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Puerto Rican Recounts Earthquake Ordeal

Christian Rodriguez has lived in Fargo for four years.

PUERTO RICO – “It started shaking and she opened the door and she walked to my bed like it’s shaking, it’s shaking, and I just sit there and told her to sit next to me. And I remember it was so long, that I told her, mom, this is taking a while. It’s not ending,” says Rodriguez. This was the…

NDSU Men’s Basketball Elongates Season with August Trip to Puerto Rico

The Bison will add 10 practices and play exhibition games on the island beginning August 4

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) – The North Dakota State men’s basketball team will get an early start on the 2019-20 season with a trip to Puerto Rico from Aug. 3-10. The Bison will play three exhibition games while on the island – Sunday, Aug. 4, in Ponce; Wednesday, Aug. 7, in Rincon; and Friday, Aug. 9, in San Juan. “We…

Nine Volunteers Deploy to East Coast for Hurricane Florence Relief

Volunteers will help distribute food and bulk supplies

FARGO, N.D. — Hurricane Florence is a Category Four storm expected to reach landfall in the Carolinas and Virginia by Thursday. While evacuation orders are in place, brave volunteers heading into the storm. All it took was one ad in the paper. “Red Cross needed help so we said we can do this and then we started taking classes and then…

Xcel Energy Sending More Help to Puerto Rico

Around 65 line workers and support staff will help with the ongoing power restoration efforts on the island

  NATIONAL — Xcel Energy is sending more help for the people of Puerto Rico. Around 65 line workers and support staff will help with the ongoing power restoration efforts on the island. Hundreds of thousands of customers remain without power nearly four months after Hurricane Maria made landfall. Xcel Energy trucks left for Puerto Rico earlier this month and…

Former Fargo Man Tells His Story of Surviving Hurricane Maria and its Aftermath

Courtney Kostelecky moved to San Juan in 2014

FARGO, N.D. — One former Fargo man lived through the devastation of Hurricane Maria and its aftermath. He is telling his story in the hopes that people in the states realize there is so much more that needs to be done. “I’m tired of winter, I’m going someplace,” said Courtney Kostelecky. With those words, Courtney Kostelecky made a decision to…

Activists Deliver Message of Inclusion at Standing for Humanity Celebration

people gave speeches, a memorial was held for victims of las vegas shootings and funds were raised for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Some say peace is invaluable. “Peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold,” Ruth Buffalo said. People in Moorhead are fighting for peace after events like the Las Vegas shootings and the Charlottesville protests. “Somebody died in that particular rally and that was heartbreaking,” said Rebel Marie, a Standing for Humanity organizer. “It was very sad…