MAHNOMEN Minn.—At first authorities were told Brian Smith's face was burned by three bad men who attacked him. After law enforcement found his allegedly stolen truck twenty miles from home, the story changed. "When we talked to him, he was very apologetic," said Mahnomen County Sheriff, Doug Krier.
WEST FARGO, N.D.—High temps, the lack of shade, and big crowds are a recipe for heat sickness. Our stormtracker team says Wednesday will be the hottest day of the week, with the heat index around one hundred. Which is concerning for parents like Samantha Strand. "It gets so hot that you're just sweating even just standing. It's hard to bring the kids out on a day that it's going to be a hundred degrees," Strand said. WDAY spoke with the health professionals from FM Ambulance who said the key to staying cool is preparation and hydration.
FARGO—Once the front door is unlocked what is left to keep a store safe? "Shoplifting has a really big impact to small businesses especially," said Laura Morris, owner of 'Others.' Teresa O'Day, owner of 'Proper' uses security cameras to protect her small business. Especially Sunday when she caught two young ladies shoplifting in her store. The shoplifters came in, took a couple pairs of jeans and some shirts.
FARGO—A pitbull has died after being stabbed a number of times Monday night at Park Place Apartments on 32nd Avenue South. Police said the dog was stabbed after it went into someone else's apartment, attached a chihuahua, then went after a man who grabbed a knife and stabbed the pitbull. One of the owners of the pitbull told WDAY-TV he was the one who carried the dog to the police and he thinks the pitbull was stabbed too many times for it to be self-defense. He also said the two dogs have had issues before.
METRO—A nice trip back home, a Father's day weekend of family and fun, turned ugly by the accidental pull of the trigger. Cody Neset's mother was handling her Kimber 380 handgun, when she accidentally shot her own hand. "She failed proper gun safety rules and an accident happened," said Cody. Luckily, Cody's trained to handle such situations. "I am a nurse so I knew what to get started with and how to assess the situation." Cody's training taught him to first, stop the bleeding using whatever tourniquet you can find; Cody used a kitchen towel.