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False rumors spread at the start of WE Fest weekend claiming that someone had removed and then ate their own eyeball during an acid trip. The online story has been taken down, but it was originally attached to a snapchat video depicting a young male who appears to have a severe eye socket wound.
It was a chilly start to this year's festival but the weather gave way to a picture perfect day at WE Fest, until thunderstorms began to roll in towards dusk. The ambiance was its usual festive tone of enthusiasm, but campgrounds were noticeably thinner from just a few years ago.
MOORHEAD — Pollinator projects are becoming more common in Fargo-Moorhead and across North Dakota to ensure that native pollinators have access to certain plants. Pollinator habitat projects and gardens, along with data gathered from studies, may prevent future endangered species listings. The non-profit conservation organization Pheasants Forever will begin planting Moorhead's next pollinator project in June along the Red River.
FARGO — Lincoln Elementary fourth-graders got to play reporter Tuesday afternoon, April 24, when Gov. Doug Burgum stopped by for a visit.
FARGO — Richard Grant was 22 years old when he and others aboard the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans watched 74 of their fellow crew members drown after a collision with another ship on June 3, 1969, in the South China Sea. Known as the "Lost 74," the men died during the Vietnam War, but their names are not listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington. Grant, one of the 199 survivors of the Evans collision, wants that rectified.
FARGO — Jessie Rock, a paleontologist and geology lecturer at North Dakota State University, loves rocks. She says there's a massive need for a natural science museum in the Fargo-Moorhead area and is leading an effort to start one. But for now, she's working with what she has, transporting a small fossil exhibit to local elementary schools in the trunk of her vehicle.
MOORHEAD — Former U.S. Sen. and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will speak at Concordia College this spring at a lecture hosted by Young Americans for Freedom. The April 10 event comes after funding was rescinded to bring prominent conservative speaker and former Breitbart News Editor Ben Shapiro to campus.
FARGO—New metal detectors at the Fargodome got their first test Wednesday, March 28, during a production of Cinderella. Only around 2,000 people attended the performance, many of whom were children, but Rob Sobolik still felt good about the test run. The Fargodome's general manager said he didn't notice anything that indicated the detectors weren't working, and people seemed able to get through in a timely manner.
FARGO — A husband and wife from Sheldon, N.D., recently died within just a few days of each other. David Kaspari, 86, and Sally Kaspari, 81, were married for 58 years before passing away in their most recent home at Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo. Sally had a respiratory illness and wasn't doing well before David unexpectedly died last Friday morning. "After Dad passed, she didn't want to eat or drink anything. She wasn't making any progress toward recovery," said daughter Sarah. Sally died Monday, three days later.
FARGO — In her everyday life, Madison Juelfs is a college student hoping to become a U.S. Marine Corps officer. On the roller derby track as a member of the Fargo Moorhead Derby Girls, the local team preparing for their season opener this weekend, she is "Battle Royalle," a tenacious athlete with more immediate aspirations. At bouts, her objective is simple: to help her team earn as many points as possible.