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Welcome to your news update. ROLLOVER CRASH It was a scary situation in West Fargo earlier this morning. A car rolled at the intersection of 13th Ave. and 3rd St. E. before 8 o'clock. Two vehicles and two drivers were involved in the crash.
FARGO—If you enjoy all things fall, you may want to stop at the Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch Saturday. It will open its gates for its 14th season at 10 a.m. Your entire family can enjoy fall activities for $5. While there, you can pick pumpkins in two different patches, learn about cowboys and go through a straw maze. You can also pet animals or take a horse drawn carriage ride for a small fee. If you're looking for fall decor, they've got that too.
BISMARCK—Metro educators are learning about the Bismarck Career Academy. Dale Hoerauf, the Director of the academy, spoke about how the program helps students choose future careers. High schoolers enrolled in Bismarck Public Schools can attend the program for free. Students get hands-on real-world experience at the academy. They can even earn certifications like Certified Nursing Assistant, or even get their pilot's license.
FARGO—Festival and award season continues, and it's being celebrated in Fargo. Over the next three days, famous filmmakers and make-up artists are coming to the metro for the Fargo Fantastic Film Festival. The event kicks off Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Fargo Theatre. Attendees can see over 100 action, horror, sci-fi and other genres of film. Local and foreign filmmakers will be honored at the festival. Some of the films were made with smaller budgets than others, but the festival Chairman said that's not what matters.
FARGO—A mobile home started on fire in North Fargo Thursday morning. Crews were sent to a neighborhood near 32nd Avenue and Broadway just before 6 a.m. They were able to get it under control in about eight minutes, but they stayed on scene for about an hour to extinguish and search for hot spots. The home was believed to be abandoned and no one was inside. Authorities said the damage is about $8,000. They expect the home to be a total loss.
FARGO—Family Wellness in Fargo is now offering paddleboard classes called "Float Fit" and "Float Yoga" at the fitness center. Both exercises help you engage your core and strengthen your body. The Instructor says doing Float Yoga has even improved her skills on land. "I could not do a headstand on land, and by practicing headstand on the board, falling off many times, but eventually getting to do a headstand on the board, I was eventually able to do a headstand on land without being against the wall," said Karla Hensrud-Wagner, Group Fitness Manager.
FARGO—More than 350 people gathered at Island Park Stage in Fargo Wednesday to hear local living legends speak about their success. The weekly 1 Million Cups event encourages entrepreneurs to continue to grow their ideas. Wednesday, Bill Marcil Sr. of Forum Communications joined the group to offer them advice. He was interviewed by his son, Bill Marcil Jr. He asked his dad about how he became involved in Forum Communications and what was the biggest hurdle he had to face.
Welcome to your news update. BIKER DEAD AFTER ACCIDENT New overnight, one man is dead after an alleged drunk driver hit a motorcyclist near Larimore. Authorities say it happened last night around 9:15 p.m. on Grand Forks County Road 4. 43-year-old Paul Lilja of Larimore was heading east when he turned into a driveway, hitting an oncoming motorcyclist.
FARGO—If you're not ready for fall, don't worry, you can still enjoy a summertime favorite before the cold weather takes over. More than 20 cooking teams will be facing off Saturday at the 6th Annual Scheels North Dakota Barbecue Championship. The contest is happening in Fargo at the Scheels Home and Hardware parking lot from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is free, but at 2 p.m. you can make a $5 donation to sample food from every team and place a vote for the 'People's Choice Award'.
FARGO—Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America organization honored Prisoners of War and Missing in Action service people this morning on the Veterans Memorial Bridge between Fargo and Moorhead. The somber ceremony started with a prayer. Various members of North Dakota armed forces groups honored the missing service members with speeches, reading the Code of Conduct, and a missing man table ceremony. A retired Air Force member said that Friday was special, but he's always thinking of lost soldiers.