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Parents Walk to Honor Children Who Lost Their Lives

They held their 12th annual Walk to Remember

FARGO, N.D. — The group The Compassionate Friends gives parents an outlet to honor their children. They held their annual Walk to Remember, where parents walked from Oak Grove Park to the Angel of Hope at Island Park. There, they released balloons and butterflies. “He said, ‘I love you mom and dad,’ and that was the last thing we heard from…

Vigil Being Held July 2nd for Moorhead Girl Who Drowned at Buffalo State Park

The family has set up a Memorial Account with Wells Fargo Bank and GoFundMe called the Grace Elizabeth Bettie Memorial Account

MINNESOTA, Minn. — The family of Grace Bettie will be holding a candlelight vigil near the swimming area at the Buffalo River State Park on Monday. They are inviting the public to honor Grace’s memory at 6 pm, July 2nd. Candles will also be provided for anyone attending by the family. The family has set up a Memorial Account with…

UPDATE: Child’s Body Recovered from West Fargo Retention Pond

Neighbors tell us the boy was about 9 or 10 years old, had autism and was from Africa, but that has not been confirmed by police

UPDATED STORY: Divers pulled a body out of a West Fargo retention pond just before 7 pm after people saw a young child having trouble keeping their head above water. An emergency call came in around 3:50 at 2946 5th Street West and around 5 pm, the scene changed from rescue to recovery mode. The West Fargo Fire Department says crews…

Fathers and their Kiddos are Celebrating the Day All About Dad

Dads and their kids got creative when finding ways to celebrate the special day

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a day all about dads and people in our area are out and about saying thank you to their old man. Creative outings in town give dads and their kids a fun way to celebrate. Whether they are eating his favorite meal, playing his go to game or trying something new, these dads are just happy…

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Celebrates National Flip Flop Day

They're raising money to send a child to Camp Sunshine

FARGO, N.D. — To celebrate National Flip Flop Day, Tropical Smoothie Café gave out free drinks. They’re raising money for a child in Fargo to go to Camp Sunshine with their family. Camp Sunshine is in Maine and is designed for children with life–threatening illnesses. At mid–afternoon, Tropical Smoothie Café on 13th Avenue already sold over 250 smoothies. “It’s great and…

Menards Worker Attempts To Abduct Child

Peter Groenhoff of Canby, Minnesota Was Arrested Sunday

WATERTOWN, S.D. — A worker at Menards in Watertown, South Dakota has been arrested for trying to abduct a young child. Police say 35-year-old Peter Groenhoff of Canby, Minnesota attempted to abduct a 4-year-old child on Sunday afternoon. They say he grabbed the child and quickly walked away from the boy’s family. The child’s father pursued the man to an…

United Way Invests $300,000 To Treat Children That’re Victims of Abuse

The organization gave the grant to the Red River Children's Advocacy Center

FARGO, N.D. — Last year the Red River Children’s Advocacy Center treated more than 600 kids who have been abused. Now thanks to the United Way, they’ll be able to treat even more kids, for free. When traumatized kids walk into the center, there’s usually a dark cloud hanging over them. “They’re broken and they’re hurting, they feel like the world…

Charges Filed in Fergus Falls Child Death Case

The child had numerous signs of abuse

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Charges have been filed against Bobbie Bishop and Walter Wynhoff  in connection with the death of a 6-year old boy. Some of the details may be disturbing. Bishop and Wynhoff each face five felony charges, including second degree murder, three counts of manslaughter, and one count of malicious punishment of a child. “This one’s unfortunate. Very disturbing,” said…

April Marks Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Otter Tail County Board of Commissions signed a symbolic proclamation

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners made an official proclamation, though the month goes on nationwide. The proclamation states that child abuse prevention is a community effort, and that all citizens should be more aware of the signs of abuse and neglect. There are many ways the community can…

Fergus Falls Police Investigating Suspicious Death Of a Child

In a release they say at approximately 4:15 a.m., Monday, a child was brought to a local hospital unconscious and not breathing.

UPDATE: Fergus Falls police have made two arrests in connection with the death of a six-year-old boy. 40-year-old Bobbie Bishop and 44-year-old Walter Wynhoff are behind bars waiting for formal charges. Investigators say the six-year-old boy who died was a victim of neglect and abuse. Authorities have put one of his siblings into protective custody. We’ll have the latest information on…