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MAYVILLE N.D.—A Mayville family says nearly everything they own is being held hostage by a dishonest moving company. When a new job brought Lindsey Hall and her husband Ryan to Mayville from Richmond, Virginia, they knew there would be an adjustment period. "We went to the store and bought some crafts to try to make it a little more homey," But now, several weeks after moving across the country, their apartment is almost empty. "As you can see we had a table donated to us here," says Lindsey Hall.
FARGO N.D.—For most people, an RV is a brief reprieve from everyday life; a temporary escape. But not for Heather and Tyler Waltz. The Waltz's simply aren't like most people. "This is home, We moved our entire life, I'm sure lots of people have heard of minimalism. We crammed everything we could get in there and it's our life now," says Tyler. The Air National Guardsman and his wife now call this 40 foot RV home. "We are now full-time RV'ers," Tyler states with a grin.
A large R-V campground is coming to Pelican Rapids. The site of the old Rolling Hills Golf Course along County Road 9 was sold in late June. The golf course has been closed for more than two years. There have been a handful of attempts in the past few years to convert the old course into an R-V campground. Its working title is "Walleye World," and it's expected to have space for more than 100 RV's when complete. Guests could begin using the park as early as next summer.
FARGO—A long-time sight in Downtown Fargo is in its final days. As Bank of the West along Main Avenue undergoes a facelift, another mainstay is going with it. Cranes are busy removing and replacing the familiar lettering of the Bank of the West. A manager of the bank tells WDAY the massive letters are being replaced with a new sign, which features the bank's parent company, BNP Paribas. Within the next week, the familiar letters should be a thing of the past. But the sign may be known as much for birds, as it is for a bear.
FARGO N.D—A sad update to a story we covered from morning until night Monday. The black bear, that found a home in a cottonwood tree in Grand Forks for hours, has been euthanized. An expert from Fargo's Red River Zoo was called in to help remove a bear trapped in Grand Forks city limits yesterday. For Tom Colville of the Red River Zoo, there are no "normal days." "Most of it is what's happening today," says Colville. The longtime veterinarian is used to sedating large animals with what he calls "BAM"- a potent cocktail of sedatives.
A public meeting about the Block 9 building coming to downtown Fargo became contentious Tuesday morning. The massive, 18 story tower will feature a hotel, retail spaces and offices. Some people expressed concerns over the 117 million dollar project- because it will block the signal to Prairie Public Broadcasting across the street. The developers behind Block 9 say they are working with Prairie Public, the city, and a third party engineer to find a solution.
FARGO N.D.—It's Amazon Prime Day, a retail mega- date rivaling Black Friday, when incredible deals are up for grabs for Amazon subscribers. But with online retailers grabbing larger pieces of the shopper pie, how can brick and mortar stores stay afloat? If you're an avid online shopper, it's "Prime Time." Amazon Prime Day is a growing day of steals and deals, and last year it raked in nearly $2.5 billion. But those rock bottom prices can have consequences elsewhere.
FARGO N.D.—Earl Pomeroy, North Dakota's former Insurance Commissioner, is questioning a major lawsuit the state is involved in. North Dakota is part of a multi-state lawsuit aiming to throw out large parts of the Affordable Care Act. Pomeroy says the lawsuit threatens tens of thousands of North Dakotans' health coverage. He's working with "Dakotans for Health," an organization encouraging people to support candidates who are against the lawsuit. Pomeroy says the lawsuit could make it difficult for many North Dakotans to find affordable health insurance.
A few viewers have reported what they call "suspicious activity" after people stopped in front of their South Fargo homes to take pictures. Police tell WDAY there are no reports on the incidents. Nick Biewer spends most of his days roaming Fargo, snapping pictures. "Moreso street photography than any other type," Nick says. Sure, it's alright capturing landmarks and things like that: "Too easy, so I like to look for people," Nick says. As a street photographer, Biewer tries to photograph people without them knowing.
METRO—Our local Habitat For Humanity branch is doing something it's never done before. Lake Aggasiz Habitat for Humanity announced it's teaming up with fellow non-profit Blitz Home Builders. The organizations will build three new houses in a span of 10 days next June. Habitat needs to raise around 500 thousand dollars to cover the cost of land and building supplies. Lake Aggasiz Habitat for Humanity usually builds two to three homes over several months- not days.