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Garth Brooks Adds Two More Shows in Sioux Falls, Brings Total to Nine Concerts

Garth and his wife Trisha Yearwood will play a total of nine shows in September at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls

  SIOUX FALLS, SD — There is no stopping the love for Garth Brooks in Sioux Falls. We told you Monday night about the country music superstar adding a 7th show. But it seems that wasn’t enough for his fans. He has now added an 8th and a 9th show! Garth and his wife Trisha Yearwood will play a total…

North Dakota State Park Fees on the Rise

The annual pass is going up by $10 to $35

Fort Ransom State Park Courtesy: North Dakota Parks and Recreation  NORTH DAKOTA — Visitors to North Dakota’s state parks will see an increase in fees next week. The daily vehicle pass is going up by $2 to a grand total of $7 effective August 1. The annual pass is going up by $10 to $35. The new rate will take…

Gov. Burgum Declares Drought Disaster for Nearly Entire State of North Dakota

About 16 percent of the state is in severe drought and 18 percent is in the moderate category

  NORTH DAKOTA — Gov. Burgum has declared a drought disaster for nearly all of North Dakota. The U.S. Drought Monitor’s weekly report has rated nearly 46 percent of the state in extreme or exceptional drought, up from 40 percent last week. About 16 percent of the state is in severe drought and 18 percent is in the moderate category….

Third Person Dies from Injuries at Alcester Care and Rehab Crash

Authorities say the 81-year-old driver unintentionally hit the gas and not the brakes when she pulled into the driveway

  ALCESTER, SD — A third person has died from injuries suffered when a woman drove her car into a crowd of people at Alcester Care and Rehab Center. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says the latest victim is 95-year-old Pearl “Tex” Sowell, who lived at the center. Sowell was one of seven people hit outside the building…

Cone Zone Alert: Crews Making Progress on 32nd Ave. Project, Hit Snag in West Fargo

Detours are in place to get to businesses in the area

  FARGO, ND — Crews are making more progress on the 32nd Avenue South Project. They have closed access to 32nd Avenue South from 33rd Street South on the south side to complete paving through the intersection. Detours are in place to get to businesses in the area. The intersection should reopen to traffic sometime next week. Crews have also…

Minnesota Organization Votes Against Gov. Dayton’s Name Proposal of Police Training Program

Community members favored Dayton's proposal, but many in law enforcement were against it

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training has voted against Gov. Dayton’s proposal to name a new $12 million training fund for Philando Castile. Community members favored Dayton’s proposal, but many in law enforcement were against it. They said that since then-St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted, the proposal felt like…

Pet Connection: Meet Shiloh

He's part of the Mod Squad, as in "behavior modification."

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption No one likes to be called “difficult,” but with dogs, just like with people, there are varying degrees of social skills. People who don’t have much in the way of social graces might have a hard time finding friends, but dogs who lack them have a harder time — they often can’t find homes. That’s…

Local Reaction to President Trump’s Tweets on Banning Transgenders from the Military

President Trump says transgender people are no longer accepted or allowed to serve in any capacity in the U–S Military

FARGO, ND — President Trump said transgender people are no longer accepted or allowed to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military. People in the metro and officials nationwide have shared their opinions. “When we see a move like this from the administration, from way high up, from the top of the administration, it gives me a lot of…

A Community Change Initiative Project hopes to Entice Grads to Stay Local

A recent study found seven out of 10 college students leave the community after graduation

FARGO, ND — A recent study found seven out of 10 college students leave the community after graduation. A new pilot program being launched at five area universities hopes to change that. “Experience FMWF” is the Chamber’s latest plan to keep graduates from relocating and taking jobs elsewhere. Workers on the project say if they can open up students’ eyes…

Lawn Service Companies Adapt to Drought in F-M Area

Little rain wated leads places like Turf Tamers and All Terrain to focus on other company services

FARGO, ND — Your yard isn’t the only one trying to adapt to the drought conditions across the F-M area. “It’s certainly not uncommon for us to slow down at this time of year,” said Matt Langemo, customer service representative at All Terrain. “We’re a full service company and so we have a lot of other ancillary services that keep…