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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.
FARGO N.D.—The Scheels Arena parking lot is empty now, but in 12 hours cars will start filling it up for the President. WDAY spoke to some people planning on going - and even though the event doesn't start until 7 at night, they're getting in line by early afternoon, just to avoid traffic. Sandra Yanez will be at the rally tomorrow, she says she knows the roads will be bad, but that won't stop her from seeing the President. "I think we're going to be here about 2-30, maybe even before," said Yanez. We checked with Fargo Police.
MOORHEAD M.N.—The Budweiser Plant in Moorhead has a few new beaks on the roof. The nest on top of the plant has a family of 5. Three male Peregrine falcons were born about two weeks ago. Tuesday afternoon, bird expert Dr. Tim Driscoll stopped by the plant to "band" them. Even though it looks like the birds are in pain - the expert says the band is loose enough so it doesn't hurt them, and it helps keep track of them when the leave the nest.
FARGO N.D. -- One Fargo boy is inspiring people to give money to kids - after a visit from the tooth fairy. 6-year old Benny Erickson's grin might not be toothy, but his loss of pearly whites has been a big gain for other kids. During the last week of KINDERGARTEN, Benny lost 4 baby teeth. He got 5 dollars from the tooth fairy, but instead of keeping it, he donated it to the nonprofit Youthworks.
MOORHEAD M.N. -- Watercolors are giving the Hjemkomst Center a new look, from now until August 4th.
FARGO N.D.—A group is getting the word out about veganism around Fargo. This week, "No Lackin'", a Fargo brand company, is doing a bunch of community events. Members want to get people interested in veganism and a "community-based lifestyle." This afternoon, they served more than 100-people vegan meals at YWCA and the Salvation Army. WDAY spoke to a member of No Lackin', Yann Niteka who says veganism is a healthy option for everyone, no matter the income.
FARGO N.D.—Tickets are now available for President Trump's rally. The President will be making an appearance at Scheel's Arena next Wednesday. Doors open at 4 p-m. WDAY called Scheel's Arena, but they didn't want to comment on how they're getting ready for the rally. The last time a president visited Fargo was President George W. Bush in 2005. Despite the hype that fallows a presidential visit - the Visitor's Bureau says there's not a lot of business that comes with it. https://www.donaldjtrump.com/rallies/
FERGUS FALLS M.N. -- It's a quiet day as shoppers head into Sun Mart for supplies. In a few weeks - these doors will shut for good - as the nearly 20-year-old store goes out of business.
FARGO N.D.—The Red Raven is making some updates - and needs your help. The 13-year old coffee shop is facing a few extra expenses. Employees say the shop is in desperate need of a new water heater - along with a few other utilities. That's why they're hosting two fundraisers next week. The first is a stand-up comedy night on Tuesday and the second is live music and a silent auction next Friday. WDAY spoke to frequent customer, Jessi Schmit, who plans on going.
HORACE N.D.—A tearful reunion brought 2 dogs home yesterday. "Luke" and "Cowboy" spent 4 hot hours of the afternoon squeezed into this small culvert, unable to back out and unable to move through the dented end. Their owner, Lori Zabel, is still wondering how they got away. "I was out mowing - they were here and the next moment they were gone," she said. The two dogs live on this ranch with Lori and her family. They've pretty much got the run of the place, although Lori says they don't leave the yard very often.