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EDGELEY, ND - Just as North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer and 17 other lawmakers send a letter of recommendation for President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, a North Dakota farmer is sending his own message to the sky. Gene Hanson is known for carving messages in his fields. This week, the message is clear: "TRUMP NOBEL PEACE PRIZE." Hanson says the project took him about an hour and a half. Each letter is 75 by 120 feet in size.
WAHPETON, N.D. – Friends and classmates have come together to remember 18-year-old Nathan Gossett who died Monday in his dorm at North Dakota State College of Science. Gossett, of Enderlin, N.D., was a first-year student in the auto body repair and refinishing program. His cause of death is unknown, but college spokeswoman Barbara Spaeth-Baum said foul play is not suspected.
FARGO—A Fargo elementary school teacher has been put on leave after being accused of bullying her students. Following an investigation, Andrea Deschamp was removed from the classroom and put on administrative leave.
FARGO—A Fargo couple is suing Catholic Charities for what they call "marital discrimination." James and Tahnee Young decided this February they wanted to give their home and love to a teenager in the foster care system, but after finding their match their expectations took a turn for the worse. James Young and his wife Tahnee were married this July, but someone very special was not at their wedding. "We're getting married, we wanted to incorporate her into our marriage and our wedding," said James Young, who was turned down for adoption.
FARGO—A moose on the loose in North Fargo is receiving mixed reactions of fear and excitement. It's prompting the discussion of what would and should you do if you see a moose. Nearby NDSU students had varying responses, saying they'd possibly take videos of it, or get as close as they could. Those are the options folks faced, when this young bull moose decided to explore the meal options near the Hector International Airport. Doug Leier with ND Game & Fish says they're not here to make friends.
FARGO—People within the community are taking action in attempt to destroy the apartment building where Savanna LaFontaine Greywind once lived. It's the last spot where Savanna was seen before police recovered her body in the Red River. It's also where the baby believed to be Savanna's was found in an upstairs apartment with two suspects in the case. An online petition through Change.org is making waves by gathering signatures. Their goal is to demolish the building Savanna once called home.
FARGO, N.D.—People are warned about automated calls from scammers trying to get your credit card or personal information, but a new scammer is posing as a trusted person in our community, a Fargo Police officer. "I had received a phone call, saying that they were on behalf of the Fargo Police Department," said Tamara Nienes. Tamara Nienes was told just a quick credit card number will help North Dakota programs for women and children in bad situations.
MOORHEAD—A Moorhead man faced misdemeanor charges from a disturbance at the Budweiser Plant on Sunday, July 23. Artur Bagdasarov had his first court appearance on Tuesday, July 25. He has been charged with burglary and fleeing a peace officer. Police were called about 6:45 p.m. Sunday when Bagdasarov attempted to break into a home a few blocks away from the plant. After about an hour, police tracked arrested him for trespassing. Bagdasarov is in the Clay County Jail, with bond set at $6,000 without conditions.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—The Becker County Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of burglaries at three separate churches early Sunday morning, July 23, in the Detroit Lakes area. Shattered trust and glass remain after a thief or thieves broke into three rural churches, all early Sunday morning. "In all my 20 years as a pastor, this has never happened to me before," said the Rev. Ray Noel of Eskjo Church. "We immediately noticed one of the windows to one of our doors had been busted open," he said.
FARGO - Emergency crews were dispatched to a 2-vehicle crash that happened just after 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The crash happened at 40th Avenue and Veteran's Boulevard. Officials have not said if there are any injuries from the crash, but a witness told WDAY that he saw a mother and young girl, bloodied and bruised, being pulled from a car. Check back for more information on this developing story.