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Upscale Living Community Features Variety of Amenities for Residents

Bethany holds open house to sell fourteen apartments

FARGO, ND — If you’re 55 or older and looking for a place to live, Bethany Grace Point apartments might be the place for you. Bethany held an open house to offer tours of the floor plans and services they offer their residents. The upscale living community on 42nd Street South in Fargo has 14 open apartments. Amenities including a…

Chick-fil-A Selects Owner of Franchise in Grand Forks

Guy Wentink and family will run first north dakota restaurant

GRAND FORKS, ND — It’s not just another chain restaurant. “More of a community-based-know-your-neighbor-type-get-to-know-each-other seems to be the type of business that they are and the type of business that we are here at Texas Roadhouse too,” said Kalen Carver, owner of neighboring restaurant, Texas Roadhouse. Chick–fil–A has chosen Guy Wentink to be the owner of its first restaurant in…

The Arts Partnership Brings Annual ChalkFest to Red River Zoo

The annual tradition focuses on teaching the importance of the arts to all ages

FARGO, ND — You probably remember drawing with chalk when you were a kid. Red River Zoo hosted Chalk Fest, an event aimed at teaching kids and parents the importance of art in society. Whether you’re older or younger, it’s never too late to embrace your inner artist. Many did at the Arts Partnerships’ Chalk Fest 2017. “Everyone’s drawn with…

Northern Cass High School Principal Let Go for Lack of Certification

Ryan Lyson leaves school after credentials are not turned in on time

HUNTER, ND — The 2017-2018 school year is just a few weeks away, but Northern Cass High School will not have a principal. Ryan Lyson was let go from his position because board officials said he did not get the required certification on time. Lyson did take doctoral courses at the University of North Dakota to renew his license for…

Pride Community Collective Prepares for F-M Pride Week

Organization will bring transgender veterans in opposition of President Trump's transgender military ban

FARGO, N.D. — F-M Pride Week organizers said they are almost ready to kick off their big event in downtown Fargo and with the recent political climate, they said the celebration couldn’t come at a better time. Rainbow flags decorate Broadway, but something else will catch your eye: the transgender flag. “Trans individuals have felt a sense of heightened fear,” said…

Sanford Health Celebrates Organ Donors and Recipients at Annual Picnic

Patients serve as examples of power of donation

FARGO, ND — Four years ago, Carol Barbknecht found out she needed a kidney transplant and would have to go on the transplant list. “You know it’s kind of a scary thought,” Carol said. “It’s kind of a scary like, ‘do I dare go anywhere? Are they going to call me?’” But just when she thought she would have to…

Concordia College Offering Beginning Harp Class to the Community

Children, adults get opportunity to become expert on a new instrument

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s an instrument people might not be used to playing, but now they finally have the chance to try it out. Beginning Harp Camp is a four day class where people can play the harp, whether you have experience or not. Both children and adults have the opportunity to be in the class. By the end of…

Essentia Health Hosts Panel on Opioid Crisis

Business leaders gather to discuss ways drug epidemic can be solved

FARGO, ND — It’s a drug killing more than 90 Americans every day: opiates. One mother understands that after sending her two sons to jail. “I was trying to save their lives,” Mary Locken said. Locken’s sons, 23-year-old Joe and 21-year-old Nicholas, were caught up in the storm of addiction. They started drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana at a young…

Detroit Lakes Prepares for WE Fest

Construction may disrupt traffic flow at country music festival expecting more than 40,000 people

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Detroit Lakes’ population is about to grow rapidly this week and it’s all thanks to WE Fest. “Our town does grow,” said Carrie Johnston, who is president of the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce. “You go from a town of about 9,000 people to welcoming another forty.” With thousands of people coming into town, Detroit Lakes…

Bike and Build Partners with F-M Rebuilding Together to Give Back to Moorhead Veteran

Vietnam war veteran will soon have a new home

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Thirty-six cyclists from 18 different states are biking their way through the United States in order to give back. “We ride like 70 miles a day. We rode 100 yesterday to get here,” said Bike and Build volunteer Tom Pagano. They’ve just made it to Moorhead. They’re called Bike and Build, an organization that promotes affordable housing…