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ARGYLE, Minn.—This week’s gem of the week spreads love throughout the community with a little bit of dough, grease, and sugar. A sunrise is no guarantee in Argyle, Minnesota, but regardless, the community’s ball of sunshine is guaranteed to be hard at work in her woman cave. Insider her garage, making circles of love, Carol Michalek sees the value in creating something sweet with her own two hands. “I think it’s a lost art, homemade,” said Carol. Carol’s famous homemade donuts.
“I forgot one,” says Jim Fischer, reaching for a book on a cluttered bookshelf. Those who know about Jim Fischer’s love for books can understand how maybe he would forget about one. Over the years, this retired veteran, who served in the military for nearly 30 years, gathered plenty of them—his collection contains two thousand books. “To me, they’re an escape,” Fischer says. “It was never a conscious effort, they just kind of accumulated.” His love for the books started at birth.
GOODRIDGE, Minn.—A local Goodridge, Minn., man searching for the owner of a watch thought that answers would bring closure, but instead, the mystery continues to tick. Last week, WDAZ TV featured Bruce Bjerklie . For the past six decades the Bjerklie family had a watch belonging to the World War II veteran Harold Knutson.
MAYVILLE, N.D.—A local teacher is working to fulfill the dreams that her friend left behind. Mary Stammen was all smiles as she placed backpacks across the gym floor at Peter Boe Elementary in Mayville. But at the same time—the Special Education teacher was fighting back sadness. “I'd rather have Ann doing this with me then me doing this in honor of her, because this is what Ann is all about,” said Stammen.
CAVALIER, N.D. - You may spot a North Dakota State Bison running through the streets of Grand Forks this weekend. It's not a message for the rival University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks - but a message of hope for all. Bill Crosby is a well-known face in the Cavalier community serving as pastor at the E-Free Church. But lately he's been catching the eyes of people in town for a different reason.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A man wanted in connection with the burning death of his stepson is fighting extradition. This is video of forty-one-year-old, Randy Miles, being booked into the Grand Forks County jail last night after an off duty police officer noticed him walking along North Washington Street by the jail.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- A man on the run across the midwest after the death of his stepson is behind bars tonight in Grand Forks. The man is forty-one-year-old Randy Miles. He is wanted by police in Des Moines, Iowa after his twenty-six-year-old stepson was found dead over the weekend. Miles was taken into the Grand Forks County jail tonight.
Walhalla, ND (WDAZ-TV) It's a familiar sound in Pembina County. Some sort of equipment being worked on inside Holen Repair in Walhalla. Today's task for Dale Holen, an International Club Cadet lawnmower engine.
UPDATE: The fire on the railroad bridge in downtown Grand Forks is now out.
Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ-TV) Concerned about polluting one of the region's biggest economic drivers. That's the fear of residents, while supporters say they are just uninformed. After a decade of house hunting Mary Senger and her husband finally found their dream home in May right along the shores of Devils Lake. "We saved and saved and saved so we could afford the perfect home," she said. But that happiness was short lived.