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FARGO, N.D.—A man is in the hospital after being accused of crashing his motorcycle while drunk. The crash happened around 1 this morning on the 52nd avenue exit off of I-29. Police report 42-year old Tyson Scheid lost control while taking the exit and hit a pole. He rolled several times before he was thrown from the motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. WDAY spoke to highway engineer Lyle Landstrom who say crashes like this not only hurt the driver, but also disrupts road sign maintenance.
WEST FARGO—It's a mixture of history and fun at Bonanzaville for the 4th of July. This afternoon, Bonanzaville hosted its annual Independence Day celebration. Hundreds of people walked through the old town. The day included live historic demonstrations, horse drawn wagon rides, and carnival games. WDAY spoke to some of the people celebrating today, and they said their favorite part is getting to see all of the history.
FARGO -- A semi accident on I-29 closed a southbound exit on Wednesday, July 4th at 6:45 a.m. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol a semi was driving south on I-29 when it took exit 44 towards Christine and while steering left over Richland County Road 2 the semi tipped. It tipped onto it's right side on the I-29 southbound entrance ramp. The semi was partially blocking the ramp. The semi driver was cited for care required. There were no injuries reported.
REILES ACRES—Some people in Reiles Acres arecomplaining about their fireworks laws. The Mayor posted a friendly reminder on the neighborhood Facebook page that fireworks can only be set off between noon and 11pm tomorrow. Some wrote responses upset about the rule. WDAY spoke to a council member, who says the law has been around for years - and this is just a reminder for people with pets and P-T-S-D. Even so some say this ordinance has never been enforced - and it's a breach in their family fun.
METRO—A new app could help you keep wood ticks away. The new "Tick Tracker" app shows areas nearby that others have spotted ticks. You can also go on and tell where you've seen a bug. And if you get one stuck to you - there's even a helpful guide on how to pick them off. The Minnesota D-N-R reports the most common type of tick in this area is the "Black-legged deer tick." It sticks to low-growing plants - you'll most likely get one on your ankles or feet.
FARGO N.D.—The Scheels Arena parking lot is empty now, but in 12 hours cars will start filling it up for the President. WDAY spoke to some people planning on going - and even though the event doesn't start until 7 at night, they're getting in line by early afternoon, just to avoid traffic. Sandra Yanez will be at the rally tomorrow, she says she knows the roads will be bad, but that won't stop her from seeing the President. "I think we're going to be here about 2-30, maybe even before," said Yanez. We checked with Fargo Police.
MOORHEAD M.N.—The Budweiser Plant in Moorhead has a few new beaks on the roof. The nest on top of the plant has a family of 5. Three male Peregrine falcons were born about two weeks ago. Tuesday afternoon, bird expert Dr. Tim Driscoll stopped by the plant to "band" them. Even though it looks like the birds are in pain - the expert says the band is loose enough so it doesn't hurt them, and it helps keep track of them when the leave the nest.
FARGO N.D. -- One Fargo boy is inspiring people to give money to kids - after a visit from the tooth fairy. 6-year old Benny Erickson's grin might not be toothy, but his loss of pearly whites has been a big gain for other kids. During the last week of KINDERGARTEN, Benny lost 4 baby teeth. He got 5 dollars from the tooth fairy, but instead of keeping it, he donated it to the nonprofit Youthworks.
MOORHEAD M.N. -- Watercolors are giving the Hjemkomst Center a new look, from now until August 4th.
FARGO N.D.—A group is getting the word out about veganism around Fargo. This week, "No Lackin'", a Fargo brand company, is doing a bunch of community events. Members want to get people interested in veganism and a "community-based lifestyle." This afternoon, they served more than 100-people vegan meals at YWCA and the Salvation Army. WDAY spoke to a member of No Lackin', Yann Niteka who says veganism is a healthy option for everyone, no matter the income.