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FARGO—Homeless men staying at the New Life Center are getting free dental exams. For some, this was their first time seeing a dentist in decades. Dr. Jonathan Bultema says he wanted to give back to the community and help those who might not otherwise have access to dental care. Patient Dave Weatherly says he was completely unaware he had infections in four teeth, it required all of them to be pulled.
FARGO—A 30-year-old man is facing two felonies and a misdemeanor for a spree of alleged home invasions. According to court documents James Dubois tried to enter a home off of 25th Avenue North in Fargo. He took off, and later managed to enter a second home blocks away on 29th Street North. Authorities say Dubois walked into the second home and asked to use a woman's phone, added her as a "Friend" on Facebook, and after 30-minutes, finally left.
FARGO—In the era of the Amazon, many brick and mortar stores are closing their doors. However, seamstresses are cashing in on the online shopping craze in an unlikely way. Seamstresses Lena Ashland, along with Merima Jaha, are working away, knowing that at least for now, their jobs are secure thanks to online shoppers. Lena said, "It's good for us because customers now have problem buying on Amazon. And having their size that is not right, or fit that is not right." Lena owns 'Alterations by L' and her local company has seen an uptick in business.
FARGO—An unusual brick that once sparkled from the sidewalk in downtown Fargo, is now gone. The city spotted the lego brick by the Fire Department, near 1st Avenue North and Roberts Street North. A spokesperson for the city says a paver underneath the brick had settled and the original brick had sunk. That's when someone looking for a creative opportunity put a lego brick on top. The city says they will permanently fix the issue with the paver, so that bricks do not continue to sink lower into the ground.
METRO—Counterfeit bills are once again making a comeback in the Fargo-Moorhead area. This weekend alone there were two reports of counterfeit money a $100 dollar bill in a buy-and-sell transaction, organized through Facebook. There was also another fake $50 bill discovered at a local bank. Police say it's 'obvious' that these bills are not legitimate, some is even game board or movie money. If you'll be doing any transactions, police say check all your cash over before you accept it.
FARGO—Business owners say now is the time to protect yourself, after a string of burglaries in South Fargo mostly targeting companies. Police say they've seen an uptick in burglaries along University Drive South, stretching in the area from I-94 to 40th Avenue South. It's the same area that was hit less than a year ago, in a seven-store sweep. Lena Ashland first started her alteration company 13 years ago.
FARGO—More than 300 runners and walkers were chased by a character from the horror movie 'Friday the 13th.' Multiple "Jason's" from the movie carried chainsaws jumped out at people as they competed in the 5K. The race is a part of the Fargo Mini Marathon events. These events continue Saturday, with more races including two more 5K's, a 10K and a half marathon. Runners trying to get away from the scary characters say it's fun to get into the Halloween spirit.
FARGO --- A bipartisan program is hoping to inspire more women to run for office. 'Ready to Run' is a one stop shop at NDSU. It aims to empower women, with how-to instructions to get into politics, whether that's working on a campaign or just learning about the political system. Around 30 women attended the four-hour event Friday. North Dakota Representative Karla Rose Hanson says it was this event that first inspired her to enter her race one year ago.
FARGO --A Fargo woman is planning to walk the Edith Sanford 10K Saturday, in memory of her mother, who died of cancer. Jenna Meyers is walking for her mom Carol Prien. Jenna first started a Facebook Group called 'Carol's Crew' as a way to offer support and encouragement over social media after her mom's diagnosis in 2010. The group plans to keep Carol's memory alive by walking in the 10K. Each mile in the 6.2 mile race, represents Carol's six year journey with breast cancer.
HUNTER, N.D.—United Way spread generosity and time Thursday with its annual 'Day of Caring.' The day started on the outskirts of Cass County, at the only bakery in town, Hunter Cafe. "So many people can gather to eat the best pie in the state," said Merlyn Anderson, senior citizen. The pie gave volunteers a chance to come together before the real work began. Camille Grade, one of the over 1,700 volunteers said, "We're young and able bodied. And for a lot of these seniors, they've paved the way for us in our community."