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FARGO—For the third year in a row, fewer people are flying out of North Dakota airports. Commercial airport traffic boardings dropped by 1.8 percent percent in 2017 from the year before. The state, however, is still over the million boardings mark, with the number at 1,030,631 for 2017 compared to 1,049,418 in 2016. The record was in 2014 with 1.2 million boardings, which topped off seven years of growth.
FARGO — The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota urges fans to use every precaution possible to ensure Super Bowl tickets they buy are legitimate. Minneapolis is hosting Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles playing at U.S. Bank Stadium. With demand high and ticket prices for the big game starting around $3,500 before fees, the stakes are raised.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Randy Christmann will seek re-election this year, he announced Thursday, Jan. 25. Christmann, a Republican, has been a member of the three-member commission since 2012 and currently serves as its chairman. The PSC regulates utilities, licenses grain elevators and is responsible for siting power plants and transmission lines, among other duties.
An Oklahoma man denied charges that say he exposed himself and in front of a customer more than two years ago at a Grand Forks Starbucks. Larry Brian Rick, 49, of Moore, Okla., pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Grand Forks District Court to two Class C felony counts of indecent exposure. The charges stem from an Aug. 15, 2015, incident reported at 1217 S. Washington St., the location of a now-closed Starbucks. Rick was staring at a customer before he exposed his genitals and masturbated in front of her, witnesses said in charging documents. He then left the restaurant.
FARGO - For the third year in a row, fewer people are flying out of North Dakota airports. Commercial airport traffic dropped more than two percent in 2017 from the year before. That's about 23,000 fewer flyers. It marks the third year in a row the state has seen a drop, but experts say it's not nearly as bad as the numbers might look.
Football fans and the merely curious will watch the Sunday, Feb. 4 Super Bowl from Minneapolis, but most will have no idea that the game is only the best known part of a 10-day festival. Using the theme "Bold North," tourism officials and the National Football League have put together a collection of activities that range from celebrating all things winter to meeting NFL players. Many of the 30-plus events were designed for the Super Bowl, but ones like St. Paul's Winter Carnival were modified to fit with the Super Bowl's schedule.
GRAND FORKS—The Red River Valley and Devils Lake basins likely won't see much flooding from snowmelt this year, meteorologists predict. The risk of significant flooding in North Dakota and Minnesota after the snow melts this spring is lower than historical averages, the National Weather Service said Tuesday in its spring flood outlook. It's in part due to dry conditions that have persisted throughout the winter, meteorologists said in the outlook.
You can stream the State of the State address by Gov. Doug Burgum from Minot State University at this link beginning at 10 a.m. Following Burgum's address, State Rep. Ron Guggisberg, District 11- Fargo will deliver the Democratic response via Facebook Live here .
FARGO -- A crowd that appeared to number at least 700 people took part in a rally and march in Fargo Saturday afternoon, Jan. 20, as part of women’s march organized by a group called Indivisible FM. In other cities across North Dakota and Minnesota, crowds were also large with speakers giving strong messages.
FARGO – Cellphone users in the region might be left wondering what a Thursday, Jan. 18, alert means. Authorities issued a “blue alert” shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday telling residents to check local news outlets for more information. A blue alert is activated when a suspect is at large after killing or seriously injuring a law enforcement officer, or when an officer has been abducted or is missing.