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President Bresciani’s Announcement Surprises State Higher Ed Board

The 14th NDSU President Is Interviewing For A Different Job

NDSU President Dean Bresciani finds himself in the spotlight once again. He’s announced that he’s a finalist for another job. Just two months after his contract was extended at NDSU, Bresciani is a finalist to be president at Ohio University. Bresciani has been leading NDSU since June of 2010. His extension takes him to June of 2018. “We felt that…

West Acres Losing Sears, Possibly New York and Company; Fargo Pizza Restaurant Also Closes

New York and Company employees say their store is also leaving West Acres Mall, making it the eighth open space to be filled

  Sears is leaving West Acres Mall by March after mall operators said they were not going to renew the store’s lease. Chris Heaton, who is Senior Vice President of Property Management, says they have known for the past few years that they were not going to renew the lease. Sears has been a part of the mall since it opened…

Council Member Hopeful for Railroad Underpass

The underpass would be on the south side of Moorhead High School

A $42 million railroad underpass project south of Moorhead High School is included in Governor Dayton’s bonding bill. A city council member says this project is crucial to maintaining public safety. A big concern is that emergency crews come from Fargo and get delayed when a train is rolling through town. This project would separate the traffic between trains and…

Search for Gophers Head Football Coach May be Over

KMSP in Minneapolis Reports the university has tentatively reached a deal with PJ Fleck of Western Michigan University

It’s been more than 48 hours since Minnesota Football parted ways with former Head Coach Tracy Claeys, but the wait for a new coach is reportedly over. KMSP Fox 9 in Minneapolis says the Gophers have tentatively reached an agreement with PJ Fleck to coach the football program. If true, Fleck will come to Minneapolis from Western Michigan University, following…

Add West Acres’ Sears to the List of Closing Businesses

Sears, King Leo's and Kmart have all closed their doors within the last two months

A major loss for West Acres Mall: Sears is closing. The store is part of a second wave of store closures just announced by the company. Sears has been a part of West Acres since the mall opened in 1972. The company is also closing its Kmart location in Detroit Lakes. A total of 42 Sears stores and 108 Kmart…

DAPL Opponent Refusing to Testify in Grand Jury Investigation

The case involves the confrontation between law enforcement and protesters where one was injured by an explosion

A federal grand jury is looking into the violent clash between Dakota Access pipeline opponents and officers in November. Pipeline opponent Steve Martinez has been ordered to testify regarding Sophia Wilansky’s arm injury due to an explosion. Protesters say the New York woman was injured by a grenade thrown by police, while authorities say she was hurt by a small…

Fargo’s King Leo’s Closes its Doors

The restaurant announced their closing on their Facebook page on New Year's Eve

It appears not enough people were excited by the re-opening of a once popular local restaurant chain. King Leo’s announced on Facebook on New Year’s Eve that it was closing that night. King Leo’s wrote: “We want to thank all of our wonderful customers for the opportunity to serve them.” The fast food burger restaurant on 42nd Street South across…

Talk About a Resolution: Fargo’s MPX Fitness Takes Working Out to a New Level

There's more than one way to push yourself if your New Year's resolution includes getting healthy

With the New Year in full swing, many gyms have seen an increase in memberships from people trying to fulfill their New Year’s resolution. MPX Fitness in Fargo is specifically aimed at people who want to take fitness to the next level. “Our gym is more of a niche gym, which is nice,” said MPX Fitness Owner, Mariah Prussia. “It’s…

Will Moorhead Get Their $42 Million Railroad Underpass?

A long sought after railroad underpass for Moorhead worth $42 million is included in Governor Dayton's infrastructure wish list for the House and Senate

  Gov. Dayton is asking the Minnesota Legislature to pony up for public construction projects. He has unveiled his $1.5 billion wish list of infrastructure upgrades, new buildings and early learning centers. A long sought after railroad underpass for Moorhead worth $42 million is included. The wish list is slightly larger than the proposal Dayton had last year and likely…