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FARGO - The Fargo Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police are inviting the public to the 23rd Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Day Ceremony. It’s being held at the American Legion Memorial fountain in Lindenwood Park at noon today. The ceremony is honoring the 129 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2017. Special recognition will be giong to Rolette County Deputy Colt Allery, who was killed on January 18, 2017.
WADENA COUNTY, Minn. – Six motorists were taken to the hospital after a crash on U.S. Highway 10 in Verndale just before 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Welcome to your news update. MAN ARRESTED AFTER ADMITTING TO SHOOTING AND KILLING HIS EX-WIFE A mom of two children is dead after her ex-husband admits to shooting and killing her.
GRAND FORKS - The Grand Forks Fire Department is investigating a house fire that began in an attic on the 600 block of North 5th Street. The call came in just after 6:00 p.m. Sunday night, after smoke was reportedly coming from the house. It only took crews about 10 to 15 minutes to put out the small fire, which was contained to the attic of the home. The family is not displaced from the incident. Fire crews say they have a good idea what caused the fire, and will release more information as it becomes available.
GRAND FORKS—The Grand Forks Police Department needs your help to find a missing man. 58-year-old Jeremiah "Clifford" Waldner, was last seen on Thursday morning outside of his apartment building in Grand Forks. Waldner was wearing a tan jacket, khaki pants, and a plaid button-up shirt. He is 5-foot-8-inches tall, with brown hair and green eyes. He does not own a car and typically walks around the city or takes public transit. If you have seen this man or know where he may be you can call the tip line at 701-787-8000.
FARGO—Family members of Crazy Horse are in town talking about their latest book. Family members, Floyd Clown and Doug War Eagle partnered with author William Matson to write "Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life and Legacy." They say it took 12 years to write and publish, because they wanted an authentic and accurate account of the family's history. On Sunday, the were at Carlson Library in Fargo to discuss their book and family tree. Their biggest message is to tell the truth, and be kind to the world.
MINNESOTA—President Trump unveiled this week, a new plan to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Protesters in St. Paul though, say they're taking matters into their own hands. One rally was held specifically to push for lower costs in insulin prices; the drug is used to control blood sugar levels, for people with diabetes. These families say the prices have increased dramatically in recent years. For some, that means rationing monthly supplies that includes Alec Smith, who died last year; Smith's parents say he could not afford his $1,300 dollar a month.
MINNESOTA—An investigation has found that most schools in Minnesota don't test school buildings for radon. State and federal guidelines suggest schools should test for radon every five years. Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that's known to cause cancer. According to Medical research children are particularly vulnerable to the chemical. Minnesota Department of Health figures say only 50 of the state's roughly 330 public school districts have reported conducting tests since 2012.
FARGO—The fairgrounds are packed with vintage shoppers for the annual Junk Market. This is the 13th year the Junk Market has set up shop at the Red River Fairgrounds. Organizers say they've seen steady growth each year needing more space for vendors. This year, they're taking over three warehouses and the yard outside. They have 35 more vendors than last year. Friday was the "early bird opening" with more than 500 people visiting.
MINNESOTA—It's the weekend anglers across the region wait for; fishing opener. The water opened for fisherman at 12:01 on the dot. This year around half a million anglers are expected to hit the waters around the state for some walleye and pike. It's a time of the year that jump-starts the summer season and brings in thousands of people from around the nation. A recent study shows most out-of-state visitors come from neighboring Iowa. In fact nearly 45,000 Iowans bought Minnesota fishing licenses in 2013.