MAHNOMEN, Minn. ---The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office says the substance that triggered a HAZMAT situation at a gas station there, is non-toxic.
FARGO, N.D. — For the 45th year, the YWCA shined the light on some of the area's finest women. Eight hundred people packed the Delta by Marriott Monday, April 30. Thirty-seven women and one business were recognized for their contributions to the community. There are 12 categories, from arts to education, from business to volunteerism. Roughly 1,600 women and children needed the YWCA's emergency shelter services in 2017. This is one of its biggest fundraisers of the year.
The commute on a Des Moines street got a little dicey Friday, April 27 after some major rubbernecking. A giant inflatable rubber duck wearing giant sunglasses rolled down the lanes of an Iowa street. Marc Wallace recorded the colossal commuter rolling into light poles and mailboxes. One witness says the un-tethered balloon had been displayed to promote a local duck derby that raises money for youth services.
GRAND FORKS N.D. -- A child was taken to the hospital after a crash between a school bus and a car Friday afternoon in Grand Forks. There were reportedly three pre-schoolers on board, one of those students was taken to the hospital for observation. Police are still working to figure out what led to the crash.
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.