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Minot Air Force Base Airmen Deploy to the Middle East

They departed last week in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the effort to combat Islamic State militants

  MINOT, N.D. — More than 400 airmen from the 5th Bomb Wing in Minot have deployed to the Middle East. They departed last week in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the effort to combat Islamic State militants. The Air Base’s 23rd Bomb Squadron will lead the bomb wing, flying combat operations out of the Middle East. It is the…

Extra DWI Patrols on the Roads for St. Patrick’s Day

To keep Minnesotans safe, law enforcement will have extra DWI patrols this holiday weekend looking for drunk drivers

  REGIONAL — If you are looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, authorities are urging you to designate a sober driver. That could be a friend or family member, a cab or even a ride sharing service like Uber. To keep Minnesotans safe, law enforcement will have extra DWI patrols this holiday weekend looking for drunk drivers. St. Patrick’s Day…

Nearly 90 People Arrested in the Midwest in ICE Operation

The arrests happened over three days last week

  REGIONAL — Officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement have arrested 86 people in five states in the Midwest. The arrests happened over three days last week. In all, 26 people were arrested in Minnesota, 4 in North Dakota, one in South Dakota, 32 in Nebraska and 23 in Iowa. ICE says 62 of those arrested, including 10 lawful permanent…

Bison Turf Reconstruction Project Begins

The popular college bar near NDSU's campus was damaged by fire last July

  FARGO, N.D. — The reconstruction of the Bison Turf has officially begun. The popular college bar near NDSU’s campus was damaged by fire last July. The owner, Pete Sabo, has had plans to rebuild the bar for quite some time. But the project has been delayed due to getting the right city permits and fixing mold damage. The reconstruction…

Moorhead Woman who Died in Apartment Fire Identified

The official cause of her death has not yet been determined

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Moorhead woman who died in an apartment fire Wednesday has been identified. Billi Jo Larson, 58, died at the hospital shortly after firefighters pulled her from her apartment on the 800 block of 24th Ave South just after 10:30 in the morning. The official cause of her death has not yet been determined. Fire officials…

JCPenney Stores Expected to Close in Wahpeton, Thief River Falls After 80+ Years in Business

An online petition backed by the chamber to save the store has more than 1,200 signatures

  RED RIVER VALLEY — As JCPenney prepares to announce a list of closings around the country, the stores in Wahpeton and Thief River Falls are expected to be closed. Employees have been told the Thief River Falls location will be closing in June after over 80 years in business. An online petition backed by the chamber to save the…

ND Secretary of State Approves Recall Petition of Fargo City Commissioner

Recall petitions should begin circulating Monday and just more than thirty-five hundred eligible voters are needed by May 15 to trigger a recall

  FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Secretary of State’s office has approved the language of a petition calling for the recall of Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn. Recall supporters are upset with Piepkorn’s stance on what they call his anti-refugee message regarding resettlement. Recall petitions should begin circulating Monday and just more than thirty-five hundred eligible voters are needed…

Pet Connection: Meet Chance

Chances are, you'll be smitten. We were.

  Chance’s story is a particularly heartbreaking one. The three and a half year old pit bull terrier was recently returned to Diamond in the Ruff rescue after a potential adopter took him home, only to find the dog they already had wouldn’t welcome Chance into the family. Poor Chance! The friendly, calm but energetic tan and white neutered male…

Got Firewood? You May Get a Visit From the Forestry Department

How you can help prevent the death of hundreds of trees in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — Knock knock, the firewood inspector may be coming to your door soon. Fargo forestry workers are looking for potentially disease carrying logs in firewood stacks. In 2016, about 400 American elm trees in Fargo were destroyed by the Dutch elm disease. “People that store firewood, they harbor those bugs,” said Fargo certified arborist,¬†Scott English. “They colonize and…

West Fargo Teacher Gets Surprised with “Staff Member of the Year”

Science teacher in West Fargo thought it was a regular staff meeting Wednesday morning

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A West Fargo science teacher was honored with a surprise award this morning. Cheney Middle School’s very own Sandy Evenson was named the Professional/Licensed Staff Member of the Year. All staff members were called to a meeting this morning where she was surprised with the award. She says friends and family were there to cheer her…