Author: TJ Nelson

Grain Trader Sentenced For Wire Fraud And Money Laundering

The judge has also ordered 22-year-old Hunter Hanson of Leeds to pay over $11 million in restitution

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota grain trader accused of running his business like a Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to 8 years in prison. The judge has also ordered 22-year-old Hunter Hanson of Leeds to pay over $11 million in restitution. He will also have to forfeit property. Hanson pleaded guilty in July to charges of wire fraud and…

Kris Kristofferson Surprises Crowd At Downtown Fargo Bar After Concert

Kristofferson stopped by Dempsey's and asked to sing a few songs with 32 Below

FARGO, N.D. — A popular local band got quite a surprise Saturday night when a music legend joined them on stage. Kris Kristofferson stopped by Dempsey’s in downtown Fargo and asked to sing a few songs with 32 Below. He performed several songs including his classic “Me & Bobby McGee” and stuck around with his wife for about 45 minutes….

Veteran’s Day Events Planned For The Region

Monday is Veteran's Day

FARGO, N.D. — Monday is Veteran’s Day and there are a number of events planned to commemorate the day. A Veterans Day Ceremony with United Patriotic Bodies will be held at Fargo Civic Center at 11 a.m. Gov. Doug Burgum will pay tribute to military veterans at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck at 10 a.m. Gov. Tim Walz…

Three People Rescued From Devils Lake After Boat Stalls

All three were wearing life jackets

DEVILS LAKE, N.D.– Lake Region Search and Rescue Team was called out Wednesday afternoon to help three people on Devils Lake. Their boat had some type of mechanical failure, lost all power and was drifting. The group was safely brought to shore in one of the team’s rescue boats. All three were wearing life jackets. Ramsey County Sheriff Steve Nelson…

USDA Official To Meet With Local Producers During Stops in Red River Valley

Bill Northey will tour farming conditions And Appear At Two Events

FARGO, N.D. — USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey will tour farming conditions in the region tomorrow. He will also appear at two events for producers. The first will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Argusville Community Center. The second will be held at 2 p.m. at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead. Northey is in…

West Fargo Awarded Main Street Excellence Award After Downtown Revitalization

The city has transformed Sheyenne Street from Main Avenue to Seventh Avenue West

BISMARCK, N.D. — West Fargo lands a big award during the 2019 Main Street Summit in Bismarck. Governor Doug Burgum and Lt. Governor Brent Sanford awarded the city the Main Street Excellence Award. It was presented in recognition of the downtown revitalization efforts that started in 2016. The city has transformed Sheyenne Street from Main Avenue to Seventh Avenue West….

Moorhead Proposes A “Double” Underpass Downtown

The 11 Street underpass project would be between Center and 1st Avenue North and Main and Center

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead city leaders are looking into another underpass project as work continues on the Main Avenue 20th/21st Street Underpass. The 11 Street underpass project in downtown Moorhead would be between Center and 1st Avenue North and Main and Center. It is estimated it would save 4 million vehicle hours of delay over 20 years. The city is…

President Trump And North Dakota Delegation Respond To Ambush In Mexico

Victims Have Ties To North Dakota And Oil Industry

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption Mexico’s foreign secretary says President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has phoned U.S. President Donald Trump to express condolences at the slaying of nine members of a religious community in northern Mexico, saying they were citizens of both nations. 33-year-old Rhonita Miller and her four kids,  ages 8, 10 and 4-month-old…

City of Fargo And Municipal Airport Authority To Enter Into Mediation

The airport authority and some commissioners have been at odds over whether airport employees are city workers

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioners approve a 45-day mediation to try and resolve a bitter disagreement between city leaders and the Municipal Airport Authority. If a memorandum of understanding isn’t produced, the city commission can immediately proceed with dissolving the authority and run Hector International Airport. The airport authority and some commissioners, led by Mayor Tim Mahoney, have been…

Man Hurt After Pickup Crashes And Catches On Fire

A passerby reported the crash Monday night around 7:30

OXBOW, N.D. — A Fargo man is hurt after his pickup went off Highway 81 just south of Oxbow, rolled and caught fire. A passerby reported the crash Monday night around 7:30. When deputies arrived, 38-year-old Wade Hedlund was already out of the pickup. He was taken to a Fargo hospital for treatment of his injuries. Authorities say alcohol was…