Noon News Update
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Welcome to your afternoon update.
A Rothsay man is charged with trying to kill his girlfriend, by running over her. 34-year-old Casey Grunewald is charged with attempted murder, drunk driving and assault. Prosecutors say he ordered his girlfriend out of his SUV, after an argument. Grunewald then threw her down, and backed over her, pinning her underneath for a while. A driver eventually picked her up, and called authorities.
The Clay County Sheriff's office is thanking the public for helping identify the Crystal Sugar copper thieves. According to the department, investigators have identified both suspects involved and could not have done it so quickly without the publics help. The investigation is ongoing. The names will be released once charges have been filed.
Neighborhood watch is getting a digital upgrade. Fargo police are pushing a social networking website for neighborhoods. It's called nextdoor.com. You can simply create an account and join your neighborhood. Once in, you can get local recommendations, report suspicious activity or just get to know your neighbors.
According to USA Today, a brewing industry trade publisher says North Dakotans consumed 43.3 gallons of beer per drinking-age adult in 2013. That's the most of any state and more than double the 19.6 gallons in the low-consuming state of Utah. New Hampshire, Montana, South Dakota and Vermont round out the top 5.
If you're planning to crack a cold one at the fair this week, make sure you have your ID. Fair security will be on the lookout for underage drinkers. They're monitoring the crowd and checking IDs at all entrances to the beer gardens. Last year, dozens of minor in consumption citations were given out the first night of the fair. But that dropped off the rest of the week once word got out.
President Obama will have a meeting in Dallas later today about the immigration crisis on the border with Mexico. Republican House Speaker John Boehner says the plan doesn't do enough to secure the border. But he's not saying whether he will vote to approve the president's request for $3.7 billion to deal with the situation. Some of the money would increase the detention, care and transportation of unaccompanied children.
Here's what you'll find in today's Forum: Learn about the Redhawks preparing to celebrate paying off $5 million in debt.
And on the news tonight: "Cherries for Charity" kicks off.
Time now for our retweet of the day. It's from Deadspin: "A great big gallery of Brazil fans taking the loss poorly." Brazil lost to Germany in the semi-finals of The World Cup Tuesday. According to Twitter, 35.6 million tweets of #BRAvGER makes the game the most-discussed single sports game ever on Twitter. Nice pictures.
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