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FARGO—Shoes, Clothes, and Nutrition. In the last few weeks we've talked a lot of the essentials to help you prep for any of the races for the Fargo Marathon.. But what about your cool down afterwards? "I think stretching is a forgotten about piece a lot of the time," said Cley Twiggs, Fargo Running Company owner. If you're anything like me, it's your favorite part of your work out: the cool down. But for you marathon preppers, there's a different type of stretching you may want to consider according to local experts.
METRO --- The deadline to file your 2017 taxes is quickly approaching, and that may be overwhelming for people who haven't completed it yet. It's fair to say most people don't like doing their taxes. "It can be overwhelming and confusing if they don't know tax language. Which can feel like it's own language in itself," said Becki Johnson, Vita program. But for the procrastinators of the world the time to file is drawing near. And with only days to finish, the rush to finish could cause some errors.
FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of people from across the country are spending their week here in the metro for the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Tournament It's more than a chance for the trophy for these young athletes. It's also great for the metro's economy. Eight hundred players and about 500 fans are staying at local hotels and shopping around Fargo, totaling 1,300 people spending money here. The Fargo Parks District estimates it's about a $2 million impact to Fargo-Moorhead.
MOORHEAD—The City of Moorhead is looking to take the success of single sort residential recycling to businesses. After a survey found more than 90-percent were interested in single-sort recycling. Public Works is starting a six month 'pilot recycling program' July 1st. It'll be free to the 30 participating businesses, until December. The program would include a free rental container and once a week pick up. If the program does well Public Works will work on finding ways to make it a permanent option.
NORTH DAKOTA—It's estimated that about nine people a day are killed from distracted driving according to the CDC. Which is why local law enforcement is pushing to educate the public during April as a part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Since August 1st in North Dakota you can be fined an extra $100 if you were also doing something distracting while breaking a traffic law. The law says a 'distraction' while driving is "any activity not necessary to the operation of the vehicle," this can include texting while driving and using 'hands free devices.
MOORHEAD—Broadcasting your brand across all platforms was the message at Minnesota State University Moorhead today. The school of Communication and Journalism hosted a 'Social Media Day' at the university with a focus on 'brand journalism.' Attendees listened to a keynote speaker, went into break out sessions, and listened to former journalists. The idea is to help people and businesses learn how to tell their own story better whether it's online or in person.
FARGO -- The circus is back in town. Friday until Sunday the Annual Shrine Circus is making its way to the Fargodome. Elephants are making a return this year, and the bengal tigers will also be there. Some of the attractions will include high water acts and trapeze artists, along with a full concert band that will play an hour before.
FARGO -- NDSU students are raising money for charity in a fun and unique way. Now until Saturday members of the Fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon are hosting their annual "Swing-A-Thon." The concept is that members will swing on a bench the Loaf and Jug on the corner of 12th and University asking for donations to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
METRO -- The tax deadline is quickly approaching and some programs in the metro are trying to help those in need get their return filed. The United Way and Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership have teamed up to create the VITA program, which stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. The program helps people like low and moderate income families prepare their taxes for free and is designed to help alleviate some financial stress.
FARGO, N.D. — We're quickly approaching race day for the Fargo Marathon, and one local gym is encouraging you to switch up your routine, especially if you're training. Throughout April, Orangetheory Fitness is hosting "Marathon Month." Each member will track individual mileage every day, in hopes of completing a half, full, or ultra marathon by the month's end. Plus, with the Fargo Marathon coming up, the coaches say it's important to change up your routine to help your body recover.