“Kick Diabetes in the Face:” Hundreds Walk for a Type 1 Cure

Tens of thousands of dollars were raised by walkers to help research the disease

FARGO, ND — Hundreds of family members and close friends walked with Type 1 Diabetes patients to show they are not alone. Parents at the JDRF walk at Scheels Arena said a diagnosis is a life changer. Rainy weather did not stop families from telling the world about a disease which hits close to home. “He was diagnosed with Type…

Douglas County Boy Dies After Rollover UTV Crash

The passenger was able to get free to get help but Dingwall died at the scene

  DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A Douglas County boy has died after a UTV rollover crash in Millerville Township. The Sheriff’s Office says nine-year-old Jon Dingwall Jr. was driving the UTV with a 10-year-old female passenger on the slope of a hayfield on Gravel Pit Road. The UTV rolled, pinning both children under it. The passenger was able to get…

North Dakota Man Hurt in Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Idaho

Smart was taken to a nearby hospital and his condition is not yet known

  POCATELLO, Idaho — A North Dakota man is hurt and another person is dead after a motorcycle crash in Idaho. David Smart, 30, of Minot and 29-year-old Alexandria Porterfield of California were thrown from their motorcycle after hitting a deer near Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. Porterfield, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene….

Fergus Falls Worker Identified in Distracted Driving Crash

Silva is the mother of six children and had just bought her first home

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A GoFundMe account has been set up for a Fergus Falls construction worker who was hit by a car in Anoka County while on the job. Laura Silva, 33, is in grave condition at Hennepin County Medical Center. She was working as a sign holder for a street construction crew in East Bethel when she was…

Fergus Falls Construction Worker Critically Injured in Possible Distracted Driving Crash

Authorities say the worker is a sign holder and was with a crew doing street work when she was hit by the vehicle

  EAST BETHEL, Minn. — A Fergus Falls construction worker is in grave condition after being hit by a car while working on the job in East Bethel. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says the worker, a 33-year-old woman from Fergus Falls, was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center after being hit by a car being driven by a 19-year-old…

Drought Conditions Hitting Farmers and Ranchers Hard Across the Region

A farm in Leonard is suffering from drought conditions

LEONARD, ND — Due to severe drought conditions in portions of the state, North Dakota lawmakers announced farmers and ranchers will receive emergency grazing acres. Drought conditions are affecting nearly a third of North Dakota. That’s a concern for Leonard farmer, Mark Nesemeier. “We have some subtle moisture, but we do have some late planted crops that had trouble coming up…

ATV Crash in Beltrami County Sends One Woman to the Hospital

RESCUE WORKERS found a 64-year-old female had rolled the ATV she was driving

  BELTRAMI COUNTY, N.D. — A woman is in Sanford Hospital in Fargo after an ATV crash in Beltrami County. Officials got a 911 call Saturday night just after 8 about the crash 15 miles northwest of Bemidji. They found a 64-year-old female had rolled the ATV she was driving. She was not wearing a helmet. The woman was airlifted…

Because of You, I Lived: Organ Donors, Recipients Honored in the Valley

Sanford Health put up a Wall of Donor Heroes at their downtown Fargo location

FARGO, N.D. — Organ donors and recipients throughout the Valley are being honored. Sanford Health put up a Wall of Donor Heroes at their downtown Fargo location. “I’m just happy to start looking forward to life again,” said Jeff Ficek, who was the recipient of an organ donation. Ficek was diagnosed with an arthritic condition at the age of 17….

Recognizing Mental Health Changes in Children

Community members received a lesson on how to prevent mental illness in children

FARGO, N.D. — While some mental illnesses can’t be controlled due to genetics, there are some than can be preventable. Any adult dealing with a child who is battling mental illness in some way shape or form was invited to the Youth Mental Health First Aid 8 Hour course. The goal of the course is to enlighten adults on how to…

Silent Auction Helps Local Girl Receive Critical Medical Care

Benefit held for Miley Larson as she gets treatment for her mental condition

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — People in the Valley came together to support a young child suffering from a mental illness. Guardians of seven-year-old Miley Larson say she has Reactive Attachment Disorder therapy. Larson was adopted at the age of five. Her foster mom held a benefit for her at Inspire Innovation Labs. People who showed up took part in a…