FARGO - There have already been six cases of influenza in North Dakota and the flu season hasn't even officially started. Last season was one of the worst for influenza in North Dakota over the past 20 years with nearly 8,500 cases reported. "We obviously experience epidemic every year during those winter months, you know that time we refer to as cold and flu season," Sanford Health Pediatrician Stephanie Hanson said. Though these cases are earlier than normal, the numbers are still far from being considered an outbreak or epidemic.
FARGO - Hundreds will be walking for a cure Thursday, Sept. 6th at Rheault Farm. The Hounds for HD Walk is set up for anyone affected by Huntington's Disease. It's a degenerative brain disease that causes people to slowly lose control over all mental and physical abilities. This is the first year the Huntington's Disease Society of America is putting on the walk to raise money for a cure. There will also be silent auction items for both dogs and people, memorial posts and a 'pin the vest on the dog' game.
FARGO—New developments in a car versus pedestrian accident in downtown Fargo. Police tell WDAY the case is now in the hands of the city attorney. Joe Swegarden was seriously injured after bar close on Sunday morning when he was hit by a car. Some witnesses told wday it was intentional and an act of road rage. Fargo police say the case was referred to the city attorney for review of a reckless driving charge. They tell us it could take days to make a decision.
FARGO, N.D. - Two eyewitness accounts say the hit-and-run in downtown Fargo early August 12th, was no accident. One witness to the incident that left Joe Swegarden seriously injured calls it a bad case of road rage. He didn't want to go on camera but wrote on our website, "In no way did this look like and accident it looked like road rage". He goes on to describe how the car did stop initially for Swegarden, honked at him, then accelerated, hit him, then drove over him. This story lines up with another person who was there that night.
It was a tear-jerking ceremony for Colonel Britt Hatley, marking the end of his service with the Happy Hooligans 119th Wing. Since starting in 2016 as vice commander, then commander, Colonel Hatley was in charge of one of the largest deployments since the Korean War. He brought another Outstanding Unit Award to the group. "To be quite honest with you it's been an exceedingly fast amount of time. It moved quickly," says Hatley. He'll always think of his last two years with the group as the best of his career.
FARGO - A proposal from the Transportation Security Administration, could change up the way smaller airports screen their passengers.
FARGO - Every member of North Dakota's Congressional delegation is part of the Farm Bill Conference Committee.
FARGO, N.D. - With no immediate end in sight, the communities are seeing little good news when it comes to mosquito populations in the metro. "Ultimately, conditions have been poor in a couple of places and we know it's only going to get worse," said Cass County Vector Control Director, Ben Prather. Cass County saw its first human diagnosed with West Nile Virus within the past week, making three total across the state. While no other details can be shared, health professionals says it's the start of a peak season and will only get worse before it will get better.
FARGO - Sanford is adding some new space to the street fair.
FARGO - Broadway is proof a little rain isn't stopping anyone. The streets of downtown Fargo were filled with a sea of umbrellas for the opening day of the Street Fair on Thursday, July 19.