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.
From an officer killed in the line of duty, to a united front against opioid addiction. We are looking back at the stories that have shaken our communities and the ones that brought us together this year. Here is the first of our four-part series: 2017 began with tragedy. In January, Rolette County Deputy Colt Allery died when a man suspected of stealing a car and leading police on a chase shot him. The 29-year-old deputy had been with the department just three months.
BIG BIRCH LAKE, Minn.—One man was so cold, he jumped right out of his pants. Here's what one Grand Forks native has dubbed as 'Mr. Pants Man.' It was created by Teresa Dufner and a friend. These photos were sent to us over facebook and taken in Minnesota at Big Birch Lake. They soaked the pants in warm water and drained the excess off. Then, went outside and held it up until it froze.
FARGO—Some people living in Fargo had an early and unwelcome wake-up call this morning. Five fire crews responded to water leaking in an apartment It happened on the 1100th block of 35th Street North. The call came in just before 3 a.m. Crews say a radiator pipe burst on the third floor and started to leak water. Fire fighters used garbage cans to collect the water. The building was without heat for a while, but residents were not evacuated.
WEST FARGO—Crews are working on patching up more than $50,000 of damage after a car rammed into a house. According to police, a car hauling a small trailer took out the kitchen of a West Fargo home off of 4th Avenue East. Authorities tell us it happened at about 8 p.m. Saturday night. The driver, a man in his 60's, was taken to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries. There was only one person inside the home and she was not hurt. Still no word on what caused the crash.
HAWLEY, Minn.—Life-saving measures were taken to help a man suffering from a cardiac arrest while on the road Saturday afternoon. Crews came to the man's aid about four miles east of Hawley. A chopper was brought in, but the man was taken by ambulance to a Fargo hospital. At least five squad cars were on the scene. Authorities blocked off 280 Street for about 30 minutes to help the man at around 1:30 p.m. His condition is unknown at this time, but he is expected to be okay.
VALLEY CITY, N.D.—You might see a plane tonight on the side of the interstate, after it made an emergency landing. State Highway Patrol officials say it happened here on I-94 about 12 miles west of Valley City. The 1974 Cessna Cardinal was flying from Fargo to Bismarck. That's when it started having serious engine problems around 5:30 p.m. The plane landed safely in the westbound lanes and taxi'd into the north ditch. Authorities are leaving the plane outside overnight so crews can work to get in daylight.