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FARGO - A fast-food restaurant here is giving its customers three more opportunities to take advantage of a promotional offer for free chicken. Every Tuesday in May, the West Acres Chick-fil-A, 4100 13th Avenue South, is giving away a free chicken sandwich to customers who visit the restaurant between 2 and 5 p.m., according to a West Acres Instagram post. The remaining dates to take advantage of this promotion are Tuesday, May 15, Tuesday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 29. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bih4mpb
ANTIGO, Wis. - Raymond Jack “Ray” Szmanda, known by many Midwesterners as “the Menards guy,” has died, according to his family. He was 91. Charles Szmanda, son of Ray, confirmed his father’s death in a Facebook post Sunday, May 6. Szmanda was the Menards spokesperson for over two decades, and was the star of countless television and radio commercials.
FFARGO - A woman who went reported as missing Sunday night, May 6, has been found safe, according to Fargo police. Tricia Cheri Flaagan, 34, went missing Sunday around 9:40 p.m in the 2500 block of 25 1/2 Avenue South in Fargo.
If you live in North Dakota and you've got a political yard sign, go ahead and flaunt it. That's what a new study suggests after its results revealed that North Dakota is among the most tolerant states in the country when it comes to their neighbors' political yard signs. The study, which was conducted by ShieldCo, a custom business, signage and décor company, surveyed 3,000 Americans asking them what they think about yard signs, and, in particular, their neighbors' yard signs.
THABAZIMBI, South Africa - The owner of a South African wildlife park is lucky to be alive after he was dragged and mauled by a lion after entering the animal's enclosure. Mike Hodge, 67, was rushed to a local hospital with neck and jaw injuries as a result of the incident, which occurred on Tuesday, May 1, according to the Daily Mail.
MOORHEAD — A duck trapped inside the chimney of a Moorhead home was freed and released Monday, April 30, thanks to the help of a community service officer. A post on the Moorhead Police Department's Facebook page shows the officer, Cameron Cordes, posing with "Santa" the duck after he was able to free the bird from a chimney.
AUSTIN, Texas—Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz kicked off a two-week fundraising campaign Monday, April 30, to help transform the lives of thousands of kids in Haiti. Wentz is raising funds for the Mission of Hope Haiti Sports Complex project through his AO1 Foundation at The Giving Back Fund. The 60-acre sports complex will host sports leagues for 15,000 kids annually and provide programs focused on character development, education and discipline. Over the next two weeks, Wentz says, he'll personally match every dollar, up to $500,000.
FARGO—An esteemed panel of four local media experts gathered together Thursday afternoon, April 26, to have a healthy discussion on the modern-day media landscape, particularly, the topic of fake news. The event, which was hosted by the Northern Plains Ethics Institute, was held inside Minard Hall on the campus of North Dakota State University in front of a packed lecture hall and was moderated by Jack Zaleski, former editorial page editor of The Forum.
FARGO - Forum Communications Co.-owned WDAY-TV took home a regional Edward R. Murrow Award on Wednesday, April 25, for a heartwarming story about a Hillsboro, N.D., man and his pet goose, Wilbur. The story, which aired Aug. 14, 2017, won the prestigous regional award in the Small Market News category "Excellence in Video," and was produced by reporter Kevin Wallevand and photographer Devin Krinke. National Edward R. Murrow award winners will be announced in June and will be honored at an October gala in New York City.
DETROIT - Law enforcement knew they had to act quickly. A man, struggling with the decision to take his own life, was on the verge of jumping off a Detroit freeway overpass, a move that would likely end his life. Then, state troopers and local law enforcement decided to make an out-of-the-ordinary call for backup: 13 (heroic) truckers. One by one, the truckers, with the help of police, pulled up next to each other, side-by-side, forming a wall underneath the overpass in an effort to prevent the man from jumping off the overpass.