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It's Minnesota primary day, each polling site in Moorhead has seen about 300 voters since 7 Tuesday morning. WDAY spoke to a political science professor at Minnesota State University, Moorhead, about what the numbers mean. She told WDAY, primary elections see less than half of regular fall elections. But when it comes down to that check mark, voters say it comes down to one of two things: a specific candidate or a specific issue.
FARGO, N.D.—A $25,000 ride is the latest addition to the Fargo VA. It has four doors, three rows of seats, and will be serving the state by helping those who served the country. Monday afternoon, August 13, the Disabled American Veterans of North Dakota handed over the keys to a brand-new 2019 Ford Flex. The van will be part of the "Volunteer Transportation Network" fleet that helps veterans get to and from appointments. Veteran Warren Tobin says, it may seem like a small task, but it's a critical one for many veterans.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—5-year old Arianna Walch doesn't say much when she sees her playground from the Make-A-Wish Foundation for the first time, but the excitement is written on her face as she heads straight for the swing. It's a wish come true for her, her mother, and her five siblings. In April, Arianna was diagnosed with Batten's disease, a genetic disorder so rare only 40 people in the United States are currently being treated for it. Arianna's mom, Stephanie, describes the disease like Parkinson's or Alzheimer's, it slowly gets worse over time.
AMOR, Minn. —Bells, drums and chimes are just one small part of God's Acres' 30 acres of gardens, walking paths, and playground equipment.
WEST FARGO, N.D.—A West Fargo baseball team is hitting it big as it gets ready to head to the World Series. The Rattlers won the 14 and under Regional Championship last Tuesday, and are now heading to Eagle Pass, Texas. There, the team of 13 will be facing-off with other teams from across the nation. They're representing the Midwest as the "Midwest Plains Champions." This is the first time the team has gone to the World Series. First baseman Jaden Grefsrud says they had a slow start to the season, but he thinks they're peaking at the right time.
COLFAX, N.D.—People in Colfax tonight, voted out 3 incumbent school board members, in a special recall election. Scott Hendrickson, Amy Lehman, and Jody Lingen were all winners. Each got more than 200-votes. Lisa Amundson, Josh Mjoness, and Sarah Myers were voted out. People lined up at Colfax high school to vote for school board members. This special election comes after petitions circled to recall 3 members, President Lisa Amundson, Josh Mjoness and Sarah Myers for what's described as "fiscal concerns."
WEST FARGO, N.D.—A North Dakota crop is getting some more attention with a new segment from "Food Quest." The A & E T-V show will be featuring North Dakota soybeans on one of its upcoming segments. T-V producers stopped by Rocking Horse Farm in West Fargo to film North Dakota Soybean council members cooking with the plant. They made homemade foods like cookies and pudding - all with soy. Council member Stephanie Sinner is hoping this will bring more attention to state crops and highlight the importance of soy to farmers in the region.
CASSELTON, N.D. -- It was a mixture of wheels and handles for the 7th annual "Drive Miss Daisy" car and bike ride. This afternoon about 30 people gathered with their motorcycles and vintage cars for the annual fundraiser. All the money goes to the non-profit Community of Care. It's used to help older people living at home around rural areas. Organizers say they raised about 8-thousand dollars last year.
FARGO -- It's a family reunion for two Air Force pilots as they show off their planes at the Fargo Airshow. Thousands of people made their way to the airshow, all hoping to catch some of the high-flying chills and thrills. For two Air force captains, it's a relief. "It's good seeing friends and family and people I haven't seen in a long time," says Air Force Captain Joss Martin.
NAYTAHWAUSH, M.N.—It's a problem plaguing area reservations. Dozens of kids are left without a safe place to stay every single night. But now - the Naytahwaush area has been granted more than 1 million dollars to help. The check was passed here at the supportive housing community in town. This city is one of 11 around the nation that has been given the grant. They say this area was chosen because it's so rural. The grant comes from the National Housing and Urban Development Department.