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F-M Metro Honors Fallen Officers

129 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty last year

FARGO, N.D. — There’s only one thing law enforcement officers say they fear when they wake up every morning. “It is the fear every morning you kiss your kids goodbye, that you know that could be the day you don’t come home to your family. It’s something that we think about every day,” said West Fargo Police chief Heith Janke….

Import Tariffs on China Could Spell Trouble for North Dakota Farmers

North Dakota farmers have 7 million acres of farmland devoted to soybean production

BARNES COUNTY, N.D. —¬†President Trump recently enforced $60 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports. With China quickly putting its own tariffs on American goods, one field that could be in trouble is agriculture. “We’re long term going to see some kind of impact in agriculture partly because it’s the easiest thing for them to do quickly and partly because of…

Toys R Us To Close Fargo Store And All 800 Locations Across The U.S.

Closings Impact 33,000 Jobs Across The Country

FARGO, N.D. — Toys R Us’s management has told its employees that it will sell or close all of its 800 U.S. stores. That’s according to a toy industry analyst who spoke to several employees who were on the call Wednesday. Jim Silver, a toy industry expert, says Toys R Us’s CEO told employees the plan is to liquidate all…

Three More Native American Tribes Join Opioid Lawsuit

Allegations include deceptive marketing and fraud

  REGIONAL — Three more Native American tribes in the Dakotas are suing opioid manufacturers and distributors. The tribes allege that they concealed and minimized the addiction risk of prescription drugs. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate sued 24 opioid industry groups in federal court on Monday. The lawsuit follows more than 70…

Need a Gift for Your Millennial? Think Student Loan Payment

The average monthly payment comes out to be about $350

  NATIONAL — Are you wondering what to get the millennial in your life for Christmas? Consider picking up the tab of one of their student loan payments. A new survey by the Student Loan Report states nearly 70 percent of borrowers want a loan payment this holiday season instead of that high-tech gadget or gift card. In another survey,…

Minnesota Man’s Family Stuck in Refugee Camp Due to Travel Ban

Mohamed has about a dozen family members who were hoping to move to Minnesota from refugee camps in Kenya, but those plans have been put on hold indefinitely because of a new ruling by the nation's highest court. KMSP Fox 9 Reporter, Maury Glover, Reports.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A Minnesota man is speaking out after finding out that his family in Kenya will have to stay in refugee camps for the time being. This after, the Supreme Court allows the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by people of six mostly Muslim countries. “People are still seeking shelter…

New Study Points Out Cost of Motorcycle Crashes Higher than Car Crashes

The injury rate was 10 times greater, which lead to six times the amount of health care costs than for people in car crashes

  NATIONAL — A new study may have you thinking twice before getting on your motorcycle, or may encourage you to wear protective gear before you do. Researchers studied more than 300,000 motorcycle crashes in Canada and found the death rate from these crashes was five times greater than that of car crashes. The injury rate was 10 times greater,…

Fargo Veteran’s Affairs Offers Helping Hand to Homeless Veterans

they offered all kinds of resources to help people get off the streets

FARGO, ND —¬†Fargo’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center is trying to lower the number of homeless veterans throughout the F-M area. They provided resources to many of them at their Homeless Veterans Stand Down event. Veterans don’t always have it easy when they come back from overseas. “They face a lot of complex reentry issues and often times, they keep that…

Chinese Nationals Indicted Over Narcotics Flowing Through North Dakota

Authorities say the men controlled one of the most prolific international drug-trafficking organizations

NORTH DAKOTA — A pair of Chinese nationals has been indicted for manufacturing tons of fentanyl and other powerful narcotics that were peddled in the United States and flowed, in part, through North Dakota. One of the two, 38-year-old Jian Zhang, was indicted in North Dakota, along with eight others accused in the conspiracy. North Dakota U.S. Attorney Christopher Myers…

75 Immigrants Reach Milestone, Become New Americans at MSUM Ceremony

It's a day Zsofia Barandi has waited for more than four years

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Each year, about 700,000 people become naturalized in the United States. Becoming a New American is a very important milestone in an immigrant’s life. It’s a day Zsofia Barandi has waited for more than four years. “It’s an emotional day,” Barandi said. She said it is the start of a new beginning. “I’m very excited and I’m…