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METRO—Little hockey players from as far as Alaska and Arizona are taking a weekend vacation in Fargo-Moorhead. Thousands of families are here for weekend two of the squirt hockey tournament. More than 200 teams are battling at hockey rinks around the metro and in neighboring small towns. One family tells us they went to four towns in the same day for this tournament. A few little hockey players from West Fargo told us they were inspired to play by their hockey loving families.
HAWLEY, Minn.—Hawley's local businesses are recruiting, with the help of the town's first-ever job fair. 10 businesses took part in the job fair including Implementation Specialists, Hawley Public Schools, and Alderon. Job seekers had the opportunity to ask questions and turn in applications for jobs around the area. Available positions range from medical to administrative. Sponsors say the event helps get the word out about what Hawley has to offer.
FARGO—The Fargo Police Department is warning about the risk of burglars this President's Day weekend. The Department posted this message on its Facebook page, saying the burglaries this weekend have already started. Friday night, police say a burglar forced open a front door in the Madison-Unicorn Park Neighborhood, south of NDSU. The post says you should lock your doors and have neighbors keep an eye on your home if you are going out of town. If you see something that doesn't look right officers ask you to call them at 701-235-4493.
FARGO—Governor Doug Burgum accepted more than just tickets to the Superbowl from a local utility company, according to an open records request. The documents say Burgum accepted multiple invitations to private parties and meals during the Super Bowl. A spokesman says the GOP Governor has reimbursed Xcel Energy for all costs originally picked up by the company, a total of $37,000 dollars. Burgum gave back the money after public backlash. A spokesman says Burgum also repaid the utility company $25,000 dollars to cover meals and other costs.
MINNESOTA—The deadly school shooting in Florida is reviving discussion over gun control in our region with five bills up for discussion in Minnesota. Those five bills all relate to firearms or the Second Amendment. A 'stand your ground' bill would allow lethal force to be used to stop felonies outside of someone's home. A second bill would eliminate the need in most cases for a gun permit to carry on public property.
MOTLEY, Minn.—40 animals are dead after a barn fire. The flames started around 7:00 Friday morning in Motley Minnesota, east of Wadena. The smoke was so heavy, the farmers say they could only save one calf inside. Thankfully, the family house, beef cattle and laying hens were far enough away from the fire, so it didn't spread to any other buildings on the property. 16 firefighters fought the blaze. There is no word yet on the cause of the fire.
Welcome to your news update. RICHLAND STUDENTS INVOLED IN HAZING FACING DOZENS OF CHARGES Shocking developments in the Sheriff's Office investigation into hazing and bullying at Richland #44 Junior and Senior High School.
Grand Forks-- Police are investigating a burglary that took place on the 1000 block of Campbell Drive at around 8 p.m. Thursday night. A homeowner called police after seeing a man in his house. Once police arrived on the scene the intruder was gone. It appeared that someone had kicked open a side door, but nothing was missing from the home. If you have any information, contact the Grand Forks Police Department.
Welcome to your news update. TEEN FACES FIVE FELONIES FOR TAZING OFFICER A Sabin teenager is facing 5-felonies, after being accused of firing a taser at a sheriff's deputy, who then shot him with a gun.
Welcome to your news update. MOBILE HOME FIRE CAUGHT ON CAMERA A mobile home in Larimore is a total loss after a fire. It started around 3:00 yesterday morning and burned for four hours. This is video from a helmet cam one of the firefighters sent to us. The fire chief says the owner of the home was at work when a neighbor called in to report the fire. The cause is still under investigation. FORMER PRIEST HEADED TO COURT