HAWLEY, Minn. -- Fire crews are currently battling a blaze in rural Hawley. Dispatchers confirmed the structure fire on the 1700 block of 43rd Avenue North was called in shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday. We are working to get more information about the extent of the damage and have a crew on the way to the scene . Stay with WDAY for the latest updates on this breaking story.
FARGO—For a lot of people at the Bison basketball game tonight, the score of the game really didn't matter. The Bison men showed their support for Landon Solberg, a 10-year-old battling brain cancer, with Landon's Light t-shirts. He's a neighbor of head coach Dave Richman. He said the team is doing it to draw awareness to the battle Landon is in, and just how tough he is. Coach Richman said Landon has done more for the Bison, than they've done for him. We wish Landon, and his family, the best.
FARGO— Fargo Police say a man with a rifle tried to rob the Tesoro off of 32nd Avenue in South Fargo. 18-year-old John Holeton walked in, wearing a mask, and carrying a long rifle on Sunday night around 8:30 p.m. The Fargo Police Department says Holeton was stopped by a customer, who waited for the man with a gun to come into the Tesoro. Once Holeton walked through the doors, the customer confronted the suspect and managed to take the gun away from him. He then fled on foot.
WALSH COUNTY, N.D.—The Walsh County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of one of their deputies tonight. According to printed Obituaries, 48-year-old Darren Vold from Park River passed away this Thursday. Vold first worked for the Park River Police Department and later transitioned into the Walsh County Sheriff's Office. The obituary says his passion was family and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. The Walsh County Sheriff's Office has put this photo on facebook in his honor.
FARGO—This weekend, marked a tragic anniversary for Fargo. It's been two years since Officer Jason Moszer was killed in the line of duty. Moszer was shot in the line of duty during a standoff. The Fargo Police Department was responding to a domestic call, and the suspect inside of the home shot Moszer from a second story window. Members of the Fargo Police department held a short flag lowering ceremony on Friday in remembrance of Officer Moszer. Moszer was tragically in a police-involved standoff in North Fargo in 2016.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—Witnesses in Fergus Falls believe they saw a drug bust in action Saturday afternoon. According to staff inside the Big Chief truck stop, they saw State Patrol, with a K-9, come up to a vehicle with Oregon Plates around noon. Witnesses said they saw troopers remove 13 to 15 garbage bags of confiscated material from the car. Then, they saw two people, a man and a woman, handcuffed, and taken away by state patrol.
LANGDON, N.D. -- The Langdon schools superintendent is apologizing after what he calls an unfortunate error on the scoreboard during a basketball tournament.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Two houses are under a firewatch in Grand Forks, after two different homes caught fire Saturday. No one was able to return to either of those homes Saturday night. A viewer sent us a video of one of the fires around 5:30 p.m. off of North 5th Street. The Grand Forks Fire Department says the smoke and fire were in the walls of the home, near an entryway. No word on what caused the fire, but crews say it was "electrical in nature." The damages will cost around $10,000. Damages from the second fire will cost a similar amount.
MOORHEAD—A convicted cat killer's name is being cleared of trying to get more pets. Two days ago, we told you how the Sturgis Police Department believed Jalan Greer went into the Sturgis/Meade County Animal Shelter in Sturgis, South Dakota. He's believed to be living there. They were looking at surveillance video from the shelter who said he came in asking for dogs. Word of that and a warning spread quickly on social media. But apparently, it was a case of mistaken identity.
MOORHEAD—Concordia College in Moorhead put together a full slate of events on this Martin Luther King Jr Day. Despite the weather, hundreds of people attended. There were several prominent speakers, such as Reverend Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds, a civil rights attorney, professor, legal scholar and activist. A keynote address was given by Dr. Robin DiAngelo, a leader in cultural diversity, social justice, inter-group dialogue facilitation and anti-racist education. The college themed it's events with the question, "Free at Last?"