What do You Think of President-Elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet Nominees?

Senator Heidi Heitkamp says hearing from voters will help senators as they go through the confirmation process

Senator Heitkamp wants to hear your thoughts on President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees. The senator has launched an online portal on her website that will allow people to leave their comments and questions. Heitkamp says the feedback will be important as senators go through the confirmation process. Trump has nominated nearly 20 people to head executive departments, and dozens of…

Senator Hoeven Asking for More Help for Officers at DAPL Site

Senator John Hoeven says protesters who are still at the camps continue to create more challenges for law enforcement

Senator Hoeven is encouraging the new director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to provide more officers to help local authorities clear out the remaining pipeline protesters. Hoeven also met with Interior Department nominee Ryan Zinke to talk about the challenges law enforcement continue to encounter by protesters illegally occupying Corps land. He says there have been instances of trespassing,…

Fargo Teen Changes Plea in Sex Assault Case

Abdirahman Sahel was sentenced in 2016 for trying to kidnap a woman from the West Acres parking lot in 2014

The Fargo teen sentenced for attacking a woman at West Acres Mall pleads guilty to a sexual assault at Holiday Inn. Abdirahman Sahel, 18, changed his pleas to guilty for gross sexual imposition and terrorizing in Cass County District Court. Sahel was scheduled to stand trial tomorrow for sexually assaulting a woman in the Holiday Inn parking lot in 2013….

Long-Time Mayville Businessman Dies in House Fire

Authorities say Alan Strand died after trying to get out of the house

A longtime businessman was the victim of a fatal house fire in Mayville. Authorities say 64-year-old Alan Strand, the owner of Strand Ready Mix, died in the house fire Saturday morning. They say it appears Strand attempted to make his way out of the house, but didn’t make it. The fire chief says there were some strange burn patterns. A…

Altru to Replace Main Clinic After Structural Issue

After hundreds were forced to evacuate the clinic last week, Altru says it may be time rebuild

The Altru Main Clinic in Grand Forks will be replaced after a 16 inch beam in the building failed last week. Officials say the process could take about two years. A clinic built in the mid 1970’s is starting to show its age. “We’ve made a determination that with safety in mind, we cannot, in good conscience, ask our patients…

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┬áSenior 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…