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Plans are in the work to further help kids with behavioral issues | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 25, 2018
WDAYFARGO—In a joint effort between West Fargo and Fargo, plans are in the making for a first of its kind school designed to help students with behavioral issues. The idea...
Fargo's 'most qualified candidates' go face to face | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 25, 2018
WDAYFARGO N.D—Nine candidates stand, but only two will win. They came face to face tonight vying for the two Fargo City Commission seats. It goes without saying voters have plenty...
Commissioner Piepkorn irritated no solution found for 19th Avenue winter storm problem | KFGO
KFGO | April 24, 2018
FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) - Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn didn't get the answers he was looking for after calling for a study several months ago to find a solution to keep 19th Avenue North open during winter storms. The stretch of roadway that leads to Hector International Airport and I-29 is ofte...
Fargo's Homeless Jesus statue prompts 9-1-1 calls | KFGO
KFGO | April 24, 2018
FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) - Fargo Fire Chief Steve Dirksen says calls for service in 2017 were the most yet for the department, with nearly 11,000 responses. Dirksen says a bigger city means more calls but his office is now taking a close look at ways to reduce the calls.  There were 64...
Fire chief urges caution when children are near water | KFGO
KFGO | April 24, 2018
FARGO (KFGO) - A reminder to always keep an eye on children when they're in the water. Last week, Fargo police, firefighters, and FM Ambulance responded to two near drownings at hotels. One incident was in a bathtub, the other was in a busy swimming pool. Fire Chief Steve Dirksen says in both cases,...
Open burning banned in popular area south of Bismarck | KFGO
KFGO | April 24, 2018
BISMARCK, N.D. - With the weather turning warm and dry, North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is prohibiting open burning on the Oahe Wildlife Management Area south of Bismarck-Mandan. Burn bans this time of year are not unusual - the heavily wooded recreation area along the Missouri River is pron...
Dogs rescued from Grand Forks apartment fire | KFGO
KFGO | April 24, 2018
Grand Forks, N.D. (KFGO) - Two dogs were rescued from an apartment fire in Grand Forks Monday evening. The fire department says shortly after 5:15 p.m., fire crews were sent to the 4340 Pioneer Drive on a report of a fire alarm and smoke coming from a first floor apartment. Firefighters entered that...
Child abuse, neglect charges filed against West Fargo father | KFGO
KFGO | April 24, 2018
FARGO (KFGO) - A West Fargo man is facing manslaughter and child abuse charges in the drowning death of his 8 month-old. Spencer Foner, 27, is charged with manslaughter and child neglect. Both are felonies. West Fargo police say they were called to an apartment early last month that Foner shared wit...
Member of USS North Dakota missing | KFGO
KFGO | April 24, 2018
Groton, CT (KFGO) - Police in Groton have issued an alert for a 24-year-old sailor from Stillwater, MN who has been missing for a week. Jacob Tyler didn't show up for work at the Naval Submarine Base.  His mother, Barbara Tyler, there has been no explanation and no activity on any of his accoun...
Environmental groups oppose Enbridge ruling | KFGO
KFGO | April 24, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS - Environmental and tribal groups are criticizing an administrative law judge's recommendation that Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline if it follows the existing route rather than the company's preferred route....
Man dies after ATV breaks through ice | KFGO
KFGO | April 24, 2018
DULUTH - A sheriff's dept. in northeastern Minnesota says an elderly man has died and his son has been injured after their off-road vehicle broke through thin ice on a St. Louis County lake. Deputies were called to Prairie Lake Monday afternoon where the four-wheeler had broken through. First respon...
A man was going to jump off a Detroit overpass. Then 13 truckers showed up to save him. | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
FCCNNDETROIT - Law enforcement knew they had to act quickly. A man, struggling with the decision to take his own life, was on the verge of jumping off a Detroit freeway...
Wildfire burns quickly through pines near Nisswa | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
FCCNNNISSWA, Minn. — Weather turned fast in the Brainerd lakes area, going from snowstorm season to fire season. Snow cover took a beating over the weekend with temperatures in the...
Director of ND Legislative Council retiring in August | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
FCCNNBISMARCK—The head of the North Dakota Legislative Council, a team of attorneys, accountants and researchers that advises state lawmakers, is retiring later this year. Jim Smith told lawmakers Thursday, April...
