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DETROIT LAKES—People in Detroit lakes are being showered with generosity. One man, doing random acts of kindness with cash. Bill by bill, one man has been spreading a simple act of kindness around lakes region. While some joke about hopefully meeting this 'anonymous donor' others doubted it ever happened in the first place. "I thought no, somebody isn't really doing that and then I heard more people confessing to it. I really experienced this," said Barbara Zahasky, Detroit Lakes Resident.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—A radio host from California has accused Minnesota Senator Al Franken of groping and kissing her without consent over 10 years ago. Leeann Tweeden spent time with Franken while he was a comedian. The two were in Afghanistan together to entertain troops overseas. Tweeden says this photo shows Franken groping her in her sleep. She also says he forcibly kissed her without consent. Many here at home say they are disappointed by Senator Franken's actions.
MENAHGA, Minn.—Police have ruled the death of two Menahga men as a "murder-suicide." Names have not been released, but family is convinced Carl Albin, who lived in the home, is one of the men. As authorities on scene gather evidence, family came, not knowing if their loved one would still be there. "We had to investigate for ourselves, see what happened," said Sherrill Johnson, Cousin of Carl. As the couple drove up and BCA on scene collecting evidence for over five hours. "We got here and then now I know that most likely it's Carl," said Johnson.
FARGO—Hundreds of students every day in the metro are considered homeless. But beyond the numbers are the faces and stories of kids and families searching for a permanent place to call home. One 6-year-old boy is pulling back the curtain, and sharing his experience of finally getting a place to call his own. For Caleb Van Order, he finally has his own space to play his favorite game: Connect 4. The game requires him to strategically plan his moves along the way.
MOORHEAD—BNSF is doing its part to make sure no other drivers pass the railroad barricades near a troubled intersection in Moorhead. Crews have set up five barricades and extra cones, in an effort to keep both drivers and crew workers on site. This comes after a driver had a near-miss with a train at a crossing in south Moorhead. The incident happened a little before 9:30 p.m. Thursday night at Main Avenue and 21st Street South near Moorhead High School. According to Moorhead police, the driver drove around a barricade set up for railroad construction.
FARGO—You can see dozens of children who need a home face-to-face tonight, thanks to professional portraits featured in the 10th annual North Dakota Heart Gallery. Every year, the organization is on a mission to find children in the foster care system a 'forever home' by putting up their portraits, in hopes that a family will connect with the child, then turn to adoption. More than 1,500 children across the state are in foster care, over 30 will be featured at tonight's event.
MOORHEAD—Hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funds are helping the metro fight the opioid crisis in our community. This grant is giving the detox center in Moorhead a new tool in the battle against opioids. There are 16 beds at the detox center in Moorhead. Two of them are taken up every week by someone battling an opioid addiction and one of the center's newest hires will work with patients through treatment and into their return to the community. There was a new face in the Monday hustle and bustle of this detox center.
ARTHUR—Farmers up and down the Valley are racing against time and mother nature, as they work around the clock to finish the harvest. This operation is like a well-oiled machine. Like the combine itself, it's been at work since 4:00 Friday morning. "It was cold enough today. The cold was pushing through. So we got up early," said Bob Davis, Combine Operator. This crew in Erie, North Dakota battling the elements. Kevin Skunes, hopes it's doesn't snow too much, or at least stays cold.
DILWORTH—Dilworth police want to give you more tools to keep your family and home safe. You can head to the Dilworth Community Center on Saturday for crime-defense training. Officers will teach you how to spot an internet scam, signs of domestic abuse, self-defense and how to be prepared for an emergency. The sessions will begin at 8:30 in the morning and go until 4:00 p.m. Police Chief Ty Sharpe says he hopes the sessions also empower neighbors to look out for one another.
MOORHEAD — Across the country, signs many are calling "racist," appeared this week. Some of those signs, popped up here in the metro. Concordia College students said multiple signs saying "It's OK to be white" were scattered across campus. Some were on light poles, and one was at the business center. Administration says they're unsure just how many went up, or who is behind the posters. Social media this week exposed multiple signs across the country at Tulane University, Purdue and the University of Alberta.