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WEST FARGO—You won't see a lot of "downward dog" at this yoga class; they're more keen on doing the "cat pose." More than a dozen yoga-goers and fuzzy feline friends celebrated the one year anniversary of "Meow-Maste." Once a month, Healing Touch Chiropractic teams up with Homeward Animal Shelter to stretch and meet new pals. The cats weren't exactly great at paying attention to the instructor. They mostly wandered off oftentimes using other people's yoga mats to take a cat nap.
MOORHEAD -- Moorhead's last clothing department store is set to close down for good. For years shoppers in the metro have crossed the Red River for this Herberger's location. Since Minnesota doesn't have a clothing sales tax it was a great way to save a buck. By the end of the year the Herberger's will no longer be an option.
COLFAX, N.D. — Coaches are starting a "cultural overhaul" while allegations of sexual assault and hazing cloud the Richland 44 school district. A statement was read aloud to the Richland County school board by Zach Riopelle, an Assistant Varsity Football Coach in Colfax. It talks about using social media and community engagement to heal from the scars of an alleged hazing ritual among students. For the first time since what students call the "rape game" came to light, coaches in Colfax are responding to the public.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A local Dairy Queen here has a free treat to celebrate the end of tax season. Whether you've already filed, or decided to wait until the last minute, there's something tasty in store for you. The Dairy Queen on 8th St. S. is giving out free sundaes between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on tax day, April 17. The tradition goes all the way back to the 1960's, when the store's original owner started the promotion. It's usually held on April 15, but taxpayers had a few extra days to file this year.
FERGUS FALLS Minn.—Hundreds of people packed a church Monday night to honor a 6-year-old who's life was cut painfully short last week. As two people sit in jail charged with his murder, family, and people who never knew Justis Burland took part in a candlelight vigil. Not many people in Fergus Falls knew Justis, but what happened in his final hours have left the community in shock.
FARGO—A new anti-corruption group in Fargo wants North Dakotans to vote against lobbying this November. The group "Represent Fargo" officially launched with their first public meeting on Wednesday evening. It's a branch of "Represent US" taking aim at people who give money and gifts to politicians. Right now the Fargo branch is focused on getting an anti lobbying amendment added to the state's 2018 ballot. They say so far the have support from both Democrats and Republicans in the area.
METRO—By Sunday, parts of the valley will be in a Flood Watch. The National Weather Service predicts by Sunday afternoon water levels here at the Red River will stay just below the point of hurting buildings and farmland. The National Weather Service says the Red River in Fargo-Moorhead will crest at 20-feet Tuesday; flood stage is 18. WDAY meteorologist Andrew Whitmyer says the Metro is safe.
FARGO—High school soccer players and parents in Fargo are fighting for a change, saying their girls' teams are being discriminated against. In case you haven't looked outside recently, the conditions are not the best for playing soccer. High school girls' soccer in Fargo has its season in the spring so getting game time on the turf is a challenge right now. A game of kickball kicks off girls' soccer practice.
MOORHEAD Minn.,—More than a hundred people crowded into Monday's Moorhead school board meeting to save the jobs of 20 teachers. Emotions were high as new teachers, tenured long-timers, and parents told the school board new teachers need a better shot at keeping their jobs after their first contracts end. It happens every year. New teachers in Moorhead get put on a probationary contract, terminating them at the end of the school year. Almost all of them usually get re-hired by fall. But this year, that's not the case. 20 teachers weren't renewed.
FARGO-MOORHEAD — Family Fare shoppers are helping out people in need of a home. In the metro alone, they raised $6,500 dollars for Habitat for Humanity. The grocery store chain's distributor, SpartanNash, does this with its stores every year across the U.S. Throughout the midwest, stores raised a grand total of about $177,000. Store directors in the area hope this gift continues to secure shelters for the people who need it most.