Study: ND has some of the highest average speeds in the nation | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
FCCNNNorth Dakota drivers are some of the fastest in the country, according to a fuel data analysis website. The state ranked fifth on a list of states with the highest...
Extensive report points to shortcomings in ND behavioral health system | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
FCCNNBISMARCK—North Dakota's behavioral health system is too heavily focused on costly residential and inpatient services, a new report has found, while investing less in prevention and early intervention services. State...
ND trooper riding train to find railroad crossing violators | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
FCCNNDICKINSON, N.D. -- The North Dakota Highway Patrol will be conducting a “Trooper on a Train” enforcement detail from Mandan to Dickinson on Wednesday, April 25, the department announced in...
Dwayne Johnson surprises Minnesota teen who asked him to prom | KFGO
KFGO | April 24, 2018
STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) - An eastern Minnesota teen who asked her celebrity crush Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to prom got a huge surprise when he actually responded. Stillwater Area High School Senior Katie Kelzenberg asked the actor to "Rock" it with her at her May 5 prom in a Twitter video posted las...
ND man sought for deputy assault arrested | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
FCCNNBISMARCK -- A 47-year-old Bismarck man sought for allegedly assaulting a Burleigh County Sheriff's Department deputy during a traffic stop earlier this month was arrested Monday night, April 23. Bismarck...
Man in custody after hostage situation in Grafton | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
WDAYGRAFTON N.D. -- One man is in custody after a hostage situation Tuesday night. Law enforcement said that the man was holding his girlfriend and another woman hostage at the...
Hoping to curb false alarms, fire chief cites 'Homeless Jesus' calls as a prime example | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
INFORUMFARGO — The city's head firefighter invoked a downtown statue known as "Homeless Jesus" in an appeal to reduce the number of emergency calls that turn out to be false...
D-G-F School Board declares vacancy after member's temporary disappearance | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
INFORUMGLYNDON, Minn. — After a member of the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School Board went missing for nearly two weeks earlier this month, the board has voted to declare his seat vacant but...
Potential successor announces candidacy after Fabian says she'll resign from Moorhead City Council | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
INFORUMMOORHEAD — Following the announcement of her resignation from the Moorhead City Council, member Melissa Fabian has one potential successor in the running to represent the city's 2nd Ward.
Korber Medipak Systems moving an HQ to Fargo | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
WDAYMETRO—A move that could help boost the area's economy was announced Tuesday at the Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation annual meeting. The company "Korber Medipak Systems" will move its North...
Girlfriend, brother speak on behalf of man accused of killing son | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
WDAYBRECKENRIDGE—The brother and girlfriend of Tracy Brant, a Breckenridge man accused of beating his 3-year-old son to death are speaking out, and defending him. Brant is now in jail facing...
Fargo firefighters see record breaking calls to service | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
WDAYFARGO—Fargo firefighters broke the record for calls to service in 2017. They responded to more than 10,700 calls last year, which was up from about 10,400 in 2016. Data shows...
Local animal shelter calls springtime 'lost dog season' | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
WDAYMETRO—Humans aren't the only ones who've been enjoying this nice weather as of late. Eeyore is like most dogs; she likes to play, she makes goofy faces and she has...
How spider research at NDSU is gaining national attention | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
WDAYFARGO—Researchers at NDSU are getting praise for work being done with something that causes many to run and scream; a big, leggy, spider. The research will likely lead to new...
Hypodermic needles found in downtown park | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
WDAYFARGO—A scary incident for people in a Downtown Fargo park Monday night. Two Hypodermic needles were found in Island Park where children were playing just feet away. The adult who...
Child taken to hospital after falling from third floor balcony | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
WDAYSOUTH FARGO—A scary moment for a family in South Fargo Monday night. Police say while a mom's back was turned, her child climbed the balcony railing of their a third...
West Fargo man pleads guilty to sex with minor; girl’s mother pleads to deprivation charge | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
INFORUMFARGO — A West Fargo man has pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition for having sex with a girl starting when she was 13 years old, and the girl's mother...
Fourth graders turned journalists interview Gov. Burgum | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
WDAYSOUTH FARGO N.D.—Fourth graders turned journalists today, and interviewed North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum. The governor answered a lot of hard-hitting questions at Lincoln Elementary School. Each student wrote their...
