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15-Year-Old West Fargo Boy Battling ALS Isn’t Giving Up

According to the CDC, less than 1 percent of those diagnosed with ALS are under the age of 40

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Step into 15–year–old Ben Merck’s bedroom, and you’ll see he’s not much different from other teenagers. Sports caps, sneakers and posters of his favorite athletes, fill the walls. But his struggle with a neurological disorder isn’t one many kids his age are familiar with. “Doctors have said, you know, ‘I didn’t believe it when I saw…

UPDATE: Suspect Not Connected with Slaying of 9 in Mexico

The suspect was found in the town of Agua Prieta

MEXICO CITY–Criminal investigators in northern Mexico say a suspect had been arrested and was under investigation for possible connections with the deaths of nine U.S. citizens-three women and six children-slaughtered Monday when cartel gunmen ambushed their vehicles. But it has been determined that the suspect is not tied to the ambush. In a statement posted on Facebook, the Agency for…

Former, Longtime Co-owner of Tastee Freez Battling Rare Diagnosis

His family is asking for the public's help in getting him the treatment he needs

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Julian Elofson and his ex–wife Fern owned Moorhead’s Tastee Freez for 28 years. But they weren’t the first Elofson’s to serve up some ice cream there. “When I was 17, I worked there and then my sister started working with me. Then some point in that, the owners put it up for sale. I came home and…

Boy Thrown From Mall of America Balcony Returns Home

The boy, identified only as Landen, will continue to receive outpatient rehabilitation for multiple injuries.

MINNEAPOLIS – A 5-year-old boy has returned home nearly five months after he was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota. The boy’s family said Tuesday on a gofundme.com site that their son has completed inpatient treatment and has returned home. The boy, identified only as Landen, will continue to receive outpatient rehabilitation for multiple injuries. The…

Fargo Couple Traveling 50 States to Raise Money for Kids With Cancer

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo couple packs some bags, sells everything they own and hop in their Toyota to inspire and do some good. Faith and Jon Moore started “Tour for a Cause.” They left for Illinois on August 31 and will visit every state through December. The couple is trying to raise $50,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital while…

Wahpeton Babe Ruth Team Heading To World Series

14U Team Competing In World Series In Alabama Next Week

A group of young athletes from our region are making us proud on the national stage this morning, and you can help them get there. Wahpeton’s 14U Babe Ruth baseball team is heading to the Babe Ruth World Series next week in Alabama. They went undefeated in the Midwest Plains Regional in Kansas. They are one of eight regional winners,…

Boy Thrown From Mall Balcony Remains in Intensive Care

The parents say it has been a challenging road to recovery and they are not sure when Landen will be able to come home. 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The parents of a 5-year-old Minnesota boy who was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America say their son remains in intensive care due to severe complications from the April attack. In an update on their GoFundMe page Tuesday, the parents of the victim, identified only as Landen, say he has had more than…

Fundraiser Started for Man Fatally Electrocuted in Frazee

Courtesy: GoFundMeFRAZEE, Minn. – A family friend sets up a GoFundMe for a man who died after being electrocuted in rural Frazee on Monday. Money will go toward Dillon Wilson’s funeral expenses and give financial support for his longtime girlfriend Amber Bauer and their song Waylon. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says the 25-year-old was helping pour concrete when the pole…

GoFundMe Raises Over $450,000 For Boy Thrown From 3rd Floor At Mall of America

A 24-year-old man is in custody

BLOOMINGTON, MN — A GoFundMe started for the boy injured at the Mall of America on Friday has raised over $472,000 in 24 hours. The 5-year-old boy is still being treated for critical injuries sustained in a fall after he was thrown from the third floor of the mall Friday morning. A 24-year-old man is in custody. Bloomington Police Chief Jeff…

Children of Mandan Murder Victims Start GoFundMe Fundraiser

The  North Dakota business where an owner and three employees were found dead has reopened with a police presence, though police still haven't said what caused their deaths.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption MANDAN, N.D. (AP) _The children of Lois and William Cobb, two of the victims of the devastating murders at RJR Maintenance and Management have started a GoFundMe to help pay for travel and funeral expenses. The  North Dakota business where an owner and three employees were found dead has reopened with a police presence, though police still haven’t said…