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MSUM professor sees shift in stuttering therapy from fluency to feelings during 40-year career | WDAY 6 MSUM professor sees shift in stuttering therapy from fluency to feelings during 40-year career
INFORUMMOORHEAD — Bruce Hanson's fluency can stumble from a higher level of stress during finals week, but his stuttering isn't as severe as it was growing up.
WDAY 6 | February 22, 2018
Weather Talk: Subzero weather is in decline | WDAY 6 Weather Talk: Subzero weather is in decline
INFORUMSo far this winter, there have been seven days in which the high temperature was below zero degrees in Fargo-Moorhead. The average during a winter season is eight, based on...
WDAY 6 | February 22, 2018
Flames engulf an Otter Tail business | WDAY 6 Flames engulf an Otter Tail business
WDAYOTTER TAIL—A business called Perrywinkle is engulfed in flames Wednesday night; it's a clothing and gift and consignment store. The video seen above is sent in by a viewer. The...
WDAY 6 | February 22, 2018
Community mourns the loss of Pastor Dale Vitalis | WDAY 6 Community mourns the loss of Pastor Dale Vitalis
WDAYFARGO—While many faithful across the country mourn the passing of Graham, there are thousands in our region who are remembering a popular and much loved pastor right here at home....
WDAY 6 | February 22, 2018
Fire destroys Ottertail, Minnesota business, damages another | KFGO Fire destroys Ottertail, Minnesota business, damages another
OTTERTAIL, MINN. (KFGO) - Fire Wednesday night destroyed a business and damaged another in Ottertail, Minnesota. The blaze was reported around 8:30 at Periwinkle Marketplace on Highway 78. Fire departments from Ottertail, Battle Lake, Henning, and Perham battled the fire, bringing it under control several hours later. Periwinkle is a clothing, furniture, and home decor store. Ottertail Liquors next door received minor damage. The cause has not been determined.
KFGO | February 22, 2018
Extra police patrols at Sheyenne High School | WDAY 6 Extra police patrols at Sheyenne High School
WDAYWest Fargo-- Students heading to Sheyenne High School in West Fargo will notice extra police patrols around the building on Thursday after a threatening social media post that the district says...
WDAY 6 | February 22, 2018
Two Businesses On Fire In Otter Tail County | KFGO Two Businesses On Fire In Otter Tail County
OTTERTAIL, Minn. — Two businesses are on fire in Ottertail, Minnesota. A fire is happening at Periwinkles and Ottertail Liquors along Highway 78. The dispatch call went out around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night. Numerous posts, on social media, report that Periwinkle Gift shop and a liquor store are on fire. Ottertail, BattleLake, Henning and Perham fire departments were on scene fighting the fire. We have limited details on the fire at this point, but KFGO will continue to bring you the latest as it comes in.
KFGO | February 22, 2018
FBI, UND Police investigate suspicious Instagram request | KFGO FBI, UND Police investigate suspicious Instagram request
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Investigation by the University of North Dakota Police Department and the FBI determined a possible social media threat was unfounded. Lt. Danny Weigel says a concerned student contacted campus police Wednesday, regarding an Instagram request with a usename that indicated school violence in an unspecified community. Both agencies found no "overt" threat to the university or community within its posts; however, all area law enforcement agencies were contacted and advised of the report. Weigel says in light of recent incidents occurring across the country, everyone shoul
KFGO | February 22, 2018
Community mourns loss of generous Wyndmere boy | WDAY 6 Community mourns loss of generous Wyndmere boy
WDAYWAHPETON -- A tight community is mourning the loss tonight of a Wyndmere boy with a joyful and generous heart. Jessy Haberman may have only been eight, but in...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
