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FARGO—A local 7-year-old says he can't believe his wish came true. Chase Jones was surprised with a camper from Make-A-Wish. He has been fighting leukemia since November 2016. Because of his illness, he hasn't been able to get outside, so his wish was to go camping with his family. His parents say Chase is still going through treatments, but is getting stronger every day. Chase says he'll show off his camper to his friends. "I'm gonna tell them I'm so happy my wish came true," said Chase Jones.
FARGO, N.D. — Health officials in Cass County are preparing for the worst with an emergency simulation. Nearly 85 first responders from eight agencies gathered at Fargo North High School to get "medication" to people who needed it during a simulated community health scare. This type of operation is called a "Point of Dispensing" system. It's used during medical emergencies, like the H1N1 breakout in 2009.
FARGO, N.D. — People are swabbing their cheeks for "Love Your Melon." Thursday, April 26, people lined up at the NDSU Memorial Union for a swab test. They're being screened to see if they are matches to give bone marrow to patients with blood cancers. It's a partnership between Love Your Melon and Be the Match to get more people to donate. If a person is a match, they'll be added to the Be the Match registry, which can be a lifelong commitment. Despite this, the booth swabbed nearly 10 people within the first 10 minutes of opening.
FARGO, N.D. — Police are calling a case of vandalism "strange." They say a homeowner in the Southpointe neighborhood left his garage door open for a few hours Wednesday night. When he went out to check, he found his motorcycle and car full of scratches. The vandalism happened sometime between 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. April 25 on the 3300 block of 18th St. S. Fargo police say this case is a bit strange because nothing was stolen and no other vehicles in the area were hit.
FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Park District is kicking off the summer season by getting the city "on the move." Thursday, the parks district announced the new promotion "Fargo On the Move." It's a partnership with the YMCA and Family Wellness to get more people active outside. From June 11th to 15th, there will be events in every Fargo Park for families. To demonstrate the kind of fun people can expect, representatives played "knockerball" after the announcement.
FARGO—No white on the ground means more orange on the roads as construction season begins in the metro. Hundreds of orange cones lined up on the median, stretching from 45th Street to 12th Street East in West Fargo. This project just started Monday and will take all summer running into the end of October. The 13th Avenue project is split between the cities of Fargo and West Fargo. Each city will pay about $4.5 million dollars for the construction project set to widen roads, fully renovating the street.
MOORHEAD -- Moorhead Public Schools is celebrating its newest renovations with school spirit. Students and faculty are celebrating a face lift for Moorhead Public Schools. Guided tours showed students, parents and faculty the latest buildings, including the new Horizon Middle School West Campus and five other school additions. The product of the 10-year "Facilities Master Plan" cost $78-million dollars.
WEST FARGO, N.D. — Two homes are a total loss, and another is damaged, after a neighborhood fire in West Fargo. A day later, investigators still don't have a cause, but firefighters are critical of the number of people who came to watch. The fire started in one home, then jumped to two houses right next to it. Despite the growing flames, it was actually the road in front of the fire that first responders struggled with, as crowds and cars became major obstacles.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Less snow means more tee time for golfers. Friday afternoon, April 20, Moorhead courses opened their doors and courses for the golf season. The Meadows started the season off at 1:00 p.m. with a few people lining up to hit some balls. Managers said they expected around 300 people to be on the course over the weekend. For golfers, the winter has been long. Last year, The Meadows opened its course around April 1.
FARGO—NDSU health professional students will have a little more room to work with a new expansion project. On Thursday afternoon, faculty and students helped kick off construction of Sudro Hall. The building will have a 74,000 square foot addition that reaches six stories high. The privately funded project is estimated to cost up to $28-million dollars. Professionals say the addition is a welcomed, but long-overdue change.