GRANDPARENTS

Santa Visits Candy Cane Carnival in Fargo

People packed the Avalon Events Center for some holiday fun

FARGO, N.D. — Parents, boys and girls of all ages packed into the Avalon Events Center to stay warm and enjoy some early holiday time together. “It’s a great day to have the families come out and spend time together and do some activities take pictures with Santa, ya know, walk around and just spend time together for the holidays,”…

Sen. Heitkamp Hosts Discussion With Families Affected By Opioids

Many grandparents are raising grandchildren because their biological parents aren't able to

FARGO, N.D. —┬áSen. Heidi Heitkamp hosted a discussion to hear from grandparents who are taking care of grandchildren because their biological parents aren’t able to. The opioid epidemic, suicides, and other issues have left many parents unable to take care for their children. Heitkamp introduced a bill that would help caregivers deal with the challenges of caring for children, especially…

12-Year-Old Joins Lawsuit Against Attorney General Sessions Over Medicinal Marijuana

She says having a drop of THC twice a day has kept her seizure-free for nearly three years

  NATIONAL — A Colorado 12-year-old is taking U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, to court over the legalization of medical marijuana on a national scale. “I have intractable epilepsy so I have seizures that traditional medications wouldn’t really help,” said Alexis Bortell. “I would like to be able to visit my grandparents without risking being taken to a foster home.”…

Father of Savanna Greywind’s Child Granted Full Custody

Haisley Jo was found by police in the apartment of Greywind's upstairs neighbors

  FARGO, ND — Ashton Matheny, the boyfriend of Savanna Greywind and the father of her child, Haisley Jo, has been granted full custody by the court. Matheny talked with KVRR after the hearing, saying it was emotional and he is excited about the court’s decision. He left the courthouse with his lawyer to pick up Haisley Jo from Greywind’s…

Walmart Employees Intervene After Devils Lake Grandmother Scammed Out of $8,000

She was told to purchase gift cards and send them in the mail overnight, concealed in a magazine

  DEVILS LAKE, ND — Police in Devils Lake say an 84-year-old woman has lost $8,000 in the “grandparents” scam. The victim received a call from someone claiming that her granddaughter had been in a crash in Ohio and that drugs were found in the car. She was told to purchase gift cards and send them in the mail overnight,…