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Fargo, West Fargo & Cass County sign flood emergency declaration

Risk of flooding across metro remains substantial

FARGO, N.D. — Declaring a flood emergency means local government agencies will be able to manage resources and funding under conditions that aren’t normally accounted for or anticipated. According to the latest spring flood outlook, the risk of flooding across the metro has been reduced slightly, but it still remains substantial. Sandbagging efforts will take place March 10th to the…

Staff in place at Bloomberg Fargo campaign office

The presidential candidate is trying to drum up support before Minnesota's Super Tuesday and North Dakota's caucuses

FARGO, N.D. — Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is getting his field staff in place ahead of Minnesota’s primary on Tuesday and North Dakota’s caucuses on March 10th. The downtown Fargo campaign office houses 11 field organizers for North Dakota and western Minnesota. Staff members say voters are looking to elect a strong leader with a proven success record. They…

Sen. Cramer introduces bill closing incentive pay gap for non-active duty military

Sam Cabral WASHINGTON — Closing pay gaps is not usually a bipartisan effort in the capital, but a bipartisan effort in both chambers of Congress could end a major pay disparity between non-active duty and active duty military. Soldiers who perform tasks such as parachute jumps, explosives demolition and toxic fuels handling are eligible for hazardous duty incentive pay. HDIP…

NDSU student dies in snowmobile accident

Ben Anderson was 22 years old

FARGO, N.D. — An NDSU student from Hoffman, Minnesota died early Saturday morning when he fell through the ice on Olson Lake in Elk Lake Township while snowmobiling. According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, 22-year-old Ben Anderson was transported to Alomere Hospital in Alexandria after falling through. Ben was later flown to Sanford, where he was pronounced dead. His…

Fargo city commissioners discuss proposed tree ordinances

The goal of the ordinances is to preserve and protect trees

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo’s forestry department is hoping to implement ordinances for preserving and protecting trees across the city. During a meeting with the mayor, they talked about the progress that’s been made and what the next steps are for the ordinances. Since October, two task forces have been created to help implement tree protection guidelines. A draft of the…

Love Your Melon NDSU chapter hosts swab drive to combat blood cancer

The drive is in partnership with DKMS

FARGO, N.D. — A local chapter of a Minneapolis-based company is hoping to make a difference, one cheek swab at a time. NDSU’s Love Your Melon Campus Crew partnered with DKMS, an organization working to fight blood cancer, to help people find their match for a bone marrow transplant. People on campus are volunteering to have their cheeks swabbed to…

Fargo City Commission approves Target liquor license

FARGO, N.D. – You will be able to buy alcohol at Target Wine & Spirits in the near future. The Fargo City Commissioners unanimously approve its liquor license application. The Class-B limited license will cost the corporation $80,000 and it is non-transferable. Target plans to construct the liquor store just north of its current retail location along 13th Avenue South….

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar makes campaign stop in Fargo

Over 500 people were in attendance

FARGO, N.D. — A warm welcome from the Red River Valley for Sen. Amy Klobuchar as she took the stage at NDSU’s Memorial Union. It’s her first campaign stop following the Nevada caucuses, where she came in 5th with 4.8 percent of the votes. In a sea of green signs and buttons, Klobuchar was greeted warmly not only by local…

Benefit supporting Landen Lizakowski draws hundreds

Landen, a Davis High School student, was diagnosed with stage 3 Lymphoma in November

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds from across the metro gather at the El Zagal Shrine in Fargo in honor of a high school hockey player battling Lymphoma. Landen Lizakowski of Fargo was diagnosed with stage three cancer back in November. He is currently undergoing the final round of five chemotherapy cycles he’s had to take part in. A benefit including a…

Klobuchar Brings Her Presidential Campaign To NDSU

The Democrat Came in 5th in the Nevada Caucuses on Saturday

FARGO, N.D. — Presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar makes a campaign stop in Fargo just hours after the Nevada caucuses, where she came in 5th. The Minnesota Democrat speaking to more than 500 people on the NDSU Campus. She hardly mentioned the other Democrats in the presidential race, choosing instead to focus on President Donald Trump. She did take aim…