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DILWORTH, Minn.—The newest grocery store in the Fargo-Moorhead metro is now open. Excited shoppers braved the cold temps Thursday morning to celebrate Aldi's grand opening. At 8:30 a.m., Aldi workers celebrated the new store with a ribbon cutting. The first 100 customers were given gift cards valued anywhere from $10 to $100, a free reusable bag, and a chance to win free produce for a year. Aldi representatives say they are excited to be a part of the metro community.
FARGO—Pork and beer lovers have a chance to try unique pairings tonight at the 3rd Annual The Pig and The Pint in Fargo. Seven breweries, six restaurants and one bakery have spent a week working with each other making creative matches. Restaurants were given half of a hog to use in their dishes. You can also listen to live music and try unlimited samples of suds and swine from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sanctuary Events Center. Tickets cost $55.
METRO—After a month of fundraising with pink beer and bra donations, the Essentia Health Regional Foundation will now be able to help more women battling breast cancer in the FM area. During the month of October, DS Beverages, Corwin Auto and BIG 98.7 raised about $21,000 for Essentia Health. On Wednesday, the organizations presented the checks to the foundation. All of the money will go to women who travel to Essentia for treatments.
FARGO—A small fall in a home that could happen to anyone changed one Fargo man's life. Dan Hedrick and his wife went to the Bruno Mars concert with friends at the Fargodome on August 4th. When they got home from the concert, Dan fell down the stairs, it knocked him out and stopped his breathing. Luckily, a friend with medical experience was at his house and got him to a nearby hospital in time. Dan suffered both a brain injury and lung trauma, he was in a coma, and relied on a ventilator, for 18-days.
Welcome to your news update. HIGH SCHOOL THREAT The Thief River Falls School District is on high alert after receiving a threat against Lincoln High School. The district learned of a possible threat planned for tomorrow, November 1st. At this time, the district is unable to verify if this is a credible threat, but is treating it as one.
METRO—Pumpkins, leaves and soon kids will fill our neighborhood streets, but before you get too excited about Halloween, there are a few things you should know. Moorhead Police are warning drivers to slow down. "Our biggest concern is, people rushing and not recognizing that at any moment in the afternoon that little kids could be coming out, they could be doing early trick-or-treating," said Lt. Tory Jacobson, Moorhead Police. That includes parents too.
Welcome to your news update. Fargo Power Outages Several people in Fargo are without power this morning after two power poles caught fire. 9th Ave. S. is closed between 9th and 10th St. as fire crews and Xcel Energy are on scene working to repair the damage. About 63 people are affected by this outage.
FARGO—According to the National Kidney Foundation, one in seven Americans have kidney disease. On Thursday, the Downtown Fargo YMCA and the National Kidney Foundation are teaming up and offering free kidney checkups. Until 7:00 p.m. Thursday you can find out more about the disease, prevention, and if you have any signs of the disease. A spokesperson from the foundation recommends people with a family history of kidney disease take advantage of this opportunity.
MOORHEAD—An elementary school in Moorhead helped to raise more than $1,000 through a penny war competition. This was the 4th year in a row that Ellen Hopkins Elementary School hosted the "United Way Penny War". Students from the class that raised the most money got to present the big check to United Way of Cass-Clay representatives on Wednesday. Those representatives thanked the students for their fundraising, and told them the money will be used to buy backpacks and supplies for 70 kids.
FARGO- Halloween is just one week away. If you still haven't decided on what to wear, you can always create your own outfit. This morning on First News, Ashley Morken, from Unglued, showed viewers how to make unique costumes from items they may already own. For instance, you can be a unicorn this year by decorating a headband to create ears and a horn.