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FARGO—It was an average day for Brandon Markle as he was driving down University back to a job site for Northstar Fence. That was when he saw a child running into traffic in the corner of his eye. The kid was a 4-year-old boy by himself, making his way to Family Fare. Brandon says he knew immediately what he had to do. He pulled over and helped the kid out of the street and onto the sidewalk.
A new app could help you keep wood ticks away. The TickTracker app displays areas nearby where others have spotted ticks. You can also go on and tell where you've seen a bug. And if you get one stuck to you, the app offers a helpful guide on how to pick them off. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, deer ticks — also known as blacklegged ticks" are the most common type of tick in this area. It sticks to low-growing plants - you'll most likely get one on your ankles or feet.
FARGO — Ever since Monday, Tori Ziegelman relives that moment in her head over and over. It was a day, she says, traumatized her and her 11-year-old son, Trenton. "Every day I come home and have to see him not waiting at the door, to be excited and ready to go outside," said Tori Ziegelman.
OAKES, N.D. — A North Dakota irrigation pump is crossing an ocean to help a farmer with dry land. It's an exciting day for Dyna Flo, Inc. as they send their first irrigation pump overseas. The Oakes-based company got a call in January from a farmer in Australia looking to buy a pump. Employees say the farmer saw the pump on YouTube and called because pumps like this aren't sold anywhere in Australia, and he lives in a dry region. The irrigation pump is 1,500 pounds and costs $9,500. It can pump 3,000 gallons of water per minute.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – More than $800,000 is being returned to local law enforcement agencies after a criminal investigation into an employee’s actions at a car dealership here.
FARGO—A new blanket of six inches of snow on the ground has some concerned about spring flooding. Others are hoping it eases drought conditions. Climatologists say the 2017 drought left most of the state so dry, the six inches we got over the weekend is just making up for that lack of moisture. Nothing more.
One of five law enforcement officers shot while responding to a disturbance at an apartment complex near Denver on New Year's Eve has ties to the area. Tom O'Donnell, 41, spent a few hours in the hospital after being wounded during the incident on Sunday, Dec. 31, in a Denver suburb. O'Donnell, who grew up in Underwood, Minn., and graduated from Bemidji State University, is a deputy with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. O'Donnell was one of four deputies who were injured; one of his fellow officers was killed.
CLAY COUNTY—People are crowding treasury departments, hoping to take advantage of the deductions, one last time. The Clay County Auditor says she's seen at least double the people prepaying their property taxes for next year. Tax payers are hoping to get that deduction before it's scaled back by the tax-code overhaul signed by President Trump. The tax-code will put a $10,000 dollar cap on deductions that will affect higher-tax states.
It may or may not come as a surprise; Minnesota and North Dakota ranked in the top ten states with the worst drivers. A report from "Quote Wizard" shows car accident rates are going up, with more than 40,000 car related deaths in 2016. The same report ranks Minnesota number two for "Worst Drivers" and North Dakota at number 10. Officers in Moorhead say weather may be to blame.
FARGO—During its driest season since 2006, North Dakota lawn services are experiencing hardships. Johnson's Lawn Service is used to working with the changing seasons, but this year has been a challenge. "It's affecting my job hugely. I'm probably down 30 percent over last year," says John Vigen of Johnson's Lawn Service. The drought has taken its toll statewide, with over 75 percent of the state experiencing some kind of dryness. Even though most of the damage is to the southwest part of the state, Fargo lawns are also feeling the heat.