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FARGO, N.D.—Two couples touched by tragedy are being honored for their unrelenting work to spread the dangers of drunk driving. Tom and Arlene Deutscher and Donna and Lynn Mickelson are the first North Dakotans to receive the Peter K O'Rourke Special Achievement. It's a national highway safety award. Both couples lost family members to drunk driving crashes in 2012. Over the past 6 years, they've visited schools and events to educate people about drunk driving dangers. WDAY spoke with Lynn Mickelson about the award.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Eileen Rinde is singing the praises of a stranger after witnessing an act of kindness. "I don't know who you are, but you know who you are and the good Lord knows who you are, you did a wonderful thing for those kids," said Eileen Rinde. She was heading to the Travelodge with her grandson around 8 Monday night, August 27, when saw four young panhandlers on the corner near Cash Wise in Moorhead. The next morning, she went down to breakfast to find one of the panhandlers in the lobby.
FARGO, N.D.—For one day, dealing with your hunger can help feed felines in Fargo that are hungry. Applebee's on 45th street south is hosting a "dining for Cat's Cradle" fundraiser. All through Tuesday night, the restaurant is donating 20 percent of every tab. All you have to do is say you're "dining for Cat's Cradle" to the waiter. The money will go towards feeding and housing nearly 200 cats. WDAY News spoke to Applebee's manager Jason Kujawa who says the event helps raise awareness for the charity and the restaurant
FARGO — Fargo city employees are getting used to some new views as they start to move into the new City Hall.
FARGO, N.D.—Downtown store managers are preparing for a busy weekend after the first week of college classes. WDAY spoke to Rosey's Bistro manager Anna Weisenburger about getting ready for the crowds. She said the fall is always a busy time - they see a few dozen more people come in for the food. The busiest time is during Happy Hour - the restaurant becomes standing room only. But the biggest difference isn't who's in the seats, but who's serving them.
FARGO, N.D.—It was a blaze of light and a bang that woke homeowner Laurie Tupper up from sleep. "It was a really loud noise, like a gun shot in our bedroom," she said. A strike of lightning shook neighbors awake early this morning. Tupper said she woke up to the boom around 2 this morning. It took her a few minutes of searching, but Laurie said she started to smell something strange - and that's when she called the fire department.
A recent study has found for the first time, there are more job openings than there are eligible skilled workers to fill them. In the U-S there are more than 6 million skilled labor job openings. Darren Watson is the owner of Heartland Labor - he says he's been seeing a steady increase of employers looking for basic skilled workers. And he has a theory about why... "It's gotten to be where everybody thinks they need to go to a 4-year college and get a degree in something and pursue that career, and the trades kind of got lost in the shuffle," said Watson.
FARGO — An Indiana couple is in Fargo helping out local non-profits in a year-long journey to volunteer in every state.
FARGO, N.D.—Dan Parker - owner of "Any Lab Test now" conducts about 15- drug tests every day. With the new school year, Dan is seeing a few more tests - jumping to about 20 a day. Most of them are the standard urine test - But some of the tests use other parts of the body. That's right - drugs aren't just left behind in your toilet, but also in your nails...and your hair. And while testing for those is still pretty rare - it's slowly becoming more common. And those tests can trace back farther than the usual 90 days.
FARGO, N.D.—A musical flare in the metro as hundreds are filling Newman Outdoor, not for baseball but for the Blues! Blues Fest kicked off . People started setting up their chairs for the "Early Bird" special of the festival. To avoid any street congestion with move-in weekend, the festival is also allowing people to park in the south parking lot of the Fargodome. Last year, more than 3,000 people were at the festival throughout the two days - organizers are expecting more this year.