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10-Year-Old West Fargo Girl Collects Food Donations For Birthday

Instead of asking for birthday gifts, Gowri Pillai asks for nonperishable items to donate to the Great Plains Food Bank

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Most kids Gowri Pillai’s age get excited for their birthday. But she gets excited for a different reason than most. “My birthday’s around the time of giving, so we decided it was also a really good time for that,” she says. Gowri turns 11 just two days before Christmas, but she’s not looking for any gifts….

A golden haul for Golden Drive Homeless Kids

FARGO, N.D. – With the Golden Drive Homeless Kids Christmas Gift Event fast approaching, volunteers are hard at work collecting donations for the big day. On a normal day, the floor of Culver’s isn’t covered with nearly $10,000 worth of food, clothes, and other necessities. “90% of this is needs, instead of just wants. It’s actually what a human needs…

Health Concerns Regarding Frigid Temperatures

Medical professionals say it's possible to get frostbite after 5 minutes of being outside in this cold weather

FARGO, N.D. — The frigid temperatures we’ll be experiencing over the next couple of days are accompanied with health concerns. Those at Sanford say frostbite is the number one concern when it comes to negative temperatures. Family nurse practitioner Autumn Nelson says dressing in layers and minimizing any exposed skin is key. The first signs of frostbite include redness, tingling…

Revised Environmental Review for Line 3 Across Northern MN

A public comment period runs through Jan. 16.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – An updated environmental review for Enbridge Energy’s proposal to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota has found no serious impacts on Lake Superior from hypothetical spills. Regulators ordered the update after a Minnesota court declared an earlier review inadequate because it failed to specifically address the potential impacts of a spill into…

Hector International Airport Showcases Local Singers

Free performances are held weekly for the public

FARGO, N.D. — Over the next few weeks, Hector International Airport will be more than just a place to get in and out of Fargo. The ArtWORKS program hosted by the Arts Partnership is launching weekly musical performances by local artists at the airport’s cafe. The concerts are free and open to the public. Local alt-country singer David Allen kicked…

North Dakota High School Freshmen Attend Career Expo

It allows them to explore careers in health, tech and trade industries

FARGO, N.D. — As high school freshmen, a lot of these students don’t know where life may take them after graduation. This interactive career expo allows them to envision future careers in health, tech and trade industries. “A lot of the reactions are, ‘I didn’t know this was a possibility’ or ‘This is really cool.’ And then sometimes students are…

Legalize ND Submits Paperwork For Statewide Vote

Legalize ND would need to gather nearly 13,500 valid signatures by July to get the measure on the ballot for the 2020 general election in November.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A group that wants to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota has submitted the required paperwork to the secretary of state to begin the approval process. Secretary of State Al Jaeger and Attorney General Wayne Stenjehem have up to seven days to review the proposed measure and decide whether to approve it for circulation so the…

North Dakota Agencies Begin Planning For Potential Spring Flooding

Governor Doug Burgum says they started earlier than normal because of unprecedented wet conditions

BISMARCK, N.D. — Agencies in North Dakota are already planning for spring flooding after a record wet fall. The meeting Tuesday in Bismarck set up a statewide plan for preparations, response, and recovery efforts if major flooding happens. Governor Doug Burgum says they started earlier than normal because of unprecedented wet conditions that he says pose a “serious threat” to…

Northern AG Expo Hosts Its Annual Event For Farmers

 The North Dakota State Department of Commerce is trying to reach a population that may not participate in the census.

FARGO, N.D. — In April, the U.S. will conduct its constitutionally mandated 10 year census to determine the country’s population. “The census only happens every 10 years and we wanted to raise awareness and raise the knowledge of the importance of completing the census and the impact, the positive impact it has on North Dakota and North Dakota residents and…

Fargo Public Works Crews Continue Clearing Roads

Drivers should still be extra cautious over the next few days

FARGO, N.D. — The team at Fargo Public Works says there’s only one way to describe the state of city roads. “Icy. There’s some ice out there that we’re turning our — that’s our main focus today is dealing with some of the ice from the event this weekend, and we’re using some equipment to cut it off,” says Fargo…