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MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Somali-American man from Moorhead says he was racially harassed while on the job. Sharmake Mohamed was a driver for PTI, a company that transports Burlington Northern workers. A shocking video he recorded while on the job has him looking for a new job. Mohamed says he was driving three BNSF workers from Dilworth to Wisconsin, when he had a request. "[It was] time to pray," says Mohamed. "I said, 'hey, I'm driving all the way, so I need to take five minutes to pray.'"
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – An aunt of Justis Burland, the 6-year-old who died here Monday morning, April 9, after allegedly suffering horrific abuse, is at the head of a petition to change how child protective services works.
WEST FARGO—Just a couple of days after the fatal police standoff involving a Fargo man, Justin Dietrich's sister is speaking out.
METRO—As thick, heavy snow blankets the region and continues to fall there's a few things you should know about removing snow. With this sticky thick snow, removal services are going to have their work cut out for them and some will be working late into the night. If you're not fortunate enough to have a service hired, keep a few things in mind here. In Fargo, you are required by ordinance to clear your sidewalks of ice and now within 24 hours of the end of snowfall.
FARGO—As threats of violence in schools become more common across North Dakota, the state's superintendent says she is committed to improving security. In the metro, schools have a variety of safety features; locked doors, cameras everywhere, and student resource officers. A new plan proposed at the state level aims to beef up rural school security as well. Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Kirsten Baesler says she's working with the highway patrol to see if troopers can have a presence in some rural districts.
WEST FARGO—An unexpected letter has a West Fargo veteran and his neighbors wondering how long they will have homes. 130 people live in the public housing project in West Fargo, it's one of the oldest in the entire state. When one of those tenants received a letter about demolishing these buildings, he was very concerned. For Paul Berkness of West Fargo, the low-rise is home. It, along with the high-rise across the street, provides housing for many older and lower income people, which is why he was upset when he received this letter.
WAHPETON -- A tight community is mourning the loss tonight of a Wyndmere boy with a joyful and generous heart. Jessy Haberman may have only been eight, but in his short life he was many things; a fighter who dealt with an unknown syndrome, loving boy who plastered countless smiles onto others' faces, and above all, Jessy was a giver. Jessy Haberman may have accomplished as much in 8 years and touched so many people in so many ways as some do in 80 years.
FARGO—Community members are weighing in on the search for a new superintendent in West Fargo. The school board met with several district members tonight. They provided input on the search to replace retiring Superintendent, Dr. David Flowers. Fifteen candidates will be narrowed down to around six in the coming weeks. The board hopes to offer a contract to its top candidate by the end of next month. Board members are hopeful the tight schedule will keep other districts' search for new superintendents non-factors.
FARGO—Imagine for a second, being able to walk right up to vending machine, punch a few buttons, and all of a sudden, you've got bitcoin and other cryptocurrency. Thanks to a new machine which debuted Monday in downtown Fargo, investing is actually that simple. For Jack Seaman of Mindak, it only made sense. "As a gold and silver dealer, I deal all the time with customers who want non-cash assets," said Seaman. He buys and sells with people who want something valuable.
FARGO—A Fargo woman's grief is turned into gratitude which is touching the lives of hundreds. Jenna Meyers lost one of her best friends last year; her mother, Carol, lost her battle with breast cancer. Meyers was devastated, but decided to honor her mom, and her mom's love, by showing the community some love. There have been many tears the past year for Jenna Meyers, she lost a friend, a mentor, a mother. "I thought she was the best person in the world," said Meyers. Her mom, Carol Prien, lost her battle with breast cancer last June.