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Oregon Clothing Company Raising Money for South Dakota Abortion Clinic

South Dakota is among seven states with only one abortion provider

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — An Oregon clothing company has raised over $25,000 for South Dakota’s only abortion clinic. Portland-based Wildfang’s fundraising is intended to help Sioux Falls Planned Parenthood pay doctors who travel to the state to perform abortions and to pay for legal battles. South Dakota is among seven states with only one abortion provider. CEO Emma McIlroy says…

Firefighters Battling Fires in Dangerous Wind Chills Get Assistance from the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army will be at the scenes this weekend for firefighters during the dangerous low wind chills

FARGO, ND — As the temperature outside continues to drop, the number of house fires has increased in the last week. It means the Fargo Fire Department has had to gear up for extreme temperatures to help put out fires across town. Some say it can be really tough because although the gear is designed to protect firefighters, it doesn’t…

Moorhead Superintendent Ends Long Career in School District

She has worked for the district in a number of roles since the 1980's

MOORHEAD, Minn. — This was the last day of work for Moorhead Public Schools Superintendent Lynne Kovash. She was supposed to retire next June but she moved it up as she continues to battle pancreatic cancer. She has worked for the district in a number of roles since the 1980’s. Lynne wrote on her Caring Bridge page quote: “I am…

Fargo Davies, West Fargo Volleyball Teams Play for Kids Battling Cancer

The two teams choose which fundraiser they help out each year

FARGO, ND — It’s the sixth year this familiar Volleyball match up is raising money. Players said they’ve raised at least $7,000 and counting to help a summer camp for kids with cancer. Davies High versus West Fargo means it’s time to “Dig for Kamp KACE.” Both sides are serving hope for a summer camp made for children with cancer….

Minnesota Group Reenacts Civil War Battle

they also worked on a trench, camped out, did war drills, held a posting guard detail

OAKPORT, Minn. — The Minnesota Infantry Company D took people back in time to the Civil War at Probstfield Farm in Oakport. The organization held a battle reenactment between people dressed as Confederate and Union soldiers. They also had troops working on a trench, posting guard detail, camping out and doing war drills. Twenty-five people became a part of the…

Mediation Sessions Continue in Minnesota to Avoid Government Shutdown

Governor Dayton says he wants to rework costly tax breaks and other measures but Republicans sued, calling it unconstitutional

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Mediation sessions between Gov. Dayton and top Republican lawmakers are underway. The Minnesota Supreme Court directed Dayton and legislative leaders to work out a months-long legal battle over Dayton’s decision to veto the Legislature’s operating budget. He says he wants to rework costly tax breaks and other measures but Republicans sued, calling it unconstitutional. The…

Country Star Jo Dee Messina Announces She’s Battling Cancer

Jo Dee Messina, whose hits include "I'm Alright" and "Bye Bye", has posted on her website that she is battling cancer.

NATIONAL — A country singer who has made many stops in our area has announced that she is battling cancer. Jo Dee Messina, whose hits include “I’m Alright” and “Bye Bye”, has posted on her website that she is battling cancer. She didn’t specify the kind of cancer but says she is “working closely with a team to explore all…

Wahpeton Mayor Resigns

City Council President Steve Dale has been filling in while Hansey battles his cancer diagnosis

WAHPETON, ND — Wahpeton Mayor Meryl Hansey has resigned and is fighting cancer. Hansey, 81, submitted his resignation after being absent from his mayoral duties since June. City Council President Steve Dale has been filling in while Hansey battles his cancer diagnosis. People in the city have 15 days to file a petition to call for a special election. If…

Google Responds After Employee Distributes Sexist Manifesto

Google's Diversity Vice President says the essay is not a viewpoint the company endorses, promotes or encourages

  INTERNATIONAL — Google executives are responding after a male employee writes and distributes a self-proclaimed manifesto, saying men have a “higher drive for status” than women workers. Google’s Diversity Vice President says the essay is not a viewpoint the company endorses, promotes or encourages. He goes on to condemn the essay, which had been circulating throughout the company for…

Moorhead Fire Crews Battle Late Night House Fire

Fire officials say the house was abandoned and no one was inside

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead fire crews battle a late night house fire. Firefighters were called to the 1802 2nd Ave S.┬áin Moorhead just after 10 p.m. where a house was engulfed in smoke and had flames shooting from the roof. Fire officials say the house was abandoned and no one was inside. They say battling the fire was difficult…