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FARGO - A weekend of heat in the region broke several records for record high temperatures, with Williston peaking at 108 degrees. Each year, over 650 people die from health problems caused by heat and humidity, and the CDC reports most of the victims are 50 and older.
WEST FARGO - A West Fargo little league team is fundraising for families to make the trip to compete in the 9-and-under World Series in Jensen Beach, Florida during the first week of August. The Spikes earned the opportunity when they won the title of Midwest Regional Champions at the tournament in Denver earlier in July. They qualified for that tournament after becoming state champions this summer.
FARGO - A Fargo man is without a home after an early-morning fire completely destroyed his trailer house. The Fargo Fire Department received the call just after 1:00 a.m. Monday morning to Countryside Trailer Court, near the Avalon Events Center. Crews went to work right away, after arriving on scene to find heavy fire coming out the windows of the home.
FARGO - The Fargo Park District is kicking off a delicious event for a cause with a new series of Food Truck for a Purpose events. Throughout the summer, a different food truck will be in the east parking lot of The Depot in downtown Fargo. A portion of the profits from every meal sold during the two hour time frame will be donated to United Way of Cass-Clay.
FARGO N.D.—Is there anything worse than a "check engine" light? Adrian Grieff has been keeping cars running since starting up his shop, Adrian's Autocare Center in Fargo, 15 years ago. "Mechanic" is his native language, but for those who are learning the lingo, it can be overwhelming. It's the very reason students at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found success in their startup gadget, called FIXD. Its a device that explains what's wrong with your vehicle, and gives an estimated cost for repair.
FARGO, N.D. — Picture this: you have $10 to your name. You're a newly-single parent of two, and your 17-year-old son just dropped out of high school and got his girlfriend pregnant. Real life situations like this are being simulated by the United Way to open people's eyes to poverty in our community. "I can't imagine having to have these worries," said Kendra Goette. For over a decade, she has dedicated her life to helping people find employment at Preference Employment Solutions. But now, she's putting on a new persona.
EAST GRAND FORKS, MN – Police are investigating the death of a female, whose body was discovered lying alongside a snowmobile trail Friday afternoon. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and East Grand Forks Fire Department responded to 445th Avenue SW in East Grand Forks, MN, where the body was reported. The initial investigation at the scene did not reveal suspicious circumstances, according to police. The body was transported to the University of North Dakota Forensic Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
FARGO—The city of Fargo is fighting the clock, preparing for mother nature's round of rain and snow. At just one of the city's sites for dumping huge piles of snow have already been collected. It's' one of the ways workers are preparing for another snow system. Friday evening there were almost 10 crews working overtime to take care of of built up snow and ice. Extra steam trucks are moving in both north and south Fargo to clear drains for the expected rainfall this weekend.
MINNESOTA—Minnesota lawmakers are requesting an extension to give the state more time to transition to Real ID's. The state is planning to issue the licenses on October 1st, but the federal compliance deadline is October 10th giving only 10 days for Minnesotans to transition. Several state representatives have requested an extension, which has the potential to give the state until 2020 to get the new licenses.
METRO—It's as dangerous a time as ever to be a pedestrian according to a new report. The latest statistics in a national study show a 25-year-high for pedestrian deaths. Rush hour traffic is in full-force on Main Avenue in Fargo most weekday evenings. If you're a person trying to cross the street, statistics say you need to be extra careful to not get hit by vehicles. It's the second year in a row that the number of people dying on foot from motor vehicles remains high.