DAKOTAS

Critical Need For Blood Donors in F-M Area

These patients need you. Just 1 hour of your time can save up to 3 lives this weekend.

FARGO, ND — There’s a critical need for blood donors as we approach the Memorial Day holiday. According to Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, more than 43,000 people will be injured in Memorial Day holiday crashes. These patients need you. Just 1 hour of your time can save up to 3 lives this weekend. It’s not true that hospitals¬†already have…

2018 Farm Numbers in the Dakotas Drop From Previous Year

The number of U.S. farms dropped 12,800 from 2017, to slightly more than 2 million.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Farms continue to disappear off the Dakotas landscape, especially smaller ones. The federal Agriculture Department reports that total farm numbers in 2018 dropped by 300 in North Dakota and by 400 in South Dakota. North Dakota had 26,100 farms and South Dakota 29,600. That mirrored the national trend. The number of U.S. farms dropped 12,800 from…

Plains Art Museum Hosts Native American Arts and Crafts Festival

There was art of all mediums ranging from jewelry to painting to pottery

FARGO, N.D. —¬†The Plains Art Museum is celebrating Native American Heritage Month with a festival dedicated to Native arts and crafts. Artists from the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin were there to show and sell their work. There was art of all mediums ranging from jewelry to painting to pottery. Artists applied to the festival by showing their original work, and…

American Red Cross Responding to Numerous House Fires to Help Those in Need

The organization has responded to more than a dozen home fires in the Dakotas Region just this week

REGIONAL — The American Red Cross is lending a helping hand after an apartment fire in Langdon and a house fire in Wahpeton. They’re providing financial assistance for food, clothing and emergency lodging to the two people from the apartment fire. Two others at the house fire in Wahpeton also were given emergency housing from the Red Cross. The organization…

F-M Area Prepares to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Twenty-two people have already been deployed to Houston

FARGO, ND — At least 23 people have died in Hurricane Harvey which has just been downgraded to a tropical depression. The Red Cross Dakotas Region is offering training to those that want to step up and help in the Gulf Coast. The American Red Cross website crashed Tuesday, after receiving too many volunteer applications to help Hurricane Harvey’s victims….