UPDATE: GRAFTON N.D. -- Police have identified the man arrested as 31-year-old Guadalupe Rodrigo Benavidez, Jr.
CLAY COUNTY—Authorities say the missing Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton school board member, who was last heard from Friday, April 6, has been located. The Clay County Sheriff's Office says Richard Allen Hanson, 49, was located Tuesday morning, April 17, in Norman County, and is okay. Hanson's family has been notified. Police say this is a family matter, and they won't be releasing more information at this time.
BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — The death of a 3-year-old here is being investigated as a homicide. On Tuesday, April 10, the boy was found not breathing at Park Manor apartments, where he lived with his father and father's girlfriend. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's office says blunt force trauma caused the boy's death. Emergency crews responded to the apartment at 200 Park Avenue at 10:11 a.m. They attempted CPR, but were not able to revive him. Police say the two adults who live there are cooperating with the investigation.
FARGO N.D.—We're saying goodbye to a member of the WDAY family. Dave Wee from Creative Services is retiring. He's been at WDAY for 47 years. Friday afternoon, friends and co-workers celebrated his retirement with cake and streamers. He says getting to work with everyone here, has been his favorite part of the job. "It's kind of sad, because I love the place. The people I work with have been all really really good, I mean a lot of friendships have developed here," said Wee.
NORTH FARGO—Some might be using snow blowers this weekend, but a local company is already in the lawn mowing mood! Out Front Power Equipment in North Fargo held what it calls the "Zero Turn Cup" today. Lawn mowers from all over the region go blade to blade, bag to bag in a friendly competition. A race track includes obstacles - sharp turns - ramps - going in reverse and grabbing flags. It simulates a tricky landscaping job. The winner of the "Zero Turn Cup" gets 200-dollars and bragging rights.
ORTONVILLE, Minn. — It's safe to say a lot of us are fed up with winter, and some are really itching to get back on the green. That's the case for this golfer. Jesse Roscoe of Ortonville, Minnesota posted a video of him 'snow golfing,' complete with the perfect summer outfit: shorts and a polo. He throws a little snow up to see the direction of the wind, grabs a club, takes a few practice swings, and drives a ball down the fairway. According to his Facebook profile, Jesse's the superintendent at the golf course.
SOUTH FARGO -- Authorities are on the scene of a house fire in south Fargo. The fire happened at 821 21st S. That's a few blocks northwest of Carl Ben Eileson Middle School.
WEST FARGO, N.D. — A bike race is raising money to change the lives of area families. Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity's 15th annual stationary bike race is a way to raise money and awareness for simple, decent, affordable housing in the metro. Teams of six raise money, dress in unique uniforms, and pedal away in the "Tour de Habitat" at Cyclebar in West Fargo. The non-profit has built 52 homes since 1991.
FARGO, N.D. — More than 60 4th graders from Washington Elementary school learned something you won't find in many school books. The students took part in a "Pay it Forward" service learning fair. The 4th graders created dog toys for an animal rescue group, stuffed dolls for children who've experienced trauma, and recycled T-shirt bags and cards for families who might not have enough money for birthday celebrations. Those involved hope this will create a lasting impression.
VALLEY CITY, N.D.—Valley City is the latest school in our region to be hit with an online threat. This, comes after four schools across North Dakota in our area received threats since the school shooting in Florida. Valley city makes the total, now five. School officials said they learned about this threat sent via snapchat. It reads: "shooting up valley high school school Monday, 2nd period." The screen shot started circulating the web this weekend.