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Lutheran Social Services Provides Farm Virtual Tour To The Older Generation Stuck at Home

Next Wednesday's virtual event will be a piano performance by Andrea Neeland.

FARGO, N.D.- Lutheran Social Services Caregiver Support is organizing different events every Wednesday for older adults all across Minnesota. Those who joined the event today were given a virtual tour of a farm in Park Rapids. “Just thought it would be such a fun way to make people feel like they’re getting out, they’re just visiting a farm and just…

Hoof Beats For Healing Hosts Fundraiser

This is the organization's first time running the fundraiser

FARGO, N.D. — Hoof Beats for healing is a non–profit organization dedicated to getting its patients a different kind of treatment through Equine Assisted Therapy. “The results are just phenomenal, what would take months or years in traditional therapy we are seeing in weeks or months with the horses.” The organization says a part of the miraculous effects of the…

Sheyenne Red River Rodeo Draws Hundreds of Student Competitors Across the Region

Students from North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Montana are taking part

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Get your cowboy hat and spurs on and get ready for a tradition that’s been going on for more than 40 years. The Sheyenne Red River Rodeo is hosting their 44th annual high school rodeo. They’ve been doing a junior high rodeo for 14 years as well. About 500 horses are involved with the event. Over 300…

Kids Enjoy Winter Activities at JF Stables Sleigh Ride Fundraiser

All the proceeds go to Humane Society of Detroit Lakes

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — With Christmas just around the corner, kids in Detroit Lakes are celebrating by having some winter fun. At the 7th annual Sleigh Ride Fundraiser, families could ride in a horse-drawn carriage and also go sledding down the hill. Kids also met some of the stable’s horses while trying to stay warm during the snow. The stable’s owner…

Man Who Died After Crashing Into Horses Identified

The Crash Happened Just Before 5 a.m. Saturday

STUTSMAN CO., ND — Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed when his vehicle struck three horses standing on a county road west of Ypsilanti, North Dakota. The Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office identifies the victim as 24-year-old Cruz Schumacher of Jamestown. The crash happened just before 5 a.m. Saturday. After striking the horses, Schumacher’s Pontiac Grand…

Celebrate the Season with a Horse Drawn Sleigh in Moorhead

The Hjemkomst Center is hosting sleigh rides for the community until December 29th

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The holiday spirit is still alive in Fargo and you can take part by hopping on a sleigh! The Hjemkomst Center is hosting sleigh rides for the community until December 29th. The horse drawn sleigh will take you through Viking Ship Park. The cost is $4 per person. The center has been hosting its annual sleigh ride…

North Dakota Horse Park Opens for the Season

The racetrack will be open weekends through July 30

FARGO, N.D. — Horses are off to the races this weekend in Fargo.  This year’s live horse racing is back in town for eight days leaving high expectations. “I think this is going to line up to be our best year ever,” said Levi Otis, President of Horse Race North Dakota. More than 250 horses from North Dakota, South Dakota,…

Hold On Tight, The North Dakota Horse Races Have Begun

The North Dakota Horse Park Will be Hosting Eight Days of Races

WEST FARGO, ND — Hold on tight because these next few weekends you can see some of the fastest horses race against each other at the North Dakota Horse Park. The races will kick off tomorrow at 1 p.m. and will continue through the next three weekends. Many of the days have themes such as ladies night where girls can…

Gladstone Rancher Accused of Neglect Allowed to Keep Animals

Two horses were severely crippled and were euthanized

STARK COUNTY, ND — A judge says Stark County can’t seize about 70 horses and 20 cattle from a Gladstone rancher accused of abusing and neglecting them. Southwest District Judge Rhonda Ehlis says Gary Dassinger should be able to keep his animals since their condition has improved. In April, a veterinarian found some of Dassinger’s animals to be in poor…

Horses and Cattle Returned to Gladstone Rancher Accused of Neglect

Last month, a veterinarian found some of Gary Dassinger's animals to be in poor shape

GLADSTONE, ND — Seventy horses and 20 head of cattle have been returned to a Gladstone, North Dakota rancher accused of abusing and neglecting them. The Stark County Sheriff’s Office began to seize the animals last week on a judge’s order. But another judge reversed the order. Last month, a veterinarian found some of Gary Dassinger’s animals to be in…