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National Hammock Day Bringing People Together in Island Park to Swing and Relax

Some regular hangers say everyone should try it because it changes your perspective of the outdoors

FARGO, N.D. — People at Island Park are celebrating national hammock day by laying around in their favorite tree swings and enjoying nature. People strapped up from end to end throughout the tree filled area and some piled their hammocks on top of their friends. Some regular hangers say everyone should try it because it changes your perspective of the…

People in the Community Using Bike Sharing for More than Just Transportation

They have 11 different docks around the area. Some scattered throughout downtown and some on and near the NDSU campus

FARGO, N.D. — People around town are using Great Rides Bike Share to do more than just get from one place to another; they are using it for fun. Students at NDSU took a field trip to the Red River for a two hour bike ride to see different parts of nature. Those with Great Rides say there are so…

Deputy U.S. Marshal Caught Spying on Women in Dressing Rooms is Appealing His Sentence

He is currently serving a seven year sentence for child pornography

BISMARK, ND — A former deputy U.S. marshal, who was caught spying on women in Bismarck store dressing rooms, is appealing his sentence. 30–year–old Michael Rivera was sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of intrusion and attempting to create sexually expressive images. He is currently serving a seven year sentence for child pornography. His attorney argues only…

New Solar Garden Is Heating Up In Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes Public Utilities officials said they decided it would be more efficient to control the power from one central location

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A solar garden project that has been in the works for over two years is now up and running in Detroit Lakes. The two solar arrays at 1426 Terry Street on–site are currently providing energy for 40 public utilities customers and have room for about 10 more. Detroit Lakes Public Utilities officials say they decided it…

Kids Learn About Nature at Buffalo River State Park

Science Saturday took place with a lesson focused on the weather

GLYNDON, Minn. — Kids at Buffalo River State Park got a lesson about weather. Science Saturday is a weekly event at the park where kids learn about a new topic in science each week. They spent most of the time walking by the river asking questions about the skies to expert instructors. The people who put up these events say…

New Sanford Health Hospital Hoping to Heal Through Art

Many of the pieces incorporate nature, joyful events or settings that resemble home

FARGO, ND — The newest Fargo Sanford Hospital is offering patients a new and creative method of healing. Local artists were chosen to display their work throughout the hospital to enhance the environment for patients, employees and visitors. Those artists along with donors and leaders of the project are touring the hospital and being honored for their work. Many of…

New Bill Introduced in Minnesota Turns “Snow Days” into “School Days” for Students

Minnesota Legislators are hoping to replace snow days with 'e-learning' days

MINNESOTA — Students in Minnesota may want to take advantage of any upcoming snow days before they’re over with for good. Sleeping in, building snowmen or having play dates with friends is what usually comes to mind when we think of having snow days. Yet, students may be kissing these days goodbye as lawmakers in Minnesota are working on establishing…