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Fargo North Students Organize GoFundMe to Honor Rod Capistran

The GoFundMe has a goal of $5,000.

FARGO, N.D.–Students at North Fargo High School have started a fundraiser to raise money for the late Rod Capistran. Capistran was a geometry teacher at Fargo North. He passed away on April 17 from a medical emergency. The funds raised will be used to create a scholarship and/or memorial dedicated to Capistran. Fargo North Principal, Andy Dahlen, said, ” My…

Complaint Says Moorhead Man Dismembered Murder Victim, Placed Body Parts in Dumpster

If convicted, Broad could face up to 40 years in prison.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Charges have been filed against a Moorhead man in connection with the death of a woman who had been missing since April 3. Twenty-seven-year-old Ethan Broad is charged with second-degree murder without intent while committing a felony. According to court documents, Broad told Moorhead police that he killed 19-year-old Dystynee Avery in self-defense before he dismembered the victim by…

Owner & Chef of “Toscana” Dies Unexpectedly

A GoFundMe account has been started to support the family

FARGO, N.D. — The chef and owner of Toscana in downtown Fargo died unexpectedly on Thursday. A collection of pictures of Mirco Morganti are now in the window of the Italian restaurant. Morganti leaves behind his 5 children and the love of his life, Charlene. The restaurant has been greatly impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. A GoFundMe account has been…

Local Business Creates Go Fund Me To Help It’s Employees During COVID-19

The owner found a creative way to get the employees involved.

FARGO-MOORHEAD – Like many businesses, Luna Fargo and Sol Ave Kitchen in Moorhead have seen the impact of COVID-19. The restaurants went from having 10 to 15 employees to having less than five. After seeing restaurants across the nation doing GoFundme campaigns for their employees, Nicki Berglund, the owner of both restaurants, wanted to do something for her staff. She…

UND Football Player Seriously Hurt In Skiing Accident In Colorado

Hunter Pinke suffered trauma to his head and back and has a severed spinal cord

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A UND football player has a long road ahead of him after a skiing accident in Colorado right after Christmas. Hunter Pinke suffered trauma to his head and back and has a severed spinal cord. UND Head Football Coach Bubba Schweigert says Pinke is the spiritual leader of the team. He says he is very courageous and…

Community pulls together to help local family undergoing tough circumstances

Margaret MacVicar and Richard Dagostino will be evicted from their trailer home on Monday

FARGO, N.D. — Some say it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But for one Fargo couple, this holiday season has been far from it. “My take on it was just, ‘Hurry up and be over.’ I didn’t want the holidays to come. Didn’t want to deal with the holidays. It was just too much to deal with. I…

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…