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WEST FARGO, N.D.—Through the mud and mist, crews are working fast as they try to finish up Sheyenne construction. The original completion date was Oct. 15, but now Chris Brungardt from Public Works is estimating to be done around Nov. 1. The three week delay has all been because of rain. "Everyday we get rain it probably slows down the construction project by a day or two. It just takes a little while for things to dry out," said Brungardt. There's no hard and fast date when contractors have to be done.
A new study finds a third of North Dakota's roads are in poor condition. The National Transportation Research Group, TRIP, presented research findings Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Delta by Marriott. Presenters said the state is facing a $2.5 billion shortfall in transportation funding needed to improve roads and bridges. And the ones who are paying for those deficiencies are motorists. The research found the poor conditions are costing drivers up to 400 dollars annually on vehicle repair.
FARGO — It might not feel like winter, but the Salvation Army is getting ready for the snow with the annual fall coat collection. From Tuesday, Sept. 11, until Monday, Sept. 17, you can drop off any spare winter coats and accessories at any Hornbacher's in Fargo and Moorhead.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—A riding academy is getting people interested in horses with free horsekeeping classes. 3 Gems Stables and Academy is offering free lessons through September to people ages 6 to 99. That includes information on horse safety, grooming, and feeding. WDAY spoke to the owner, Greta Myers, who said they get about 5 people per class, but they're hoping for more this month. They want to get more people involved in horses around the metro.
FARGO — An Indiana couple is in Fargo helping out local non-profits in a year-long journey to volunteer in every state.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—5-year old Arianna Walch doesn't say much when she sees her playground from the Make-A-Wish Foundation for the first time, but the excitement is written on her face as she heads straight for the swing. It's a wish come true for her, her mother, and her five siblings. In April, Arianna was diagnosed with Batten's disease, a genetic disorder so rare only 40 people in the United States are currently being treated for it. Arianna's mom, Stephanie, describes the disease like Parkinson's or Alzheimer's, it slowly gets worse over time.
AMOR, Minn. —Bells, drums and chimes are just one small part of God's Acres' 30 acres of gardens, walking paths, and playground equipment.
WEST FARGO, N.D.—A North Dakota crop is getting some more attention with a new segment from "Food Quest." The A & E T-V show will be featuring North Dakota soybeans on one of its upcoming segments. T-V producers stopped by Rocking Horse Farm in West Fargo to film North Dakota Soybean council members cooking with the plant. They made homemade foods like cookies and pudding - all with soy. Council member Stephanie Sinner is hoping this will bring more attention to state crops and highlight the importance of soy to farmers in the region.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.— As a woman's family recovers following her terrifying abduction, they're giving special thanks to one man whom they barely know. Jared Nordick took a touching video moments after leaving the family. In the past two days, its had 16,000 views and nearly 300 shares on Facebook.
METRO —You might see some Navy crews wandering around Fargo this week for Navy Week. Fargo has been chosen to host Navy Week. It's one of 14 cities around the nation chosen this year. The Navy will be participating in several events - including the airshow this weekend. Monday afternoon, the Mayor of Fargo and Moorhead sat down with Navy officials to talk about the events and how the Navy will be represented. Mayor Tim Mahoney says despite how landlocked we are, the Navy wants to show just how much they rely on the Valley for recruitment.