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KINDRED—A storage unit is a total loss after a fire in Kindred on Saturday, March 10. According to the Cass County Sheriff's Office, crews responded to 141 Rustad Drive in Kindred at around 10:15 a.m. and found a storage unit on fire. Crews were able to put out the fire by about 2 p.m., but the building was a total loss. The unit was managed by CHS Dakota Plains AG and held an empty fuel truck, pickup truck and a passenger vehicle; all of which were totaled. Nobody was injured and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
FARGO—Fire heavily damaged a home here around 9:40 a.m. Saturday, March. 10. According to a report released by the Fargo Fire Department: Fire crews were called to 1541 Broadway on a report of an attic fire. Firefighters arrived to find smoke and flames showing from the eaves at the rear of the residence. The people inside the home evacuated prior to firefighters arriving and there were no reported injuries. Firefighters had the incident under control within 15 minutes of arriving.
FARGO—A nationally known economist who worked on Donald Trump's presidential campaign gave a Fargo audience his take on Trump's personality and performance as president during a keynote address at the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber's annual Economic Outlook Forum held Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Delta by Marriott. Stephen Moore, who has written on the economy and public policy for the Wall Street Journal, said that during his first meeting with Trump he realized something unexpected.
SABIN, Minn. — Authorities say a 19-year-old man fired a stun gun at a Clay County sheriff's deputy before the deputy shot him with a gun on Saturday night, Feb. 10, in Sabin. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued a news release Monday, Feb. 12, with details of the shooting that left Brady Allan Adrian with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening. The incident happened about 8:50 p.m. Saturday when the Clay County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a Sabin home on a report of a suicidal man with a knife.
FARGO — A courtroom full of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind's loved ones heard a grisly tale of how the 22-year-old Fargo woman died after her infant daughter was cut from her womb by Brooke Lynn Crews, a neighbor who lured the pregnant woman to her death by asking for help. Prosecutor Tanya Johnson Martinez related the horrific story, one Crews told authorities, before Cass County District Judge Frank Racek sentenced Crews Friday, Feb. 2, to life in prison without the chance of parole.
FARGO — In 2015, the MODE outlet store brand was going strong with locations in Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Sioux Falls, S.D., and a handful of other cities. At the time, MODE creator Ciara Stockeland said her goal was to open 75 MODE stores by 2024. However, by fall 2017, the franchise had withered and many stores had closed. Stockeland closed her Fargo store, which she opened in 2007, stating she planned to take some time to be a mom and focus on relationships.
FARGO—They held a party Sunday afternoon, Jan. 21, at the Front Street Taproom in Fargo, but the vibe was more reverie than revelry and patrons were more likely to get shushed than sloshed. Still, refreshments were quaffed and pretzels munched during the silent reading party hosted by the Fargo Public Library, which picked up on an idea started elsewhere in places like Seattle and Portland, according to Sarah Nelson, a librarian at the Fargo library. "I'm very pleased with our turnout today," Nelson said. "I know it's a busy day, with football and everything."
HAWLEY, Minn.—A juvenile male was injured Saturday afternoon, Jan. 20, after the snowmobile he was riding missed a curve on a trail south of Hawley and the rider struck a tree after being thrown from the sled, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office. The rider was taken to a Fargo hospital by air ambulance. The incident was reported about 3:30 p.m. Saturday. It happened about four miles southwest of Hawley. No other details were available.
FARGO—This time of year, many people are getting ready to file their 2017 tax returns, but it's not too early to start thinking about the 2018 tax year because of the recently approved tax overhaul signed by President Donald Trump, according to one Fargo-area tax preparer. "The way you calculate your taxes in 2018 is going to be different than 2017, which is really not much changed from prior years. It's 2018 where we're going to see the changes," said Kent Busek, a partner at Busek Olson & Associates, which advises businesses on tax matters.
FARGO—Qigang Chang and Jacob Strombeck say they've always loved working at Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services. It's just that now they love it even more after the company decided to adopt an Employee Stock Option Plan, or ESOP, which holds the potential for a bright financial future when it comes time to retire. "I know it's a very positive thing for everyone at the company," said Chang, a project engineer at Advanced Engineering, which also goes by AE2S. Strombeck, a project manager at AE2S, agreed.