The community is coming together to support a little girl who some consider a living miracle. Jordan Dravitz was born in February with an uncurable liver disease. After a successful liver transplant she should live a long healthy life. She will have to take a number of expensive medicines for her entire life. There will be a benefit held for her on Sunday, September 23rd, to cover the enormous medical expenses and future medicine bills. The benefit will be at El Zagal and starts with a golf scramble followed by several other events starting at noon.
FARGO—It's a big week for Bison Pride. It's homecoming, and the parade is Friday night, September 21. The parade this year starts in the same spot on N-P avenue, then for the first time, will turn east off Broadway onto 4th Ave. There will be no parking along the route starting at 2:30 p.m. Then all traffic will be closed starting at 3:30. It'll be a minor inconvenience for some, but a parade coordinator says it'll be worth it to all the decorated floats.
TWIN VALLEY, MINN. —The small quiet town of Twin Valley, Minnesota is home to barely 800 people and home to the Twin Valley Living Center. The center is a place residents, and their family members say they love.
Friday night saw a birthday celebration for one of Fargo's finest role models. Collette Folstad celebrated her 80th birthday tonight. Collette, is a historic basketball coach in our area. She had coaching stints with NDSU, Concordia and several Fargo High Schools. She was extremely successful in her career and touched the lives of hundreds of athletes.
A major spike in drug overdoses in the past month made a roundtable discussion today with a famous billionaire's son all the more timely in Fargo. Senator Heidi Heitkamp hosted the discussion with philanthropist, Howard Buffett. Howard is the son of well-known businessman, Warren Buffett. Howard's also a county sheriff in Illinois.
FARGO -- Health officials here are taking another step in the battle against opioids.
It's time to party in Otter Tail County. "The County was organized exactly 150 years ago today, actually near this exact location," said the Chairman of the Otter Tail County Commission, Wayne Johnson. Instead of presents and candles, this birthday is being celebrated in a different way. "We're doing the reenactment for a sense of history, so people can get exposed to some of the things that happened one hundred fifty years ago," said Johnson.
With waterfowl season just week away, we caught up with a Minnesota man who spent his life dedicated to downing ducks. WDAY News headed out to the "Lake Region Pioneer Threshermen's" show to see how he tells history through hunting. Memories of the old are everywhere at the Threshermen's show in Dalton, Minnesota. This man's memories call out to hunters everywhere. "I like the old and unusual stuff, as you can see, nobody's got this stuff," says duck hunting guru Denny Delzer. The writing is literally on the wall, Denny Delzer, loves guns.
Friday Night's are the talk of the town once high school football starts, but in one Minnesota town a break-in might take some of the shine off the Friday night lights. WDAY News Reporter Tyler Ziegler headed out to Lakes Country to see how a press box theft might put a damper on tonight's game. It's gameday in Detroit Lakes. “This game means a lot to us, it's for the paddle,” says starting QB Max Gunderson.
Say what you will, but summer is over and that means three things football, bonfires, and hunting. And, this year there are few new rules that hunters need to be aware of. "If I woulda shot a deer this morning I woulda been in direct violation of this new rule," said avid hunter Joe Heinz. Whether you hunt from a tree, on the ground, from the woods or a field. If its in an area that's seen a documented case of Chronic Wasting Disorder, you have to cut your deer up before moving it into or within North Dakota.