FARGO—This is the first year the hustle and bustle of the street fair includes alcohol. Giving people a chance to grab a brew and browse. "They're really enjoying the fact that they can walk around with a beer in their hand," said Kilstone Brewery Operations Manager, Chris Larson. The CEO of the Downtown Community Partnership, Melissa Rademacher agreed. "Just assessing the walking traffic it's about one and every twenty-five people," Rademacher said.
METRO—The United Way is kicking off its 20th annual school supply drive. The organization has a goal of 6,000 backpacks this year. Businesses around the F-M are collecting donations. They'll be delivered to the FargoDome July 27th. The United Way is looking for 500 volunteers to help with the drive. Last year, 5,800 students got backpacks, in 65 schools in Cass and Clay Counties.
FARGO -- The investigation continues on a crash that seriously injured a Milnor boy. WDAY spoke with the man in charge of the investigation, Sergeant Luke Hendrickson. He tells us rules were broken in this accident. 14-year old Jayson Gainor was riding his dirt bike through an uncontrolled intersection when he was hit by a pick-up truck.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—An accident on a small North Dakota lake is sending waves through the region.. and especially hitting home here in lakes country. On a normal weekend Detroit Lake is a hub for water activity and there's lots of things boaters, swimmers and jet skiers alike should be aware of. WDAY talked with the man in charge of all water patrol in Becker County. He said the first step to boating safety is as simple as buying a map. "Know the lake that you're going to be on each lake is a little bit different." says Becker County Sheriff, Todd Glander