Author: TJ Nelson

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…

After U.S. Supreme Court Delay, South Dakota Executes Charles Rhines

He was scheduled to be executed at 1:30 for the killing of 22-year-old Donnivan Schaeffer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota has gone through with the execution of Charles Rhines after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected three appeals to delay his execution. Rhines was given a lethal injection around 7:35. He was scheduled to be executed at 1:30 for the killing of 22-year-old Donnivan Schaeffer during a burglary in 1992 in Rapid City. But the…

Large Grain Dryer Starts On Fire In Traill County

It was being used to dry sunflowers

BLANCHARD, N.D. — Hillsboro and Hunter fire departments battle a large grain dryer fire in Blanchard, North Dakota. It is located along Highway 18 in Traill County. Crews arrived Sunday afternoon to find the dryer engulfed in flames. It was being used to dry sunflowers. Categories: Local News, North Dakota News Tags: BLANCHARD, Fire, GRAIN DRYER, north dakota, TRAILL COUNTY

HOPE Inc. Hurricanes Taken Down By Russia At Sled Hockey Invitational

Executive Director Calls The Loss A "Heartbreaker"

Courtesy: Adair GrommeshGRAND RAPIDS, MI. — HOPE Inc. Hurricanes put up a good fight against Russia at the International Youth Sled Hockey Invitational. But it wasn’t enough for the win. The team lost 2-1. Adair Grommesh, executive director of HOPE Inc., calls it a heartbreaker but says the team played their hearts out in a very intense and physical game….

Three Candidates Considered To Fill Vacant Cass County Commission Seat

Commissioner Vern Bennett Passed Away This Month At 86

FARGO, N.D. — Three candidates will be considered to fill Vern Bennett’s seat on the Cass County Commission. They include former commissioner Ken Pawluk, Jim Kapitan and Ben Hanson. Interviews will he held during a special meeting on Wednesday morning. Commissioners will then appoint someone to fill the remainder of Bennett’s term. He passed away earlier this month at the…

Arizona Man Sentenced For Shooting & Robbery Last Year In Valley City

22-year-old Cornelious Johnson was given 10 years in prison for two counts of attempted murder and one count of robbery

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — A Mesa, Arizona man has been sentenced for a shooting and robbery in Valley City last November. 22-year-old Cornelious Johnson was given 10 years in prison for two counts of attempted murder and one count of robbery. The sentence was part of a plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to all three charges. The man…

Representatives From North Dakota & South Dakota Make Friendly Wager On Dakota Marker Game

NDSU vs SDSU Saturday Afternoon At 2

Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R) North Dakota & Rep. Dusty Johnson (R) South DakotaWASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota Representative Kelly Armstrong and South Dakota Representative Dusty Johnson make a friendly wager over Saturday’s Dakota Marker game between NDSU and SDSU. “And what we’ve decided is the losing congressman will have to keep the winning congressman’s football helmet on their desk for…

State Senator From Minot Calls Rep. Ilhan Omar “Elected Terrorist”

Sen. Oley Larsen also posted a fake photo that claims to show Omar holding a weapon at an al-Qaida training camp

MINOT, N.D. — A Republican state senator from Minot calls Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar an “elected terrorist” on Facebook. Sen. Oley Larsen also posted a fake photo that claims to show Omar holding a weapon at an al-Qaida training camp. It is actually an Associated Press photo taken at a Mogadishu military training campus in 1978, before Omar was born….