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THIEF RIVER FALLS—A Grafton woman was taken to the hospital after a car smashed into her car late Friday night. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened on Highway 2 and 220 near Thief River Falls. 52-year-old Sanjuana Martinez of Grafton was heading east on Highway 2, when she tried to make a left turn and was hit. 36-year-old Kevin Fuglseth of Grand Forks was driving the car that hit her. Martinez was taken to the Grand Forks hospital, she's hurt but is expected to be ok.
Minneapolis, MN (WDAY News) - Hundreds of people were at the Minneapolis St. Paul airport protesting the president's immigration ban. This demonstration was one of many across the nation. Protesters carried signs reading "Muslims are welcome here" and "Speak up, don't normalize hate." A spokesperson for the airport says the protest has been peaceful and has not disrupted an travel.
(WDAY News) - A woman was thrown out of her SUV after it crashed and rolled on I-94. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 20-year-old Kayla Petteway of Bismarck was going east on the interstate near Bismarck around 5:30 Sunday evening. Petteway lost control of her vehicle, it went into the ditch, where it hit a snowbank and rolled multiple times. She was not wearing her seatbelt and was thrown from the SUV. Petteway was taken to a Bismarck hospital, it's unknown how she's doing.
Minnesota (WDAY News) - Deep cuts might be in the future for Minnesota's fishing and wildlife programs. A deficit is looming in the fund. Those projects could be in the red as soon as next year, unless lawmakers take action. Governor Mark Dayton is expected to make a proposal to address the problem when he releases his budget on Tuesday.
(WDAY News) - If you felt like you needed a hug today, you weren't alone. It's National Hugging Day. This man in Washington D.C. was giving out free hugs in front of a museum. The holiday is recognized by the U.S. Copyright office, but sadly isn't a federal holiday. Those involved say to observe this holiday simply find a friend or a friendly stranger and give them a hug.
Fargo, ND (WDAY News) - These melting temperatures are exposing a messy problem in yards across the region. This video sent to us from a viewer shows dog waste all over the grounds of West Winds apartments off of 42nd Avenue in Fargo. It is a pet friendly building and even has a dog waste basket with bags. The person who sent in the video says the apartment building does not do DNA testing on the animals. We reached out to the property management company, however they're closed on the weekends.
Minot, ND (WDAY News) - A Minot man is accused of biting off another man's ear during a fight at Minot Lumber. 52-year-old Gary Eiland is charged with aggravated assault. According to an affidavit, Eiland and the other man were fighting over merchandise. Police say Eiland bit off 80 percent of the other man's ear. Doctors couldn't reattach the body part. Eiland faces up to 5 years in prison, if convicted.
(WDAY News) - Millions of dollars' worth of improvements are coming to the Great Minnesota Get Together. The Minnesota State Fair board approved $8-million of projects to the grounds Sunday. The biggest improvements will happen to the swine barn, Creative Activities Barn and the grandstand where the roof will be transformed into a shopping and dining destination. There will also be a new performance space and information booths as well as better transportation buildings. The board also changed state fair admission pricing, raising them by one dollar per day.
(WDAY News) - Women are being underrepresented at the North Dakota legislature. 18-percent of state senators and 19-percent of house members are women, and out of the 47 districts, 25 have no women at all. The Center for American Women in Politics says it's not just North Dakota, this is happening across the country. However there has been growth through the years.