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FARGO – A West Fargo woman is charged in Cass County District Court with throwing two cats from a third-story balcony, causing injury to the cats. According to court documents:...
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, we feature northeast South Dakota veteran trapper John Almquist who for 50 years, regardless of the weather conditions, has walked his prairie trapline, not for the money, but to connect with the outdoors on a very personal basis. And join the crew as they travel to the southwestern Minnesota town of Hendricks to see how Bank Brewing Co., a successful private craft beer business, is working to preserve quality wildlife management areas and create new, premiere wildlife habitat by serving up beer.
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., has dealt a loss to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and its fight to block construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. In a decision issued Sunday, Oct. 9, a three-judge panel denied a motion requesting that work on the $3.8 billion pipeline be stopped in places where, the tribe says, the project will desecrate sacred land.
NECHE, N.D. — A routine theft investigation turned into one of the biggest drug busts near the Canadian border in Pembina County, according to law enforcement officers. Now a local...
A man wanted in connection to a Wisconsin bank robbery was arrested by Grand Forks police Saturday night. Police arrested Justin Chaze Hayes, 19, without incident about 10:15 p.m. at...
FARGO — Fargo is one of the fastest-growing midsize cities in the country, according to a new analysis. A report released earlier this week by finance website WalletHub said Fargo is the ninth fastest-growing midsize city based on a study that compared 515 cities on 14 different factors, including population growth rate, college-educated population growth and unemployment rate decreases. Fargo ranked 13th overall in the study, which looked at growth between 2009 and 2015.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — A 7-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle and killed Thursday, Oct. 6, while waiting for a school bus 12 miles south of Thief River Falls. The Minnesota State Patrol identified the second-grader as Anthony Fellman in a press conference early Thursday afternoon. Authorities said the boy was waiting with two others to board the south-facing bus on U.S. Highway 59 when he was struck by a northbound 2005 Chrysler Town and Country car.
ENDERLIN, N.D. — Officials said two juvenile males were involved in the accidental shooting of a teen Wednesday night, Oct. 5, in Ransom County. The Ransom County Sheriff's Department responded about 7 p.m. to reports of a shooting at a residence in Enderlin. Police believe the two juveniles were arguing over the use of someone's gun. One of the males reportedly attempted to take the gun away from the other when it accidentally fired. An official with the sheriff's office said the juvenile male was hit in the leg area when the small-caliber rifle fired.
VALLEY CITY, N.D.—A Valley City police lieutenant who resigned in July in the face of a second internal investigation against him was accused of having sex in a squad car and in the department's evidence room, authorities say. The allegations against Lt. David Swenson couldn't be proven or disproven, Police Chief Fred Thompson said in a press conference Wednesday, Oct. 5. "This is a 'he said/she said' situation and neither party wants to cooperate," Thompson said. "It is unfortunate that there cannot be a definitive conclusion to this case."
NEW TOWN, N.D. — The New Town Ambulance Service will be able to purchase new equipment thanks to an $80,000 donation from Slawson Exploration Co. The check presented this week will allow the ambulance service to purchase radio equipment, medication infusion pumps and CPR devices. New Town, in the heart of the Bakken, continues to see about a 10 percent increase each year in ambulance calls, said ambulance service manager Brandon Gosch.