WDAY / WDAZ Staff
Welcome to your news update. MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING STABBING IN MOORHEAD A stabbing happened last night on the east side of Moorhead.
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Welcome to your news update. THREE-CAR COLLISION INJURES SEVERAL PEOPLE Several people, including two children, are recovering this morning after a three-car collision involving a police cruiser in Grand Forks last night.
Welcome to your news update. MOTHER OF FERGUS FALLS BOY CLAIMS SHE SPOKE WITH CPS BEFORE HIS DEATH The biological mother of a child who died after severe abuse in Fergus Falls said she called social services before the boy's death.
Grand Forks, ND-- Officers responded to a call of a report of an injury accident at 7:15 a.m. on Monday at the intersection of 32nd Avenue South and South 34th Street in Grand Forks. Authorities say a Chevy Equinox appears to have been traveling northbound on South 34th Street when it hit a Ford Escape traveling westbound on 32nd Avenue S. The two vehicles collided in the westbound lane of 32 nd Ave S. The driver of the Ford Escape was transported to Altru Hospital to be evaluated for medical treatment. The crash is still currently under investigation.
FARGO—The Red River Zoo is calling on all "trainers" for their Pokemon Go Social. They teamed up with a local Pokemon Go group to get special Pokemon at the zoo. Trainers could find a 'shiny' Pokemon and evolve it as part of the afternoon's event. The Zoo put out "lures" on Pokestops and gyms for battles. Visitors also won prizes by showing staff who their favorite Pokemon is. The event goes to show there's no age limit to Pokemon training.
FARGO—Woodcarvers showed off their creations at the 43rd annual International Wood Arts Festival. On Sunday afternoon, 50 carvers displayed their art at the Ramada in Fargo. About 600 people walked through the door over the past two days. Besides art displays, there were also a few classes for beginners. Woodcarvers say the joy of the art is getting to make something out of nothing. "You can take a simple block of wood and turn it into something, as you look behind, you can see now it all of a sudden becomes something," said Rhonda Smith, Wood Carver.
UPDATE TO AN EARLIER STORY: Pelican Rapids has changed its rules to temporarily allow Strand Hardware to sell chicks. The hardware store owner, Matt Strand, met with the city on Tuesday. Strand was upset when the city nixed his efforts to sell chicks in his store, because of a city ordinance. Many in Pelican Rapids were also outraged by the chick ban. At the meeting, the city council decided to create a temporary ordinance allowing for the sale of chicks, according to mayor Brent Frazier. To read the previous article, click here.
MINNESOTA—According to statewide data, child abuse cases are going up in Minnesota. Reports from Minnesota Public Radio say minority families are being over-represented by child protection workers. The data shows children of color are three times more likely than white children to be screened into the system. Lawmakers in Minnesota are introducing a bill to avoid removing African American children from families when they don't need to be. Officials say the rise in child abuse cases is likely caused by the opioid epidemic and increased awareness.
FARGO—Runners woke up early Saturday morning for the inaugural "Thunder Dash" 5K. More than 200 people from the area laced up their shoes for a 5K, 10K and Kids Run. The race started at the Sanford Athletic Complex going into Moorhead and back. All proceeds from the run are going to the Special Olympics of North Dakota. Runners say this race helps athletes get ready for the big marathon in May.