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WEST FARGO N.D.—A mobile library is making its way through West Fargo this summer. This is the first year for the "Little Red Reading Bus." All summer, the bus will be making stops at several West Fargo Parks. Kids are welcome to stop by and pick out a book. Bus managers say they have about 3,000 books, most of them are donated. Guardians using the mobile library today say it's a great way to get out of the house.
FARGO N.D.—The booths are set, and the ribs are ready, only your appetite is needed for Happy Harry's Ribfest. Tuesday afternoon, about a hundred people spent hours turning the FargoDome parking lot, into a kitchen and restaurant. This year, there are seven main rib cookers, and about 40 other vendors serving up corn on the cob, cheese curds and more. The Fargodome is expecting about 50,000 people to take it in. Happy Harry's Ribfest begins Wednesday morning, June 6, at 11. Admission is 5 dollars.
COLFAX N.D.—Mayor Scott Gauslow helps clean up the community during his downtime, it's a duty he says he shares with many in Colfax. Lately, he's been trying to clean up the reputation of the city as well, after sexual misconduct accusations rocked Richland 44 high school. Five teenage boys are facing charges of hazing and sexual assault in a so-called "rape game." Gauslow says, "I just hope at some point the school, the community, can move on from this." Gauslow says the community has been trying to rebuild its reputation ever since.
FARGO -- It's a blast from the past at Essentia Health with the annual NICU reunion as the clinic brought past patients to celebrate with games and candy. About 100 people joined the party, all past patients of the NICU.
MOORHEAD - A national search group is joining the case to find Danelle Flores, a 14-year-old runaway from Moorhead. The Center for Search and Investigations for Missing Children (CFSI) is helping in the search. CFSI is a organization that has three divisions that help locate missing children. They are in the investigating and searching stages. Flores’ parents reported her as a runaway on April 18, according to police. It is unknown who she may be with.
FARGO—Here's a strange way to get a DUI. A man is facing that charge after crashing his scooter, and it's reminder that anything can be a danger when drinking. A drunken drive around 40th Avenue south Monday night, landed 40-year-old Ryan Ritz in the hospital with minor injuries, and a misdemeanor. Ritz tipped his scooter over while trying to take a U-turn on this corner. WDAY-TV talked to Fargo Police who say Ritz has been charged with a DUI, but hasn't been arrested.
METRO—Starbucks closed 8-thousand stores this afternoon for special anti-bias training. The coffee chain closed for about three hours across the U-S. This follows an incident at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, after a manager called police on two African-American men. Despite the strange hours, customers WDAY spoke with in Fargo say this is a good thing and it may help draw in new customers.
(WDAY)—One blogger is travelling the country to teach people how to deal with their student loans. A typical post on Phil Risher's blog includes pictures and videos that show weeks of travelling, but through all the fun there's financial advice. "All this takes is a little financial planning and discipline," said Risher. Phil started this adventure when he graduated from college in 2012. He tells us he spent two years saving dollars while living with his dad, there's even a template on his blog showing his strict budget.
DETROIT LAKES—Shady Hollow is open for business and thousands of people have already stopped by. The Detroit Lakes flea market opened Saturday morning for the Memorial Day weekend. Shady Hollow employees say they've seen thousands of people within the first day and are expecting to see more on Sunday. The market has been going on for the past 45 years. It covers three and a half acres with vendors, local boutiques, and food trucks. People who stopped by today say this year seems busier than last year.
DETROIT LAKES—Lake lovers are flocking to the beaches while remembering the meaning of Memorial Day. It's a sunny weekend in Detroit Lakes and people are hitting the beach before the big holiday. "It's the start of the summer, and this is where it kind of kicks off and living in lakes country is the best place to enjoy it," said Alyssa, enjoying the weekend. The Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce says it's one of the busiest times of year, seeing hundreds of people drive through everyday around Memorial Day. Many visiting family and enjoying the weather.