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DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The family of a Devils Lake man who was shot and killed by a police detective are again demanding the officer be fired after learning he may return from paid leave. The family of 26-year-old Daniel Fuller, who was unarmed when he was shot and killed by Police Detective Brandon Potts in July 2018, made their feelings known at a Devils Lake City Commission meeting Monday night, Jan. 7.
GRAND FORKS — This Altru Hospital worker, who has windows into his office, is a Grand Forks craftsman but one with a big heart, too. Tim Kilgore has been making orthotics for patients at Altru for the past 16 years. It's a medical specialty that focuses on designing orthoses, such as foot, ankle or leg braces, to support a person's skeletal or neuromuscular system.
EAST GRAND FORKS — It's a very merry Christmas for hundreds of athletes in our region thanks to one little boy. It's something many of us have tried, a little stand to sell something in our front yard, but this week's Gem took it to a whole new level, something this state has never seen. There is a special bond between Owen Gregoire and his cousin Reed who has Down syndrome. "More like a brother to me than a family member," Owen said. Owen frequently checks in on his 8-year-old cousin Reed throughout the day at South Point Elementary in East Grand Forks.
GRAND FORKS - It was a day of thankfulness at the Grand Forks Police Department for many different reasons. Dozens were honored for their years of service during the department's annual award ceremony, community members were also recognized for various reasons. For two officers though, their award was very special - and they weren't referring the certificate they received from the chief. "A certificate is a piece of paper, but to see someone that's embracing life even though with challenges, makes our job worth," Grand Forks Police Department Chief Mark Nelson said.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — There's a big push to help feed hungry children in the Lake Region as local food pantry The Hope Center has launched its annual Feeding Hope Drive. You can find buckets to drop off food or cash donations at every major retailer around Devils Lake. A third of the children in the Lake Region are suffering from hunger right now. While food donations are greatly appreciated, money is just as important.
DEVILS LAKE, ND--Shining a bright light on a dark day. Instead of grieving on the one year anniversary of his daughter's suicide - this dad gave back to the community in her honor. It may look like Shane Paulsen just visited the grocery store - so much food he needed the help of the Devils Lake Police Chief, Mayor, and a city commissioner to unload the car. "It's work, I'm a truck driver, I'm used to just siting in the seat," said Shane Paulsen. But this food isn't for him - it's for the community.
GRAND FORKS — Many of us wrap our own children and grandchildren in our arms to love them and keep them warm, but this week's Gems have the same love and compassion for children they have never met. Some even call them angels. On a cold afternoon, Nancy Klatt is working on a warm project. "I love the fabric, the colors, patterns," said quilter Nancy Klatt. She is working on a longtime passion of hers, a quilt.
CAVALIER, N.D. — Soon stores will be packed as the holiday shopping season officially gets underway but in one community, a local store is always filled with shoppers and each time the register rings, the region benefits. "I'm putting out puzzles right now," volunteer Helen Restemayer said. "Everything has to be marked." It's another busy afternoon for Restemayer at the Cavalier Thrift Store, but the 86-year-old is used to it, she's been doing it for more than two decades.
GRAND FORKS — Police have now offered a reason for shooting and killing a dog that attacked an officer Friday night, Nov. 9 . Police said agents were in the apartment where the incident occurred because the tenant was allegedly selling drugs to kids. The Grand Forks Drug Task Force entered a room inside the apartment looking for drugs when a large dog attacked one of the agents, police said.
REYNOLDS N.D. -- Crews responded to a fire in a grain dryer Thursday, Nov. 8. Crews fight grain dryer fire in Reynolds ND They were called out to 2nd Ave NE in Reynolds around 8 p.m, that's about 20 miles south of Grand Forks. Authorities on scene said farmworkers were filling one of the bins when they noticed the dryer was on fire.