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FARGO—Traffic was backed up on Broadway in Downtown Fargo Saturday morning thanks to a train stopped on the tracks. It was stopped for over an hour around 8:30 Saturday morning. There were no emergency crews there, and no report of an accident. Witnesses say the train slammed on its break this morning to make a sudden stop. Fargo Police say they're not sure why the train didn't move Saturday morning.
CASS COUNTY—A motorcyclist has been taken to the hospital after hitting a deer in rural Cass County Saturday afternoon. According to the Sheriff's office a man who's name has not been released was riding on County Road 5 just south of Erie around 1:00 p.m. We don't have many details at this time because deputies are still trying to figure out exactly what led up to the crash. The Cass County Sheriff's office, Arthur Fire, Hunter Fire, Page Ambulance and Hunter Ambulance all responded. Stay with WDAY on this developing story.
UPDATE: The train is back moving after being stopped for over an hour Saturday morning.
STAPLES, Minn. -- A Wadena man was hurt when a fuel tank burst into flames. It happened Thursday near Staples, when 37-year-old Jason Cherry was taking the tank out of his truck. Before emergency crews arrived, a friend took Cherry to a local hospital where he was airlifted to another hospital. Firefighters put out the flames quickly but the garage is a total loss.
STUTSMAN COUNTY -- A 17-year old is dead, and a 54-year old Fargo man is facing DUI charges, after a crash in Stutsman County. The state patrol says Wilmar Nadeau lost control is his vehicle, and rolled in the ditch.
FARGO - The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced Tuesday, July 18 that Jacob LeRoy Warren was recently charged with six tax-related felonies by the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. The complaint states that Warren failed to file income tax returns or pay income tax between 2011 and 2013 while residing in St. Paul. Warren operated the businesses Worldlynk, Inc., Innovation Lynk LLC and Badabing, Inc. in that time period.
WEST FARGO - West Fargo Public Schools has partnered with a new website to provide a responsive and engaging web experience for visitors across every device. SchoolWires, a Blackboard company, will be integrated into the West Fargo Public School district and school websites. The worldwide launch of the new site began at 10 a.m. Monday, July 17 and was successfully completed by late afternoon.
GRAND FORKS -- The Lamoureaux twins will be showing off more than their gold medals and smiles when ESPN: The Magazine's annual 'BODY Issue' hits newsstands on Friday. ESPN has already released the pictures from the issue online. The 28-year-old Grand Forks natives and former UND hockey standouts are joined in the issue by several of their U.S. Women's National Hockey teammates. In the 9th 'BODY issue' which ESPN calls a "celebration and showcase of the athletic form."
FARGO - Flames completely engulfed a house in Fargo early Wednesday morning. The call came in shortly after 1:00 a.m. to 1623 Roundhill Drive in Fargo. Horace Fire arrived first on scene. Davenport, Kindred and West Fargo Fire were called into assist because there are no fire hydrants in that area and tankers had to be brought in for water.
FARGO—Downtown Fargo hosted a music legend on Thursday. The owner of BernBaum's restaurant snapped photo and posted it on Facebook Thursday when Tony Bennett popped in for lunch. Bennett was in town for a performance at Bluestem Amphitheater Thursday night. The owner says right before Bennett came in someone had asked if there had been any celebrity sightings. He says right after that Bennett walked in the door causing him to do a double take, but instead of ordering food he used the facilities.