FARGO — Shawn O'Donnell came close to death while directing traffic as a volunteer during the 2009 Red River flood. A car struck O'Donnell, causing serious injuries that required months of healing and trouble him to this day with issues ranging from migraine headaches to memory problems. "I had to learn how to walk again," recalled O'Donnell, who is 39 and works at North Dakota State University with the Air Force ROTC. O'Donnell also continues to work as a volunteer.
FARGO — The National Weather Service didn't mince words Tuesday afternoon, March 12, when it released an updated picture of an expected historic blizzard that could have "crippling" impacts on the region from Wednesday evening through Friday morning.
The North Dakota Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday, March 26, as part of an appeal brought by Barry Garcia, who is seeking a reduction of his life sentence in the 1995 killing of Cherryl Tendeland of West Fargo. Garcia was sentenced in 1996 in Cass County District Court to life in prison without parole for shooting Tendeland while she sat in a parked car. Garcia was 16 at the time of the crime. Over time, Garcia has appealed his life sentence on several fronts.
FARGO — A book published three years ago that was written by North Dakota native and former Secret Service officer Clint Hill is getting fresh attention thanks to TV host Mike Rowe. It began when Rowe described in a Facebook post a chance encounter with Hill and encouraged people to buy Hill's book, "Five Presidents," which came out in 2016. The post went viral with more than 175,000 shares and sparked something of a book-buying frenzy that pushed Hill's book on to Amazon's bestseller list, which as of Tuesday, March 5, ranked Hill's book at #4.
FARGO — The Cass County Jail is struggling when it comes to processing its incoming and outgoing inmates, and the facility will soon exhaust available remedies. That's one of the findings of a report the Cass County Commission received Tuesday, Feb.
FELTON, Minn. — Emergency crews were called to an injury crash near here about 6:17 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, after two sugar beet trucks collided at an intersection. The collision occurred at 110th Street North and 160th Avenue North, near Felton, according to Lt. Mark Empting with the Clay County Sheriff's Office.
FARGO — A Moorhead police officer faces a felony charge of aggravated assault for allegedly fracturing a nasal bone and bruising the right eye of a woman who was handcuffed.
FARGO — A high-ranking official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said during a stop in Fargo on Wednesday, Oct. 17, that when it comes to projects like the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion the Corps is determined to put a spotlight on such efforts and to achieve them quicker. “We have to deliver, and we have to deliver faster,” Maj. Gen. Scott Spellmon said, speaking at a meeting of the Metro Flood Diversion Authority that was also attended by Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.
FARGO — Some cool cats are headed to the Red River Zoo. Sally Jacobson, executive director of the zoo, said the zoo is preparing a home for a pair of Eurasian lynx — sisters, actually — that are expected to arrive by spring at the latest, though it’s possible the move could happen sooner. The siblings will occupy space that used to be home to the zoo’s brown eared pheasant exhibit, which has been moved to the zoo’s aviary.
MOORHEAD — A Moorhead woman suspected of kidnapping two of her own children was arrested at her home in Moorhead about 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, police said.