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WDAY: The News Leader

Published January 01, 2014, 08:31 PM

Year in review- October through December

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) – Government shutdown: Washington was at a standstill and nearly 800,000 federal employees were forced to stay home from work. Leaders in both parties said the government shutdown could last for weeks.

By: Travis Skonseng, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) – Government shutdown: Washington was at a standstill and nearly 800,000 federal employees were forced to stay home from work. Leaders in both parties said the government shutdown could last for weeks.

Dry crops: Unrelenting rain left farmers in a limbo waiting for their fields and crops to dry. Fields saw as much as two inches or more of rain.

Drunk provider: A Moorhead woman was charged with drinking while taking care of children at her home daycare. Jayne Cote blew a .18.

Hepatitis scare: A scary time as the North Dakota Department of health warned people of possible exposure to hepatitis "A." The Catholic bishop of the Fargo Diocese, John Folda, contracted the virus from contaminated food in Rome; and may have exposed others in Fargo and Jamestown.

Police officer hit: November started off with a standoff between police and a 49-year-old man. Jack Christensen was arrested after he drove his van into Fargo Police Officer Brent Malone near Busy Bubbles.

Oral election: Moorhead got a new mayor, the first one in 12 years and the first woman in city history. Del Rae Williams won with 2081 votes.

Fatal train crash: A well-known hockey player and coach died after he was hit and killed by a train in Fargo. Chad Johnson was known as someone who could always bring a smile to your face.

Black Friday shopping: And what would November be without Black Friday shopping? West Acres opened at its earliest time ever, 8 p.m., Thanksgiving evening!

Winter weather: December started off with something we've been used this winter: Snow and colder temperatures. While many of us were sick of the weather, businesses boomed in the blustery conditions.

Bohl leaving: Big news in the Bison world: Coach Craig Bohl announced he was leaving for Wyoming. This comes after 11 seasons and two national championships.

Target security breach: A big fallout for Target, following that massive credit card security breach that affected about 40 million shoppers.

Metrodome farewell: The Vikings played their final game at the Metrodome Sunday; the stadium they've called home for more than three decades.

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