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FARGO — City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn proposed this week to cut off refugee resettlement in Fargo after airing concerns about local refugees who carry tuberculosis. His proposal floundered after other commissioners did not support it. We talked with health and refugee resettlement officials about TB, a potentially serious infectious bacterial disease that mainly affects the lungs, and got some perspective on the issue.
FARGO — If you're a regular at Caribou Coffee, you might want to check your credit card statements. A data breach that exposed customer credit card information affected several locations in the Fargo-Moorhead area and several other locations across North Dakota and northern Minnesota.
FARGO — Hector International Airport now offers a free shuttle service between its parking lots and terminal during winter months, officials announced Monday, Dec. 17. Launched this week, the complimentary service provided by parking management company SP+ will be available between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. for travelers parked in the long-term and economy parking lots. Service will run until March 31. A small, 12-seat shuttle will deliver travelers directly from their vehicle to a drop-off point near the baggage claim on the west side of the terminal.
FARGO — Police from several jurisdictions worked diligently most of Tuesday morning, Dec. 11, drawing up a game plan to catch a child abductor. The Child Abduction Response Team, or CART, worked through a mock abduction. But Fargo Police Lt. Shannon Ruziska says they don't treat it like a faux abduction. "We learn some things. That's why we do this, so when this does happen in real life, we get it right," said Ruziska, who oversaw the drill. Crews go through the drill each year to make sure they are ready when it's the real thing.
FARGO — There are less than three weeks to Election Day, and officials say this election could be busier than past ones. If current numbers are any indication, there should be a lot of absentee voters this time around.
FARGO—A woman is warning others after a frightening experience in downtown Fargo on Saturday, Oct. 13. She says it all happened along Broadway just after bar close, and that one minute she was walking to her car, and the next, running from danger. For Macy Gourneau, a fun night downtown this weekend, took a terrifying turn. "Very, very traumatizing, scary," Fargo resident Macy Gourneau said. Gourneau was with a friend when she says they passed a group of four or five men in their late 20s. She says the group cat-called her, but she ignored it.
FARGO—The message has been clear for months, high school students 16 and older need new shots. Despite that, hundreds of kids across North Dakota are out of school lacking those shots. Fargo Public Schools reports 18 kids were excluded from class Monday because they aren't up-to-date. West Fargo reported 42 students were held out. Bismarck Public School District says 50 students and Grand Forks School District had 79 kids held out of class. RELATED STORIES:
WEST FARGO, N.D. —Men and women in blue will also have a little pink this month. West Fargo Police Department Officers will wear pink patches all October to fight breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The department is selling the patches for $10 at City Hall. You can also pick up a patch at Sandy's Donuts in West Fargo all month. Whatever the department raises will go to the Edith Sanford Breast Center.
FARGO — Thursday marks 4 years since the tragic killing of North Dakota State University freshman Tom Bearson. More than 1,400 days after the 18-year-old's life was taken, there are many questions left unanswered. Tom Bearson should have graduated from NDSU last spring. He should be a new nurse at a hospital somewhere, maybe near his hometown of Sartell, Minn.
WEST FARGO, N.D.—Tens of thousands of people are headed to West Fargo for all things ag this week. Even with massive crowds expected, some international visitors may be missing from the Big Iron Farm Show. The International Visitor Program at Big Iron usually draws around a hundred people from up to 25 countries. This year, only 15 countries are represented. Those missing visitors could mean fewer dollars for North Dakotan vendors. Dr. Mogana S. Flomo is a long way from home.