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EDGELEY, ND - Just as North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer and 17 other lawmakers send a letter of recommendation for President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, a North Dakota farmer is sending his own message to the sky. Gene Hanson is known for carving messages in his fields. This week, the message is clear: "TRUMP NOBEL PEACE PRIZE." Hanson says the project took him about an hour and a half. Each letter is 75 by 120 feet in size.
FARGO—A Fargo elementary school teacher has been put on leave after being accused of bullying her students. Following an investigation, Andrea Deschamp was removed from the classroom and put on administrative leave.
JAMESTOWN—We're used to getting bills after going to the dentist, hospital or college, but what if you got one that was more than 20 years old? It's been a whirlwind for Michelle Thompson and her siblings after they received a bill in her deceased mother's name for almost $10,000 from the North Dakota State Hospital. A 26-year old bill. "How can they do this to a family? How can they sit on a bill for 26 years?" Michelle Thompson said.
FARGO—A Fargo couple is suing Catholic Charities for what they call "marital discrimination." James and Tahnee Young decided this February they wanted to give their home and love to a teenager in the foster care system, but after finding their match their expectations took a turn for the worse. James Young and his wife Tahnee were married this July, but someone very special was not at their wedding. "We're getting married, we wanted to incorporate her into our marriage and our wedding," said James Young, who was turned down for adoption.
FARGO—Hurricane Harvey's destruction has local volunteers springing to their feet to help those in need. Wednesday, the American Red Cross is holding meetings to provide volunteers with disaster relief training. After nearly 20 trillion gallons of water swept across Texas, 22 volunteers from the Dakotas region have been deployed to help the recovery efforts. It was a packed house Wednesday as people eagerly learned the ways they can help.
FARGO—It's been more than two days since a Fargo woman was last seen at her apartment in north Fargo. Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind is 22 years old and 8 months pregnant. She was having a texting conversation with her boyfriend of seven years on Saturday afternoon when her family said she stopped replying. Family members say she was helping another apartment tenant upstairs when she was last seen. She doesn't have her wallet or car and her phone isn't ringing, her family says.
BRANDON, Minn - A young man is recovering after a feud on Facebook led to an stabbing Sunday night, July 2, in Brandon. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a call around 11 p.m. from a resident on Prairie Avenue, saying 18-year-old Bailey Scott Zastrow had been stabbed at the home. Officials say Zastrow had two non-life threatening stab wounds to his chest and arm. 20-year-old Gavin Johnson stabbed Zastrow after the two acquaintances were arguing on Facebook, according to authorities.
Sled hockey has become second nature for Grant Bosner. Bosner was born with Spina Bifida, a birth defect causing a baby's spinal cord to not develop properly. From then, his parents were told their son wouldn't be able to do what most children can. "To walk distances, it would take some pretty extensive surgery and the likelihood of it working or lasting is pretty minimal," said Kristine Bosner, Grant's mom. That didn't slow him down though. "I'm a really competitive person, but still, I'm having fun," said Grant.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. - Both Westbound lanes of I-94 near Valley City are now open after a multiple vehicle crash Friday night, around 10:30 p.m. Alexis Rath, 18, of Wimbeldon was driving westbound on I-94 when her vehicle began hydroplaning, causing her to lose control. Her vehicle crossed through the median, coming to a stop on the left eastbound lane of I-94.
FARGO—A young Breckenridge woman, who is in the prime of her life, now finds herself fighting for it. Twenty-two-year-old Victoria Grenier can leave an impression on just about anyone. "Once you know her, she's very addictive," Tina Grenier, Victoria's mother said. "Yeah she imprints," Mikel Olson, Victoria's father, said. Her family describes her as compassionate and full of life, but just last month everyone's life took an unexpected turn.