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Holiday Blood Drive: One West Fargo Couple’s Story About Giving and Receiving

As a constant supporter and right hand, Tim decided he has more than enough blood and platelets to help others

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Medical experts say blood donations are in higher demand during the holiday season and one man is doing his part to make a difference. Donating blood two to three times a year was routine for Tim Mehl. “But in 2013 it became more personal…we spent a lot of time in the hospital befriending people that had…

Conference Inspires Women to Be the Best Person They Can Be

The Second Annual Inspire Women's Conference was held Thursday at the Bluestem Amphitheatre

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Women from across the Valley learned how they could get the most from their personal and professional lives at the second annual Inspire Women’s Conference. The conference included speeches and workshops led by four area women, which included topics such as time management and discovering personal passions. The conference also included a networking session, which event organizers…

FBI Requesting Return of Documents of Wetterling Case

A judge temporarily blocked the file's release

  STEARNS COUNTY, Minn. — A state court judge has been asked to order that FBI documents related to the Jacob Wetterling investigation be returned to the federal agency. Officials in Stearns County had planned to release the investigative case file after Danny Heinrich confessed to the 1989 abduction and killing of the 11-year-old. But Patty and Jerry Wetterling sued…

High School Students and Teachers are Helping Those Struggling with Hunger

Now it's flourished into a fully functioning food pantry in the halls of Fargo South High School

FARGO, ND — In North Dakota online, more than 58,000 people are struggling with hunger and about 16,000 are children. Students and faculty at Fargo South High School have decided to take matters into their own hands. It started off as a Facebook post. “We need to do this and I’m like okay I was just posting stuff but let’s…

Former Detroit Lakes Principal Arrested After Embezzlement Investigation

He even used the district's credit card to allegedly buy a pair of cowboy boots

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Former Detroit Lakes Principal, Rod Thompson, who resigned as the superintendent for the Shakopee School District last June, has been arrested. Thompson is accused of abusing his district-issued credit card by making personal purchases such as airfare, hotels, electronics, sports memorabilia and flight upgrades. He even used the district’s credit card to allegedly buy a pair of…

“Me Too” Social Media Campaign: Talking About Sexual Assault in a Meaningful Way

After a tweet from TV star Alyssa Milano went viral, tens of thousands of people are highlighting and empowering victims of sexual assault

FARGO, ND — A movement has started on social media following a number of reports of high-powered men sexually harassing women. Me Too. Two syllables. Two words that are speaking for thousands and maybe, even millions. “It’s amazing that it’s two words,” said Liv Oland, who is the president of the Women’s Activist Organization on the NDSU campus. “It’s simple…

United Way Challenges Community to Recognize Poverty Around Us

People in the metro are getting an inside look into the struggles of poverty

FARGO, ND — Nearly half of the world’s population lives on less than $2.50 a day and more than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty. The United Way is simulating an experience for people to understand the different ways poverty affects those around us. People in the metro are getting an inside look into the struggles of poverty. “You don’t…

Senator Heitkamp Suspicious of Equifax Data Breach After Rumors of Potential Insider Trading

There are claims that officials with the company sold over $1.5 million in company securities within days of announcing a cybersecurity breach

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Heitkamp wants federal investigators to look into Equifax. There are claims that officials with the company sold over $1.5 million in company securities within days of announcing a cybersecurity breach. Heitkamp is one of 37 senators who signed a letter that urges the Justice Department and federal regulators to investigate potential insider trading. “The first thing…

ShredFest Helps Hundreds Protect their Identity

A free shredding event was held for the community to get rid of personal information on any documents

FARGO, N.D. — AARP officials say someone’s identity is stolen every two seconds.  They want to make sure it doesn’t happen to you. AARP and the North Dakota Bankers Association offered free shredding for people in the Valley. Iron Mountain set up a truck in a West Acres Mall parking lot to shred documents onsite. People brought personal documents and…