City of Fargo cracking down on vacant, dangerous homes | WDAY 6 City of Fargo cracking down on vacant, dangerous homes
WDAYFARGO—More and more vacant houses are falling under the eyes of the Inspections Department in Fargo. Another day, another house condemned by the city, and another sign to serve as...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
Authorities investigate death of Perham veterinarian | WDAY 6 Authorities investigate death of Perham veterinarian
WDAYOTTER TAIL CO.—Authorities in Otter tail County are investigating the death of a well-known Perham Veterinarian after he was found unconscious on the ice on West Battle Lake over the...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
Moorhead auto shop gets bad name as accusations fly | WDAY 6 Moorhead auto shop gets bad name as accusations fly
WDAYMOORHEAD—Bad business is how a number of people are describing a local body shop, saying the owner is ripping off customers. A 1998 Dodge Pickup sits in a driveway, and...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
Video: Billy Graham dead at 99; visited Fargo in 1987 | KFGO Video: Billy Graham dead at 99; visited Fargo in 1987
MONTREAT, N.C. - The Rev. Billy Graham, counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died at age 99. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. He had been treated in recent years for cancer, pneumonia and other ailments. His wife, Ruth, died in 2007. Graham reached more than 200 million through his appearances and millions more through his pioneering use of television and radio. Unlike many traditional evangelists, he abandoned narrow fundamentalism to engage broader society. His message and servi
KFGO | February 21, 2018
West Fargo may use eminent domain to eliminate its lagoons | WDAY 6 West Fargo may use eminent domain to eliminate its lagoons
INFORUMWEST FARGO — By fall, West Fargo could be sending about 1 million gallons of wastewater per day to Fargo, but it may have to use eminent domain to do...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
The Village receives large donation of art, crafting supplies | WDAY 6 The Village receives large donation of art, crafting supplies
WDAYFARGO—A donation of books, and arts & crafts will go beyond just supplies for The Village. The Creative Plains Foundation will give more than $1,000 dollars worth of items as...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
West Fargo ranked safest city in N.D. | WDAY 6 West Fargo ranked safest city in N.D.
WDAYWEST FARGO—The safest city in North Dakota is in the Metro. The National Council for Home Safety and Security released its annual report saying West Fargo ranks number one. Any...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
Locals remember Billy Graham's 1987 visit to Fargo | WDAY 6 Locals remember Billy Graham's 1987 visit to Fargo
WDAYFARGO—One of the world's most famous Christian Evangelists has passed away at the age of 99. Decades ago, Billy Graham had a personal impact on people here in Fargo. Unless...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
State of N.D. orders renovation deadline on 110 year old jail | WDAY 6 State of N.D. orders renovation deadline on 110 year old jail
WDAYBARNES COUNTY—A 110-year-old jail in North Dakota now has a renovation deadline. The Barnes County Commission got a letter from the state saying they have to have a renovation plan...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
Man shot and killed by law enforcement north of Medina, ND | KFGO Man shot and killed by law enforcement north of Medina, ND
MEDINA, ND (KFGO NewsDakota) - A man is dead after he was shot by law enforcement during an exchange of gunfire in Stutsman County Wed. Sheriff Chad Kaiser says shots were fired north of Medina after the man pulled a gun on the officers. They were in pursuit after a Jamestown officer determined that the man was driving with a suspended license. The deputies and police officer will be on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated. The school in Medina was placed in a brief lockdown until it was determined that there was no threat to employees or students.
