Jason Cerjak

Lamoureux Twins’ Olympic Heroics Provide Hometown Hockey Inspiration

Grand Forks natives, Jocelyn and Monique Lamoureux, each provided a spark that carried the U.S. women's hockey team to the gold medal

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — For the first time since 1998, team USA Women’s Hockey is bringing home the gold by beating Canada, 3-2. Grand Forks natives Jocelyn Lamoureux–Davidson and Monique Lamoureux were essential to ending Canada’s streak of four consecutive golds. Monique scored the game–tying goal in the third period, and Jocelyn netted the game–winner in the shootout. It’s a…

Dates Set For Racing at North Dakota Horse Park This Summer

Racing will take place over three weekends in July

BISMARCK, N.D. — Horse racing is returning to the North Dakota Horse Park this summer. The park will host six days of racing on July 14th and 15th, 21st and 22nd and 27th and 28th. Funding has been approved by the North Dakota Racing Commission. Horse Park GM Mike Schmitz says you can expect new promotions, entertainment as well as…

Clay County Sheriff Makes Endorsement For His Replacement

Sheriff Bill Bergquist has endorsed Mark Empting to become the next Clay County Sheriff

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist has endorsed Mark Empting to take his job. In a statement, Bergquist said Empting has the experience and enthusiasm desired to be sheriff. Empting has been with the sheriff’s office nearly 16 years and has risen to the rank of lieutenant. Other declared candidates for sheriff include Mark Hendrickson, Scott Steffes and…

Former Home Remodeling Contractor Likely to be Sued by the State

Attorneys say Tim Rosene, former owner of Studs to Rugs, has not worked towards a settlement

FARGO, N.D. — A former Fargo home remodeling contractor will likely be sued by North Dakota. Assistant Attorney General Parrell Grossman says Studs to Rugs owner Tim Rosene has refused to work toward a settlement. He says a lawsuit appears to be the only option. Ten customers have filed complaints claiming losses of $324,000 for projects that were never completed….

Man Cited for Jaywalking After Being Struck By Pickup

Wilbur Gillespie, 54, was struck as he crossed South Washington Street in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A man was cited for jaywalking after getting hit by a pickup in Grand Forks. This morning around 8:45, a pickup driven by 79–year–old Francis Leiran ran into 54–year–old Wilbur Gillespie. Gillespie was walking across South Washington Street at 13th Avenue at the time. Police say Leiran did not see the man as she was turning….

Fargo-Native Grammy Winner Set For Performance at Fargo Theatre

Jonny Lang will perform at the Fargo Theatre on June 28

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo boy who made it big and won a Grammy is returning home. Jonny Lang will appear at Fargo Theatre on Thursday, June 28. The 36–year–old was born in Fargo and had his first million–selling record at the age of 15. He is known as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation….

Petition to Provide Special License Plates to Volunteer First Responders Approved

The petition requires over 13,000 signatures by July 9

BISMARCK, N.D. — Supporters of providing specialized vehicle license plates at no charge for volunteer firefighters and other emergency responders can begin circulating petitions to try to bring the issue to voters. Secretary of State Al Jaeger just approved the format of the petition. Supporters need to gather and submit at least 13,452 valid signatures by July 9 to get…

North Dakota Exports Last Year Worth $2 Billion

This amount was an increase of 5.6% over 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota exported more than $2 billion worth of products last year, excluding oil, which is a 5.6 percent increase over 2016. The state’s export growth was led by soybeans and machinery, including bulldozers, tractors, combines and farm implements. The value of machinery exports grew from almost $687 million to $757 million. Canada, Australia and Ukraine increased…

State Democratic Chair Kylie Oversen Running for ND Tax Commissioner

Oversen is looking to win the seat from incumbent Ryan Rauschenberger

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The chairwoman of North Dakota’s Democratic party is running for state tax commissioner. Kylie Oversen of Grand Forks will face Republican Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger who is seeking re–election for a second full term. The 28–year–old Oversen is a lawyer and former one–term state representative, who lost her seat in 2016. The 35–year–old Rauschenberger was appointed…

ND State Senator Kelly Armstrong to Run for U.S. House of Representatives

DICKINSON, N.D. — North Dakota Republican State Senator Kelly Armstrong is running for U.S. Congress. He will officially launch his campaign tomorrow with a rally in his hometown of Dickinson. Armstrong will then travel to Bismarck for a campaign rally before ending the day at the Cass County Republican District Conventions in Fargo. He’ll face Tiffany Abentroth and Tom Campbell…