UPDATE: GLYNDON -- The cause of a fire at a woodworking shop in Glyndon has been found. Authorities say wood finishing chemicals spontaneously combusted at Andy Lake Woodworks, which is just off Highway 10.
WEST FARGO – A powerful synthetic opioid appears to be to blame in the death of a 19-year-old man at a West Fargo apartment, the latest in a growing number of drug-related deaths in the area, authorities say. The fentanyl police suspect killed 19-year-old Alexander Hirn is so dangerous, it took a crew of firefighters wearing hazardous material suits to clean up the fentanyl spilled in the home where Hirn died.
FARGO - In their most recent edition, editors at North Dakota State University's student newspaper laid out a challenge to President Donald Trump. The front page of the April 13 edition of The Spectrum features copies of the tax returns of six student staff members, along with an editorial urging the 45th president to be just as transparent and keep a campaign promise to release his own returns. The back page of the paper is dominated by a photo of Trump, with the president's Twitter handle, @realDonaldTrump, in a banner that covers his eyes.
MOORHEAD – Investigators are still searching for the cause of fire at a northside duplex early Friday, April 14, that left one man dead and two women injured. At 1:40 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to 2424 Country Club Parkway, where they found most of the main floor of that half of the duplex engulfed in flames, Assistant Moorhead Fire Chief Jeff Wallin said.
BISMARCK - New math and English classroom standards have been approved by state Superintendent Kirsten Baesler, the Department of Public Instruction announced Friday, April 7. The standards will be in effect for the 2017-18 school year, and replace those based on the Common Core that had been in effect since 2011. The standards provide guideposts for what students should know, and be able to do, during each grade.
FARGO — No matter how you slice it, the owner of a north Fargo pizza shop and his customers are filling a need - —and many empty stomachs — in the Fargo-Moorhead area. For the last year, Little Caesars at 1020 19th Ave. N. has donated pizzas that overstayed their 30-minute hold time in the shop's "hotbox." They are given to three homeless shelters — the New Life Center and Salvation Army in Fargo and the Dorothy Day House in Moorhead, owner Mike Stevens said.
FARGO — Officers searched for a male reportedly walking around an apartment complex with a handgun early Monday, Feb. 6, near the Walmart on 13th Avenue South, but were unable to find him, the Fargo Police Department said. Officers were sent to 4930 15th Ave. S. about 12:53 a.m. to investigate a report of a male with a gun, Deputy Chief Joe Anderson said.
FARGO - The Fargodome set an attendance record in 2016, with 593,489 taking in events at the dome that included several high-profile concerts and North Dakota State University playoff games, General Manager Rob Sobolik said Monday, Feb. 6 All those visitors helped the dome's year-end 2016 net income balloon to $528,767, eclipsing the $92,322 that had been budgeted. "Which is very good," Sobolik said. It was the best year-end net income since 2000, when the dome had a net profit of a little over $700,000, Sobolik said..
FARGO - Project Cute is once again showing it cares. The Fargo group is donating $1,000 worth of items to GiGi's Playhouse Fargo on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Nidhi Mahale, a junior at Davies High School and the founder Project Cute, said the nonprofit had a vendor's booth during a walk to support GiGi's Playhouse of Fargo last fall. She and other members of Project Cute liked the work done by GiGi's, which offers programs for people of all ages with Down syndrome.
FARGO — The takeoff of a United Express commuter jet flight to Denver from Fargo was safely aborted Monday, Jan. 9, after the plane blew two tires, a Hector International Airport spokesman said. About 6:30 a.m., United Express Flight 4629, a 50-passenger Embraer 145, was rolling down the runway for takeoff when two right rear tires blew on the landing gear, said Airport Authority Executive Director Shawn Dobberstein. The crew then aborted the takeoff and returned to the gate, he said. No one was hurt, he said.