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FARGO – Two people were assaulted and injured in an incident at a south Fargo hotel early Monday, June 18, a Fargo Police Department spokeswoman said.
FARGO N.D. -- A man awaiting sentencing on a federal manslaughter conviction, contacted dozens of people over social media before he walked away from a transitional facility in Fargo Wednesday. Police say Sean Schroeder is a public safety risk. Schroeder has been very active on social media since his court-ordered 15-day release to get a psych evaluation. He event posted a picture of himself the day he walked away.
FARGO—Incumbents Tony Gehrig and Dave Piepkorn will return to their seats on the Fargo City Commission after winning their elections. But some challengers think the voting system may need a revamp. "The vote totals, almost 3 to 1, voters preferred the challengers," said challenger Linda Boyd. At a reported 18 percent, Commissioner Tony Gehrig was the top vote-getter among the hotly contested Fargo Commission race, votes were split several ways with 6 front runners. Some of his opponents, like Linda Boyd and Arlette Preston, think a change may be in order.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—A 5-year-old is recovering from a brutal animal attack on Friday night. Authorities say they have a pretty good idea what could have done this, but aren't 100 percent sure. The neighborhood of West Avenue and Main Street lies on the edge of town, where it's not unheard of to have wildlife wander into city limits. That's where a mom says her 5-year-old boy saw a cat-like animal, and tried to pick it up. Investigators say that's what caused these horrible injuries to the boy's face.
FARGO N.D.—An update to a story we first brought you Tuesday morning, Sheriff's Deputies are calling it something they've never seen before. A man went to desperate and extreme measures while trying to avoid police. An early morning traffic stop near Grandin in Cass and Traill counties turned dangerous. "It's as dangerous as it gets. In my 10-11 years I haven't seen incidents involving driving over the north and southbound lane in an attempt to flee," says Cass County Sgt. Tim Briggeman.
WOLVERTON, Minn.- A train struck a semi-truck hauling grain at a crossing near Wolverton, Minn. in Wilkin County Tuesday morning, May 29. According to the Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office, the semi driver did not hear the oncoming train when it drove through a crossing on a gravel road approximately one mile east of Highway 75 and 170th Street. There were no reported injuries.
MOORHEAD Minn.—There's still time to hit the water for the first Moorhead kayak rental night of the year. The River Keepers, a local conservation group, is now renting kayaks and canoes for those wanting to paddle the red. If you're interested, you can rent from the group every Tuesday from 6 pm to 8 pm, by the Hjemkomst center at 202 1st ave N, Moorhead. Safety is a top priority, and lessons and life jackets are offered. They say the Red River's easy current is great for new paddlers.
South Fargo—It was Red, White, and Blue on the greens as a local golf course offered a special 'thank-you' to area veterans. Sometimes thank you isn't just two words. on Monday at Osgood Golf Course in South Fargo, it's nine holes. "It's nice for us to thank these people. They're so quiet and some of them don't want thanks, so this is a way we can thank them. Each of us has a special way to say thanks and for us it's golf here," said Lisa Schwinden, Osgood Golf Pro. For the third year in a row, the course is offering a free round to veterans.
FARGO—Thousands of garages are at risk of burglary, that's according to a warning from Fargo Police. Police want people to be especially careful if they have a certain type of lock on their garages, they say these key operated electronic locks are especially easy to get into. The spike in burglaries first came to our attention on the next door app. We looked into it, and police say the area they're talking about is the west edge of Fargo, everything west of I-29 to be precise.
METRO—The United Blood Services needs help more than ever as we approach the 100 deadliest days of summer. They say the demand for life-saving blood goes up during the summer months because there are more car crashes. Despite the need, nearly 40 percent fewer people donate this time of year. The organization is asking for donors with O-Negative blood, the universal donor, to consider helping out. They say any blood is helpful, though.