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Concordia students clean up Woodlawn Park, stress importance of environmentalism

They say they want to make sure the community can continue to make use of the area

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia students from the Cobbers in Action and Outdoor Recreation clubs take a break from studying to give back to nature. Twice a year, these students take a couple hours off their schedules to care for Mother Earth. “We volunteer in the community and we go out and we try to clean any trash left behind by…

People in the Metro Get Ready to Dump Their Junk for Cleanup Week

They're throwing away extra garbage that isn't usually picked up during regular garbage collecting

FARGO, N.D. — When driving around the streets of the metro this week, you may see a few unusual things sitting on the curbs. Laundry baskets, boogie boards, and even toilets are lining the streets as people are planning for the start of the metro-wide Cleanup Week. People say they’re happy they get to throw away things that can’t fit in…

Concordia Students Take Break from Studying, Help Clean Up Community

They picked up trash in Island Park

FARGO, N.D. — Concordia students are taking a break from studying for finals and using that time to make the community a better place. The organizations Cobbers in Action, Better Together, and Rhombus Guys pizza teamed up to pick up trash at Island Park. Organizers say there was more trash than they expected. One person picked up about two bags full…

Chinese Tariffs, Contamination Problem Impacting U.S. Recycling Exports

Last year, West Fargo had nearly 3,700 tons of recycling

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Every time West Fargo Waste Management picks up the recycling from your curb, it’s taken to a the West Fargo Transfer Station where it’s packed into semi’s headed for Minneapolis. Once there, the recyclables are sorted at a Material Reclamation Facility before it is then shipped out to countries like China. “China by 2020 is going…

How Cleanup Week Makes Things Easier for People in the Valley

When you're driving around Fargo, the streets may look a little messier than you remember them.

FARGO, N.D. — Monday starts everyone’s favorite holiday in the metro…cleanup week! And that means all of that old junk and unwanted furniture is being tossed outside. This makes spring cleaning a little bit easier for people around town in our lead story. “Just helps timewise and going out to the dump,” said David Sullivan, who lives in Fargo. When…

Donation and Recycling Options Available Ahead of Cleanup Week

People can put what they find while spring cleaning to good use

FARGO, N.D. — The city of Fargo and the community have many options for donating or recycling your used goods ahead of Cleanup Week. People could donate their old electronics at the solid waste facility. Recycling them ensures they won’t just end up in a landfill. “The old tube TVs that come in, they will literally get taken apart by hand so…

River Keepers are Telling You to Get Out and Enjoy the Red This Summer

"The scenery is just breathtaking and the wildlife that you get to see along the Red, it's just a beautiful, beautiful site"

FARGO, N.D. — The River Keepers meet once a year to honor members, discuss new possibilities and learn how to continue keeping the Red River clean. People involved in the group are sharing their plans for the future. The Red River is a distinct characteristic to the Fargo/Moorhead community, but it does more than just glorify nature. “The Red River’s…

St. Paul Woman Attacked by Police K9 While Taking Out Her Trash

We warn you, the video may not be suitable for some viewers

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A woman is suing the St. Paul Police Department after she was bit by a K9 officer while taking out her trash. We warn you, the video may not be suitable for some viewers. The attorney for Desiree Collins says she was at the dumpster behind her home throwing out the trash when the dog attacked….

Minot Man Arrested After Reports of a Child Eating from a Trash Can

They found 31-one-year-old Cory Walhood allegedly too drunk to care for the children

MINOT, ND — A Minot man is accused of being too drunk to care for the four children in his house. Officers responded on August 25 after a report of a child eating out of a trash can. They found 31-one-year-old Cory Walhood allegedly too drunk to care for the children. They ranged in age from 2 years to 12…

NDSU Gives Back During Move Out Week

One student's trash may be another student's treasure during move out week

FARGO, ND — While finals may be coming to an end, another stress begins. It’s move out week. “We should probably put the guitar first,” one NDSU student said as they packed up. The semester may be over for some students, but now they tackle a new test. Fitting everything into a car. “I had to get rid of my mirror,”…