CASSELTON—An Israeli-based company is taking to the skies to improve agriculture with surveying. The Casselton airport's runways may soon be home to drones, after Elbit Systems contacted Casselton Regional Airport in December wanting to use their runways for crop surveying. "They will have information for the farmers that help them make decisions about fertilizer, irrigation, and that sort of thing and it will be very helpful," said Robert Miller, Casselton Airport Authority chairman.
FARGO—Tuesday marks the first day of spring although the snow on the ground tells us otherwise in our area. The slippery roads that caused crashes and close calls for in the area is thanks to the freezing rain and snow. Tuesday morning people were calling one intersection an ice rink. By the afternoon it was all melted, but dropping temperatures to come Tuesday night could mean the same situation tomorrow Wednesday. A reminder that even though the calendar says spring, mother nature can be tricky when it comes to the roads.
FARGO—After nearly 30-years in Fargo Assistant Fire Chief Gary Lorenz will be moving north where he'll serve as the Grand Forks Fire Chief. Right now a verbal contract is in place with the city, but there are still some details that have to be decided before a contract is signed. Lorenz says Grand Forks is a good fit for him, because there are a lot of similarities between the departments. For him, a top priority is getting to know the community he is serving.
FARGO -- 108,000 pounds of food represents 108 years of Boy Scouts in the region, and that's this years goal for the 'Southing for Food' Drive Over 3,000 scouts will take to the streets all week placing door hangers to remind neighborhoods of the 30th annual food drive. People can leave food on their doorstep before 9:00 Saturday morning when the scouts will pick up the donations and bring them to a drop-off site.
FARGO—Tri-City Storm Soccer Club is taking on a new facility. The club bought the Sports Bubble in Fargo earlier this week, adding the practice space they've been looking for for the past year. A renovation will update the electrical, put a new skin on the dome, and add locker-rooms. Tri-City decided to buy it after outgrowing its current space at Soccer Central. The new facility will allow them to practice and host trainers all under one roof.
FARGO—After many years of planning and building, the Bright Sky Apartments are just days away from move-in day. Families considered low income or homeless will start moving in on Monday. Since units are fully furnished, volunteers are spending the last days unboxing plates, towels, and bedding for the 43-unit building. The building will have one case worker on site along with other resources to help them succeed.
The Fargo Park District is considering a new multi-use sports complex, but plans are far from completion. A 2016 Greenplay Study found out with the Fargo metro's growing population, the city is in need of more space to play. Now, the district is moving forward to bring the feedback into a solid plan.
MOORHEAD -- Despite chilly tempuratures the Celtic Festival still saw it's fair share of kilts in Moorhead. After a decade and a half celebrating the 7 Celtic nations, the Hjemkomst Center and Fargo Parks are dabbling in the heritage once again. "I think it was just a way to bring a little culture into the Fargo Moorhead area. And the Celtic nations are something that theres is a lot of culture behind," says Stephanie D'Ambrosio of Fargo Parks & recreation. A culture rich with food, music and of course dancing.
FARGO, N.D. — Two families are picking up the pieces after a kitchen fire left them without a place to sleep. The flames destroyed almost everything for one of those families. A calm night turned into a scary situation in north Fargo Thursday. "[I was] coming back from the store, and everyone was outside saying, 'It's on fire, it's on fire,'" says neighbor Michael Vick. "'Somebody call the fire department?' 'Yeah.' They came pretty fast."
FARGO, N.D. — There's a chance to 'pig out' at a festival this weekend in the Fargodome. More than 50 brewing companies and local restaurants offer samples at the 5th annual Bernie's Bacon and Beer Fest. This is the first year it's at the Fargodome, after it outgrew the Scheels Arena. It's expected to be the largest Bacon and Beer Fest yet, with upwards of four thousand people coming through. A larger space allows for more breweries and new local companies to be featured in the show.