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Fargo Park District selects Dave Leker as Executive Director

FARGO, N.D. – A familiar face has been chosen to run the Fargo Park District. The board voted unanimously to promote Interim Executive Director Dave Leker over four other finalists. He’s been in charge since Joel Vettel resigned in July. The board considered feedback on each person up for the job from staff, key stakeholders and the public. Leker was…

Woman And Brother Arrested In North Dakota For Allegedly Kidnapping Her Young Son

The 1-year-old boy was found unharmed in the motel room

COOPERSTOWN, N.D. — A woman and her brother wanted in Wisconsin for allegedly kidnapping her toddler son are arrested in Cooperstown, North Dakota. Authorities say 34-year-old Jessica Cleasby and 52-year-old Jamey Cleasby were arrested without incident Saturday night after their vehicle was found at a motel. Jessica’s 1-year-old son was found unharmed in the motel room. The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s…

Police investigate “smash and grab” thefts, warn drivers of leaving valuables in vehicles

One theft was reported this morning at a local gym

FARGO, N.D. — Police are investigating a morning “smash and grab” theft at a local fitness facility. They say these thefts can happen almost anywhere  — in the parking lot of your gym, daycare or grocery store. “It’s very scary. I mean, you just never know what they take from you,” says Lainie Fenske of Hawley, Minnesota. It’s when thieves…

The Salvation Army bell ringers raise close to $900,000

The organization says 2019 red kettle season was a success

FARGO, N.D. — The Salvation Army Fargo announces its 2019 red kettle season raised a little over 895,000 dollars. That’s roughly 5,000 dollars short of the organization’s 900,000 dollar goal. More than 1,000 bell ringers from across the community put in nearly 8,000 volunteer hours this past holiday season. Although a couple snowstorms impacted the number of donations on some…

Red River Valley Responds to Impeachment Trial

A petition submitted to Senator Hoeven and Senator Cramer asks the senators to uphold the integrity of the trial system, and call for witnesses and pertinent documents during the trial.

FARGO, N.D. – With the impeachment trial in full swing, people in our region are vocal about the issue. One man from Pelican Lake thinks the Senate is wasting their time. “I don’t think there should have been an impeachment vote in the first place because we have too much stuff to do in this country to waste our time…

North Dakota Request For Major Disaster Declaration Approved

It'll make federal assistance available under the Federal Emergency Management Agency

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  President Trump has approved North Dakota’s request for a major disaster declaration due to fall flooding and the early snowstorm. It’ll make federal assistance available under the Federal Emergency Management Agency. An estimated $10 million in damage was done to public infrastructure from a three-day October storm and flooding. The declaration covers 16 counties: Barnes, Eddy, Foster,…

Charity camp features athletes for a good cause

Nearly 100 kids from across the metro participated

FARGO, N.D. — “I started t-ball probably when I was 4, and I never stopped from there. I hope I can keep playing it, maybe in college a little bit. It’d be fun. I really like playing baseball,” says 15-year-old Abram Anderson of Fargo. Anderson says he’s loved baseball ever since he can remember. So you can imagine his excitement,…

North Dakota Cyber Attacks on the Rise

Those attacks aren't limited to just the state, as phishing attacks are also on the rise against small businesses in our region, including in rural areas.

FARGO, ND — Cyber attacks in North Dakota are on the rise according to the North Dakota Information Technology Department. Attacks have rocketed to more than 15 million per month against the state. Those attacks aren’t limited to just the state, as phishing attacks are also on the rise against small businesses in our region, including in rural areas. I-T…

West Fargo Asks for Public’s Help on Redevelopment Project

Officials say the Ninth Street East Corridor needs improvement

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo is asking for the public’s help in improving an area of the city that officials say needs better traffic flow. The Ninth Street East corridor from 13th Avenue East to 12th Avenue Northeast is the area they’re focusing on. Representatives from West Fargo, the Fargo-Moorhead Council of Government and Apex Engineering gathered at…

North Dakota International Pageant celebrates women from across the state

The competition has been held for more than 30 years

FARGO, N.D. — Sparkling dresses, stilettos and smiles filled the stage at the Scheels Center for the Performing Arts, but this isn’t your typical pageant. “We are exactly the opposite of what you think of for most pageants because our main goal is to build up women and to grow them into their best selves, so whatever that means for…