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GRAND FORKS, N.D.—There is light at the end of the tunnel. But in the meantime If you haven't already, now would be an excellent time to invest in some extra cold weather gear. And for the the next month or so, with a weakening La Nina, the weather is kind of up in the air—the cold air for now. Red River Valley residents awoke Thursday to morning temperatures well below zero and can expect similarly frigid weather coupled with increasing wind speeds over the next few days, said National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Barrett.
BISMARCK—Incoming North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum's promise to reinvent state government has apparently started with new structure for the governor's staff. In a news release issued Wednesday, the day before he officially takes office, Burgum announced he will create roles for chief operating officer and chief administrative officer, which will be filled by Jodi Uecker and JoDee Hanson, respectively.
PERHAM, Minn. — A tire store fire in Perham late Tuesday, Dec. 14, prompted firefighters from nine additional communities to respond in an attempt to extinguish the blaze. Sources said a small fire started on the north side of the OK Tire building, which was quickly engulfed in flames. Flames were still visible at the site at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and a state fire marshal was expected on the scene.
MANDAN, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple met with Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II late Monday for almost three hours to discuss the ongoing protests over the...
FARGO — Fargo-based events promoter Jade Presents announced two new shows for next year. Singer/songwriters Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt will share the Fargo Theatre stage on Feb. 26. The two will swap songs and stories in what is billed as "an acoustic evening." Tickets for this reserved-seating show are $39.50, $59.50 and $79.50. Punk group Against Me! plays March 31 at Sanctuary Events Center. The quartet rocked the punk world in 2012 when singer Laura Jane Grace came out as transgender, a topic explored on the group's 2014 album "Transgender Dysphoria Blues."
FORTUNA, N.D. - A valve failure at an oil and gas well caused about 260 barrels, or 10,920 gallons, of oil to spill over the weekend in Divide County, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said Monday, Dec. 12. Murex Petroleum Corp. said the spill occurred Saturday at a site about 7 miles south of Fortuna. The spill was contained within the dike around the tank, officials said. A state inspector has been to the site and will monitor the cleanup. Cold temperatures contributed to the valve failure, said Alison Ritter, spokeswoman for the Oil and Gas Division.
FARGO—The Casting Crowns will make stops in the three-state region in early April. The contemporary Christian rock band will be in Minneapolis at the Target Center on April 8, in Fargo the next day—April 9—at the Fargodome, then will travel to Sioux Falls for a concert on April 11 as part of its 40-city tour this winter and spring. Ticket sales for Fargo and Minneapolis dates weren't available Monday.
MANDAN, N.D. — North Dakota law enforcement leaders have renewed their request for federal resources to assist with responding to Dakota Access Pipeline protests, asking the federal government to support North Dakota "with actions, not words." A Dec. 9 letter to President Barack Obama signed by Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier and others leading the law enforcement response asks for financial assistance and manpower to respond to "the increasingly dangerous situation" on land managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
FARGO — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is President-elect Donald Trump's No. 1 choice for Agriculture secretary, POLITICO reported Saturday, Dec. 10, citing sources close to the transition team. Heitkamp, who’s...
WEST FARGO – A Fargo man was arrested and jailed after making a bomb threat in the West Fargo Police Department's parking lot early Friday morning, Dec. 9, police said...