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METRO—Mann Packing is telling people to throw out their veggies after Listeria was found during random sampling. The company is issuing the voluntary recall for products distributed throughout the United States and Canada with "best if used by" dates from October 11th to October 20th. The products are sold at Wal-Mart. No one has reported getting sick from the food. State health department employees say Listeria is rare, but can be dangerous to pregnant women.
METRO—Fans will be flooding the bars for Monday Night Football. However, some won't be cheering for a team, but one specific player. Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz has a strong following throughout the metro. Restaurants and bars, like Herd and Horns in Fargo, now fill up for just as many Eagles games as they do Vikings or Packers games. In fact, managers say the Wentz fans almost outnumber Vikings fans when the two teams face-off. But, they say that's okay, because it shows how much of an impact Carson Wentz has had in the community.
(WDAY)—Thousands of trick-or-treaters are emptying their pockets for their favorite holiday as Halloween spending reaches a new record. Halloween retailers around the nation are crowded with shoppers as this year's spookiest holiday hits a new record. "There's more parties every year, it seems like people are coming in and always asking, I'm having a Halloween party, what's the best decor to get? And it just seems to get bigger and bigger every year," said Justin Collins, Spirit Halloween Store Manager.
FARGO—North Dakota women are hoping to make the metro more accepting. Women from around the metro are standing together with the 11th annual North Dakota Women's Network conference and Ally 101 workshop. Community members gathered at the Clubhouse in Fargo to hear from a panel of speakers on what it means to be an "ally", and how to show support when you're not the one facing discrimination. "As a woman of color, I'm not looking for someone who is going to patronize me and say 'let me do it for you'.
FARGO—West Acres is "All About Pink" with its 4th annual breast cancer awareness weekend. Throughout the weekend, every coin tossed into the fountain outside JCPenny's will be donated to breast cancer research. To raise awareness, informational booths from Sanford and Essentia were set up in front of Macy's throughout the afternoon. Event organizers say awareness is key, as it reminds people that breast cancer can appear even when you're not expecting it.
MOORHEAD—Runnings in Moorhead is inviting you to celebrate its Grand Opening with free giveaways and door prizes all weekend. Through Sunday, you can check out the store's merchandise while enjoying food, prize drawings, and product sampling. A $100 Runnings Gift Card will be given away every hour each day and if those prizes aren't enough, you can also register to win a 2017 Dodge RAM 4x4 Truck. Store employees say the crowds are coming in, because the new retailer fills a need in the community.
MOORHEAD—Moorhead Public Schools is hosting a night out with the first-ever "SpudTacular" Gala. This Saturday, there will be dinner, cocktails, and live music from Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome, and it's all for the students. The evening is hosted by the Moorhead "Legacy Foundation", a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing students' experiences in school. All proceeds will go to the foundation. Tickets are available at the Moorhead Legacy Foundation website. The gala will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead.
FARGO—The City of Fargo is asking for your opinion as it looks to the future 17th Avenue south. Next Tuesday, there will be a public input meeting for next year's construction project. City engineers will be talking about what they want done with the road. Engineers say 17th Avenue is highly-congested, and home to commercial development, school zones and residential areas. With such diversity, the city wants as much input as possible, before moving forward.
METRO—United Way is helping locals ditch their old documents with "Shred Days." For the past three days, the community has been dropping off hundreds of pounds in outdated personal documents to Record Keepers on 8th avenue. They teamed up with United Way to help people safely shred their stuff, and recycle the leftovers. Each drop-off came with a $5 donation. All proceeds from the event will go towards United Way Cass-Clay.
METRO—The Great Plains Food Bank will be supplying over 24,000 meals to people in need after receiving an $8,200 check from Family Fare Supermarket. The four Family Fare markets in West Fargo, Fargo, and Moorhead teamed up for 12 days to raise donations from customers. Each check-out lane gave people the option to donate $1, $5, or $10, with all proceeds going to the food bank. Store directors say helping others is part of being in a close community.