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DETROIT LAKES M.N. -- It's a bittersweet day for donut-cravings around Detroit Lakes, as a century-old business shuts its doors.
FARGO -- It's a blast from the past at Essentia Health with the annual NICU reunion as the clinic brought past patients to celebrate with games and candy. About 100 people joined the party, all past patients of the NICU.
MOORHEAD - A national search group is joining the case to find Danelle Flores, a 14-year-old runaway from Moorhead. The Center for Search and Investigations for Missing Children (CFSI) is helping in the search. CFSI is a organization that has three divisions that help locate missing children. They are in the investigating and searching stages. Flores’ parents reported her as a runaway on April 18, according to police. It is unknown who she may be with.
(WDAY)—One blogger is travelling the country to teach people how to deal with their student loans. A typical post on Phil Risher's blog includes pictures and videos that show weeks of travelling, but through all the fun there's financial advice. "All this takes is a little financial planning and discipline," said Risher. Phil started this adventure when he graduated from college in 2012. He tells us he spent two years saving dollars while living with his dad, there's even a template on his blog showing his strict budget.
DETROIT LAKES—Shady Hollow is open for business and thousands of people have already stopped by. The Detroit Lakes flea market opened Saturday morning for the Memorial Day weekend. Shady Hollow employees say they've seen thousands of people within the first day and are expecting to see more on Sunday. The market has been going on for the past 45 years. It covers three and a half acres with vendors, local boutiques, and food trucks. People who stopped by today say this year seems busier than last year.
DETROIT LAKES—Lake lovers are flocking to the beaches while remembering the meaning of Memorial Day. It's a sunny weekend in Detroit Lakes and people are hitting the beach before the big holiday. "It's the start of the summer, and this is where it kind of kicks off and living in lakes country is the best place to enjoy it," said Alyssa, enjoying the weekend. The Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce says it's one of the busiest times of year, seeing hundreds of people drive through everyday around Memorial Day. Many visiting family and enjoying the weather.
With all of the commotion on the lakes, the Minnesota DNR wants people to remember - safety first.
MOORHEAD -- Kids are screaming at the new martial arts center in Moorhead.
JAMESTOWN—Two children are left without a mom unexpectedly this Mother's Day after their mother was shot and killed outside of her home Saturday afternoon. Her ex-husband 27-year-old Kevin Hoff has admitted to shooting her inside a car when turning himself in. A neighbor found discovered her body and the aftermath. "It was right before 4 o'clock, I was down in my apartment and I heard, what I knew right away was three gunshots," said Michael Docktor, neighbor first on the scene.
WAHPETON—One mother is teeing up after recovering from a major loss. Jessica Siefken hit the course, surrounded by friends and family. It's a fun weekend tournament, but with it comes a sombering side. In 2015, Jessica lost her son, John or "Spencer" Reimer II to M-CADD, a rare genetic condition, preventing the body from converting certain fats to energy. Spencer was only three days old when he died from M-CADD complications.