OTTER TAIL COUNTY, MINN. - A Minnesota man is in the hospital with severe hypothermia after he fell through the ice on Walker Lake on Saturday, December 16th. According to a release by the Otter Tail Couny Sheriff's Office, Hubert Hovland of Ottertail was fishing with others when he broke through the thin ice. Two other members of the fishing party also broke though ice while attempting to rescue Hovland but got out of the water on their own and weren't injured.
FARGO -- The Fargo Fire department responded to an unkown incident at 721 29 St N, Fargo at 8 am on Sunday, December 17th. When crews arrived on scene, they found a house on fire 2 adults and one child safely outside of the home but were told there was still an adult female in the homes basement. Fire crews were able to make access to the basement through an egress window and found the adult female unconscious and were able to get her out through the same egress window. She was transfered by FM Ambulance to Sanford Hospital.
FARGO—Ice skaters are heading indoors this season for Fargo Park District "Open Skate" at the Sports Arena. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, skaters of all levels can go and skate for free at the arena. Employees say they get up to 50-skaters each day, most of them kids. Those heading onto the ice say open skate is what got them interested in the sport. "I guess maybe because so people can have a chance to learn, and a lot of people like skating so I guess that's one thing," said one ice skater.
FARGO—We want to end this newscast by thanking everyone who donated to First Link's Toys for Tots campaign. Your generosity has filled our studio with stuffed animals, books, basketballs, board games and remote controlled cars and trucks. From the weather wall to the sports department. Friday, December 15th was the last day you could drop off toys here at WDAY. Our work isn't done, though. On Monday, we'll pack 'em up, and deliver the toys to First Link, it will take several vehicles.
FARGO—A group of realtors, police officers and firefighters start ringing bells. It's not the set-up for a holiday joke, but an annual challenge to raise money for the Salvation Army in Fargo. Over the course of three days, each group joined the Red Kettle campaign. This year, the realtors won, but the groups combined to raise more than $74,000. "I'd say 93 cents out of a dollar stays in the Fargo area, so that's a very good amount to remain here to help the others in this community," said Major Byron Medlock.
FARGO -- The Fargo Landfill will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 13 due to high winds. Debris from trucks cannot be properly maintained during times of high winds an doften blows away from the landfill, according to the press release. The landfill is expected to reopen Thursday. Residential garbage collection will continue as scheduled.
CRARY, N.D. -- A Fordville man passed away Monday morning after his vehicle veared off the road and overturned in a ditch. Around 8:30 a.m. Monday, a 90-year-old Fordville man was traveling west on Ramsey County Road 2, three miles east of Crary, in a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up when the vehicle spun out of control on the icy road surface, causing it to enter the south ditch and overturn. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the North Dakota State Highway Patrol. His name is being withheld pending notification of the family.
FARGO -- The North Dakota Department of Transportation warns residents about possible scams targeting motor vehicle and driver's license customers. NDDoT is comprised of a Motor Vehicle Division handling vehicle licensing and tabs and a Drivers License Division handling the licensings of drivers. There is no "DMV" in North Dakota, and a web search maydirect customers to websites that are not affiliated with NDDoT's Motor Vehicle and Driver's License Divisions. NDDoT offers the following points to customers to help protect them from potential scams:
FARGO -- Senator Al Franken's office has confirmed he will be making an announcement Thursday.
FARGO -- City of Fargo departments are currently unable to place or receive telephone calls as part of a large outage are affecting its telephone service provider. Residents are encouraged to reach out to the City here until the outage is resolved.