Nonprofit organization adopts highway to help keep community clean

Volunteers dress up to serve 'Fall clean-up' cause

The Mapleton Lions Club of North Dakota has adopted three miles of highway to help keep the city clean, free of debris and overall make a difference in the community. A handful of volunteers walked the ditch, picking up trash along the way. To make the fall clean up experience more enjoyable, service members of the Mapleton Lions wore costumes…

Mapleton Kindergarten students send message to nurses

Mapleton Kindergartners reach out to nurses in their community with a message of thanks

MAPLETON, N.D — Kindergarten students in Mapleton are making connections between the letters of the alphabet and nurses in their community. Teacher Kayla Dornfeld is using a program called Kindergarten Bootcamp to teach her students the alphabet. The letter of the day is N, which lead her students to talk about nurses and how they’re helping the community. The class…

Icewind Brewing In Mapleton Celebrates Grand Opening

They hope this 3-day celebration can bring in both new and returning customers for years to come.

MAPLETON, N.D. — After eight weeks of waiting, Icewind Brewing is ready to run its 3-day grand opening, giving people an opportunity to enjoy themselves with a cold drink outdoors. “There are a lot of breweries in town, making a lot of good beer, but there are a lot of classic styles that have been neglected, so we are trying…

Mapleton community pulls together for young girl recovering from heart surgery

Brooklyn Gjevre was born with a heart defect that was discovered when she was 18 months old

MAPLETON, N.D. — After undergoing open heart surgery at the Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, it was a special welcome home for a girl with a special heart. “It’s ironic. Her heart is so big, and that’s what needed to be repaired,” said Brooklyn Gjevre’s former teacher Kayla Dornfeld. Nine-year-old Brooklyn was born with a rare congenital heart defect. Three years…

Red River Crest Forecast Shows Flood Threat Is Diminishing for Fargo-Moorhead

A near-perfect snow melt has lessened the threat of serious flooding

FARGO, N.D. — National Weather Service in Grand Forks issues a flood crest forecast for the Red River at Fargo-Moorhead of between 30 and 32 feet sometime late next week. Thirty feet is considered major flood stage, but the metro is well prepared to handle that much water without having to take much action. The lack of snow or rain…

Man Arrested After Pursuit In Two States And Three Counties

Cass County deputies attempted to talk to 31-year-old Travis Ranisate after they noticed him driving around storage units

CLAY CO., Minn. — A Casselton, North Dakota man is in the Clay County jail after a wild chase through two states and three counties. The pursuit began in Mapleton. Cass County deputies attempted to talk to 31-year-old Travis Ranisate after they noticed him driving around storage units with a trailer Saturday night. He fled and almost hit a deputy….

Mapleton Man Helps Amish Teen Adjust to New Life

25-year-old John Shrock picked up Jay Miller in the beginning of July after he left Wisconsin Amish community

MAPLETON, N.D. — We spend our entire lives forming relationships, but it was when John Shrock turned 17 that his came to a standstill. “I lost everyone, all my friends, all my relationships just cut off in one day,” Shrock said. That’s when Shrock left an Amish community in Wisconsin. He says his mother even reached out to him saying…

Mapleton Shed Fire Produces 15-20 Ft. Flames

MAPLETON, N.D. – Firefighters respond to a shed fully-engulfed in flames in Mapleton. It happened around 3:00 Thursday afternoon. The smoke could be seen from our tower camera here in Fargo. Mapleton Fire Department says crews were able to put the fire out within 10 minutes and flames did not spread to any of the houses nearby. The heat from…