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FARGO—If you've been wanting to learn to curl, you've got a chance to pick up the hobby tonight. The FM Curling club is offering lessons to beginners from 7 to 9 p.m. You can also take lessons on October 15th & 20th. In 90 minutes, you can learn curling terms, how to throw the rock, and the goal of the competitive game. Lessons cost $10, and all rental equipment is included. The arena is 40 degrees, so club members suggest wearing athletic pants to stay comfortable.
Welcome to your news update. INMATE WALKS AWAY The state is watching them with close eyes but still, another inmate was able to walk away from the Lake Region Correctional Facility. The Law Enforcement Center reports that at 4:30 pm Wednesday, 34-year-old Allan Demarce signed out of the correctional facility to go to work.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Poultry fans no longer need to drive to the cities for a bite of Chick-Fil-A. The first North Dakota franchise opened Thursday morning in Grand Forks. Some people camped out for an entire day for a special offer. More than 100 people woke up Thursday in the restaurant's parking lot. Owner Guy Wentink said,"We call these people raving fans." The first 100 people in line get a gift card for one free meal a week for the next year.
Welcome to your news update. GILBY FIRE Firefighters are keeping an eye on smoldering hay bales this morning after a large fire in Grand Forks County. It started here near Gilby, and smoke could be seen billowing into the air all the way in Grand Forks which is about 30 miles away. About a thousand acres of farmland burned.
FARGO—Homeward Animal Shelter in Fargo is hoping to raise more than $50,000 at an upcoming event. The 8th annual Wags, Whiskers and Wine fundraiser is on October 20th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Sanctuary Events Center. You can enjoy music and wine and bid on auction items. Tuesday is the last day to get a ticket for $40. On Wednesday the price will go up to $50.
XCEL ENERGY WEIGHS SPLIT Xcel Energy has proposed splitting its utility operations in North Dakota and Minnesota. Xcel says widening policy differences between the two states over clean energy have caused stresses that might best be solved by a breakup. But, a consultant for the North Dakota Public Service Commission is arguing against the separation.
METRO—Flu and cold season is here and local clinics are encouraging people to get vaccinated during the month of October. Now that the seasons have changed, you may want to consider getting vaccinated for the flu. "We like folks to get it in the fall before flu season hits. The idea is to be vaccinated before the influenza wave occurs," said Dr. Clifford Mauriello, pediatric infectious disease specialist. Doctors say you should get the shot annually to avoid getting the virus.
Welcome to your news update ST. PAUL SHOOTING Two St. Paul police officers exchanged gunfire with a 28-year-old man before fatally shooting him last week. Daniel Gleason and Jordan Wild are both on standard administrative leave.
Welcome to your news update. OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in St. Paul. According to Sgt. Mike Ernster of the St. Paul Police Department, officers were called to a domestic situation around 6 last night. A woman called 911 saying a man shot at her and her five children twice.
FARGO—Despite heavy smoke pouring out of a Fargo liquor store late last night, there's no damage. The Fargo Fire Department responded to Bernie's Wines and Liquors just after 11 p.m. The smoke came from a small fire on electrical equipment inside of the store. The fire department says it was able to put out the fire in a matter of seconds. The liquor store resumed it's normal hours Thursday.