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METRO—Although not everybody could make it to Frisco, plenty of people celebrated at watch parties around the metro. It was a packed house at Hooligans in West Fargo, where plenty of drink and food specials were available for Bison Faithful. Most people who said they couldn't go had other obligations, like work. But for the General Manager, she said it's exciting to see so many people come together to root for the team.
FARGO—When you step outside and see all the snow, it may not feel like it, but North Dakota is still feeling the affects of last year's drought. After spending a good part of 2017 in a drought, the blanket of white over North Dakota may have farmers optimistic. "Any amount of precipitation is great in terms of mitigating the impacts of the drought," said Dr. Adnan Akyuz, Climatologist. But will the snow be enough to fix the dry conditions that left the state hurting? According to the state's climatologist, the answer is not likely.
FARGO—We're just 17-hours away from kick-off down in Frisco, where the Bison are taking on JMU. But, if you couldn't make the trip down to Texas this year, there are plenty of places you can enjoy the game. There are dozens of options across the country, but here in our metro, you can choose between 17 different places. Plenty bars will open early before the game starts, like Hooligans in West Fargo. The General Manager says she understands that not everybody can make it to Texas, so it's a way to show support back home.
FARGO—The old saying goes 'do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life.' "When I went into Nursing, a long long time ago. My mother always told, you'll never not have a job. And she's been very correct," said Susan Jarvis, VP of Operations. And it seems that the home of the Bison has it figured out quite well. "Just so many opportunities here," said Jarvis. ZipRecruiter, the online jobs platform, has just released its top Job Markets in 2018. Fargo can boast the number one spot.
Minn.—Across Minnesota, road deaths are at the lowest they've been in more than 70 years. The Department of Public Safety says last year 348 people died on state roads. That's the lowest number since 1943. Law Enforcement says it's encouraged by the drop and that a combination of education and effort is helping the numbers, but they want to continue pushing for that number to get to zero someday.
(WDAY)—A popular YouTube Star is facing harsh criticism after he posted a video while walking through what's known as the "suicide forest" in Japan. Meet Logan Paul, you might not know who this is, but your kids, probably do. "Most of his audience is kids.They're always watching and wanting more from him," said Skyler Smeby, Teenager. The 22-year old Ohio native is a YouTuber with 15 million subscribers who posts daily.
FARGO—Two lucky fans are going to get the chance to win an all-expense paid trip to watch the Bison in the National Championship game this weekend. Starting at 5:00 Wednesday night, Hooligans in West Fargo will be hosting a ticket giveaway for the Road to Frisco. The giveaway includes a spot on a bus heading to and from Frisco, a ticket to the game and hotel accommodations. Hooligans General Manager says it's a fun way to bring people into the bar and to cheer on the team.
WEST FARGO—West Fargo Fire Department is the first in the metro with what's being called a "howler siren" to one of it's vehicles, that will add a rumbling sensation when crews are heading to a scene. An emergency siren is going to sound and feel a little different, all from two speakers. The new Battalion Chief's SUV is the first in the metro with what's called a "Howler Siren." The speakers shoot out low-frequency sounds that give an almost vibrating feeling.
FARGO—It was a big year for adult fiction literature, according to the Fargo Public Library. The most popular borrowed books in 2017 for the library were "A Man Called Ove" By Fredrick Bachman, "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins" and "See Me by Nicholas Sparks." On the other end of the spectrum, the most popular books for kids was the Guinness Book of World Records which was checked out 195 times. The library says those numbers are pretty consistent with years past, but the biggest increase they've seen is in E-books.
HANKINSON, N.D.—One little boy who thinks of other kids before himself, got quite the Christmas surprise Saturday morning in Hankinson. With a smile like his, and the personality to match, how can you not fall in love with 8-year-old Jessy Haberman? Over the past three years, the Wyndmere native has become a "Pint-sized" Santa Clause. Minus the white beard, but as big of a heart. "Just loves it, it's something he's passionate about," said Heather Haberman, Jessy's mom. Jessy has been fighting what his mom said is an "unknown syndrome" his entire life.