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Las Vegas police say motive for shooting rampage still elusive

In a photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, some of the weapons found in a room of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas where Stephen Paddock shot at concertgoers in October, 2017. The Las Vegas police took the unusual step on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, of releasing key details about the investigation into the shooting that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds of others. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via The New York Times Copyright 2018)
Authorities have not yet found a motive for the October 2017 Las Vegas massacre but have concluded there is no evidence of any political or ideological radicalization that would explain ...

In the record

Statistics for the Jamestown Police Department for Jan. 19: * 4 traffic citations * 4 traffic warnings * 2 accidents investigated * 1 crime investigated * 28 public assistance calls * 3 animal calls

Facebook will now ask users to rank news organizations they trust

Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, during a conference in San Jose, Calif., April 18, 2017. Facebook’s Jan. 11, 2018, announcement that it would deprioritize articles and videos may not have come as a surprise to most publishers, but it will almost certainly put a scare into them, even if it is not yet clear what the effect will be. (Jim Wilson/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
In a major change announced Friday to the Newsfeed used by 2 billion people every month, Facebook will now ask users to rank the news organizations they trust. The move ...

Will millennials kill Costco and Sam's Club?

At traditional wholesale clubs like Costco and Sam's Club, the demographic skews older, with baby boomers and seniors making up the majority of members. MUST CREDIT: Daniel Acker, Bloomberg News
There's a Costco to one side of Gwendolyn Hammer's house and a Sam's Club to the other. But when the 28-year-old needs 12-packs of paper towels, or 36 rolls of ...

Def Leppard, Journey coming to Sioux Falls, Minneapolis, Fargo

Classic rockers Journey will be bringing their show, along with Def Leppard, to the region in July. Submitted photo
FARGO -- Classic rockers Def Leppard and Journey announced Friday, Jan. 19, that they are teaming up for a North American tour that in this region will take them to ...

Vikings WR Thielen questionable but expected to play vs. Eagles

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen celebrates a play against the New Orleans Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The Minnesota Vikings listed Pro Bowl wide receiver Adam Thielen as questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Thielen, who has been dealing with a lower-back injury ...

A TV crew tries to sneak a fake bomb through airport security - it didn't work

A plane sits at the gate at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark. MUST CREDIT: Timothy Fadek, Bloomberg
Nine people could face more than $13,000 in fines after authorities said the group tried to sneak a fake bomb through airport security and got caught by Transportation Security Administration officers.

Sisters accused of selling fentanyl patch to man who died of an overdose in Grand Forks

From left Kelly Jo Nelsrud and Holly Dawn Soeby
Two sisters from Grand Forks have been charged with giving a man a fentanyl patch that caused his death. Holly Dawn Soeby, 36, and Kelly Jo Nelsrud, 40, appeared Friday ...
April Baumgarten

April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, and covers business and political stories. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family continues to raise registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college, she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as the Dickinson city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.

Have a story idea? Contact Baumgarten at 701-780-1248.

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The NFL's best touchdown celebrations of the season - as picked by a theater critic  

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Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) celebrates his touchdown by playing duck, duck, goose with teammates during the second half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. The Vikings won 20-17. Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports2 / 2
In the National Football League, the end zone is a stage, and this season, exuberant players have become Players in plays. You can't say you saw this coming when the ...

'I just don't like Muslim people': Trump appointee resigns after racist, sexist and anti-gay remarks

An appointee of President Donald Trump has resigned from the federal agency that runs AmeriCorps and other service programs after remarks he made disparaging blacks, Muslims, gays, women, veterans with ...


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