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MOORHEAD, Minn. — He rents “shop space” in a cold-storage building in this city’s industrial park, but isn’t using it for woodworking or any other hobby. Instead, “Homeless Dave,” as he calls himself, has turned the spot not meant for human habitation into his home. Boxes overflowing with household items cover the concrete floor. A bumper-pull camper parked inside is where he showers and sleeps. A makeshift office, where he uses his old computer, is shrouded in tarps and equipped with heat lamps to stave off the winter chill.
KINDRED, N.D. — A deployment of military members overseas almost always means a period of separation for them and their families. But for a mother and daughter from Kindred, 30 miles southwest of Fargo, it actually means more togetherness.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — One hundred years ago, rules of combat said women serving as nurses in World War I were to be nowhere near the front lines. The rules were broken by Clay County nurse Rose Clark and other women, who went to where they were most needed. Some 10,000 trained nurses were sent with the Army Nurse Corps and the Red Cross to serve stateside or in Europe, as the U.S. joined the war effort in April 1917. Clark, of Barnesville, Minn., worked at a field hospital in France that came under fire in 1918 during the war's turning point.
GLYNDON, MINN.—A woman who was at a popular swimming hole near here when a child drowned said she thinks there weren't enough chaperones for the large youth group in attendance and that some weren't watching the kids. Another witness said she doesn't think searchers went into the water quickly enough after the girl was believed missing. The Clay County Sheriff's Office said Grace Elizabeth Bettie, 9, of Moorhead, died Wednesday, June 27, at Buffalo River State Park.
MOORHEAD — The racers line up near a series of white nylon flags, gates and cones — their eyes covered with strange goggles and their hands feverishly working a set of controls. They don't even have to look in the direction of the course, as their drones, or "quads," dip and zip through. With the help of their electronic goggles, the pilots are operating the little flying machines in "first-person view." "You're in the aircraft itself. It's like being a bird," said Gary Ferguson, a member of Quad Squad Fargo-Moorhead.
HITTERDAL, Minn. – Authorities have released the name of a missing Wahpeton man whose disappearance appears linked to the discovery of human remains at a Clay County farmstead and the detention of two people as persons of interest in the case. On June 9, police received a report from the family of Troy Edmund Yarbrough, 41, that he hadn’t been seen or heard from since May 18, a Wahpeton Police Department news release said.
FARGO — Brianna Cassady said she was 8 or 9 years old, growing up in a small town in Iowa, when she realized that despite her outward appearance as a boy, she was "a little girl." She continued to dress in a masculine way for years, she said, because she didn't want people to make fun of her. In her late 20s, however, the transgender woman decided to embrace her true self and begin a gender transition. Now 33, she recently completed the final step in doing so.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—A steady stream of hefty drug seizures during traffic stops during the past nine months has been a bonanza for area law enforcement agencies. However, success in that arena brings big challenges in others. The latest bust was May 30 on Interstate 94 near West Fargo, when 100 pounds of marijuana was confiscated after a trooper pulled a driver over for an equipment violation. "We're getting better at it," said Lt. Troy Hischer of the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
SEBEKA, Minn. — A central Minnesota couple is feeling a little like new parents after a rare birth on their farm. A cow gave birth to quadruplet calves on Chuck and Deb Beldo's beef cattle farm near Sebeka on May 24 — all tiny, but appearing to be healthy, so far. The couple is bottle-feeding the calves, two females and two males, almost around the clock. "We are looking for volunteers for that midnight feeding," Chuck Beldo joked, as the calves nestled into a makeshift shelter on the farmyard.
FARGO—Mike Kohler lined up with thousands of other runners inside the Fargodome here on Saturday, May 19, ready for his first half-marathon as part of the Sanford Fargo Marathon. It would be a big step for the 26-year-old plumber and pipefitter from West Fargo, who ran the 10K last year and the 5K the year before that. But a misstep, right from the start, put him on an even more difficult course. Nervous and tired from waking up earlier than usual, Kohler wasn't paying full attention.