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CASSELTON -- A Casselton veterinarian is about to make another run at the adventure of a lifetime; the Iditarod sled dog race in Anchorage, Alaska. Golden retriever Trixie is getting a wellness check at Casselton Veterinary Service and while she's no sled dog, she could qualify in one category. Animals and the Iditarod are John Reichert's passions, the latter, sparked during childhood by his favorite TV show, Sgt. Preston of the Yukon.
ST. PETER, Minn. — Inside the fortified quarters of Minnesota's highest security psychiatric hospital, Dustin Michael Defiel has spent the past year and a half of his life. The former National Guard soldier and Iraq War veteran shot and killed his father, Rick Defiel, on June 1, 2016, in the family's home in Fergus Falls, Minn. He was found not guilty due to mental deficiency and was committed to the Minnesota Security Hospital here as mentally ill and dangerous. Defiel, now 30, maintains he is neither of those and doesn't belong at the facility.
FARGO—Two boys who've been friends for almost 15 years and involved in multiple activities together are sharing one more accomplishment before they graduate high school. Rylee Lindemann, 18, and Page Schoer, 18, both seniors at Fargo Davies High School, became Eagle Scouts and celebrated their Court of Honor together on Sunday, Feb. 11. Among family and friends who came to celebrate at the Jon L. Wanzek Center for Scouting in southwest Fargo was a special guest.
FARGO—Gov. Doug Burgum is seeking school, community and church bands and choirs across North Dakota to apply to be the Governor's Official State Band and Chorus for 2018. Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum will select the Governor's Band and Governor's Chorus from applications received based on musical talent, achievement and community involvement, according to a news release. The band and chorus are invited by the governor to perform at official state functions held throughout the year.
FARGO — If you've noticed a recent change in tap water in Fargo and West Fargo, it's not your imagination. Troy Hall, Fargo's water utility director, has received some calls wondering why the water seems "off." "It's not like it's ringing off the hook. From one, to maybe four or five (calls) a day," Hall said. The city of West Fargo is in the same boat, as it buys drinking water from Fargo.
FARGO — Amid the Twin Cities Craigslist ads seeking food servers, drivers, T-shirt sellers and even ice skaters for Super Bowl events are a few vague, provocative posts. One seeks "female models" with bartending experience who "must be comfortable topless" to work a party for "wealthy clients in town." Another solicits exotic dancers for the "big game weekend."
FARGO—The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota urges fans to use every precaution possible to ensure Super Bowl tickets they buy are legitimate. Minneapolis is hosting Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles playing at U.S. Bank Stadium. With demand high and ticket prices for the big game starting around $3,500 before fees, the stakes are raised.
MOORHEAD — Nine-year-old Samantha Velline looked ready for the beach, wearing sunglasses and sitting in a reclining lawn chair in the Clay County Family Service Center here. However, she and brother R.J. were among eight patients to be seen on Wednesday, Jan. 17, in a makeshift dental clinic set up in a conference room between tables and stacks of chairs. Dental therapist Teresa Bushnell went to work, plying Samantha's cheek with anesthetic before filling a cavity, while the child's aunt, Sarah Winbourn, looked on.
ERSKINE, MINN. — What started as an effort to feed senior citizens one heated-up frozen meal a day has turned into a network of kitchens across Minnesota offering home-cooked fare. Monica Douglas began working for the Senior Nutrition Program at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota in the late 1970s. At the time, the job involved only four nutrition sites.
MOORHEAD — When a deadly crash happens, family members and the public often want quick answers and justice. This may be especially true when it appears one driver is primarily at fault. In just the past week, three fatal crashes in Minnesota have people speculating on their causes and asking questions. Two-year-old Zaiden Engen died after the vehicle he was in was rear-ended on U.S. Highway 10 here on Saturday, Jan. 6.