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Man Killed in Accident with Snow Plow Has Been Identified

The victim has been identified as Steven Newark, Jr., 35, of Fargo

REYNOLDS, N.D. — North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the man killed after crashing into a stopped snow plow on I–29. He is 35–year–old Steven Newark, Jr. of Fargo. The crash happened around 7:30 Tuesday morning about a mile north of Reynolds. The plow was stopped along the interstate with a North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper and all of their…

Agriculture Secretary to Make Two Stops in Area on Friday

Sonny Perdue will stop at the Red River Vzalley Agriculture Center in Fargo and American Crystal Sugar in Moorhead

FARGO, N.D. — We reported last week that Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue would visit North Dakota this week.  His schedule has just been released. The secretary will be joined by Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven, Representative Cramer and Governor Burgum in Fargo on Friday morning. They will tour the Red River Valley Agriculture Research Center followed by a roundtable with agriculture…

Candidate for Ojibwe Political Office Receives Mail Threat

Donald Finn of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe received threatening message and powdery substance in mail

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe political candidate was sent a powdery substance in the mail. Donald Finn of Cass Lake, Minnesota, reported the suspicious mail to Beltrami County authorities on Monday. Finn said the mail included a threatening message and a powder substance. He hasn’t reported any illness since receiving the mail. He is a candidate…

Frontier Man Arrested After K-9 Unit Finds Him Hiding in Restaurant Dumpster

Tanner Oye, 23, ran from officers, then was tracked down by K9 Blue at nearby Burger King

FARGO, N.D. — You can run but you can’t hide from K9 Blue. Twenty-three–year–old Tanner Oye of Frontier was wanted on outstanding warrants. But when officers from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and Fargo Police Department showed up at his house last night, Oye ran. K9 Blue tracked him to a dumpster at Burger King on 52nd Avenue South in…

Man Arrested After Altercation With Grand Forks Police

Hunter Belgarde, 20, was initally released by police before causing a bus to take evasive action

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A Grand Forks Police officer was hurt during a confrontation with a suspicious male. Police were called to the Loaf ‘N Jug on Gateway Drive around 9 am Wednesday morning for a man acting strangely in the bathroom. They talked with 20–year–old Hunter Belgarde and sent him on his way. Belgarde then stepped in front of…

United Way Conducts Panel to Raise Awareness of Students’ Mental Health Issues

This was the first year the United Way conducted this panel discussion

FARGO, N.D. — The United Way of Cass–Clay hosted a panel presentation aimed at raising awareness over mental health issues faced by area students. The Student Mental Health Awareness Panel was held at NDSCS–Fargo and is a part of United Way’s Emerging Leaders program. The panel highlights common experiences that could lead to mental health issues. The United Way believes…

There’s Still Plenty of Room at the Lindenwood Park Campground This Summer

The campground will be open from May 1 through October 15

FARGO, N.D. — If the recent bout with winter weather has you thinking about summer, Fargo Parks may have a solution for you.  Reservations are now being taken for the campground at Lindenwood Park. Despite taking reservations for the last two months, Fargo Parks say there are still plenty of spots available all throughout the summer season. If you would…

West Fargo Unveils Plan to Manage City’s Future Growth

City leaders believe West Fargo 2.0 will direct the community into a vibrant future

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The city of West Fargo invited the public to hear the final draft of a plan that will manage the city’s growth for the next ten years and beyond. The city says West Fargo 2.0 will lead the community into sustained growth for years to come. West Fargo’s motto is “A City on the Grow!”  And…

Mac Schneider Announces Campaign for U.S. House of Representatives

The Democrat is a Fargo-native and lawyer at a Grand Forks-based law firm

FARGO, N.D. — Former North Dakota Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider has officially kicked off his campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives. Schneider, a lawyer with officers in Fargo and Grand Forks, is seeking the Democratic–NPL endorsement to replace Kevin Cramer, who is running for Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s seat. Schneider’s firm represents clients in disputes with insurance companies and…

West Fargo Considers Changing City-Wide Parking Ordinance

The city wants to make clearing city streets after snow events easier

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The city of West Fargo is considering a revision of its city–wide parking ordinance. According to city leaders, they have received complaints about cars remaining parked in one location for more than the allowed 72 hours. They also say that cars parked on city streets also make snow removal a challenge. The city hopes that a…