WDAY: The News Leader

Published January 29, 2014, 12:00 PM

WDAY News - Noon Update

Fargo-Moorhead (WDAY TV) - Welcome to the WDAY 6 News update at noon.

By: Lane Zyvoloski, WDAY

Fargo-Moorhead (WDAY TV) - Welcome to the WDAY 6 News update at noon.

Police are looking for two men who robbed a convenience store early Wednesday in south Fargo. According to Lt. Joel Vettel, the men entered the Stop-N-Go at 1401 S. University Drive and demanded money. One man was described as black, 5-foot-11 to 6-foot and 250 to 260 pounds. The other robber had a lighter complexion and was about 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 and weighed 160 to 175 pounds.

Vettel said the robbers had their faces covered and took cash from the register before fleeing. No one was injured. An arrest was made, it wasn't the robbers who were caught.

"On an unrelated issue, the clerk was later arrested for a felony burglary warrant out of Colorado that was unrelated to this incident," Vettel said.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance video from the store.

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a nearly $1 trillion farm bill today that cuts food stamps. It also ends a costly direct subsidy to farmers while expanding government-backed crop insurance programs. The Senate is expected to vote as early as next week on the sprawling legislation, which is more than a year overdue. The leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees have said they expect President Obama will sign the bill.

A mother and two children escaped a house fire in Valley City Tuesday, by jumping from a second-floor bedroom window, according to the Valley City Fire Chief. The three reportedly suffered scratches on their legs when they hit a porch roof and then fell to the ground. The home was destroyed. The American Red Cross is helping the family.

Cass County authorities are investigating the brother of a 58-year-old man found dead, emaciated and gnawed by rodents in an unheated and filthy farmhouse. The brother told deputies he had neglected the man before he died. He controlled the financial affairs and provided a daily meal.

Deputies say so much trash had stacked up inside the house, the man could only open the door a crack and hand the food and drink to his brother. The farmhouse hadn't had running water for six months. We are not releasing the man's name because he hasn't been charged.

A father and son from Albertville, Minnesota have been found alive after getting lost in the upper Michigan peninsula for up to 28 hours in sub-freezing temperatures. 40-year-old Benjamin Jenny and 19-year-old Benjamin Jenny Jr. suffered hypothermia and dehydration symptoms.

The Jennys did have a cell phone, but no service. They instead sent a text message for help. The Air Force was called to assist in their rescue and was able to use that last text message ping to narrow their location.

With big concerts like Justin Timberlake at the Fargoome, no one probably wants another bathroom mishap like the one that happened at Pink!. There were long lines that forced women to use the men's rooms. Fargodome authorities say they're well aware of the problem. Typically, they talk to event promoters prior to the concert to see how many females versus males are expected to attend.

HVS, the consultant company the Fargodome hired to look at an expansion, including a ballroom and convention center, will release its recommendation February 10th.

Here's what you'll find in today's Forum: Learn about genetic screening spreading to primary care at Sanford clinics, and tune in to WDAY 6 News tonight to check out a job fair in Fargo offering opportunities in the oil patch.

President Obama laid out his plans for getting around a divided Congress in his speech Tuesday night, and of course, despite serious topics, there many tweets about Vice President Biden and Speaker Boehner, who seemingly unknowingly provided a little entertainment to viewers.

If you want to check out all those faces, see that retweet @WDAYnews, and remember to follow us. You can follow me as well @LaneWDAY.

Thanks for watching. There is more news is coming up tonight at 5, 6 and 10 on WDAY. Remember you can also catch the live stream of the news tonight, wherever you are. See you back tomorrow at 9 and noon for more online updates.

Have a great Wednesday.