The State of Minnesota has its highest graduation rates in the state's history. In 2011, graduation rates were 77-percent. Last year, they were almost 83-percent. A new record, but not everyone is celebrating. State officials say they are happy with the report but acknowledge there’s room for growth.
FARGO – Fargo Police are investigating an alleged case of sexual assault after a local woman says an Uber driver forcefully grabbed her hand in repeated attempts to touch his genitals. Victoria Luck said she ordered the Uber after having several drinks following her shift as a bartender in downtown Fargo. The alleged incident occurred just after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, Jan. 31.
FARGO – During the past 30 days, a joint effort by the U.S. Marshals Service High Plains Fugitive Task Force and the Metro Street Crimes Unit collared 80 of the region’s most wanted, violent criminals in “Operation Déjà Vu.” The operation is dubbed after a similar focused effort last year, called “Operation Winter Harvest.”
FARGO -- A Fargo family is raising money for a new racing chair for their son. The young boy, Owen Anderson, was born prematurely and deals with autism, vision impairments, developmental disabilities and Crohn's Disease. Owen's parents, Stacy and Nathan Anderson, have a goal of crossing the 2018 Fargo Half Marathon finish line with Owen in a new racing chair. The chair recommended for Owen costs about $3000-$4000 dollars.
FARGO — Fargo police are looking for a suspect after nearly half of the vehicles at an apartment complex were vandalized early Wednesday morning, June 28. It happened around 4 a.m. at the Historic Union apartment building at 1026 NP Ave., according to landlords. Mccall Goehner and her boyfriend's cars were spray-painted, but she said the message on her car was a little more concerning. It stated, "I WANT YOU," in big white letters. She said a morning car wash did little to remove the paint.
FARGO — A bride's negative review of the Avalon Event Center in Fargo has prompted threats and controversy on social media. The bride said she liked the venue for her September wedding, but the management was rude to her so she gave them an overall "Horrible" review on Facebook. Husband and wife wedding duo Kylee and Donny Dahl are no longer welcome at the Avalon Event Center. It all started after a wedding that was held at the Avalon Event Center last September, afterward the bride posted a negative review online, criticizing the center's management.
MOORHEAD — People here have a chance to participate in energy and cost savings. Moorhead Public Service is looking for more people to buy panels in the solar garden. "I purchased mine in 2015, and that was the first year that it became available," says John Rogalla. Since the initial investment, over 160 participants have staked claims on solar panels in Moorhead's community garden. "If you have any interest in a way of benefitting the environment, it's really a positive way," says Rogalla.
FARGO — An eggciting Easter tradition is underway for all ages this weekend. Through Saturday, April 15, the Children's Museum at Yunker Farm will be host to all kinds of Easter-themed activities and crafts. The Eggstravaganza at Yunker Farm holds a special place in the hearts of many. It's a nearly 30-year tradition that Yvette Nasset, the museum's executive director, says brings the community together. Beyond hunting for eggs, the kids are able to take it back to the basics. Over 1,000 eggs were boiled for a dash of color.
FARGO — Friday is a holiday that some can relate to more than others. National Ex-Spouse Day can be a day full of all sorts of emotions. A trend called a "divorce cake" is one way some people are choosing to celebrate the occasion. The cakes range in appearance, but they share one thing in common: a separation between bride and groom. Fantasies in Frosting owner Darla Julin said she's only been asked to make one divorce cake.
FARGO — A local artist's work will be on display in the new Sanford Medical Center's chapel. Stacey Asp was approached to design stained-glass panels for Sanford's chapel last May. Over 56 types of glass and 3,000 pieces later, the final product was put in place Thursday, April 13. The work is nondenominational upon Sanford's request, with spiritual elements in design. Asp says there's one main emotion she has with the work now completed. "Excitement for people to see it, and be inspired by it and be comforted by it," Asp said.