WDAY / WDAZ Staff
FARGO—A garage is damaged after a bonfire reignited Sunday morning in Fargo. Fire crews say it started after a bonfire was not properly put out from Saturday night. It reignited at a home on Dakota Drive a few blocks away from NDSU. Firefighters say the fire spread to the grass, a bicycle and then the garage. They were able to put it out quickly once they arrived. Firefighters want to remind people to make sure they're fire is out completely before walking away.
FARGO—One man is in custody after officers say they received reports of shots fired in South Fargo. 33-year-old Bryan Porath is now at the Cass County Jail, after police say he got into a fight with his girlfriend that got physical. A caller told 911 they could hear a woman screaming and what sounded like shots fired. It happened at an apartment off of 47th Street South near Scheels.
FARGO—Crews are battling a garage fire in North Fargo near NDSU. Firefighters were first called to this garage at 4:45 Sunday afternoon of of 11th Avenue North. Neighbors say it may have been boarded up. Stay with WDAY on this developing story.
METRO— A car care clinic is giving young drivers a toolbox of new skills. Matt's Automotive put on Car Care For Teens, which is a way help young drivers become familiar with their ride. The hands-on clinic covers things like tire pressure, air filters and how to find problems under the hood. For these aspiring young drivers it's a chance to take charge of their car - and prevent problems before they happen.
METRO—People are helping the homeless in our Valley by stuffing trucks. Every year at the New Life Center in Fargo, people bring their stuff to these trucks, it's the 12th year for this tradition of giving. On Saturday, they brought out a 53 foot truck and two smaller trucks to lift the load. Luther Family Ford also took donations. Employees say they get so many donations, it takes a full year to go through and clean everything.
METRO—Two companies are teaming up to make life easier for childcare workers in the Valley. United Way and Child Care Aware are putting up their first day of low-cost high-quality training sessions at the Delta by Marriott. On Saturday they focused on social and emotional development as well as active play. Leaders of the conference say the cost of childcare and the cost of working in childcare are both high in the Valley. They hope these training sessions help take the pressure off professionals.
NORTH DAKOTA—The top contenders for North Dakota's lone U.S. House seat faced off for the first time. Republican Kelly Armstrong and Democratic candidate Mac Schneider kept the focus local. They talked in depth about the Farm Bill, and other agriculture issues, both candidates said if possible, they would repeal the farm bill. Where the two bump heads is on the topic of corporate farming. While Armstrong supports it, Schneider spoke out strongly against it saying family farms are the backbone of N.D.
RED LAKE—The Red Lake Police Department is banning all fishermen from heading out on the water. The police department says there is still ice on the big lakes, Lower Red Lake, North Lake and the Narros. Fishermen are not allowed to have any type of motorized watercraft on these lakes, because there is a potential for fishermen to get trapped in shifting ice or face sudden high winds. Officers are concerned for their safety. Enrolled trial fishermen are allowed to fish on other bodies of water.
FARGO—A man is hurt after being stabbed during a strange incident. We still don't know all that much about exactly what happened Friday night that lead to a man bleeding on the sidewalk. Although neighbors say it started with a fight between two men outside an apartment building. The incident happened off 15th Street South in Fargo near the K-Mart. People living in the area say it happened outside an apartment building. Fargo police report that officers were dispatched around 10:15 Friday night for a disturbance.
LANCASTER—A 300 acre grass fire kept crews busy in Lancaster, Minnesota. It all started at 6:20 Friday night and keeps firefighters working into the night. You can see the fire spread across large plains going into a nearby forest and burning down trees. Firefighters say it took them about three hours to put out the fire. The DNR also watched for hotspots. Crews want to remind you not to light any fires, since there is a burn ban in effect.