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Are Police Losing a Tool with Backpage.com?

Police have used the site as a tool to catch traffickers just as traffickers have used to site to do business

The site Backpage.com has removed its adult section after a Senate Homeland Security Investigation found it had knowingly facilitated online sex trafficking. Law Enforcement has used the site to help catch traffickers. “The audacity of a group of American citizens wishing to hide behind the first amendment when they exploit children is beyond me,” said North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp…

iPhone 8 Design and Verizon’s Threats of Disconnection for Unlimited Plans Cause Social Media Frenzy

Is the iPhone 8 going to be made of glass? Who is Verizon Threatening to disconnect?

Two top Facebook trending items today were all about the iPhone 8 and if you still have an unlimited plan with Verizon, they¬†are cutting you off. Both news stories are true…in a way. Before you become upset over Verizon, it’s important to check your facts. Verizon Threatens Disconnection of Unlimited Data Users Yes, we’ve all heard this from Verizon before….

MN Lawmakers Working to Approve Longer Bar Operating Hours for 2018 Super Bowl

The bipartisan group of lawmakers say they want bars and liquor establishments to stay open until 4:00 am Super Bowl weekend

Fans attending next year’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis could squeeze in a few extra hours of partying. A bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m. on Super Bowl weekend. Minnesota law currently requires bars to shut down by 2 a.m. Local governments would have to approve the extra hours…

Arrest Made in West Acres Mall Parking Lot Vehicle Break-ins

The suspect was arrested in February of 2016 for garage and vehicle break-ins in other areas

A suspect has been arrested in a string of recent vehicle break-ins at West Acres Mall, and it’s not the first time he’s been caught. Matthew Bjordahl, 20, was arrested on charges of unlawful entry to a motor vehicle. Mall security reviewed parking lot surveillance video and noticed the same vehicle was in the area during the break-ins. When the…

86-Year-Old Sentenced in Child Porn Case

Each of the 10 counts carried a possible 5 year prison sentence

An 86-year old Grand Forks man has been sentenced to two-years in prison for possessing child porn. Roger Whaley was charged with ten counts of possession of certain prohibited material. Whaley faced five years on each count but the judge suspended three years and ordered the sentences to run concurrently. He was also given credit for time served. Grand Forks…

One Person Dead in Rollover Crash in Grand Forks

POLICE SAY THE MAN DIED AT THE SCENE OF THE CRASH

One person is dead after an early morning rollover in Grand Forks. Police say 24-year-old Jacob Clemetson died at the scene of the accident. They responded to a the call for help around 1:30 this morning to the 2000 block of North Washington Street. When they arrived, police say they¬†found a pickup on the east side of the road was…

Foxhome Woman Identified in Accidental Shooting

Authorities say the woman is in stable condition

Authorities have released the name of the Foxhome woman who accidentally shot herself. They say Samantha Pazdernik was attempting to put a gun in a holster when it went off, hitting her in the stomach. It happened Wednesday morning near her home in Foxhome. Pazdernick was taken to Sanford in Fargo and is in stable condition. Categories: Crime, Local News,…

How Would Repealing the Blue Law Affect Fargo Businesses?

The answer is less obvious than you may think and opinons are all accross the board on this one

How would you like to shop in North Dakota before noon on a Sunday? A state lawmaker is trying to make that happen. Because of the blue law in North Dakota, some Fargo retailers said they could be missing out on extra sales. “The more hours you’re open, you make more sales,” said Chris Heaton, Senior Vice President of Property…

New CEO of The Village Family Service Center Hopes to Tackle Addiction

Doug Vang wants to expand First Step Recovery and invest in combating addiction

The Village Family Service Center has a new CEO and he hopes to expand chemical dependency help in the FM area. The new president and CEO, Doug Vang, is taking over for Gary Wolsky, who held the position for the last 34 years. The company held a meet and greet to welcome Vang and send well wishes to Wolsky. Vang…