LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—A business in Arkansas is taking a new approach to how they design caskets for outdoorsman out there. Glory Boats builds caskets shaped as a fishing boat with three different camouflage options for people to choose from. Its website describes these boats as "vessels to convey the mortal remains of outdoors enthusiasts to that glorious, final harbor."
FARGO-- One of the Blue Angels aviators performing at the Fargo Airsho this weekend says he's from Houston, but he has some fans in Fargo. Commander Eric Doyle is the flight leader of the squad of six planes and has been a part of the Blue Angels for about 8 months. "My family's from here, " Doyle said. "Every airshow is unique, it has its own excitements and challenges. I'm excited to be here with so much family and Fargo is such a great community.
CHICAGO—Comcast users could soon miss out on Big Ten sports on both FS1 and the Big Ten Network, which could affect fans' viewing of the Minnesota Gophers and Wisconsin Badgers football games. Fox-owned BTN has had a deal with Comcast for 10 years, but the contract expires Aug. 31. FS1's contract will expire the same time. According to the president of BTN and Fox Sports, Mark Silverman, there is a real fear a contract may not be re-signed.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—Richard Chodek, who erected a fence that is preventing public access to a west-central Minnesota lake, defended himself against the state of Minnesota on Friday, July 20, after being charged with 12 misdemeanors. His hope to have the charges against him dismissed will be delayed by at least a month. Both him and the state of Minnesota will have until Aug. 17 to present their written arguments before a date for the jury trial will be set.
FARGO — Vendors throughout the Fargo Street Fair have mixed views on the new setup. The fair, that runs through Saturday, July 21, in recent years went down Broadway, but this year is in more of an L-Shape from Broadway and rounding the corner to Fourth Avenue North. While some vendors on Broadway are a bit more accepting, some on Fourth Avenue North are not pleased with the change.
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Department of Health is warning consumers to not eat Spring Pasta Salad from Hy-Vee if it was purchased before July 17. Six of seven cases in a Salmonella Sandiego outbreak have been linked to people who have eaten Spring Pasta Salad from four different Hy-Vee stores, a news release said. On July 16, the product was removed from all stores voluntarily while health officials have been investigating.
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.
FARGO—Jamie Zastoupil and the children she cares for at Wiggles and Giggles Child Care are working to help the United Way School Supply drive. For the sixth straight year Zastoupil and the kids are selling lemonade and baked goods to purchase school supplies for children in need. Zastoupil finds that having a school supply drive like this can benefit both the children receiving the supplies and those who volunteer to help out.