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FARGO—Monday morning, the NDSU Lutheran Center partnered with Student Health Services on campus to give people free and confidential testing. World AIDs Day was on Dec. 1, a day dedicated to raising awareness of HIV. Church ministers say they wanted to do their part to help in the fight against the stigma surrounding the disease. "One of the most important missions of the gospel is that we show the world that we link arms and walk down these roads - and I think the church can lead the way," said Kim Adams, Interim Campus Minister.
DETROIT LAKES—Higher temperatures have kept lakes from freezing over, but that hasn't stop fishermen from doing what they love. The warm weather has kept the ice away around Detroit Lakes, but that hasn't stopped some people from their favorite past time. Ice fishermen are flocking to small islands around "Little Detroit" where the ice is the thickest, but even these patches can be dangerous.
FARGO—The countdown is on to a monumental vote when the FCC will decide on net neutrality regulations. In 12 days, the FCC will vote to roll back net neutrality regulations, a topic that many have questions about. The new rules drafted by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai would give network providers, like Comcast, AT &T, and Verizon, the ability to control distribution of content. A move he says would help promote companies to expand infrastructure. But some see the proposed regulations as a way for your provider to raise costs.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—Crafters were able to show their skills with the monthly J2K Craft and Vendor Shows at the Moorhead Center Mall. One Saturday a month, More than 65 artists and craftsmen set up booths and display their homemade products, from jewelry to decorations. Saturday, organizers said it's events like this one that keep families in the art business. The next craft show will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m on Jan. 20.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—A woman is recovering after tragic results from, what was routine back surgery. In April, Diane Andring underwent back surgery for a pinched nerve. She woke up paralyzed. She lives with family and continues physical therapy, with the hopes of regaining the use of her hands and arms. To help her pay medical expenses, friends and family are hosting a benefit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m Saturday at Vic's Bar and Grill in the Moorhead Center Mall.
FARGO—More than 3,000 students are getting an education in careers, with an Expo at the Fargodome. Thursday, Freshmen from more than 40 schools around the area got to get an up-close look at different Health,Tech and Trade careers. They tried out equipment from local companies, like cranes and medical tools, while getting advice from professionals in the field. Expo members say this helps get younger generations interested in fields that are in need of workers.
FARGO—More than 600 students from across the country are gearing up at the annual Regional Robotics Championship held at North Dakota State University. Students, ages 10 to 18, are competing to see which robot is the best. But these moving machines aren't for fighting - they're designed to help extinguish fires. For the past 12 weeks, teams were tasked with designing, building and marketing their robots. They will be judged based on quality of project, sales presentation and business ethics.
WEST FARGO, N.D.—Sanford plans to develop a Veteran's Lounge at the Fargo Sanford Medical Center. Thursday morning, veterans and families gathered at the West Fargo VFW to get the first look at the design for the new lounge, which will be on the 1st floor of the center. The 1,000 square foot room will be exclusively for veterans and loved ones while they wait in the hospital. It's part of the newly formed veteran's department at Sanford.
On Saturday, November 25th at 2:35 pm Detroit Lakes Police and Fire Department received calls of an active fire at an apartment complex. The fire was located in a living room on the 4th floor of the Edgwater Condominiums on the northeast side of the building. Residents were evacuated from the building and Detroit Lakes firefighters extinguished the fire.
FARGO—People are going digital for their deals with Cyber Monday sales. WDAY takes a look at what the day means to local businesses and how stores keep up with the online traffic. C. Lizzy's in downtown Fargo is closing its front doors as it prepares to focus more of its business online. "Right now we're flying by the seat of our pants cause it's the holiday season and it's busy," said Cari Luchau, Co-owner of C. Lizzy's. But owners aren't complaining.