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METRO—Depending on where you live you might not be able to light off celebratory fireworks in your backyard. The owners of Memory Fireworks are pushing to change the laws around firework use in city limits through a friendly petition. What they're most concerned about is safety and inclusion. When it comes to fireworks it's all about location - In Fargo it's illegal to light them off within city limits, but Memory Fireworks hopes to change that with a petition.
FARGO -- Saturday was all about joy riding for some local bikers. Harley Davidson in West Fargo hosted their annual motorcycle event this weekend. The engines were revving at the Harley Davidson dealership in West Fargo as over 70 bikers got together for the 18th annual Miracle Ride. Leather jackets, loud mufflers, and colorful flags; this gang is ready to ride out. Before they go out, they have to contribute to a special cause. "We are fundraising for childrens in need in the hospital." says attendee Abbi.
FARGO—We are gearing up for the one of the busiest 4th of July holiday weekends in years - but before you can relax at the lake - you may have to deal with some frustration to get to your destination. The holiday has many getting out of town for the weekend. "We're just planning on going to Minneapolis for a couple of days." a Fargo citizen says. "We're travelling to Buffalo, Minnesota for the weekend." another Fargo citizen says. With the gas prices reaching below $2.00 even more people are filling up for the 4th.
FARGO—This weekend thousands of people are gathering at the Scheels Arena in celebration of their faith. Jehovah's Witnesses from around the world are assembling for the "Don't Give Up" convention. The morning starts with a music presentation and then continues on through the day with prayer, song, and speeches. The theme centers around supporting each other and including everyone in the good will. Everyone is invited and all questions regarding Jehovah's Witnesses are welcome.
FARGO—Kids are celebrating the 4th of July with crafts in the park. The Fargo Park District is getting families active and creative through the program "Park -It". Every Thursday kids can get together and celebrate art at a different park. New pencils and paint can be found next to the swings and slides while supervisors are standing by to help with the projects.
FARGO—Move over Fitbit, there's a new tech trend in town that's got people focused on their vital signs. The Helo LX is a watch device that can track so much more than your steps. Sleep Quality, blood pressure and even a mood sensor. The tech provides users with everything they need to check their vitals. For those with diabetes, the watch provides extra reassurance. "But what it's about is helping improve the quality of life for people, and that's what we'd like to see for everybody." says Helo user Mark Wagner.
FARGO -- Kids are taking over with Inspire Labs Escape Room. The non-profit organization is giving kids hands-on experience with Thursday night's escape room challenge. After attending a week-long "escape room" camp, the kids are ready to put their knowledge to the test with their own version. Instead of getting out like most escape rooms the goal is to unlock secrets.
EDGEWOOD—Over 300 golfers teed up for the annual Roger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament at Edgewood. The Maris family was joined by other local celebrities, including a few familiar faces. While still a competition, the tournament is focused on fun and goodwill. "Most of the people are really happy to be out here. It's more of a social tournament - a friendship tournament. And the Maris family continues to come out here." says chair of the Roger Maris Tournament Mark Walker.
FARGO—A unique hobby is using equipment that could potentially save lives. This weekend those who enjoy being on-air are competing to see who can make the most connections. Some, have been doing this for a long time. "Well, it makes me feel old, but you know I don't feel any different than I did 52 years ago," said Kenneth Christianson, HAM Radio Operator. These "amateur radio enthusiasts" haul up equipment that can touch signals from around the world. Reaching thousands of people who want exactly what they do to make a connection.
FARGO—A local senior living facility used the summer solstice and flowers, to draw attention to Alzheimer's. Touchmark members on Wednesday handed out flowers on street corners, reminding people the longest day is for those with Alzheimer's. The Alzheimer's Association designated the day to raise awareness for the disease, and families who live with it. The flower comes with information about the disease like symptoms and treatment and is used to show how everyone is affected by it.