story on the Internet is causing a real stir about a city in Western North
Dakota. The article states that two police officers in Sherwood came into an elementary school last week and
began tasing random children.
Phones have been ringing off the
hook at the Renville Sheriff's Department because of the latest information
that was released on a news satire
site, National Report.
one or two people a day. It's multiple people. I mean, it's growing and growing.
Every website it goes on, we get people from all different states that are
writing to us," says Barry Vannatta, Sheriff in Renville County.
The National Report claims that two
police officers in Sherwood,
North Dakota barged into a
kindergarten classroom and began tasing multiple children. None of
the information is true. National Report publishes information like this with
the intent of provoking a reaction.
do think this site should not publish this out to the world if they are not
sure, if it's true or false. Now, we have to start building our
reputation over again for what a lady wrote about us and what a publisher
published about us," says Vannatta.
article states, "The officers were apparently 'bored' with the
absence of crime in the tiny North Dakota town.
So, they decided to practice out their newly acquired tasers that the department
people calling us and questioning whether of not we're allowing something like
this to happen, it just shows how misinformation on the Internet can affect the
perception of what's going on in North
Dakota," says elementary principal Robby Voigt.
article also says the incident happened at Calcutta Elementary School in Sherwood. The school does not exist.
now, by our perspectives, when we are reading the article, there are three
things that are true in this article. There is a Sherwood, North Dakota. We do have
an elementary school in Sherwood. And, we are a small town in North Dakota," says Voigt.
end of the day, the small town of Sherwood was the latest victim that shows the
dangers of Internet rumors and how fast they can spread.
has received multiple calls from people out of state, questioning Sherwood's
law enforcement, and he says he is trying to defend not only his job but also
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:57:59 GMT
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks. Fargo Oak Groves defeated Rugby 68 to 58 in overtime fashion. North Star defeated the Lions from Linton-HMB 60 to 49 in the
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:54:06 GMT
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points. Followed by Minot with 323 points. North Fargo took home 3rd place overall at 297 points. West
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:50:18 GMT
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set. On the girls side Bismarck High won the tournament with a 64 to 61 win over Century. Both
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:48:30 GMT
Chair-lifts were packed and tube runs were full, as hundreds of families enjoyed a day at the Bottineau Winter Park. But Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening
Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening of Annie's House, a new ski-lodge and adaptive center.
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NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them. Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday. As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.