DETROIT LAKES—For Minnesotans, digging a stranger's car out of a snowbank is standard procedure. They would rarely second guess it. For travelers, this may seem like some form of bribery, but it's just common behavior, known to many as "Minnesota nice."
FARGO – A man whose DNA allegedly matches evidence from three Fargo sexual assault cases has been charged with one of the assaults that occured nearly five years ago, according to court documents filed in Cass County District Court. Ibrahim Ahmed Mohammed, 31, faces a felony count of gross sexual imposition in connection with a sexual assault reported to have happened May 19, 2013.
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.
FARGO – Looking to address the root causes of hunger through long-term solutions, the Great Plains Food Bank has launched a new initiative called Ending Hunger 2.0. “If food was the answer to ending hunger, then we would’ve ended it by now,” the initiative’s director, Melissa Sobilik, said at a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 21.
MOORHEAD – A home invasion early Wednesday, Feb. 14, resulted in a resident stabbing one of two intruders, leaving him with life-threatening injuries, Moorhead police said.
FARGO – North Dakota and Minnesota both have room for improvement in their efforts to curb tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, according to an American Lung Association report issued Wednesday, Jan. 24. The group gave each state a letter grade in several categories, including smoke-free air, tobacco taxes, and the legal age for buying tobacco products.