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Minnesota House Votes to Keep Increased Protest Penalties in Bill

Lawmakers voted to keep it as part of the public safety finance bill

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota House has shot down an amendment to remove increased penalties for protests that block transportation. Lawmakers voted to keep it as part of the public safety finance bill. They battled over the issue for several hours and testimonies grew heated multiple times. Republicans say the bill is simply a matter of public safety….

North Dakota House Gives “Do Pass” Recommendation on Medical Marijuana

A big sticking point is the ease in which marijuana could be smoked as medicine

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota House committee has given a “do pass” recommendation on new rules governing the use of medical marijuana. The measure is expected to go to the full House on Tuesday. A big sticking point is the ease in which marijuana could be smoked as medicine. The bill passed by the Senate allows patients to smoke…

Grand Forks Police Searching for Driver After Hit and Run of Pedestrian

A witness says he was talking to someone through the window of a black pickup

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks Police are looking for anyone who witnessed a hit and run crash involving a pedestrian. Officers responded to the 500 block of 3rd Avenue South around 11 this morning and found a man lying on the street. A witness says he was talking to someone through the window of a black pickup. The driver…

Five Arrested in Drug Raid in Casselton

The arrests were the result of a lengthy narcotics investigation involving the Cass County Sheriff's Office and a number of other agencies

1/5 Douglas Blumer, 36 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Nathan Duval, 29 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Phillip Pluskhat, 28 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Brian Pluskhat Sr., 51 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Rebeckah West, 49 Show Caption Hide Caption CASSELTON, N.D. — Five people were arrested in a drug raid on four separate locations in Casselton. Douglas Blumer,…

Gov. Dayton Skeptical on Republican Plan for Lower Health Insurance in Minnesota

The bill creates a reinsurance program to help insurance companies cover expensive medical claims

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Democratic Gov. Dayton says he has concerns about a $542 million Republican plan to lower health insurance costs for Minnesotans but he won’t veto it. Dayton says he’ll let the plan become law without his signature. The bill creates a reinsurance program to help insurance companies cover expensive medical claims. Republicans who support the bill…

Nearly 20 Years Since Major Blizzard of ’97

April 1997 began with temperatures in the 60s, giving people hope for spring after 10 blizzards that winter

  NORTH DAKOTA — It’s been nearly 20 years since a devastating April blizzard struck North Dakota. It began as freezing rain or sleet on April 4th. By the time it was done on the 7th, it dumped as much as 2 feet of snow in some areas. April 1997 began with temperatures in the 60s, giving people hope for…

Spearfish Authorities Continue Deadly House Fire Investigation; How You Can Help the Families

Authorities haven't identified the families or children but the account says the fire broke out at the Wilson-Roden and Tate house

SPEARFISH, S.D. — A GoFundMe account set up for families affected by a Spearfish house fire that killed five children has already raised tens-of-thousands of dollars. The victims are 6-year-old Phibie Moyer, 7-year-old Clinton Johnson, 8-year-old Rhylin Gee, 9-year-old Justice Roden and her 11-year-old sister, Tanlynn Roden. The fire broke out at the Wilson-Roden and Tate house. There is still…

Sled Hockey: Bringing Two Brothers Back on the Ice Despite the Odds

HOPE Inc is allowing paralympians in the Valley to compete with other cities

FARGO, N.D. — An organization is giving hope to disabled people who want to get back on the ice. The Fargo-Moorhead Sled Hockey team is getting ready to leave for San Jose to play in the nationals. “It’s a very exciting time for our players,” said HOPE Inc Executive Director Adair Grommesh. “Especially for our adults, because many of them played…

Native American Tribes Came to MSUM for a Powwow

Friends and family came together for the 28th annual powwow

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Drums were booming throughout MSUM for the 28th annual Celebration of the Woodlands and High Plains Traditional Powwow. The powwow was setup for a time to celebrate and renew friendship. They’re also celebrating the educational experiences of American Indian higher education and the sharing of tribal cultures in the F-M area. The event featured many styles of…

MSUM Celebrates and Welcomes All Nations to Campus

Celebration of Nations was held at MSUM for students and family to learn more about one another's culture

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Flags were raised at MSUM as the school spent the evening celebrating nations. Students are sharing their music, their favorite foods and their style of clothing which represents their culture the best. Friends and family were invited to Celebration of Nations at MSUM for a night of entertainment, flag parades, food, culture and fashion from around the…