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HAWLEY, Minn. — Police are looking for the man who caused two schools in Hawley to going into a lockdown. Cody Littleghost, 31, was last seen running away from police Monday afternoon, Sept. 18.
NORTH DAKOTA—North Dakota consumers will have an easier time protecting themselves from identity theft with "free" credit freezes. Starting Friday, a new federal law will eliminating the 5-dollar charge for credit freezes. This comes nearly a year after the data breach at Equifax, where personal information from more than 60-million people was stolen. To encourage consumers to freeze their accounts, the law also allows a temporary "thaw." The credit bureau will give you a "PIN" that can be used if access to the account is needed.
FARGO, N.D.—For the next two days your dinner plans can help support the Special Olympics. All Applebee's locations around North Dakota are partnering up with local law enforcement to raise money for the Special Olympics. Officers will be helping bus tables for tips. All the money they make will be donated. WDAY News spoke with an Applebee's manager Ryan Scheevel who says this event helps a lot of different groups.
FARGO — Only memories and a few boxes are left in the hallways of the old Fargo City Hall. All departments finished moving into their new home last week. WDAY spoke to the city engineer Brenda Derrig about that transition, she says the hardest part wasn't moving into the new place, it was going back to pick things up. "Once you come here and then you go back, it's hard to go back. It's very musty smelling and dusty, and it's just an old building," City of Fargo Engineer Brenda Derrig said.
FARGO, N.D.—NDSU is showing its support for veterans by officially joining the N-D Cares program. Monday afternoon, September 17, NDSU president Dean Bresciani signed on with the program in a ceremony. Joining this program means, going forward the university will work with veterans more closely and offer more assistance to them while they're going to college. Bresciani was joined by a general from the North Dakota National Guard, and a representative from ND Cares.
History came alive at the Marksmanship Center for their very first "Western Day" reenactments. Shots rang out all afternoon at the Red River Marksmanship Center. It's a normal sound around here, but these are not normal guns. They're a mix of revolvers and rifles, most used throughout history. For one afternoon, people got to test their hand and aim. "The rifles and the revolvers were a lot easier and less kick-back than I'd thought they'd be," says Annette Marzolf.
FARGO — It might not feel like winter, but the Salvation Army is getting ready for the snow with the annual fall coat collection. From Tuesday, Sept. 11, until Monday, Sept. 17, you can drop off any spare winter coats and accessories at any Hornbacher's in Fargo and Moorhead.
WEST FARGO, N.D.—The fight for school space is a familiar battle in West Fargo. Each year, students feel the growing pains as hallways and classrooms get fuller. WDAY spoke to the West Fargo Superintendent Beth Slette who says Student population in the district is expected to grow between 400 and 600 students each year for the next 10 years. Sheyenne and West Fargo High will be over their combined capacity of 3,100 by 2021. It's this ticking time bomb of limited space that's pushing the district towards the referendum.
FARGO — The Fargo police force is growing. Five new officers got their badges. Noah Korger, Christian Davis, Abraham Moilan, Joshua Sampson and Joseph Vegel were sworn in Monday morning, Sept. 10. This brings the Fargo Police department up to 174 officers. Police officer Jessica Schnideldecker said the five new officers will help fill in some gaps, but they're still in need of recruits. Even though these officers have been sworn in they still have another 18 weeks of work before hitting the streets.
MOORHEAD, Minn. —There are some big flowers springing up around Moorhead. This week, you might spot these pretty petals around the city. It's a partnership between Mayor Del Rae Williams and artist David Cook, known as the "Flower Bomber." These flowers are completely made of duct tape and they'll only appear in one location for one day before moving to another place. The artist said they're just meant to bring some happiness to people as we come to the end of summer.