KINDRED, N.D.—Heavy hail has Kindred cleaning up after a major storm barreled through the town. WDAY reporter Ty Filley was in the middle of that heavy storm- and gives us an inside look at the downpour. It all started with a thunderous warning from nature Then, a man made one in the form of sirens. "Yeah it was ugly" says Larry Mitchell of Kindred. A final warning of raindrops alerted the town to take cover before heavy, ping pong sized hail fell.
FARGO—A school clouded in controversy for months has a new leader. The Richland 44 School Board picked a new principal for its Junior and Senior High School: 31-year-old Britney Gandhi. Some community members in Colfax say she has their full support and they're optimistic. "There have been some challenges and it's time to move forward and look at the positive and really strengthen the positives" says Gandhi.
FARGO --A brutal attack with a hammer has left a Fargo man bloodied,battered, and with plenty of questions. Just a few days before he was set to start a new job as a driver, Ryan Murray is stuck inside his apartment. "I've never dealt with such intense headaches or light sensitivity" says Murray. He can barely even look out the window after a savage attack left him concussed. The truck driver says he was just sitting in his friend's pickup bed Saturday night when a black SUV or Jeep pulled up next to them.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — An aunt of Justis Burland, the 6-year-old who died here Monday after being horribly abused, is at the head of a petition to change how Child Protective Services works. Two people from Fergus Falls — Bobbie Bishop, 40, and Walter Wynhoff, 44 — are in jail on $1 million bail each, charged with Justis's murder. Right now, child protective services are handled at a state and county level, with different rules and procedures for every jurisdiction. Angela White, Justis' aunt, started a petition to change that.
SOUTH FARGO—Speeding drivers in a south Fargo neighborhood have some worried about the potential for disaster. Some of those neighbors hope to have speed bumps put in. Fargo doesn't have many speed bumps, for a few reasons. What it does have are a few speed tables. But what does a concerned neighbor need to do to get one of these? According to neighbors, a stretch of road on Osgood Parkway looks more like an Osgood raceway.
MOORHEAD —Many kids on college campuses aren't getting enough food to eat.
FARGO—Republicans vying for an open U.S. House seat out of North Dakota explained to why they should be elected. State Senators Kelly Armstrong, and Tom Campbell joined fellow candidate Paul Schaffner on stage. The three answered questions about topics ranging from tariffs and spending to immigration. They are all hoping to get the nod to run in November for the U.S. House seat vacated by Kevin Cramer. The Cass County United Republican Committee hosted the forum to help voters learn more about the candidates.
FARGO—A warning for young women in the Fargo-Moorhead area after several viewers say a man approached them demanding they get in his car. The tales are a little frightening, several people explaining a similar M.O. A man approaches them at a store, compliments their outfit, and offers them a job. What he often asks them to do next, doesn't sit well with many. [CG in 1:15 to 1:20:-L3-NameLocator Super\OFFICER JESSICA SCHINDELDECKER\FARGO PD\STRANGE ENCOUNTERS\N] "That frightens me that it's some type of scam or something worse,"
MOORHEAD—Police and Deputies in Clay County is getting a major upgrade, a brand new Law Enforcement Center. Law enforcement is confident the new center will make their jobs easier. "I can't even put it into words. It's night and day," said Julie Savat, Clay County's Jail Administrator. Sure it's a work in progress, but for law enforcement it's progress towards a new and better workspace. The new law enforcement center was designed with efficiency in mind. The county will share the space with Moorhead police.
FARGO—It was a packed house Thursday evening to see the worst movie ever made. The Troll Bar at the Sons of Norway ran out of room as dozens gathered to watch "Troll 2." Grindflicks, a Fargo based movie screener held the showing. The notoriously awful 90s film was billed as a "so-bad-it's-good" romp, and drew a lively crowd. GrindFlicks' founder Randel Black says these types of movies are great at attracting large audiences. "We've been at this for 8 years, and to see it continue to grow, is just such a rewarding feeling," said Black.