KFGO | February 21, 2018
Grafton man accused of having sex with a child pleads guilty to lesser charge | WDAY 6 Grafton man accused of having sex with a child pleads guilty to lesser charge
FCCNNGRAFTON, N.D.—A Grafton man accused of engaging in sexual acts with a child pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Tuesday, Feb. 20. Anthony Soliz Herrera Jr., 37, will served no...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
Accused ND murderer unhappy with third appointed defense attorney | WDAY 6 Accused ND murderer unhappy with third appointed defense attorney
FCCNNMINOT, N.D. -- Accused murderer Bradley Joe Morales is now unhappy with his third defense attorney. Morales, 27, pleaded not guilty at a hearing last week to the stabbing death...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
McFeely: They are teachers, not gunslingers | WDAY 6 McFeely: They are teachers, not gunslingers
INFORUMThere is a portion of our population that, when they're not attacking courageous Florida schoolchildren as actors or pawns, believes the best way to make our schools safe from shootings...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
3M settlement money earmarked for water improvements | WDAY 6 3M settlement money earmarked for water improvements
FCCNNMINNEAPOLIS—Nearly 24 hours after Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson and 3M Corp. settled their lawsuit for $850 million, Swanson, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Department of Natural Resources...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
ND higher ed task force mulls how to candidly assess leadership at open meetings | WDAY 6 ND higher ed task force mulls how to candidly assess leadership at open meetings
INFORUMFARGO — The task force studying ways to improve governance of the North Dakota University System is wrestling with the balance between frank discussion of executive performance and a public...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
Kylie Oversen, state Dem-NPL leader, declares bid for tax commish | WDAY 6 Kylie Oversen, state Dem-NPL leader, declares bid for tax commish
FCCNNGRAND FORKS—North Dakota Democratic-NPL chairwoman Kylie Oversen is back on the campaign trail once again, announcing her run for state tax commissioner Wednesday.
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
Armstrong files paperwork for House run in North Dakota | WDAY 6 Armstrong files paperwork for House run in North Dakota
FCCNNBISMARCK — North Dakota Republican state Sen. Kelly Armstrong has filed paperwork to run for Congress. The Federal Election Commission filing came days before a planned announcement Thursday, Feb. 22....
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
Man shot by law enforcement near Jamestown | KFGO Man shot by law enforcement near Jamestown
MEDINA, N.D. (KFGO) - A man was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon by law enforcement north of Medina in Stutsman County. It followed a pursuit. No officers were hurt. Police sources say the chase started in Jamestown and ended between Medina and Woodworth. The Medina Public School was placed in lockdown for about 15 min.
KFGO | February 21, 2018
Second person charged in theft from elder protection program | KFGO Second person charged in theft from elder protection program
BISMARCK (KFGO) - A second person is accused of stealing money from an elder abuse prevention program on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Federal prosecutors have charged Connie Rae Comeau with embezzlement and theft from an Indian tribal organization and theft in Indian Country. Last week, Kenneth Red Bear, the former director of the program, was also charged. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandi Russell says more than $100,000 is missing from the tribe's federally funded elderly protection team.
KFGO | February 21, 2018
Suspect shot and killed after pursuit that ended north of Medina | WDAY 6 Suspect shot and killed after pursuit that ended north of Medina
FCCNNA man was shot and killed by law enforcement after a pursuit late Wednesday morning that started in Jamestown and ended north of Medina, according to the Jamestown Police Department.
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
Volunteer license plates petitions approved for circulation | KFGO Volunteer license plates petitions approved for circulation
BISMARCK - Supporters of providing specialized vehicle license plates at no charge for volunteer firefighters and other emergency responders can begin circulating petitions to try to bring the issue to North Dakota voters. Secretary of State Al Jaeger approved the format of the petition on Wednesday. Supporters need to gather and submit at least 13,452 valid signatures by July 9 to get a proposed measure on November ballot. Norval Semchenko of Max heads a committee that is backing the measure. Semchenko says it's a way to "recognize and honor emergency responders for what they are doing as vol
KFGO | February 21, 2018
Fire damages rural Barnesville home | KFGO Fire damages rural Barnesville home
BARNESVILLE, MN (KFGO) - A home near Barnesville has been extensively damaged by fire. Asst. Fire Chief Dave Grommesh says Barnesville and Sabin fire crews responded to the call shortly before 9:30 p.m. Tues. about 13 miles west of Barnesville. He says the homeowner was moving snow and working in his shop when his daughter discovered the fire. There's extensive interior damage from flames and smoke. No one was hurt. Grommesh says firefighters were on the scene for more than four hours. The cold affected their air tanks and and breathing masks froze. A deputy state fire marshal will look for th
KFGO | February 21, 2018
Oil Patch worker says bosses used racial slurs, hung noose near living unit | KFGO Oil Patch worker says bosses used racial slurs, hung noose near living unit
