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UPDATED: Governor Dayton Relaxing at Home After Collapsing During State of the State Address

Dayton had been speaking for more than 40 minutes before he collapsed at the podium

UPDATED CONTENT 9:00 PM: Dramatic moments at Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s State of the State address in St. Paul. The governor collapsed and hit his head during a joint session of the legislature. Dayton had been speaking for more than 40 minutes when he unexpectedly collapsed. He was reportedly about to make an offer of a new public health care…

City of Fargo Working on Road Repairs

Potholes can appear quickly, especially in roads that are already in need of repairs

You may not even notice one until you drive over it and officials with the city of Fargo say they are getting an early start on pothole repairs this season. Many of us are enjoying the warmer temperatures during the day, but it still gets below freezing at night. Fargo Public works tells us the cycle of freezing and melting is a…

Underwood Man Arrested for Assault on 13 Month Old Boy

Adam Sundby is facing charges after the toddler underwent emergency surgery for a brain hemorrhage

  An Underwood, Minnesota man has been arrested for assaulting a 13 month-old boy. Adam Sundby, 30, is facing charges of first-degree assault and malicious punishment of a child. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says the child was first taken to Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls and later transferred to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. The boy underwent emergency…

Heather Wilson Named President Trump’s Nomination for Secretary of the Air Force

Wilson is currently serving as president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City

  President Trump is planning to nominate Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force. Wilson is president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She served in Congress from 1998 to 2009 representing New Mexico. Wilson was a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and served on the House Armed Services Committee. She would…

Former Grand Forks Teacher Admits to Sexual Relationship with Student

James Whalen, 42, will be sentenced on April 24th

A former Grand Forks teacher has admitted to having a sexual relationship with a student. In a plea deal, James Whalen pleaded guilty to sexual assault and two counts of corruption of a minor. A third corruption of a minor charge was dropped. The 42-year-old Whalen will be sentenced on April 24. His plea deal calls for a five year…

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Issues Beer Recall

At least eight of the company's brands have been affected

  Brewing Company Sierra Nevada is issuing a recall of some of its bottled beer after it was discovered some of the glass can chip off and fall inside the bottle. The recall affects 36 states, including Minnesota and South Dakota. It affects at least eight of the company’s brands, including Torpedo Extra IPA, Hop Hunter IPA, Pale Ale and…

Battling Cancer and States Away, Fargo Rallies Around One of its Own

At 25 years old, Kellen Summers was diagnosed with stage IV cancer; states away, his family and friends back home are doing what they can to lend a hand

A Fargo Native FARGO, N.D. — Many say Fargo is a tight-knit community. Kellen Summers and his wife, Vanessa, grew up in the Fargo area. They met through their love of theater at Fargo South High School, and their relationship remained strong through their graduation from Concordia College. They both established a deep connection to the F-M area, particularly in…

Hundreds Gathered for the Women’s March in Fargo

The Women's March on Washington Took Place In Every State, Including Right Here in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — The Women’s March on Washington has expanded to all 50 states. Hundreds of people gathered together in downtown Fargo to march for equal rights. The mission statement for every Women’s March reads:  “We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.” “It’s important because when someone’s rights have been intervened…

Local Reaction to President Trump and the Inauguration

The Valley speaks up about how they feel after President Trump has been inaugurated

It’s Inauguration Day, yet it seems the community is treating this day like any other. We stepped out to see how many people took part in a day expected to go down in history, but many of the TV’s were turned off. However, one classroom at NDSU spent the day watching and discussing the importance of Donald Trump entering office….

Proposed Bill in Minnesota Could Help Farmers’ Property Taxes

In a panel discussion held Friday Minnesota representatives met with local farmers to hear concerns and go over a proposed property tax credit

Minnesota farmers have been dealing with rising property taxes over the past ten years. Now, a proposed bill could help alleviate some of those costs. Property taxes for Minnesota farmers have increased by 114% in the last 10 years. Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith said a combination of rising property values, demand for school improvements and lowered commodity prices have…