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North Dakota International Pageant celebrates women from across the state

The competition has been held for more than 30 years

FARGO, N.D. — Sparkling dresses, stilettos and smiles filled the stage at the Scheels Center for the Performing Arts, but this isn’t your typical pageant. “We are exactly the opposite of what you think of for most pageants because our main goal is to build up women and to grow them into their best selves, so whatever that means for…

52nd Avenue South & 19th Avenue North Both Open To Traffic

Crews had to bring out the big guns to get 52nd back in good driving condition

FARGO, N.D. — It was simply a mess. A portion of 52nd Avenue South in Fargo which was closed down for days is now open to vehicles. Crews had to bring out the big guns to get 52nd back in good driving condition. They used a giant snowblower to cut through snow that blocked the road between 45th Street South…

Area Mayors Deliver Hopeful Outlook at State of the Cities 2020

A hopeful audience watched as each Mayor delivered the accomplishments of 2019, and where the future is headed in 2020.

FARGO, N.D. – There’s an air of excitement here at the state of the cities 2020, as the Mayors of Fargo, West Fargo, Dilworth, and Moorhead deliver the future of their cities. “Many of the answers to the problems that our cities face, whether it’s special assessments, whether it’s property taxes, whether it’s mental health issues,” said Commission President Bernie…

Local organization trains community on preventing child sexual abuse

Stand to Protect launched its education pilot program in 2019

FARGO, N.D. — Some say child sexual abuse is an invisible health crisis happening all around us. Last year alone, the Red River Children’s Advocacy Center conducted more than 350 forensic interviews with children who were sexually abused in the region. According to local experts, only 16 percent of victims report their sexual abuse during childhood, and the effects of…

Frostival Is Celebrating Its Fifth Year With Some Changes

Weather conditions postponed the event until next weekend.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – The festival was a  two day event but it is now being spread out to cover a course of six weeks. This new change gives Fargo and Moorhead a chance to highlight what they’re doing instead of trying to do it all in one weekend. “Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo is such a unique community in my…

City of Fargo Reaches Settlement With Fired Firefighter

Scot Kelsh sued the city for $1.8 million claiming discrimination and violation of confidentiality

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioners have awarded a former Fargo firefighter 63 thousand dollars to settle a discrimination lawsuit. Scot Kelsh sued the city for $1.8 million claiming discrimination and violation of confidentiality after he was diagnosed with a work-related disability. He was fired in 2016. Appeals to the City Commission and the City Civil Service Commission upheld his…

State Lawmaker Blames Political Opponents For Anti-Islam Posts On Facebook

Rep. Jim Kasper of Fargo says his account may have been hacked

FARGO, N.D. — A Republican state lawmaker from Fargo says he doesn’t know how two anti-Islam posts appeared in his Facebook feed. Rep. Jim Kasper says his account may have been hacked by political opponents. Kasper posting an apology on his personal page to those who can see his posts. He says he has about 4,000 Facebook friends, most of…

Sandy’s Donuts to provide vegan options

Vegan donuts will be available at all locations beginning Tuesday

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Sandy’s Donuts is revealing a new recipe for vegans who still want to indulge. Vegan donuts will be available at all Sandy’s locations starting Tuesday morning. The shop is offering seven different kinds, including glazed, cookies and cream, and dark chocolate. The treats are made without any milk or egg products. The owner of Sandy’s says…

Man Sentenced In Shooting Death Outside Fargo McDonald’s

FARGO, N.D. — Miguel Cooley was sentenced this morning to 35 years in prison for killing 20 year old Gabriel Perez outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Fargo. The Moorhead man received a 50 year sentence, with 35 years to be served in prison and with good behavior 10 years of  supervised probation to follow. Prosecutor Josh Traiser said if Cooley…

Creatively Uncorked celebrates six years in business

The studio hosts painting parties for people of all artistic levels

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A local business celebrating its 6th year being open is hoping to bring more art awareness to the metro. Creatively Uncorked in West Fargo encourages community members to tap into their artistic side by creating take-home canvases, even if they have no painting experience. In celebration of being open for six years, the studio hosted several…