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GRAND FORKS—A Grand Forks thrift shop was damaged Saturday when a car smashed through the front window. It happened just after the noon-hour when a car accelerated into the Salvation Army. The Grand Forks Fire Department says there was no major damage to the building, but the car nearly missed a support beam. Police believe the driver meant to reverse out of the parking lot, but instead accelerated forward instead. No one was injured and the Salvation Army plans to stay open the rest of the weekend.
FARGO—Dozens of dancers put their talents to the test this afternoon at NDSU's Festival Concert Hall. It was a part of Gasper's School of Dance's Spring Gala. Performers danced in a variety of styles including jazz, ballet, and solo. The Studio puts on this Gala every year to show how their students have grown throughout the season. Instructors say it's important because of the life lessons you can learn from dance.
(WDAY)—A sprawling property in Minnesota lakes country is turning into a place of peace and reflection for military survivors. Holbrook Farms Retreat is located on Holbrook lake, just south of Detroit Lakes. It holds all-expenses paid getaways to spouses of military members from all over the country who died in combat, an accident or by suicide. The non-profit organization is run by Fargo natives who have military connections. The retreat takes in about a dozen survivors at a time.
MINOT—Police are trying to find a stolen car after it was one of many taken and damaged from a dealership in Minot. Around 8:00 Friday morning, three vehicles were reported missing from a local car dealership, according to Minot Police. Since then, two of those cars have been found, but a 2011 Toyota Tacoma is still missing. Five other cars were damaged without being taken off the lot. No one has been arrested in in the case, but the police are still investigating.
FARGO—If you recently ate at the Chipotle location in Fargo hackers may have gotten to your credit card information. Chipotle says that hackers got a hold of customers' information at several restaurant locations including the one in Fargo. According to the company's website if you payed for a meal with a credit card between March 27th and April 18th, you're at risk. Chipotle says if you think you may have been targeted you should contact your credit card provider immediately.
(WDAY)—The former Wells County Sheriff has been arrested for conspiracy to deliver meth and bribery along with other charges. Former Sheriff Johnny Lawson is now facing two felonies and three other misdemeanors including false information to law enforcement, neglect of duty by a public official, and ingestion of meth. Lawson was taken into custody Saturday at 2:00 in the morning according to the Stutsman County Correction center. Lawson resigned from the department at the end of april for personal reasons. Stay with WDAY on this developing story.
NORTH DAKOTA—The North Dakota Department of Health hopes to educate more people about HIV awareness with the help of open forums. The Department want people to have the most factual and up-to-date information on the infection. They say there's still a lot of misconceptions about the disease even though HIV has been around for more than 30-years. They plan to discuss transmission, prevention and treatment. Forums will take place in both Grand Forks and Fargo starting the first weekend in June.
NORTH DAKOTA—Extra troopers are patrolling this weekend in Southeast North Dakota in hopes of preventing any alcohol-induced crashes. Troopers are working overtime this weekend in Ransom, Sargent, LaMoure and Dickey Counties all through Saturday. The goal? To stop any crashes from drunk drivers. In this region alone alcohol is to blame for 50-percent of deaths from road accidents.
HECTOR, Minn.—Five people from Hitterdal, including children, are hurt after their van was hit by a semi Sunday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol says 31-year-old Chelsea Anderson was heading north in Hector when she stopped at an intersection. She then drove through the intersection and was hit on the passenger side by a semi. Anderson, along with 36-year-old Adam Anderson and three children ages 3, 6 and 7, were hurt and taken to the hospital, but they're expected to be OK.
ULEN, Minn.—Alcohol was involved in what's described as a serious ATV and dirt bike crash. The Clay County Sheriff's Department says it happened Saturday night near Ulen. They say it's unknown how the 55 and 33-year-old men crashed. At least one had to be airlifted and both were hurt.