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FARGO—It was an average day for Brandon Markle as he was driving down University back to a job site for Northstar Fence. That was when he saw a child running into traffic in the corner of his eye. The kid was a 4-year old boy by himself, making his way to Family Fare. Brandon says he knew immediately what he had to do. He pulled over and helped the kid out of the street and onto the sidewalk. This happened around noon Monday, a busy time of day in the area, which is already filled with construction.
FARGO, N.D. - The Red Cross is asking for your help as people recover from that twister. WDAY spoke Red Cross representative Gretchen Hjelmstad who says more than 170 people around Watford City have been displaced. The Red Cross has set up a shelter and is giving out aid to victims. The representative says this storm is just one of a dozen other disasters around the area that the Red Cross is currently dealing with. She says the Red Cross has been stretched thin over the past 2 weeks. Right now, what's needed is monetary donations.
Farmers are seeing a drop in prices now that the Chinese tariffs are in affect. WDAY spoke to ag lender, Lynn Paulson, from Bell Bank about the struggle farmers are starting to deal with. He said the prices have dropped by $2 in crops like soybeans. That doesn't seem like much - but it can add up to a $100 difference per acre. Farmers have already been seeing a slight decline in revenue in the last few years - and he says the tariffs are making everything worse.
WEST FARGO, N.D.—This isn't the first time the horse park has had to deal with construction. Last year, construction crews were out here taking over the intersection of 45th and 19th - now they're even closer to the track. Here on the map you can see how the park is right in the middle of the work zone. To even get access to the track, people will only have one option - to take 9th street north. And General Manager, Mike Schmitz says it's already affected sales.
FARGO, N.D.—Ever since Monday, Tori Ziegelman relives that moment in her head over and over. It was a day, she says, traumatized her and her 11-year old son, Trenton. "Every day I come home and have to see him not waiting at the door, to be excited and ready to go outside," said Ziegelman. She says it all started with a call on Monday from police - when she got home, she saw her son sitting with her pit bull, "Gotti", bleeding from stab wounds. Police say her dog had gotten into a neighbor's apartment and attacked a chihuahua.
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.