FARGO—Carson Wentz is one of four players featured on the NFL Preview edition of Sports Illustrated, but finding it may be tough in his old college town. Walgreens isn't carrying it. Target isn't either. Barnes & Noble in Fargo does have plenty of Wentz to go around, saying they ordered extra in preparation for an eager fanbase. They are selling the magazine edition for $5.99, but if they run out, plenty of online outlets have already taken advantage of selling the Eagles' quarterback's SI appearance.
FARGO—According to a recent InForum poll with the question. "Would you like to see local districts adopt a 4-day school week?" Minnesotans and North Dakotans are mostly split in their decision. Out of the 26 Minnesota votes, it was a 50/50 split with 13 in favor and 13 against the four-day school week. In North Dakota, 90 voted in favor and 70 voted against. Fifty-two of the 70 no votes came from the Fargo-West Fargo area, and 6 of the 13 no votes came from Moorhead.
An overwhelming majority of voters favor legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota, according to an Inforum poll conducted this week. And while those casting ballots could live anywhere, North Dakotans favor the move by a nearly four-to-one margin. The poll, conducted through Polco, showed 514 of 624 poll-takers, or 82.4 percent, support legalization in the state, where voters will cast ballots on the measure Nov. 6.
FARGO—The best time for people across the U.S. to witness one of the most "plentiful meteor showers" is coming up, according to NASA. During the Perseid meteor showers, most visible across the U.S. on Sunday, Aug. 12 and Monday, people may witness 50 to 100 meteors per hour in clear, summer night skies. The showers are active from July 14 to August 24, but peaks mid-August. The Perseids are debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. The comet only orbits the sun once every 133 years, but the debris can be seen every year in the summer months.
FARGO—Have you ever woken up to a loud tone from your phone in the middle of the night? It's not a text, not a call, not a notification from social media, but an emergency alert about a missing elderly person, child or weather alert. The Wireless Emergency Alert system was created in 2012 to notify people of these emergencies through their mobile devices. InForum.com has covered two different silver alerts in a span of four days in July 2018. Because these alerts have the potential to be so common, here is a guide to every emergency alert in North Dakota.
FARGO-- One of the Blue Angels aviators performing at the Fargo Airsho this weekend says he's from Houston, but he has some fans in Fargo. Commander Eric Doyle is the flight leader of the squad of six planes and has been a part of the Blue Angels for about 8 months. "My family's from here, " Doyle said. "Every airshow is unique, it has its own excitements and challenges. I'm excited to be here with so much family and Fargo is such a great community.
FARGO — Vendors throughout the Fargo Street Fair have mixed views on the new setup. The fair, that runs through Saturday, July 21, in recent years went down Broadway, but this year is in more of an L-Shape from Broadway and rounding the corner to Fourth Avenue North. While some vendors on Broadway are a bit more accepting, some on Fourth Avenue North are not pleased with the change.
WATFORD CITY, N.D.—A mother, father and their three children lost their home and all of their belongings to a tornado in Watford City, July 10. The 10-year-old had a concussion, and the rest of the family had cuts and bruises. Krystal Lapp and her three sons had moved from Alaska to live with the children's father who was working in Watford City. The Lapp family lived in their trailer home for three weeks before the tornado struck and flipped the home multiple times.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and former NDSU Bison Carson Wentz has tied the knot. Wentz tweeted Monday morning, July 16, “Such a blessing to finally get to marry my best friend! It was an incredible day and God has his fingerprints all over our story! I’m a lucky man with one amazing wife." Related stories:
FARGO—Jamie Zastoupil and her daycare Wiggles and Giggles raised $4,450 for the United Way School Supply Drive on Thursday, July 12. She and the children sold lemonade and baked goods to buy school supplies for underprivileged children in Cass and Clay counties. The goal was to match last year's earnings of $5,000. They didn't reach that point, but Zastoupil still described it as "a great day!"