Disabled

Organizations Help People With Disabilities With Housing Rights

They are trying to inform them of their rights under The Fair Housing Act.

FARGO, N.D. – An event is trying to help people with disabilities know their rights. In North Dakota, one of the biggest problems is discrimination against people with disabilities We’re here at the Fargo Public library where two organizations are trying to advise people with disabilities to know their rights under the fair housing act. That’s when organizations like the…

Man Who Mows For Free Across The Country Stops In Fargo Again

Rodney Smith Junior is traveling the country and mowing the lawns of the elderly, disabled, single parents or veterans for free

Ms. Freetag, Rodney Smith, Jr. & Officer Nolan Kroger/Facebook FARGO, N.D. — A man on a mission to help people across the country mow their lawns has returned to Fargo. Rodney Smith Junior is traveling the country and mowing the lawns of the elderly, disabled, single parents or veterans for free. He stopped by the home of Ms. Freetag who…

Sanford Health HealthCare Accessories Hosts Costume Contest for Kids

Parents said this is a great way to celebrate Halloween without facing the usual negative stigmas

FARGO, ND — Several monsters, characters and superheroes competed in a costume contest for physically challenged children. The annual Halloween Costume Party at Sanford Health HealthCare Accessories was attended by hundreds of families. Kids marched in a costume parade, enjoyed snacks and spent time surrounded by people who understand their disability. A mother told us when she takes her son…

“Trunk-Or-Treat” Offers a More Accessible Halloween Celebration

The event offers a safe trick-or-treating venue for all kids and families

FARGO, ND — Not all families are able to take part in the typical night of trick-or-treating. It’s why hundreds of families stopped by a parking lot in costume for a more accessible Halloween celebration. It’s that time of year for favorite superheroes, monsters and having fun. But many parents said the usual door-to-door trick-or-treating has its challenges for disabled…

Minneapolis Woman Wants Police Officer Charged After the Shooting of Her Dogs

After the homeowner's daughter accidentally tripped the home burglary alarm, an officer responded nearly 30 minutes later and the shooting took place. KMSP Fox 9 reporter Iris Perez reports from Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A Minneapolis woman is seeking charges against a police officer after her two dogs were shot in her own backyard. “He doesn’t want to go in the backyard to use the bathroom,” said Jennifer Lemay as she talked about her dog who was shot by a Minneapolis police officer. From inside a bloodied safety cone, with his…

Grand Forks Tour Bus Disabled by Lighting, Leaves ND Passengers Stranded in Ohio

The group was picked up about an hour later by a new tour bus and taken to a local hotel for the night

Courtesy: Fox News  STREETSBORO, Ohio — A group of tourists headed for Washington D.C. from Grand Forks found themselves stranded on the side of an Ohio interstate after a lightning strike disabled the bus. Eileen Tromnes-Nelson, one of the passengers, told KVRR’s Nick Broadway that everyone on the bus is safe and no one has been injured. Tromnes-Nelson said at…

Those with Limited Mobility at Risk from Snow Covered Walkways

A fine isn't the only risk you face by not shoveling

Snow covered sidewalks can be an annoyance for everyone but for those with physical disabilities they can be dangerous. “You pretty much have to have bare pavement or you’re going to be at risk of getting stuck,” said Executive Director of the Freedom Resource Center,  Nate Aalgaard. Aalgaard is wheelchair bound and winter can be an especially tough time. “There’s…