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Donations Helping Three Families After Devastating Spearfish House Fire

A GoFundMe account has nearly reached its goal of $50,000 in just two days

SPEARFISH, S.D. — Prayers, money and donations are pouring in for three families dealing with an unbelievable tragedy. The families lost five children in a house fire over the weekend in Spearfish, South Dakota. A GoFundMe account has nearly reached its goal of $50,000┬áin just two days and has been increased to $100.000. All of the money raised on the…

State Fire Marshal Investigating Fire at Former Air Force Missile Alert Facility Near Dazey

A Barnes County deputy says someone pried off a lock to gain entry into the building

  DAZEY, N.D. — Investigators are trying to determine who is responsible for a fire at a former U.S. Air Force missile alert facility near Dazey, North Dakota. A Barnes County deputy says someone pried off a lock to gain entry into the building. The State Fire Marshal is investigating three areas inside the structure where a flammable liquid was…

Attorneys for St. Anthony Officer Charged in Castile Killing Wants Change of Venue

The judge says he hopes to rule by the end of the week

RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. — Defense attorneys are pushing to move the manslaughter trial of a St. Anthony police officer charged with fatally shooting a black man last summer. Attorneys for officer Jeronimo Yanez argued in court that the officer cannot get a fair trial in Ramsey County, where Philando Castile was shot, because of pretrial publicity. The judge says he…

North Dakota Named the Top Spot for Millennials in the Country

North Dakota ranked the number one spot to live in for millennials

NORTH DAKOTA — The most tech savvy, wine consuming people of our country are taking over North Dakota. The winters may be chilling but for millennials, living in North Dakota is the hottest place to be. According to MoneyRates.com, the state is booming with young adults. “Maybe it’s due to the startups…just giving younger people opportunities,” said Joe Kerlin, who…

A New Telescope for the Final Frontier

NASA Unveils New Technology for Space Exploration

FARGO, N.D. — From the satellite to the space shuttle, exploration in the world above has often been of key interest to scientists and a new tool is helping us discover even more. The Hubble Space Telescope helped scientists detect components of the early universe but now, the James Webb Space Telescope is taking over. The scientific successor to the…

NDSU Students Raising Agriculture Awareness During Ag Week

Today kicked off ag week at NDSU brought to students by Ag Collective

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU is celebrating its roots during “Ag Week”. It kicked off on campus with a cookout where all students were welcome. The idea is to enhance, promote and encourage agriculture on the NDSU campus and in the region. A variety of Ag events will be happening all week long including ‘Ask an Ag Expert’, tours at the…

U.S. Ag Department Expects Soybean Crops at Record Level in North Dakota

A survey found that farmers are planting more soybeans than ever in North Dakota

NORTH DAKOTA — The U.S Agriculture Department says soybeans are expected to be planted at a record high level in North Dakota. A recent survey found that more farmers are investing in the crop that’s in high demand. “This will really be a turning point year,” said Peter Lovas, of Lovas Farms in Hillsboro. According to a survey done by…

Ronald McDonald House Charities Family Room Coming to Essentia

Essentia Health and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley are creating a space for support

FARGO, N.D. — When a loved one is in the hospital, it can be just as hard on the family. Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley is teaming up with Essentia Health to create a family room program at the hospital. The current NICU will be moved to the fourth floor of the hospital that will be…

West Fargo Woman Injured After Crash with Flatbed Trailer

Murphy hit the passenger side of the Kenworth's trailer and was thrown from the motorcycle

  FARGO, N.D. — A 26-year-old motorcycle driver is in Essentia with serious injuries after hitting a flatbed trailer on I-94. The highway patrol says the crash happened at 1:35 this afternoon when Danika Murphy of West Fargo was merging onto the interstate from the 25th Street South loop ramp. Murphy hit the passenger side of the Kenworth’s trailer and…

Two Arrested in Stutsman County for Butane Hash Oil

The deputy said he could smell marijuana and found the BHO oil along with $5500 in cash and prescription drugs

  STUTSMAN COUNTY, N.D. — Two people were arrested over the weekend in Stutsman County after they were found with large quantities of Butane Hash Oil. Adam McCarter, 35, and 31-year-old Sarah Birkholz were pulled over on April 1 for an equipment violation. The deputy said he could smell marijuana and found the BHO oil along with $5500 in cash…