Author: TJ Nelson

President Trump Signs Veterans STEM Bill, Talks Bison Football Champions

The legislation was co-sponsored by North Dakota Republican Sen. John Hoeven

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump has signed a bipartisan bill that will help veterans re-enter the workforce by making them eligible for National Science Foundation programs. The programs will help them pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or “STEM” fields. The legislation was co-sponsored by North Dakota Republican Sen. John Hoeven. Before the signing, the president thanked…

Man In Mahnomen, Minnesota Dead From Gunshot Wound

BCA and White Earth Police are assisting with the investigation

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — A man has died after suffering a gunshot wound in Mahnomen. The sheriff says the circumstances of the shooting are still under investigation. The man was first taken to Mahnomen Health Center and later airlifted to Fargo where he died. BCA and White Earth Police are assisting with the investigation. The sheriff believes this is an isolated…

Fargo Mail Carrier Helps Rescue Confused Woman In Blizzard

quick thinking may have saved her life

Michael Sorum/FacebookFARGO, N.D. — The quick thinking of a Fargo mail carrier may have saved a woman’s life. Fargo Postmaster Greg Johnson says letter carrier Michael Sorum was outside delivering mail during the blizzard when he spotted an elderly woman who was very cold and didn’t know where or who she was. He helped her into his postal vehicle and…

North Dakota Health Department Monitoring 3 People For Coronavirus

All three recently arrived from China

BISMARCK, N.D. — Three people in North Dakota are being actively monitored for the coronavirus. The state health department says all three recently arrived from China. They are voluntarily staying away from people other than immediate family members. There have been no cases of the virus reported in North Dakota and no individuals are classified as a person under investigation….

$100 Million In Flood Protection Work By Army Corps Planned in Fargo-Moorhead in 2020

The federal government has committed $750 million towards the diversion.

FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to do $100 million in flood protection construction work in the FM metro this year. The money is included in the 2020 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. It will help fulfill the federal government’s increased funding commitment under the new Project Partnership Agreement. The money is just a drop in…

Man Pulled From Rice Lake After Snowmobile Goes Through Ice

He tried to avoid the water but skidded and broke through thin ice

BECKER CO., Minn. — A man is taken to the hospital in Becker County after falling through the ice Saturday. 36-year-old Jason Morris was riding his snowmobile on Rice Lake when he approached open water. He tried to avoid the water but skidded and broke through thin ice. Passing snowmobile riders saw Morris and pulled him out of the water…

Gun Fires Accidentally Slightly Wounding One Person In Moorhead

The bullet hit the ceiling and there was nobody in the room above

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A person could be charged after accidentally firing a weapon in the noon hour in Moorhead. Police say the gun went off in a building in the 400 block of 8th Street South. The bullet hit the ceiling and there was nobody in the room above. The only injury was a minor wound to the person who…

Visitation and Funeral Services Set For Young West Fargo Boy

Grantley Johnson died Thursday in the midst of a second heroic battle with leukemia

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Visitation and funeral services are set for a young West Fargo boy who died Thursday in the midst of a second heroic battle with leukemia. Seven-year-old Grantley Johnson made a huge impact on the F-M community in his short time on earth. He had many friends at Freedom Elementary where he attended 2nd grade. The last…

Bathroom Fight At Middle School In Moorhead Turned Over To Law Enforcement

Superintendent Brandon Lunak called the behavior "deeply concerning"

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A disagreement that started in class on Monday turned into a fight in a bathroom at Horizon East Middle School in Moorhead. Four students were involved in the altercation. It was reported to administration who responded immediately and investigated. The district has referred the incident to law enforcement. They did not report if any of the students…

Assistant Cass County State’s Attorney Running For District Judge

Reid Brady wants to replace East-Central District Judge Frank Racek who is retiring

FARGO, N.D. — An assistant Cass County state’s attorney is running for district judge. Reid Brady wants to replace East-Central District Judge Frank Racek who is retiring. Racek was first appointed to the bench in 1988. Brady joined the state’s attorneys office in 2004. He now leads the personal crimes team. The district covers Cass, Traill and Steele Counties. Categories:…