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Minnesota Mom Fighting to Change Law that Set Her Son’s Killer Free

On February 7th, 2003, Sweats left her 3-year-old son, Cameron in the care of a family friend, Samuel Christopher Jones while she went to work

  MINNESOTA — A Minnesota mom is fighting to change the law when it comes to sentencing guidelines when someone kills a child. Cynthia Sweats said when it comes to punishing someone for killing a child, the state is much too lenient. Samuel Christopher Jones On February 7th, 2003, Sweats left her 3-year-old son, Cameron in the care of a family friend,…

Hawthorne Neighborhood Speaks Out on Controversial Building Project

Opponents say the new townhomes are not a fit inside the historic Hawthorne neighborhood

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioners approved a zoning change to allow a new row of townhomes to be built in the Hawthorne neighborhood. The new housing project is controversial and not everyone agrees that the new housing units fit in with the historic feel of the neighborhood. Developers got the go-ahead to construct new housing units on a vacant…

Building of Wellness Center Might Mean Sales Tax Increase for People of Casselton

The town is voting on a sales tax increase to help fund an expansion of the community center

CASSELTON, N.D. — Casselton could see a new wellness center in the future, but it comes with a price. People will be voting on a sales tax increase to fund the project. “We’re voting to extend our sales tax from one percent to two percent,” said Casselton Mayor Lee Anderson. “Having that one percent would throw a wrench into a lot…

City of Fargo Acquires Home Needed for Flood Protection Plan in Rose Creek

The house at 4122 17th Street South has been acquired by eminent domain to build a higher flood wall near Rose Creek in South Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — The City of Fargo is moving forward with its flood protection plans with an acquisition in the Rose Creek neighborhood. The house at 4122 17th Street South has been acquired by eminent domain to build a higher flood wall near Rose Creek in South Fargo. The purchase is not a part of the flood diversion project in…

Safe Kids: Keeping Children Safe from Accidental Injury in the Home

A group of social workers is set to teach younger parents about keeping their kids safe

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Safe Kids educators say keeping small children from accidental injury involves more than storing cleaning fluids out of reach. It’s why a team of social workers and home visitors are getting the tools they need to educate younger parents across the valley. A child care specialist said more kids are getting accidentally poisoned by prescription medication…

Naytahwaush Man Dead After Crash in Becker County

His vehicle went in the ditch, hit an approach and came to rest against a tree

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — A Mahnomen County man is dead after rolling his vehicle seven miles north of Detroit Lakes. The Becker County Sheriff says 41-year-old Marvin Tibbetts, Jr. of Naytahwaush lost control of his vehicle on Highway 21 around 10:30 this morning. His vehicle went in the ditch, hit an approach and came to rest against a tree. Tibbetts…

Details Released in Dilworth Auto Yard Drug Bust

Clay County and Moorhead K9 Units joined Dilworth police to search all the vehicles

  DILWORTH, Minn. — New details behind a search warrant to investigate the Dilworth Auto Yard have been released. The eight page warrant explains how 217 pounds of marijuana was found inside the trunks of eight Ford Fusions. On Friday, police were called to Inter-Rail Group, Inc. at 945 Center Avenue East. When they arrived, the trunks were open to…

Inspire Innovation Lab Offering Free Pie and a Pi Challenge

The lab celebrates the occasion with a pie contest as well as a "build your own pie station"

FARGO, N.D. — Some of us probably avoided the number 3.14 in math class. It still comes back to haunt us, but maybe in a tastier way than you expected! It’s “Pi” day, and Inspire Innovation Lab is offering free pie for all. The lab celebrates the occasion with a pie contest as well as a “build your own pie…

Perham Man Reunited with 6-Year-Old Daughter in Nashville

She was found last Friday in Monroe County, Tennessee by a deli owner after the man saw fliers put up by Cooney's private investigators

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Perham man who spent the last month searching for his daughter was reunited with her Monday night in Nashville. Brian Cooney was granted temporary custody of his daughter Claire, who is 6 years old, but hadn’t seen her. She was found last Friday in Monroe County, Tennessee by a deli owner after the man saw…

Suspect in Court for South Fargo Bomb Threat

28-year-old Dustin Depiano is charged with felony terrorizing and criminal mischief, which is a misdemeanor

  FARGO, N.D. — The man accused of making a bomb threat and slashing several tires in south Fargo early Monday has been arraigned in court. Dustin Depiano, 28, is charged with felony terrorizing and criminal mischief, which is a misdemeanor. A preliminary hearing is set for April 13. Police say Depiano pulled fire alarms at multiple apartment buildings. He…