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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Thieves in lakes country are targeting boat owners, but the Becker County Sheriff's Office said most of the crimes are preventable. Four boats, three motors and one trailer have been stolen throughout the county since Aug. 1, said Sheriff Todd Glander.
Detroit Lakes, MN - A piano composer from Detroit Lakes turned on the Miss America pageant to hear her song on national TV. Miss Idaho Nina Forest played 'Rhapsody Brillante' on Sunday as part of her talent segment. The song was composed by Melody Bober, a composer and music teacher in Detroit Lakes, over 10 years ago.
FARGO — One company in the metro is making it their business to protect your children in the classroom.
FARGO—Senator Tina Smith is taking on big pharmaceutical companies to make your prescription drugs cheaper. Smith introduced the 'Affordable Medications Act' this week in Congress. It's a bill designed to hold the big pharma companies accountable. "The top 25 pharma companies have a profit margin of 20-percent," says Smith. "Compare that to the other companies on the Fortune 500 list, and their profit is a fraction of that."
FARGO - Preparations are still underway for Friday's Presidential visit to Fargo, but the City of Fargo is already concerned about the cost. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says he would like to seek reimbursement for the cost of Friday's visit because the event is not open to the public. Even though it's a private event, the city and area law enforcement are tasked with protecting the President.
VERGAS, Minn. - Law enforcement officers from across the state of Minnesota honored the life of a DNR conservation officer, killed during a farming accident last week. Hundreds of officers drove in the 8-mile long procession from Frazee to Vergus. The route went through the same area Kyle Quittschreiber planned to protect as a conservation officer with the Department of Natural Resources. Officers from across the state honored his life, including relatives who also wear the badge.
HUNTER, N.D.—An entire school is grieving the loss of a 20-year veteran of their building. Bennett Ohnstad was Northern Cass School's longtime custodian. He took a leave of absence last year to fight lung cancer, but was never able to return. Onstad died on Tuesday, just as the school year was beginning. Staff say he was someone always willing to go above and beyond for others.
Jamestown, ND - A swamp excavator is out of its usual habitat, working in the James River. It's a first of its kind project in North Dakota.
New garbage trucks are causing an unlikely controversy in Jamestown. The new machines were intended to make things easier on the crew and save the city hundreds of dollars, but it's causing friction with some residents. "There is no way you are going to make everyone happy," says Roger Mayhew, Sanitation Foreman in Jamestown, who is spearheading the change alongside the city.
FARGO - Small businesses along University Drive South say the end of construction can't come soon enough.