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MINNESOTA—The deadly school shooting in Florida is reviving discussion over gun control in our region with five bills up for discussion in Minnesota. Those five bills all relate to firearms or the Second Amendment. A 'stand your ground' bill would allow lethal force to be used to stop felonies outside of someone's home. A second bill would eliminate the need in most cases for a gun permit to carry on public property.
MOTLEY, Minn.—40 animals are dead after a barn fire. The flames started around 7:00 Friday morning in Motley Minnesota, east of Wadena. The smoke was so heavy, the farmers say they could only save one calf inside. Thankfully, the family house, beef cattle and laying hens were far enough away from the fire, so it didn't spread to any other buildings on the property. 16 firefighters fought the blaze. There is no word yet on the cause of the fire.
GRAND FORKS—Police are searching for a suspect who appears to have broken into a Grand Forks home only to have left empty-handed after getting scared off by the homeowner. Police say it happened Thursday night on Campbell Drive in Grand Forks. The caller reported seeing a man in his home, but he left before police got there. Police say the house's side door appeared to have been kicked open. GFPD says the suspect left after he saw the homeowner. Police are recommending homeowners install motion detectors in their homes.
GRAND FORKS—One elementary school principal moved his office outside for the day in recognition of the good deeds by his students. Principal Kevin Ohnstad from Phoenix Elementary in Grand Forks, was out there the entire day. Kids at the school did 7,500 'proud moments' and received recognition from their teachers this year. As reward for their kindness the kids sent him up on the roof and waved at him through the window.
Welcome to your news update. RICHLAND STUDENTS INVOLED IN HAZING FACING DOZENS OF CHARGES Shocking developments in the Sheriff's Office investigation into hazing and bullying at Richland #44 Junior and Senior High School.
Grand Forks-- Police are investigating a burglary that took place on the 1000 block of Campbell Drive at around 8 p.m. Thursday night. A homeowner called police after seeing a man in his house. Once police arrived on the scene the intruder was gone. It appeared that someone had kicked open a side door, but nothing was missing from the home. If you have any information, contact the Grand Forks Police Department.
Welcome to your news update. TEEN FACES FIVE FELONIES FOR TAZING OFFICER A Sabin teenager is facing 5-felonies, after being accused of firing a taser at a sheriff's deputy, who then shot him with a gun.
Welcome to your news update. MOBILE HOME FIRE CAUGHT ON CAMERA A mobile home in Larimore is a total loss after a fire. It started around 3:00 yesterday morning and burned for four hours. This is video from a helmet cam one of the firefighters sent to us. The fire chief says the owner of the home was at work when a neighbor called in to report the fire. The cause is still under investigation. FORMER PRIEST HEADED TO COURT
WEST FARGO - A woman was detained after an incident early Tuesday morning, Feb. 13, in which a shot was fired from a gun into the ceiling of a residence on Center Street, the West Fargo Police Department reported.
Welcome to your news update. WEST FARGO POLICE RESPOND TO REPORT OF WOMAN WITH A GUN A West Fargo neighborhood was blocked off for nearly an hour this morning after a call of a distrubance with a firearm.