FARGO (KFGO) - A Dickinson, N.D. man who worked in the North Dakota Oil Patch claims his supervisors referred to him with racial slurs and placed a noose near his living quarters. Tristan Williams filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Energy Services USA. Court documents say Williams, who is African-American and Mexican-American, was called the "n" word and an "f---ing beaner." The complaint says that after a supervisor hung a noose near Williams' living area, a manager told Williams "we keep the blacks with the blacks and the whites with the whites."  T
KFGO | February 21, 2018
Walz breaks with NRA, supports Minnesota assault weapons ban | KFGO Walz breaks with NRA, supports Minnesota assault weapons ban
ST. PAUL - U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, a Democratic candidate for Minnesota governor and longtime gun-rights supporter, has proposed an assault weapons ban in the state. Walz has faced repeated attacks from Democratic competitors because of his past support from the National Rifle Association. In a statement this week, Walz says he's been listening closely to the anger, grief and frustration over last week's Florida school shooting. He says he has donated all his past donations from the NRA to charity. He says he won't take NRA money anymore and now expects the group to spend heavily to defeat him. Wa
KFGO | February 21, 2018
Police report huge jump in car thefts this winter | WDAY 6 Police report huge jump in car thefts this winter
WDAYMETRO—Police say car thefts are on the rise in Fargo. Warming up your car may be a tempting escape from winter's cold, clingy embrace. It's also a contributing factor to...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
Cities say they need state money to meet water rules | WDAY 6 Cities say they need state money to meet water rules
FCCNNST. PAUL—A couple of businesses are moving to Windom, a 4,646-population community in southwest Minnesota, but the mayor there worries that the city cannot handle much more growth. The limiting...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
Proceeds for Mr. NDSU to benefit Backpack Program | WDAY 6 Proceeds for Mr. NDSU to benefit Backpack Program
WDAYFARGO—Who Will Rule The School? That's the question that will be answered Wednesday night at North Dakota State. Men from different campus organizations are competing for the title of "Mr....
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
Format for personalized plate petition approved by ND Secretary of State | WDAY 6 Format for personalized plate petition approved by ND Secretary of State
FCCNNBISMARCK—North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger approved the format of a ballot petition seeking personalized vehicle plates for volunteer emergency responders, his office said Wednesday, Feb. 21. Organizers have...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
West Fargo Superintendent writes letter to parents regarding recent Florida school shooting | WDAY 6 West Fargo Superintendent writes letter to parents regarding recent Florida school shooting
WDAYWEST FARGO—West Fargo's superintendent sent a letter to parents on Wednesday regarding the recent school shooting in Florida. David Flowers says he encourages parents and teachers to talk to their...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
Airport security guard awarded for heroic action, saving man's life | WDAY 6 Airport security guard awarded for heroic action, saving man's life
WDAYFARGO—A local man is being thanked Wednesday after he saved the life of a complete stranger while on the job. Ben Sherman only remembers waking up in the hospital after...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
Great Plains Food Bank partners with Sanford to fight hunger | WDAY 6 Great Plains Food Bank partners with Sanford to fight hunger
WDAYFARGO—People at the Great Plains Food bank say there is no "one-size-fits-all" solution to hunger. That's why they're taking a new approach to fight hunger at its roots. With the...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
Council denies license for topless dancing, compromise possible | KFGO Council denies license for topless dancing, compromise possible
WAHPETON, N.D. (KFGO) - The Wahpeton City Council has voted 5-2 not to reinstate a license to allow the Oasis Bar to continue with topless dancers. However, there could be a temporary solution in the works. The Oasis was forced to close recently after its liquor and cabaret licenses lapsed because of a mailing mix-up. The bar reopened earlier this month when the council reinstated its liquor license. But the council refused the cabaret license. Council member Tiana Bohn voted against reinstating the license because of opposition from a number of city residents, but she might have a fix. The ba
KFGO | February 21, 2018
Minnkota celebrates new building with ceremony, ribbon cutting | WDAY 6 Minnkota celebrates new building with ceremony, ribbon cutting
WDAYGRAND FORKS—Hundreds of people showed up to Minnkota Power Cooperative ribbon cutting ceremony in Grand Forks on Wednesday. The company has been working on the project for about six years,...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
Spencer tabbed to head North Dakota Chamber of Commerce | KFGO Spencer tabbed to head North Dakota Chamber of Commerce
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota's largest business organization has a new president and chief executive. The North Dakota Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that Arik Spencer will take over the organization April 1. He succeeds Andy Peterson, who resigned last year. Spencer currently is the executive vice president of the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association. The chamber has more than 1,000 members and offers programs and services to help businesses in the state.
