TJ Nelson

Man Dies Two Weeks After Crashing His Motorcycle

Stanley Spitzer lost control of his motorcycle on I-94 near Medina on August 8

FARGO, N.D. — A Streeter, North Dakota man has died two weeks after crashing his motorcycle. The highway patrol reports 68-year-old Stanley Spitzer died on Monday. He lost control of his motorcycle on I-94 near Medina on August 8 and was thrown from the bike. He was taken to Jamestown then to a hospital in Fargo where he died.

No Animals Will Be Sacrificed During “Super Eid” At U.S. Bank Stadium

The Islamic holy day known as the "festival of the sacrifice" celebrates the prophet Abraham

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Muslims across the Twin Cities are celebrating one of their biggest holidays: the prayer service known as Eid. Dozens of Islamic centers have joined together to hold prayers at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. They are calling it “Super Eid” and more than 20,000 people are expected to attend. The Islamic holy day known as the “festival…

Wind Energy Development Program Will Resolve Landowner Issues

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says more wind farms are likely to be developed in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Agriculture Department is launching a program to help landowners resolve concerns over wind energy development. A department ombudsman will evaluate the site, contact the wind company and work to resolve any issues. The Legislature directed the department to create the program. It was done in cooperation with the Public Service Commission, which regulates wind farms….

Owner Of House Ordered To Be Demolished Fights Back

Pete Sabo claims the city exceeded its authority and didn't comply with state law and local ordinances

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo City Commission’s decision to order the demolition of a dilapidated house may not be a done deal. The lawyer for the owner of the house, Pete Sabo, says the city exceeded its authority and didn’t comply with state law and local ordinances. Last week, commissioners voted unanimously to condemn the vacant house at 427 15th…

Wife Of Man Who Accidentally Cut Off His Hand Says It Won’t Be Reattached

Cel Schlafman says there's no chance doctors will be able to reattach the left hand of her right-handed husband

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The wife of a Jamestown man who cut off his hand while making sausage in his garage believes the quick actions of emergency responders likely saved his life. But Cel Schlafman says there’s no chance doctors will be able to reattach the left hand of her right-handed 69-year-old husband, Myron. She says it isn’t known yet it…

Special Assessment Task Force Filled With 13 Members

Recommendations will go to the city commission in December

Fargo City CommissionFARGO, N.D. — Thirteen people have been named to Fargo’s newly formed Special Assessment Task force. City Commissioners voted unanimously to set up the committee last month to review, study, and recommend “innovative” financing options to pay for city infrastructure. The move came as a result of public backlash about high specials assessed after the city changed the…

Former Beauty Queen Accuses Miss America Of Losing Scholarship Money

Miss America Cara Mund says her treatment with the organization fits the definition of quote "workplace bullying"

Gretchen Carlson & Cara MundGretchen Carlson, the head of the Miss America pageant, is fighting back against claims made by the reigning Miss America, North Dakota’s own Cara Mund. Last week, Mund accused Carlson and the Miss America organization of bullying and silencing her – through specified talking points in interviews and blame for a loss of sponsorships. But on…

Hockey Pioneer, Former Roseau Mayor And Businessman Passes Away

Bernie Burggraf, who suffered from dementia, had been in an assisted living center in West Fargo

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A pioneer in the hockey world and original host of “Face Off” on 740 The FAN has died. Bernie Burggraf, who suffered from dementia, had been in an assisted living center in West Fargo. He was a long-time businessman in Roseau, Minnesota where he established a grocery store, sporting goods store and Burggraf’s Menswear until his…

North Dakota CPA Firm Lands On Inc. 500 List

Inc.'s list features the nation's fastest-growing private companies

FARGO, N.D. — A North Dakota based CPA firm has been included on Inc. magazine’s ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. Haga Kommer is No. 333 on the 37th annual Inc. 500. The company has offices in Fargo, Bismarck, Mandan and Arthur, North Dakota and is one of the largest single owner CPA firms in the country. Inc.’s…

Sanford Children’s Hospital Gets A Big Check After Golf Tournament

Re/Max Legacy Realty and Designer Homes raised $31,500

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D. — Re/Max Legacy Realty and Designer Homes presented another big check to Sanford. They raised $31,500 for Sanford Children’s Hospital. The money is from the organization’s Third Annual Children’s Miracle Network Golf Tournament that was held in July….