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Firefighters were called out for a fire in a room at Motel 6 in south Fargo Thursday night, April 28.
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FARGO — A single-room fire at the Motel 6 triggered a temporary evacuation and arson investigation Thursday night.

The fire at 1202 36th Street South was first reported at 9:53 p.m.

The fire spread from the floor of the hotel room to a bed, but firefighters were able to put it out quickly, according to a Battalion Chief with the Fargo Fire Department. Full story here.


One arrested after crash in Fargo, two other suspects on the loose

A car was flipped over in the 1100 block of 4th Avenue South in Fargo, at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28.

FARGO — Police are looking for two suspects involved in a stolen vehicle crash, which happened at about 9:30 Thursday night, April 28.

According to police, they took a report of a stolen vehicle earlier Thursday night, which was then driven and crashed in the 1100 block of 4th Avenue South.

When officers arrived on scene, three people got out of the car, and tried to run away.

One man was arrested, and charged with refusal to halt, but police aren't releasing his name, since he's under 18.

The man arrested was uncooperative in naming the other two people who were with him at the time of the crash, police said.

MSUM aims to foster connections between current, former Dragons with Alumni Center

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A groundbreaking ceremony is set for Friday, April 29, for the new Minnesota State University Moorhead Alumni Center designed by Foss Architecture and Interiors.
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MOORHEAD — After many years of planning, more than 100,000 alumni, former faculty and staff, parents and friends of Dragons will be one step closer to having a gathering space following a groundbreaking ceremony for the Minnesota State University Moorhead Foundation Alumni Center on Friday, April 29.

The ceremony is set for 2 p.m., with a short program preceding the groundbreaking at the Center for Business atrium, 721 11th St. S., Moorhead.

The Alumni Center will be built across from Bridges Hall and the campus gates on 11th Street. The 18,500-square-foot facility designed by Fargo-based Foss Architecture and Interiors will serve many purposes, including serving as an anchor for alumni returning to campus and a space for students and community members to interact. Full story here.


Soccer, track and field complex of almost $7 million at Fargo North close to reality

An architectural rendering of the proposed $1.1 million soccer and track and field complex at Fargo North High School.

FARGO — Fargo North High School is about to take another major step up in its athletics facilities. Fundraising for a track and field and soccer complex that will be situated on the southeast side of the school is, in a mid-distance race term, on the home stretch.

Construction for the targeted just-under $7 million project is expected to start perhaps in the coming weeks. It includes an alternate commitment from private donors to raise $750,000 for artificial turf.

“We are extremely close,” North principal Travis Christensen said of the external funding. “As anybody who is involved in fundraising, that’s where it gets the most anxious. We can see the finish line but we’re not quite there. We really have to thank our community and our supporters.” Full story here.

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