FARGO, N.D. — The tariffs on steel and aluminum that President Trump approved Thursday afternoon could impact one of Fargo's and North Dakota's growing industries: brewing. While brewers want to stay out of the politics, there is concern about the impact the decision will have on their business. After just five years, Fargo Brewing has plenty to brag about. The company's local beer is now sold in a thousand bars and restaurants across four states. Their product uses aluminum cans.
WALCOTT, N.D.—There is a good chance there were many white dress shirts "airing out" in the fall breeze Friday night in rural Walcott, North Dakota. That's because the men's group at Richland Lutheran Church just finished hosting the annual "national holiday meal," the "85th" Lutefisk Dinner. After decades of work, the men have it down to a finely tuned event. They call it the mother of all church dinners. A congregation that started in the late 1800's, hosted a fall tradition hundreds plan for, knowing it is worth the wait.
FARGO—The Habitat for Humanity home up in downtown Fargo had the power of "Blue" Monday. Twenty-four officers with the Fargo Police Department volunteered to help insulate and side the home. The home sits on the same area where Jason Moszer was shot and killed just over a year ago. The Schumacher house was torn down and now Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity is putting up a house for the Danielle John family. Many of Moszer's fellow officers, Chief Dave Todd and Moszer's father, Dave, all helped in the build Monday.
MOORHEAD—A "tasty" chance to to help a local shelter in Moorhead is coming up next week. St. Joe's Catholic Church will be hosting a special "Soup Supper." Next Tuesday night, area restaurant chefs will be cooking and serving some of the best soups in the region, all to benefit The Dorothy Day House and food pantry. If you attend, you even get a special bowl. It's an "all you can eat" soup and bread extravaganza. Dorothy Day has been around for more than 30 years, and houses 85 homeless guests a year.
FARGO—One of the great broadcast legends from our region will now be honored for years to come, in the form of an NDSU scholarship. The Scott Miller Athletic Scholarship Endowment will grant its first award, Friday. The scholarship will help a student athlete at NDSU pursuing a communication or journalism career. Scotty passed away in 2016, after battling cancer. He was 57. 21-year-old Desmond Cain vividly remembers the first time he heard the voice of Scotty Miller, calling an NDSU football game.
METRO—It doesn't feel like winter right now, but it is on the way. Because of this, our local Salvation Army is collecting and distributing coats for families in the metro area. People were lined up outside the distribution center in Moorhead early Monday. After registering with an I.D., the families were able to pick out coats for each member of their family. So far, there are plenty of coats for men and women. There is still a shortage and a need for children's coats, boots, gloves and snowpants. Distribution runs through Thursday.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—With temperatures this week expected to be "well above average," many are choosing to celebrate by stretching summertime activities into fall. The next few days will boast temperatures into the 70's and that's changing a lot of people's plans. Lyle Hornbacher picked the perfect day to celebrate his 84th birthday. He spent the day teeing off with his golf crew at Village Green. Monday, Bob Koneck and Gary Annear, in the summer shorts, decided that this week's forecast was something they had to include in their fall retirement schedule.
WEST FARGO—Free Honeycrisp apples will soon be a reality in a handful of West Fargo neighborhoods, as the city launches its "Community Orchards" project. Trees have been planted now, and soon homeowners can walk to the orchards and load up on apples, plums, cherries and more. At 93, Otto Olsgaard of West Fargo is thrilled to see a fruit tree forest beginning to grow right across from his home. "I think it is great, it is wonderful," said Olsgaard.
FARGO—A cancer diagnosis is tough on everyone, both the patient and the family. Because of this, the Sanford Cancer Survivorship program hosted a special breast cancer retreat. The "Revive" retreat helped women connect, restore and rebuild. Special speakers touched on everything from "heart-health" and cancer, to women and sexual health, following diagnosis. This is part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, an effort to focus on diet, exercise, managing side effects, and emotional well being.
WEST FARGO—West Fargo Police detectives are continuing their interviews in connection with a puzzling crime there. When a "Fargo" Police officer walked out of his "West Fargo" home, he found the windows of his "personal" car shot out. No arrests so far, but authorities say the quiet neighborhood shouldn't be alarmed. When the Fargo officer walked out to his car parked on the street near his house in West Fargo, he found the rear and front windows of his car both blasted out.