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Three Children Killed in a Carrington Mobile Home Fire

Authorities say the Tufte family lost their three children in an early-morning fire

CARRINGTON, N.D. — Three children died in an accidental mobile home fire in Carrington according to authorities. Foster County Sheriff Ian Mattice said Dawn and Brandon Tufte lost their three children in the fire. Carrington Fire Chief Ken Wangen said three other people managed to escape the fire alive. Those three were reportedly taken to a Carrington hospital and their conditions…

The Home & Garden Show Takes Over the Fargodome

The expo lasts all weekend ling with more than 300 exhibits

FARGO, N.D. — No need to watch the Home Shopping Network this weekend – everyone is invited to the Red River Valley Home & Garden Show at the Fargodome. The show kicked off this afternoon where thousands of people are taking advantage of doing some home décor shopping. More than 300 exhibits include contractors, windows, decks, flooring and even kitchen…

Warm Weather Helps Local Construction Get a Head Start

With a warmer than usual Fargo February, will the orange cones come back early?

FARGO, N.D. — For some, the construction season is never over. A warmer than normal February means more progress on new buildings. But will road construction make an early return? Fargo city engineers say even though you could go outside without a jacket, the underground frost will prevent early road construction. But some house builders said even if it’s below…

Ask Danny: Painting Galvanized Metal

It's feeling like spring out there. Should you spring for sprucing up your home's exterior metal elements?

With the recent weather warmup, you’re probably thinking about making your house beautiful in time for spring and summer entertaining. But when it comes to painting your home’s exterior, do you know what to do with the galvanized metal elements and whether it’s safe to paint them or not? Danny Lipford tackles the beautification process in this week’s Ask Danny….

Analyzing the Home Builders Association’s 2016 Report

Overal things look good, but there is some concern for affordable housing

Between Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, and Dilworth Housing activity is steady and values are the highest they’ve been since 2008. That’s according to the Home Builders Association of Fargo–Moorhead’s 2016 Annual Report. The report shows positive numbers in just about all areas and where there were declines, they were mostly minimal. Overview   Last year 4,550 building permits, which include…

Fire Leaves Family of Seven Homeless

An early morning fire leaves a family of seven homeless

A family of seven is homeless after a fire gutted their home in Emerado, North Dakota. The fire was reported around 3a.m. in a unit of a duplex in the northeast part of town, just off Highway 2. All occupants, including a neighbor in the second unit of the duplex, were outside when fire units arrived. The other unit was damaged…

Fargo Man One Step Closer to Saving His Home

Fargo's Historic Preservation Commission says John and Sherri Stern's home is historically significant

  Fargo’s Historic Preservation Commission has given its endorsement to saving the house owned by John and Sherri Stern. The board determined the home near the Red River is historically significant because it was designed by the grand-daughter of world famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The home is one of four that the city needs in order to build a…

Fargo Homeowner Fights to Save His Historic Home

The city of Fargo delayed their decision to buy out and demolish a local man's home until the Fargo Historic Preservation Commission meets

Some Fargo homeowners are fighting back against buyouts as part of a project to meet the 500 year flood protection goal. One homeowner said his property has historic significance and he doesn’t want to go. The house designed by the granddaughter of Frank Lloyd Wright was originally constructed in 1958. John Stern has been living here since 1985. Since receiving…

Checking Your Pipes Each Day May Keep the Plumber Away

Checking faucets and clearing roof vents can save homeowners expensive calls to the plumber or water damage to their basements

Damage from broken water pipes is a common occurrence this time of year, but it’s not the only wintertime problem homeowners face. Flooded basements happen often in the winter and there’s a few things homeowners can do to prevent it. “You should know where the main shutoff is for their water supply to the house,” said Ward Kuehn of Precision…

Fire Crews Respond to Another House Fire Caused by a Blowtorch

For the second time in a week, fire crews respond to a fire caused by a blowtorch

For the second time in a week, fire crews respond to a fire caused by a blowtorch. “If you’re going to use a torch, don’t get too close to the side of your house, ” said Captain Todd Church with the Moorhead Fire Department. Firefighters responded to 307 4th Street South around 5:15 when the siding of the house caught on…