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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.
FARGO—Roughly 1,400 proud Bison crossed the stage and snagged their diplomas at NDSU. Hoards of parents, friends and graduates crowded the Fargodome at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for Spring Commencement. Caps adorned with decorations and paint jobs had their tassels moved from right to left. Elias Youngblom was among those graduating, who was the senior that powered through his final year after a car accident left him blind.
(WDAY)—Volunteers are relaunching the search for a missing woman, who was last seen in October. Olivia Lone Bear was last seen leaving a bar in New Town. Family members have been directed by the BIA to relaunch their search by setting up a 30 day search camp. The camp will set up at Four Bears Camp and move to other districts every couple of days. Olivia's brother Matthew Lone Bear says this will help the searchers cover ground faster.
Welcome to your news update. WOMAN SENTENCED FOR BRECKENRIDGE MURDER A woman has been sentenced after admitting to her role, and her husband's role, in the gruesome murder of a Breckenridge woman.
Welcome to your news update. FIRE CAUSES $40,000 IN DAMAGE TO GRAND FORKS HOME A family in Grand Forks is now looking at $40,000 in damage to their home after a fire last night. Crews responded to 4910 Silvergate Dr. just before 8:30 last night. When they got there, they found an active fire and quickly brought it under control. The family inside was able to escape unharmed. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. DEADLY DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE INVOLVING A GUN
Menahga, MN-- A man is hurt after a crash on Highway 87 west of Menahga just after midnight on Thursday. Minnesota State Patrol say a 56-year-old man from Ottertail was driving a Ford Expedition eastbound on Highway 87 when it went into the ditch and struck a field approach. The vehicle came to a stop on the driver's side. Police will release more information later today. The extent of his injuries is not yet known.
DETROIT LAKES -- The Walmart in Detroit Lakes is back open Thursday morning after a lockdown around 8:00 Wednesday night. The store was evacuated after police received a report of a man with a handgun in the parking lot running toward the entrance. Police could not locate the man, but are nown working with Walmart to review security footage in an attempt to identify him. If you have any information regarding the identity of the man, please call the Detroit Lakes Police Department at (218) 847-4222.