KFGO | February 21, 2018
Citizen effort to raise taxes on North Dakota oil fizzles | KFGO Citizen effort to raise taxes on North Dakota oil fizzles
BISMARCK, N.D. - A citizen-led effort to rework North Dakota's oil tax structure has fizzled. Former Democratic Rep. Ed Gruchalla of Fargo says the idea to reverse legislation that lowered oil taxes for drillers "just couldn't get any traction." He says backers won't be pushing to get it on the ballot this year. The Legislature passed a measure in 2015 that abolishes some price-based incentives in exchange for lowering the overall tax rate from 11.5 percent to 10 percent. Democrats have called it a giveaway to the oil industry. Republicans say it provides stability and predictability for the i
KFGO | February 21, 2018
No additional jail time in attack on woman in Burlington | KFGO No additional jail time in attack on woman in Burlington
BURLINGTON, N.D. - A Burlington man likely won't spend any more time in jail for punching and kicking a woman outside a bar. Sixty-year-old Jerry Baldwin pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in an agreement with prosecutors. He had been charged with felony aggravated assault for an attack on the woman that left her unconscious last July. Judge Todd Cresap gave Baldwin a suspended sentence of nearly a year in jail, except for nine days that he's already served. He was also sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $325 in court costs.
KFGO | February 21, 2018
States could face severe flooding, other problems in Midwest | KFGO States could face severe flooding, other problems in Midwest
CHICAGO - Several states could see severe flooding and other weather-related problems amid a storm system that has brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains. Melting snow and heavy rain prompted the National Weather Service to issue flood warnings for parts of northern Illinois and flood watches for central Illinois. The fear of a rising Illinois River forced the evacuation late Tuesday of the LaSalle County Nursing Home in Ottawa. Parts of Michigan's Lower Peninsula are seeing flooding and road closures. Flood warnings have been in effect in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, wi
KFGO | February 21, 2018
Weather Talk: 50 degrees is rare in February | WDAY 6 Weather Talk: 50 degrees is rare in February
INFORUMWhen February brings a combination of a mild weather pattern and a limited snowpack, an occasional day has been known to warm into the 50s. On rare occasions, this has...
WDAY 6 | February 21, 2018
Borup man charged for taking inappropriate pictures, videos of a child | WDAY 6 Borup man charged for taking inappropriate pictures, videos of a child
WDAYBORUP—A Borup man is charged with three felonies, after authorities say he took inappropriate pictures and videos of a child. 35-year-old Daniel Ward is charged with Interfering with the privacy...
WDAY 6 | February 20, 2018
Abduction suspect seeks to suppress evidence | WDAY 6 Abduction suspect seeks to suppress evidence
FCCNNALEXANDRIA, Minn.—One of the three defendants in the Jasmine Block abduction case is seeking to suppress evidence. Steven Powers, 20, appeared in court on Thursday, Feb. 15. He faces charges...
WDAY 6 | February 20, 2018
Bullet fired by a West Fargo man believed to enter home over a half mile away | WDAY 6 Bullet fired by a West Fargo man believed to enter home over a half mile away
WDAYWEST FARGO—A bizarre story about a bullet, and the incredible journey it took across a West Fargo neighborhood. 44-year old Chad Andrew Ralph remains in the Cass County jail Monday...
WDAY 6 | February 20, 2018