblings when the seven foot tree the hammock was attached to uprooted and fell on top of him. It happened Tuesday night in Sherburne County. The sheriff says Michalek died at the scene. A GoFundMe…

Minnesota Man Wins $120,000 Lottery Jackpot; Waits 3 Days to Claim Because He’s “Busy”

Krenik said he waited three days because he was too busy with his business

  MONTGOMERY, Minn. — A Minnesota man says he was just too busy to claim his jackpot prize worth $120,000 and wanted to wait for his wife before coming forward. Jim Krenik, a butcher from Montgomery, said he wanted to hear his wife’s “scream of delight” as she checked the Gopher 5 tickets herself. Minnesota State Lottery officials put out…

A Public Art Piece is Unveiled Downtown and Yes, You Can Take a Selfie

the project cost $10,000 and supports local art

FARGO, ND —┬áThere’s a new spot in town where the Fargo Park District encourages you to take plenty of selfies. The Park District and the F-M Convention and Visitors Bureau teamed up to unveil a public art piece downtown. Each group contributed $5,000 to the project, which supports local art. They wanted an artist who could capture the spirit of…

Family of Woman Killed in Minnehaha Academy Explosion Suing Construction Company

The lawsuit also states the company failed to warn school officials about the "high degree of danger."

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — The family of one of the people killed in the explosion at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis has filed a lawsuit against the construction company. The family of Ruth Berg, the school receptionist who was killed in the explosion on August 2nd, says CenterPoint Energy “ran to save themselves” rather than warn people inside the school about…

Governor Burgum Secures $2 Million in Federal Money for Naloxone Training

The grant will be used to train people on how to use Naloxone and administer it to someone suffering an overdose

  BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Burgum says he has secured a $2 million dollar federal grant to help reduce opioid overdose deaths in North Dakota. Burgum signed an executive order in September, allowing government agencies to work with law enforcement and tribal governments to make Naloxone available to first responders, opioid users and their families. The grant will be used…

Minnesota Submits Bid to be Amazon’s Second HQ

The headquarters could carry a $5 billion investment and at least 50,000 jobs for any state

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The state of Minnesota has submitted a bid to be the spot for Amazon’s second headquarters. While the details behind the bid haven’t been released, the economic development commissioner says they promoted Minnesota’s diverse workforce, strong schools and high quality of life. Gov. Dayton said the bid was modest and doesn’t carry incentives beyond a…

Minnesota Granted Real ID Extension

The state will begin issuing new licenses to comply with the Real ID law by the fall of 2018

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota residents are in the clear for at least another year when it comes to their driver’s licenses. Gov. Dayton says the state has received an extension on the Real ID law, allowing Minnesota residents access to board planes through October 10th, 2018 with their old licenses. The federal Real ID Act of 2005 upgraded…