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?"
FARGO -- Fargo police were able to defuse a situation where they believed a suicidal woman was armed with a weapon.
Moorhead police are searching for a man who may also have a gun in public. Police tell us he may be in possession of 1 or more firearms. The man was not threatening anyone, but they set up a perimeter as a precaution. That perimeter was set up near apartment buildings around 16th Avenue and 18th Avenue South. Police say there is no risk to the public at this time, but they are still investigating. We will update you as we find out more.
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn.—500 people were without water Saturday evening, after a water main break in Pelican Rapids. The city turned off the water to the south half of the city, south of 1st Avenue North. Saturday afternoon, they were trying to fix that water main break, in hopes of restoring water by the evening. But residents should also know there is a boil water advisory in effect once the water is turned on, meaning you should boil water before drinking it. This will be in effect until at least Monday.
FARGO -- At around 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening, emergency crews responded to a crash involving a car and snow plow. The crash occured at Dakota Drive and 19th Avenue North near Hector International Airport. The front of the car appeared to be crunched up. Police say nobody was injured and none of the drivers were cited.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—We have learned a 2-year-old boy is dead after four vehicle crash in Moorhead. The crash happened at 34th Street and Highway 10 around noon Saturday. Police say a pick-up rear ended a vehicle with two adults and a 2-year-old child. Officers say the driver of the pick-up was not intoxicated and has been cooperative with authorities. They're not releasing the identity of the 2-year-old until family members are notified. Reports show nobody else was seriously hurt.
FARGO—The jump starting of a car "likely" started it on fire, in south Fargo Friday afternoon. Fire crews responded to the car fire, in the 3500 block of 42nd Street South, about 3:30 p.m. The owner of the vehicle had to jump-start his car, then went inside the apartment to make a phone call. When they returned, their car was on fire and close to the apartment building. When the gas tank let loose, and let the fuel on the ground, it was harder to put out. So we had to use the foam," said Dane Carley, Fargo Fire Dept. Battalion Chief.
A popular politician resigned in disgrace, a local hero made North Dakota proud, and the Bison are going back for more. We're looking back at the stories that captivated us in 2017. Here is the final part of our 4-part series: Donald Trump returned to North Dakota — this time as President of the United States. The Commander-in-Chief stopped in Mandan in September to talk tax reform. People buzzed about the President inviting Democrat Heidi Heitkamp on stage and Trump's daughter Ivanka's decision to travel to the Peace Garden State.
A local pageant queen made history, the daytime sky went dark, and a murder-kidnapping case broke our hearts. As we start this new year, we are looking back at the stories that delighted and devastated us in 2017. Here is the third in our four-part series: A Fargo man gained notoriety when he was called out for being a white supremacist. In August, Pete Tefft took part in a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, that turned violent and deadly. Pictures of him marching at the rally went viral.
A YouTube stunt goes horribly wrong and an argument in a parking lot goes viral. We are looking back on the stories that rocked our communities this year. Here is the second part of our four-part series: A disagreement inside a downtown Fargo bar moved outside and turned deadly in May. Darren Patterson was charged with manslaughter after a fight outside the HoDo that left two people unconscious. One of the men, Jamie Grant of Fargo, died days later. Court proceedings have been delayed several times.