Local Artist Puts Spotlight on Red River Zoo Animals in New Exhibit

Some of the portraits will be made into a book exclusively sold at the zoo

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — An artist from Hawley is turning animals at the Red River Zoo into local celebrities. In 2015, Mark Elton wanted to do something special for his nephew before he was born. So he created an animal alphabet book. “Those pieces came across the desk of the right people which then invited me to come have a show…

Red River Zoo Builds New Home for their Porcupines

Within the past two weeks, the porcupine exhibit has gradually moved into a different area of the zoo

FARGO, N.D.–Porcupines at the Red River Zoo have a brand new home! Within the past two weeks, the porcupine exhibit has gradually moved into a different area of the zoo. Staff say the new area is better suited for the animal’s needs. The space is three times the size of the old one and features living grass, trees, and movable…

“Meowmaste” Brings Together Cats and Yoga in West Fargo

All of the cats that accompanied the yoga participants came from the Homeward Animal Shelter

WEST FARGO, N.D. — If you’re looking for a positive yoga experience, then why don’t you try to relax with some cats by your side? Homeward Animal Shelter and Healing Touch Chiropractic celebrate the one–year anniversary of “Meowmaste”, which helps people find their Zen with the help of their feline friends. Several cats prowled around the yoga studio to provide several…

Red River Zoo Calling all Pokemon Go Trainers for Game’s New Updates

They have two gymnasiums and seven different Pokestops for people to rack up points

FARGO, N.D. — For all you Pokemon Go players out there, Red River Zoo is luring in all trainers with the games latest updates! Exciting changes to the game are attracting fans to once again ‘catch–em–all’. The zoo hosted a Pokemon Go Social where lures were set up at various Pokestops between 1 and 4:30 pm and people won prices…

Homeward Animal Shelter Holds “Spay-ghetti & No Balls” Lunch

Homeward stresses the importance of spaying and neutering

FARGO, N.D. — Homeward Animal Shelter held its annual “Spay–ghetti and No Balls” Lunch. The event was to raise money and spread awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering. The shelter is committed to preventing animal overpopulation so fewer animals go without homes. Homeward is a “no kill” shelter, and they spay and neuter all animals six months and older…

El Zagal Shrine Circus Dazzles People of All Ages

The circus features all the classic favorites

FARGO, N.D. — If you want some fun for the whole family this weekend, the El Zagal Shrine Circus is happening at the Fargodome. “It’s really amazing. It’s once in a lifetime. So you don’t want to miss it,” said Steve Jones, a 10-year old attending the circus. He, like many other kids, have been seeing the show year after year….

NDSU’s Darwin Day Teaches Community About Life Sciences

The biology department celebrates Charles Darwin's birthday

  FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State University’s biology department celebrated Charles Darwin’s birthday today with Darwin Day. “Darwin Day started to become really popular about 2009, when it would’ve been Darwin’s 200th birthday. I think that people are also trying to bring awareness about science,” said Kendra Greenlee, a biological science professor. Plants, snakes, and even some dancing dinosaurs—they…

Former Moorhead Man Accused of Torturing Cats Suspected of Looking for New Pets

Jalen Greer now lives in the Rapid City area

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Police in South Dakota are investigating whether a former Moorhead man accused of torturing and killing cats has been attempting to adopt more pets. Jalen Greer now lives in the Rapid City area. A Craigslist ad there warns that Greer tried to adopt a pet from the Sturgis/Meade County Animal Shelter. He was sentenced to two…

Investigators Release Possible Cause of Fire that Destroyed Jennie-O Turkey Barn in New York Mills

The barn was fully engulfed

  NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. — Investigators have released more details of a fire that destroyed a Jennie-O turkey barn in New York Mills. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says the fire likely was started by a propane heater in the barn. Fire crews responded to the fire just after midnight. The barn was fully engulfed. There were no…

North Dakota’s Coyote Catalog Activated for Sixth Year

Anyone who registered in previous years needs to sign up again

Courtesy: ND Game and Fish Department  NORTH DAKOTA — A program in North Dakota that connects coyote hunters and trappers with landowners who are having problems with the animals has been activated for a sixth year. The Coyote Catalog is a partnership of the state Agriculture and Game and Fish departments. Last year, about 30 landowners and more than 500…