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FARGO - The reward for information to bring home a missing Native American woman has increased to $20,000. The search efforts for Olivia Lone Bear, a mother of five, are focused in the western part of North Dakota by New Town. Lone Bear's family say they're offering the reward for either information leading to an arrest of those responsible for her disappearance or for her safe return home.
FARGO — A new, Fargo nonprofit is ensuring Christmas comes early for nearly 300 local families during the "Week of Giving." Nick and Michelle Killoran spent years with dreams of starting their own nonprofit; those dreams officially became a reality this year with the creation of The Great North Pole. Nick, the principal and agent at Great North Insurance and his wife, Michelle, the CFO at Scheels, paired their resources and contacts together with a mission to save Christmas for area families in need.
FARGO—"Tough love." That's what a local mother calls her decision to put her two sons in jail who were addicted to heroin and opioids. On the outside it looks like a normal classroom lecture, but on Wednesday the "opioid crisis" got personal. NDSU School of Nursing gathered the faces of law enforcement, health care professionals, and families who live with the epidemic firsthand.
FARGO—Parents are outraged Tuesday night after learning their children were bullied in a Fargo classroom by their teacher. When Alexandra's 10-year-old daughter began struggling in school, and becoming emotional and distant at first they thought hormones were to blame. "We thought maybe it was her, I mean, she's a tween, I don't know," said Alexandria, Parent. Over time, they learned it wasn't hormones, but classroom bullying reportedly from her own teacher at Lewis and Clark Elementary.
NORTH DAKOTA—A survey of North Dakota students shows a drop in tobacco use, texting behind the wheel and more. The 2017 Youth Behavior Survey, which is done across the state every two years says 59.2 percent of students have tried alcohol at least once. In 2015 that number was 62.1 percent. The results found that two percent less of students use tobacco products. Counselors say anonymous surveys like these help professionals be proactive instead of reactive to these issues.
Old man winter appears to be here for good and we have some tips to help you battle the elements. TIP #1: We're often dealing with ice, and one tip is to take an old pair of socks, and put them on your windshield wipers. TIP #2: Something as simple as a plastic bag, can help over your side mirrors to prevent ice build-up. TIP #3: Another big win for ice on your windshield, is making your own, homemade de-icer. All you need is water in a spray bottle, and some rubbing alcohol. You just mix it up, and then spray it on your windshield.
METRO—Area volunteers and organizations are coming together for the first ever, "Week of Giving" this holiday season. 'The Great North Pole,' a new local non-profit, is teaming up with fellow non-profits, to collect nearly a million dollars worth of products for families in need. Their mission is to give a helping hand during the holidays. These volunteers are packing up food, clothes, toys and more, all to be delivered to nearly 300 local families this week.
FARGO—A man who rocked the Lakes Region for his generosity is at again this time, in the Valley. The 'giving man' has really made a name for himself, but the one thing no one knows is his name. Witnesses say he was at Gate City Bank in Fargo, giving out $100 dollar bills.
(WDAY)—A group of demonstrators in Fargo say the proposed GOP tax plan will hurt the working people of North Dakota. On Tuesday the group 'Indivisible Fargo-Moorhead' delivered a "big check" to Senator John Hoeven's office. They say it symbolizes how the proposed bill will provide tax cuts for the wealthy. Their concerns were taken to pass along to Hoeven. The Republican tax proposal could go to the floor for a vote by the end of the week.
Santa Village at Rheault Farm is open for the season in Fargo. The 15-acre farm has live reindeer, a train station, cookie decorating and of course, Santa. This is the 31st year the Fargo Parks District has hosted the village. Admission is free, but donations of toys, food or cash are appreciated. Proceeds support local organizations like the Great Plains Food Bank, the Children's Miracle Network and the YMCA and more.