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FARGO—The Fargo Marathon announced Thursday its new title sponsor for the 2018 race is Sanford Health. The new partnership is a change from previous races sponsored by Scheels, who plan to stay a partner but don't want to be the title sponsor. Fargo Marathon Director Mark Knutson says he called Sanford Health after talking with Scheels. Sanford Health representatives say they were excited about the opportunity and agreed to be the new title sponsor.
FARGO—A mobile home started on fire in North Fargo Thursday morning. Crews were sent to a neighborhood near 32nd Avenue and Broadway just before 6 a.m. They were able to get it under control in about eight minutes, but they stayed on scene for about an hour to extinguish and search for hot spots. The home was believed to be abandoned and no one was inside. Authorities said the damage is about $8,000. They expect the home to be a total loss.
WDAY-TV (FARGO) -- A downed power line and a sparking power pole have caused a street in Fargo to close. The Fargo Fire Department closed off 15th Avenue South between 15th Street and 16th Street to get close to the down line. 15 1/2 Street is still open. Some people living in the area are without power. It's unknown how many people are affected by the outage. It's also unknown what caused the power line to fall. We have a crew on scene and will bring you more details on this story through out the day.
FARGO—Previous students, current students and teachers at Nativity Elementary School in Fargo said goodbye Thursday, May 25, to their long-time principal, Cindy Hutchins. The emotional event started with a play put on by teachers called, "Mrs. Hutchins is Missing." Then a video filled with pictures and goodbye messages from families, students, and teachers played. The second grade class wrapped up the celebration by singing Hutchins a farewell song. Hutchins spent 40 years at Nativity, 29 years as the school's principal.
MAPLETON — Students at Mapleton Elementary School celebrated their last day of school, and the last day in their old school building, in a unique way on Tuesday, May 24. When students return to school in August, they won't come to the same building. So on Tuesday, teachers, retired teachers and parents gathered outside of the 93-year-old school building to watch students release balloons. Tim Jacobson has been the principal of the school for 17 years. He said the balloon send-off was the perfect way to recognize the last year at the school.
FARGO – Free wireless internet access could soon be coming to downtown Fargo. The Downtown Community Partnership Board voted unanimously Thursday morning, May 18, to get the ball rolling on the project. Midco, a cable and internet provider in Fargo-Moorhead, wants to put small devices up all over downtown to power the project, but the goal is to make them blend in with what's already there.
WEST FARGO—Nearly 1,000 gift cards were handed out to students at the two West Fargo high schools Thursday morning. Police officers and volunteers from Monsanto checked to make sure everyone pulling into school was buckled up, parents included. Students wearing their seat belts were given gift cards to places like Sandy's Donuts, Dairy Queen and Subway. Those who weren't were given a warning. No tickets were issued.
FARGO—Students from Eagles Elementary school in Fargo got active before the school bell rang on Tuesday morning, May 9. The entire student body was asked to ride their bike to school for National Bike to School Day. If kids didn't have a bike to ride, they were asked to ride scooters, skateboards or rollerblades—anything with kid-powered wheels. Students who wore their helmets while participating got a water bottle and reflective stickers as a reward for being safe.
FARGO—Miss North Dakota USA Raquel Wellentin is in Las Vegas preparing to hit the Miss USA stage in 11 days. That's not her only major accomplishment on the horizon. Before she left, Raquel gave a WDAY reporter a behind the scenes look at how she's been preparing for the pageant. "I'm just ready to go. I'm ready to take off and just show everyone what I did to prepare myself," Wellentin said. Wellentin has been preparing for Miss USA since she was crowned Miss North Dakota in November. It's been a journey, she said.
FARGO — The school year is coming to an end and students in our region who rely on school lunch programs may be worried about what they will eat during the break. More than 33,000 kids in North Dakota rely on free and reduced meals. The Great Plains Food Bank needs volunteers to help it meet the demand. Starting on June 5, volunteers in Fargo will help distribute food at Village West Park five days a week for two hours. Free breakfast and lunch will be handed out to anyone under 18 years old.