VIDEO GAMES

Code Ninjas teaches local kids basic video game building skills

A STEM camp is giving them the tools they need to become coding pros

FARGO, N.D. — Not every 10-year-old out there can say they’ve built an interactive video game from scratch. “It feels good because not a lot of people have made games and I’m one of those, I guess, few that have made a game,” says 10-year-old Carson Huseby of Fargo. For him, coding isn’t just a hobby. Carson says it’s all…

Mom Receives Life-Changing Gift, Calls It A “Christmas Miracle”

Her son is battling cancer and undergoing chemotherapy.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- Dexter is a seven-year-old boy who loves to play video games, Legos and ride his bike. In May, Dexter was experiencing serious headaches and nausea. After a few trips to the hospital, he was diagnosed with stage 4 Medulloblastoma. “Since then, we have moved to Fargo, so he can receive medical treatment. We’ve been through a long journey,…

Man Accused Of Armed Robbery After Victims Meet To Buy Game Console

Moorhead Police Say Robbery Happened Wednesday Afternoon

MOORHEAD, Minn. —Moorhead police arrest a man they say robbed people trying to buy a game system from them. They responded to the 1800 block of 9th Avenue South around 4:45 Wednesday afternoon. The victims told them they met up with 34-year-old John Sargent to buy a video game console. They say he took their money then pulled out a…

New Gaming Center EGames Central Comes to Fargo

EGames Central Provides a New Space for esports Tournaments

FARGO, N.D. — As esports become more popular, there’s a bigger demand for gaming facilities where players can come together and compete. A brand new esports center in Fargo is set up for players to do just that. EGames Central comes with a stage, wall–mounted screens and virtual reality station. The center’s founder says he wanted to bring a little…

Code Ninjas Hosts Roblox Create Camp

THE CENTER TEACHES KIDS HOW TO CODE VIDEO GAMES

FARGO, N.D. — If you have kids, they’re probably playing or about to play a video game. A new Fargo business is helping kids not only play those games, but also create them. Code Ninjas is the only facility of its kind in North Dakota. “We’re kind of the lone wolves in Fargo, the lone wolf in North Dakota as…

Rift of the North eSports Tournament Comes to the Midwest for the First Time

It is the first big eSports tournament to take place in the F-M area

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Nemzek Fieldhouse at Minnesota State University Moorhead holds a lot of basketball and volleyball games throughout the year, but this time, it’s going online. Lots of yelling and aggressive clicks of the mouse and keyboard are filling the air as part of the first Rift of the North eSports tournament. Several collegiate teams are playing two different games:…

From Board Games to Virtual Reality: Gaming Enthusiasts Come Together at GameFest

Organizers say it's a great way to meet new people

FARGO, N.D. — If you love gaming and want to find people who share that interest, the Fargo GameFest is the place to be. The game world is one where there’s always something new to discover and new people to meet. “Went to Anime Fargo, they forced me to play a board game. I was like, ‘ugh, fine I’ll play…’ I…

World Health Organization Study Finds Gaming too Much Can Lead to Mental Health Issues

About three percent of people who play video games have a "gaming" disorder

UNITED STATES — For some nannies, getting the game consoles of kids’ hands is a lot more difficult than it may seem. “It’s pretty tough. I usually have to talk to kids a couple times to get away from their video games. Sometimes they’re okay with coming outside and we have a good time once we finally get out there,”…

Preparing for a New Reality: Teachers Learn New Skills at Metro Tech Camp

Teachers attend workshops about how video games, virtual reality could be added to curriculum

MOORHEAD, Minn. — School might not be in session at Horizon Middle School, but hundreds of teachers flood the hallways to learn how virtual reality and video games could impact their students. “Technology is used every day in the classroom, and it’s just important to learn the updates and all the new things out there for the kids,” said Cari Lake,…

Wife Takes Part in Revealing Minnesota Husband’s Fake Cancer Scheme

Thirty-seven-year-old Jeremiah Smith is charged in Rice County with theft by swindle

FARIBAULT, Minn. — A Faribault, Minnesota man is accused of lying about having terminal cancer, collecting thousands of dollars in donations and spending the money on video games and marijuana. Thirty-seven-year-old Jeremiah Smith is charged in Rice County with theft by swindle. Investigators say fundraisers and a GoFundMe account for Smith generated $23,000 to help cover his medical expenses. Court…