A major spike in drug overdoses in the past month made a roundtable discussion today with a famous billionaire's son all the more timely in Fargo. Senator Heidi Heitkamp hosted the discussion with philanthropist, Howard Buffett. Howard is the son of well-known businessman, Warren Buffett. Howard's also a county sheriff in Illinois.
FARGO - One Fargo family is running for a cause - and they're doing it at the same time as a group in Denver, Colorado. Nothing, not even the heavy Fargo fog is going to keep these sneakers off the pavement today. "There's no cure for it so that's why we want to create awareness and raise money," says Matt Jacques, Edith's mom. They're talking about Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency or PDHD. "It's so rare, one baby in seven years is born with this disorder," says Matt.
FARGO - Tuesday night, Facebook around NDSU blew up with warnings for people to watch out for a sign, promising students work if they called their number.
The herd is on the move, and by that we mean it's move-in day at NDSU. Students, parents and volunteers flooded campus on Saturday to help move in the student body. Twelve years of school, hours of studying and countless memories all lead up to this. ""I'm ready for it." says Caleb Boehm, one of the 3,000 newbies to campus. All the excitement surrounding move-in day gave this NDSU Freshman a restless mind and a sleepless night.
The Osgood community is saying 'No good' to a recent series of eggings. James Upton took to a neighborhood watch app saying his house was egged Wednesday night, August 16. Some neighbors commented on the post blaming the act on failed parenting. WDAY visited the house. You can still see egg shells and yolk on the Upton's garage and driveway. WDAY dug a little deeper in the egging and learned that this isn't the first time it's happened in the area. We also found out the Upton's believe this was a premeditated egging.
WAHPETON N.D. — WDAY has learned the names of the three victims of a devastating explosion that shook rural Wahpeton on Saturday.
JAMESTOWN N.D.—New information from a story WDAY has been following for almost a year. Betty Jo Krenz, the woman accused of staging fake adoptions, made a court appearance for the first time Wednesday.
FARGO N.D.—Little Alan's Law will stiffen the penalties for Drunk drivers. Something, Lieutenant Mark Empting, says is overdue, "I think this is a long time coming, it's good that we're finally to this point now." A point we've reached only because of a heartbreaking incident on the ice this year. "A young boy was killed in a tragic accident this past winter." 8-year-old, Alan Geisenkoetter was killed by a drunk driver on a snowmobile. The snowmobiler - Eric Coleman - had multiple DUI's. His blood alcohol content was .165, three hours after the incident.
"If you get caught in a grain truck, an elevator, or a bin you start sinking right away and it's almost like quicksand," said Becker County Sheriff, Doug Krier It's death trap, the pros at CHS grain co-op deal with every day. "About half of grain engulfment's end in death, in our industry, at our elevators we do extensive training on these things," said CHS safety director, Jesse Bushelle. That's reason why they're the ones teaching law, fire, and EMS departments from around the area how to save someone from that quicksand inside the bins.
FRAZEE Minn. - Over the last year, more first responders have died by suicide, than in the line of duty. That startling statistic from a recent study has one man pushing for change, by sharing his story. "It was really hard not to reach for that gun and load it." Often when you think of PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, you may think of soldiers. But, Frazee firefighter Scott Geiselhart travels the country to make people think about first responders, too.