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FARGO — Only memories and a few boxes are left in the hallways of the old Fargo City Hall. All departments finished moving into their new home last week. WDAY spoke to the city engineer Brenda Derrig about that transition, she says the hardest part wasn't moving into the new place, it was going back to pick things up. "Once you come here and then you go back, it's hard to go back. It's very musty smelling and dusty, and it's just an old building," City of Fargo Engineer Brenda Derrig said.
FARGO — It might not feel like winter, but the Salvation Army is getting ready for the snow with the annual fall coat collection. From Tuesday, Sept. 11, until Monday, Sept. 17, you can drop off any spare winter coats and accessories at any Hornbacher's in Fargo and Moorhead.
FARGO — The Fargo police force is growing. Five new officers got their badges. Noah Korger, Christian Davis, Abraham Moilan, Joshua Sampson and Joseph Vegel were sworn in Monday morning, Sept. 10. This brings the Fargo Police department up to 174 officers. Police officer Jessica Schnideldecker said the five new officers will help fill in some gaps, but they're still in need of recruits. Even though these officers have been sworn in they still have another 18 weeks of work before hitting the streets.
MOORHEAD, Minn. —There are some big flowers springing up around Moorhead. This week, you might spot these pretty petals around the city. It's a partnership between Mayor Del Rae Williams and artist David Cook, known as the "Flower Bomber." These flowers are completely made of duct tape and they'll only appear in one location for one day before moving to another place. The artist said they're just meant to bring some happiness to people as we come to the end of summer.
GLYNDON, Minn. — Distance has always been an obstacle for EMS crews around the metro. WDAY spoke to EMS manager Don Martin at F-M Ambulance about the difficulties of driving across rural areas. "It can take anywhere from around 40 minutes to get to a call up in the northeastern corner of Clay County," F-M EMS Manager Don Martin said. With a wide-spread region that includes hundreds of farmsteads getting from place to place can be challenging for those in a hurry. Especially in growing communities, like Glyndon or Hawley.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—A riding academy is getting people interested in horses with free horsekeeping classes. 3 Gems Stables and Academy is offering free lessons through September to people ages 6 to 99. That includes information on horse safety, grooming, and feeding. WDAY spoke to the owner, Greta Myers, who said they get about 5 people per class, but they're hoping for more this month. They want to get more people involved in horses around the metro.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Eileen Rinde is singing the praises of a stranger after witnessing an act of kindness. "I don't know who you are, but you know who you are and the good Lord knows who you are, you did a wonderful thing for those kids," said Eileen Rinde. She was heading to the Travelodge with her grandson around 8 Monday night, August 27, when saw four young panhandlers on the corner near Cash Wise in Moorhead. The next morning, she went down to breakfast to find one of the panhandlers in the lobby.
FARGO — Fargo city employees are getting used to some new views as they start to move into the new City Hall.
FARGO — An Indiana couple is in Fargo helping out local non-profits in a year-long journey to volunteer in every state.
FARGO, N.D.—A $25,000 ride is the latest addition to the Fargo VA. It has four doors, three rows of seats, and will be serving the state by helping those who served the country. Monday afternoon, August 13, the Disabled American Veterans of North Dakota handed over the keys to a brand-new 2019 Ford Flex. The van will be part of the "Volunteer Transportation Network" fleet that helps veterans get to and from appointments. Veteran Warren Tobin says, it may seem like a small task, but it's a critical one for many veterans.