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Drought Causing Low Participation in Ag-Related Activities

Farmers from the western part of the state said the drought has created difficult living and working conditions. KVRR reporter Jackie Kelly also contributed to this report.

WEST FARGO, ND — The Red River Valley Fair is an exciting summer activity in the metro that brings people from all over the state. But the livestock exhibits and different animal shows did not have as large of a turn out this year. The Red River Valley Fair is back for the season but the hot weather and lack…

East Grand Forks Police Identify Suspect in Attack on Bike Path

Her screams caused her attacker to flee

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — An arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused of attacking a woman in an East Grand Forks park. Robert Burr is facing charges of attempted kidnapping, false imprisonment, domestic assault and stalking in the June 26 attack. The victim was rollerblading on the bike path along the Red River when she was knocked…

Minot Man Drowns in Ward County

They were unable to bring him to shore and then lost sight of him

WARD COUNTY, ND — A man who lost his inflatable device, drowned on Nelson Carlson Lake in Ward County. Authorities say two bystanders heard the man’s calls for help Monday about 6:30 p.m. and tried to help him. They were unable to bring him to shore and then lost sight of him. Rescue divers found the man’s body about 8…

Inmate Escape Leads to Resignation of Top Administrator at Jail in Devils Lake

It took more than 30 hours to notice an inmate had escaped

DEVILS LAKE, ND — A top administrator at the regional jail in Devils Lake has resigned after the latest breakout. Capt. Duane Armstrong resigned following the escape last week of 25-year-old Seth Suko. He escaped on Thursday and was recaptured on Friday. It took more than 30 hours to notice an inmate had escaped. An investigation found that Suko’s escape…

Policy Changes Being Considered in Minnesota After Arrests at the Capitol

Members of an advisory panel on Capitol security met Monday to review the current permitting policies for large rallies and protests

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Officials may make policy changes at the state Capitol after recent demonstrations led to arrests. Members of an advisory panel on Capitol security met Monday to review the current permitting policies for large rallies and protests. Republican State Sen. Warren Limmer of Maple Grove suggested creating a designated protest area outside of the Capitol building…

Countdown is on for Opening of Sanford’s New Hospital

The land the medical center was built on along I-94 was bought way back in 1998

  FARGO, ND — Opening day is now just two weeks away. The nearly $500 million state-of-the-art Sanford Medical Center in south Fargo begins operating on July 25. That is the day staff will attend to their first patients in the new hospital The land the medical center was built on along I-94 was bought way back in 1998. Sanford…

ND Health Department Setting Timeline for Medical Marijuana Industry

They'll accept actual applications in August and September and make selections in November

  NORTH DAKOTA — State health officials have set a tentative timeline for establishing a medical marijuana industry in North Dakota. The Health Department is asking those interested in being a manufacturer or a distributor to notify the agency by July 28. They’ll accept actual applications in August and September and make selections in November. Officials estimate it will take…

Two Outdoor Gear Companies to Merge, Amazon May Replace Cable Subscriptions

Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops are getting the green light to merge

  NATIONAL — Outdoor gear companies Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops are getting the green light to merge. Cabela’s shareholders voted yes on the deal and will be paid $61 a share. The entire merger is worth about $4.2 billion. Combined, the company will have 177 locations nationwide. Amazon is in the midst of its annual Prime Day, which is…

9/11 Mobile Memorial Exhibit at the Red River Valley Fair

One of the new exhibits is a 1,000 square foot mobile 9-11 museum

WEST FARGO, ND — Hundreds from around the country are setting up the six day long Red River Valley Fair. There’s a few new attractions and discounts to look out for. They spent all day Monday setting up for days of thrills, sights and cheese curds. “I like the garlic,” said vendor Samantha Bluhm. “It’s like garlic cheesy bread, we have…

Minneapolis Woman Wants Police Officer Charged After the Shooting of Her Dogs

After the homeowner's daughter accidentally tripped the home burglary alarm, an officer responded nearly 30 minutes later and the shooting took place. KMSP Fox 9 reporter Iris Perez reports from Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A Minneapolis woman is seeking charges against a police officer after her two dogs were shot in her own backyard. “He doesn’t want to go in the backyard to use the bathroom,” said Jennifer Lemay as she talked about her dog who was shot by a Minneapolis police officer. From inside a bloodied safety cone, with his…