Here is your InForum Minute morning briefing for Thursday, Sept. 16.



A portion of I-29 was blocked by law enforcement from multiple agencies in Fargo early Thursday September, 16. Traffic was being diverted to 13th Ave S.
A portion of I-29 was blocked by law enforcement from multiple agencies in Fargo early Thursday September, 16. Traffic was being diverted to 13th Ave S. News Staff


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FARGO-- A portion of Interstate 29 in Fargo was blocked off to passing vehicles early Thursday, September 16 for more than an hour overnight.

Law enforcement from multiple agencies, as well as the Fargo Fire Department, lined the road near the 13th Ave S exit.

Police officers also diverted traffic in both directions on to 13th Ave S. Full story here.

Two hurt on motorcycle in crash with car on University Drive

Fargo Police officers block off part of University Dr. for an injury crash in the 4700 block on Wednesday, Sept. 15.
Fargo Police officers block off part of University Dr. for an injury crash in the 4700 block on Wednesday, Sept. 15. News staff

FARGO-- Two people were hurt in a motorcycle crash involving a car along South University Drive on Wednesday, September 15.

According to North Dakota Highway Patrol, the crash happened shortly after 8 p.m. in the 4700 block, when an eastbound 1998 Ford Taurus struck a Harley Davidson driving south.

The 16 year old driver of the Taurus and her 12 year old passenger were not hurt.

The driver of the motorcycle and his passenger were both hurt and taken to the Sanford Medical Center. Full story here.

West Fargo man arrested following break-ins at south Fargo homes

Brandon Pederson, 29
Brandon Pederson, 29

FARGO — A 29-year-old West Fargo man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into two homes in south Fargo on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Brandon Pederson, 29, is facing charges of felony trespassing, police said. He also had unrelated warrants.

At about 7:15 p.m., officers were called to the 1500 block of 7th Avenue South for a report of a burglary at an abandoned house. As officers were responding, it was reported that the suspect had also broken into an occupied home in the nearby 700 block of 14th Street South, police said. Full story here.



New Amazon center looking to hire workers

While the new Amazon fulfillment center is set to open next week, like many businesses throughout the region, they still have hundreds of openings for workers.

Amazon's new fulfillment center looks to employ roughly 1,000 people from the Fargo-Moorhead area. However, the company says it hasn't yet met that goal.

The retail giant is still looking to fill more than 250 positions for its Fargo location, which is certainly no small task, as almost everywhere in the area, there are signs that say, "we're hiring."

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