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While top-ranked North Dakota State is looking to polish off an unbeaten Missouri Valley Football Conference season this weekend, other ranked teams in the league are staring at unfavorable numbers for the playoff picture. The Bison (7-0 MVFC, 10-0 overall) will be heavily favored to defeat visiting South Dakota (3-4, 4-7) Saturday and gain the top seed when a Football Championship Subdivision committee of 11 people announces the 24-team playoff field on Sunday. League observers believe the winner of the South Dakota State (4-3, 7-4) and Youngtown State (5-2, 8-3) game should be guaranteed a
GROVE CITY — A 57-year-old Grove City man is in the Meeker County Jail facing assault and property damage charges for allegedly assaulting a man Tuesday afternoon along U.S. Highway 12 near Grove City.
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead Two reports last week from North Dakota’s booming Oil Patch underscored the social and economic disruptions that are endemic to unprecedented economic prosperity. In one story, longtime residents of a mobile home park in Williston were upset about their rent doubling after the park was sold to a Fargo property management company.
DICKINSON, N.D. — Facing increased workload like many western North Dakota counties, Stark County commissioners Tuesday approved partnering with a private firm for the county’s building inspection and permitting services. Forsgren Associates Inc. pitched itself to commissioners two weeks ago as a way to speed up the long turnaround time for building permit applications and similar delays. Forsgren will help the county with its building plan reviews and post-build inspections.
GRAND FORKS — Four people face charges in state district court related to the early Sunday burglary and stabbing death of a man who lived northwest of Grand Forks International Airport. Court papers show Grand Forks County prosecutors filed charges against three men and a woman arrested in the wake of 33-year-old Ruben Cisneros Jr.’s death. Joe Ramon Saucedo, 21, of Tucker, Ga., faces charges of Class Double AA felony murder and conspiracy to commit burglary, a Class B felony. Carmell Mattison, assistant state’s attorney for Grand Forks County, said Tuesday that Saucedo took a knife from hi
MINNEAPOLIS -- Xcel Energy is notifying about 16,000 customers in Minnesota and South Dakota that some information about their accounts inadvertently was printed on another customer’s bill. The company is also changing the affected residential customers’ account numbers and offering business customers the option of creating new account numbers.
TRENTON, N.D. – About 500 barrels of crude oil spilled at a rail transfer facility near here, the North Dakota Department of Health said Tuesday. A total of 477 barrels were contained and recovered. About 20 barrels escaped a secondary containment structure and reached the ground just outside the structure, the department said.
ALEXANDER, N.D. – An oil company is reporting a spill of about 350 barrels of oil at the site of one of its wells in northwest North Dakota. The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, Oil & Gas Division, said Tuesday it has been notified of an on-site oil release at a McKenzie County oil well.
RURAL GRAND FORKS COUNTY — Blood still stained the wooden porch Monday afternoon where Joel Cisneros held his older brother, Ruben Cisneros Jr., as he died after being stabbed several times during a burglary early Sunday. “He told me he got stabbed, take me to the hospital,” Joel said. “I tried to hold him up, get him in the pickup, but I couldn’t do it.” Dialing 911, he asked the ambulance to hurry to their home northwest of the airport. “He was talking, then he gasped and he was gone,” Joel said. He told the 911 dispatcher, “my brother stopped breathing, what do I do?
GRAND FORKS — Crews were searching Monday for a water main break that forced several stores at Columbia Mall to close during the weekend. Several stores were closed Saturday after being flooded by a water main that broke Friday evening somewhere between J.C. Penney and Sears in the mall’s northeast quadrant.