WATFORD CITY, N.D.—A mother, father and their three children lost their home and all of their belongings to a tornado in Watford City, July 10. The 10-year-old had a concussion, and the rest of the family had cuts and bruises. Krystal Lapp and her three sons had moved from Alaska to live with the children's father who was working in Watford City. The Lapp family lived in their trailer home for three weeks before the tornado struck and flipped the home multiple times.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and former NDSU Bison Carson Wentz has tied the knot. Wentz tweeted Monday morning, July 16, “Such a blessing to finally get to marry my best friend! It was an incredible day and God has his fingerprints all over our story! I’m a lucky man with one amazing wife." Related stories:
FARGO-- About 5,000 wrestlers are traveling to Fargo to compete in the USA Wrestling Cadet and Junior Nationals at the Fargodome this week, and easily more than 100 are using GoFundMe to help fund the expenses of their trip.
WATFORD CITY, N.D.—Almost $18,000 has been raised for a one-week-old infant who died in the EF-2 tornado that hit the western North Dakota community of Watford City on Tuesday morning. The infant, Blake, the son of Marisa Reber and Will Maguire. According to information on the GoFundMe site, the couple's mobile home was struck and flipped in the tornado July 10. Blake was injured.
WEST FARGO—The Red River Valley Fair has hit West Fargo again, July 10-15, for the 51st year. With it comes food, live music and rides, but how safe are the rides we trust every time we visit the fair? Currently, North Dakota doesn't require a state inspection of amusement park rides, but past incidents reveal how dangerous amusement park rides in North Dakota and Minnesota can be. Red River Valley Fair General Manager Bryan Schulz says the rides are always properly inspected, despite the lack of state regulation.
FARGO—The Fourth of July is here and that means celebration, good food and fireworks can be expected throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. With good fun comes the risk of injuries and individuals who disobey the law. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the use of sparklers, cones and tubes that emit sparks, and novelty items like snakes and party poppers are legal. But the use of anything that flies and explodes is illegal. That includes firecrackers, mortars and shells, bottle rockets and roman candles.
North Dakota may be getting some love from the FXX series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." The show's character Dennis, played by Glenn Howerton, left Paddy's Pub at the end of season 12 to father a child he had with a woman in North Dakota. The show had a short hiatus, but Season 13 will highlight Dennis' shift to fatherhood in the Peace Garden State... maybe. Howerton's participation in the show has been in question during the hiatus. According to an interview with Uproxx.com in March, Howerton said he was unsure about the return of Dennis.
FARGO -- The Fargo Police Department has received a memorial badge to honor fallen officer Jason Moszer, who was shot and later died during 2016 standoff. The badge was donated by David McCracken and given to an officer who brought it to Public Information Officer Jessica Schindeldecker
FARGO—Thousands gathered to both support and protest President Donald Trump when he visited Scheels Arena in Fargo Wednesday, June 27. Protests and the speech itself has been covered, but can the numbers tell a story, too? 20,000—There were 20,000 tickets reserved for the event in Scheels Arena. The arena has a seating capacity of 6,000. 600-700—600 to 700 protestors rallied in Urban Plains Park to express their displeasure with Trump, according to host Dana Bisignani. The group coordinated on a Facebook event page to convene together at the rally.
FARGO-- Kenneth Fletcher is an ordinary guy from Fargo. He spends his days working as a service technician for Advanced Business Methods, and being a long-time Michigan Wolverines fan, mows a large 'M' in his backyard when football season comes around. But on Saturday, June 16 he was going to have to help with something out of the ordinary when Fletcher was traveling to the Twin Cities to visit his daughter. Beverly Edith Toso, 76, of Hoffman, Minn., had driven her vehicle off of a bridge being replaced on Interstate 94 over Lake Lakota near Alexandria.