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GRAND FORKS—The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to establish a five-day-a-week Vet Center in Grand Forks on a six-month trial basis, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said Wednesday. The VA is working to locate an operating space, according to a news release, but it's unclear exactly when the extended operations will begin.
FARGO—Members of local law enforcement from the U.S. and Canada were recognized with an "Outstanding Cooperative Effort" award Tuesday at the U.S. District Court for their teamwork in an international investigation into drug trafficking linked to Grand Forks.
BISMARCK — The Hillary Clinton campaign announced the endorsement of former high-ranking public officials from North Dakota on Monday — just days after her husband stumped for her candidacy in...
ST. PAUL — The number of people killed by fires in Minnesota last year were up nearly 30 percent from 2014 figures, a state Department of Public Safety release said...
BISMARCK — Agencies will be conducting a statewide test of the North Dakota AMBER Alert system Wednesday afternoon. The Department of Emergency Services and the Highway Patrol said all components...
WEST FARGO, N.D. — Cheney Middle School was evacuated for about 45 minutes Monday after a the school received a bomb threat by automated telephone call, a West Fargo School...
MINOT — One man was arrested and another treated for injuries after sneaking into a Minot zoo and being bitten by a bear. The Minot Police Department was sent to...
MELROSE, Minn. -- Investigators are offering a reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to the arrest of suspected arsonists in the March burning of a Melrose church. The fire at the Church of St. Mary in Melrose was started in the afternoon of March 11 by incendiary devices, according to a press release from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Fire investigators place the damage to the west side of the church at more than $5 million, the release said. The church was built in 1898 and is on the U.S. National Register of Historic PLaces.
NEW ULM, Minn. -- Food and beverage company Kraft Heinz will invest more than $100 million in its southern Minnesota production facilities in New Ulm. The expansion will add four new production lines and add 50 jobs to the local economy, according to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. DEED is providing Kraft Heinz with a $450,00 loan that can be forgiven if hiring and investment goals are met.
CROOKSTON, Minn.—A Canadian company with a plant in Crookston has expanded a recall of sunflower kernel products due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. SunOpta, based in the Toronto area, called the expansion a "precaution" in a news release issued Wednesday. The initial recall was limited to sunflower kernel products produced at its Crookston facility between Feb. 1 and 19, and the expansion includes products produced Feb. 20 to April 21.