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Fargo, ND—After spending four months in the hospital, one little girl finally gets to go home. Scarlett Schneider, a 3-year-old from Minot, was first admitted to the Sanford in Fargo on February 21st. Doctors lifeflighted her to the Fargo facility after she entered respiratory arrest. "When they called us and said she made the flight here, we were so relieved," says Becky Schneider, Scarlett's mother. Doctors soon diagnosed Scarlett with lupus and found pulmonary hemorrhages. Scarlett was sedated for half of her hospital stay and could not move.
FARGO N.D. -- The US Marshals are looking for a dangerous man who walked away from his halfway house. 29-year-old Sean Schroeder pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter after beating a man to death in 2017. Police warn that you should not approach him. Schroeder is described as 5'5" with brown hair and blue eyes.
Uber is hoping to detect drunk passengers, with data collected from your phone. The company has applied for a special patent, to use artificial intelligence to detect drunk drivers. If the technology is approved, the company will detect if you're drunk based on signs including: how often you drop your phone, how slowly you're typing or even just how you're holding your phone. Local uber drivers say they're always prepared to pick up drunk people, especially during the evening hours.
WEST FARGO N.D.—The West Fargo Park District is a mission to find a vandal, who cut down tree limbs at North Elmwood Park. The District believes the vandal used the rain as cover in yesterday's torrential downpour. It happened sometime between 7am and 10am yesterday, at the storm's worst. The District believes the vandal tore down the limbs using a chainsaw and left a mess afterwards in the park's shelter belt. "It's not only so much the trees," said Executive Director, Barb Erbstoesser.
METRO—Hitting the road for Memorial Day will put more of a dent in your bank account this year since gas prices are at a 4-year high. The average price for a gallon of gas nationwide is $2.97, which is the highest it's been since 2014. We decided to find some ways you can make the most of your pocketbook, while on the road. AAA shows the lowest gas is in the Eastern part of North Dakota in the map above its marked in dark blue. On the Minnesota side, it's best for you to gas up before you hit Lakes Country.
METRO—The risk of getting hurt or dying on the roads is going up, as we approach Memorial Day. The "100 deadly days of summer" start of Memorial Day and go until Labor Day. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, over one-third of driving deaths have happened during that 100 day stretch. Troopers say most people start traveling on Friday for the holiday weekend and they want to remind you to be extra vigilant. Last year alone, 121 people died in this deadliest road season on Minnesota roads.
Minn.—Minnesota Senator Tina Smith wants to include mental health resources in the new Farm Bill. Smith and two other Senators want to create a 'Rural Health Liaison.' The bipartisan legislation would be responsible for creating mobile health options, helping smaller hospitals apply for funding.
GRAND FORKS—A pawn shop manager is defending his business saying a woman who shot her three children and herself bought the gun from them legally hours before the shooting. Thursday marks three weeks since 35-year-old Astra Volk shot and killed her three children as they slept inside their home. She had created a GoFundMe to raise money to fight her mental illness, but police say, she could buy a gun because she had never been admitted to a mental health facility. So, she bought the gun at Super Pawn just off of Gateway Drive the day before the shooting.
ENDERLIN, N.D. — Police say social media helped bring home a stolen horse. Diesel, a four-year-old gelding, was taken from his owner's land. Diesel's owner posted to social media to find the gelding, and tips led police to find the horse on a property near Enderlin Monday afternoon. Police say the man who had the horse did not know it was stolen, and people saw the horse being ridden. The department hopes to file charges against the person responsible, but the investigation is not complete.
NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. -- Possible human remains have been found in New York Mills, near Wadena. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's office says someone walking in the woods saw what appeared to be bones. The remains were found near a wooded area by the railroad tracks near the Lund Boat Company. Since then, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has set up a crime scene. The Sheriff's Office says there haven't been any recent missing people reported in the area.