West Fargo dad charged in child's death out on bail | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
WDAYWEST FARGO—A West Fargo man faces charges in Cass County in connection with the death of his baby girl. Authorities says 27-year-old Spencer Foner is responsible for the March 7th...
Concordia says goodbye to its 'Monopoly Mustache' associate VP | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
WDAYMOORHEAD Minn.—A Concordia staff member loved for his big heart and "Monopoly mustache" is retiring. Bruce Vieweg first came to the college as a consultant in the fall of 2006....
Half a dozen syringes found in Island Park near daycare | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
WDAYFARGO—Police have taken several needles off the streets, but where they found them has some concerned. Island Park in downtown Fargo is very busy come springtime. There's usually people playing...
Fargo elementary students play reporter as they ask Gov. Burgum about his job | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
INFORUMFARGO — Lincoln Elementary fourth-graders got to play reporter Tuesday afternoon, April 24, when Gov. Doug Burgum stopped by for a visit.
Youth Registration begins for Family Wellness summer activities | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
WDAYWEST FARGO—A local gym wants you to start thinking about what you'll do with your kids this summer. Registration for Family Wellness Youth Summer Camps is starting. Each camp is...
Jamestown police looking for missing teen last seen in Moorhead | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
FCCNNThe Jamestown Police Department is searching for a Jamestown teen who went missing from a facility in Moorhead, Minn., early Monday morning. Sgt. Nick Hardy said Morgan Augistine Bourassa, 14,...
West Fargo man charged in child's bathtub drowning | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
INFORUMFARGO – A West Fargo man faces manslaughter and child neglect charges in the apparent bathtub drowning death of one of his children last month, according to Cass County District...
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
INFORUMFARGO — Customers of the city's water utility are getting postcards in the mail letting them know faulty equipment that allowed elevated bromate levels in the water in December has...
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
INFORUMThe sea-surface temperature across the tropical region of the Pacific Ocean has been warming the past few weeks, signaling the end of the ongoing La Nina.
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
FCCNNBISMARCK—Linking arms and carrying signs are apparently the known extent of two pipeline protesters' conduct that led to their criminal convictions and joint appeal before the North Dakota Supreme Court....
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
INFORUMMOORHEAD — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency completed environmental compliance enforcements with penalties to more than 70 individuals, companies and agencies in the first quarter of 2018, including three area businesses.
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
INFORUMMOORHEAD — The Moorhead City Council has approved granting more than $100,000 in tax breaks for a new assisted living facility being built near the Moorhead Country Club.
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
WDAYWelcome to your news update. FAMILY DEFENDS MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS OWN SON The girlfriend and brother of the Breckenridge father, accused of beating and killing his own son,...
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
INFORUMWADENA COUNTY, Minn. – A 70-year-old Menahga man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a two-vehicle collision Tuesday, April 24, on U.S. Highway 71 in Wadena County, according to the...
WDAY 6 | April 24, 2018
WDAYPOLK COUNTY, MN – A North Dakota man is in custody after leading police on an early morning chase Monday, near Mentor, MN. It began when The Polk County sheriff’s...
19 applications submitted for growing medical marijuana | KFGO
KFGO | April 23, 2018
BISMARCK - North Dakota's Health Department will review 19 applications from potential manufacturers of medical marijuana. Medical Marijuana Division Director Jason Wahl says that's the number of applications that were submitted prior to Monday morning's deadline. Later Monday, a seven-member panel ...
Body found near Grand Forks identified | KFGO
KFGO | April 23, 2018
GRAND FORKS, ND (KFGO) - The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Dept. has released the name of a man whose body was found in the median along US Hwy. 2 west of Grand Forks Sat. morning. He was 36 year-old Casey Weekley of Grand Forks. The body was sent to the UND pathology department for an autopsy. A cri...
Unfounded nuclear missle attack alert leaves some Winnipeg residents shaken | KFGO
KFGO | April 23, 2018
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA (CJOB) - You can imagine how startled residents of the Winnipeg neighborhood known as Osborne Village were Sunday night. What sounded like an emergency alert was blasted over loudspeakers. Not just any alert. It was a unfounded warning of an imminent nuclear threat to Canada:  I...