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New Art Center Coming to Fargo this Summer

From concerts, to theater and even craft beer?

FARGO, N.D. — A new art center is coming to Fargo this summer. Jade Presents is renovating an old sunflower processing plant at the edge of downtown Fargo. Company officials want it to be a venue for many things like concerts, theater, and craft beers. They plan on renovating other buildings in this part of town and leasing them out…

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Casino Falls Nearly $6 Million Short

Tribal leaders blame the closure of the casino's main access road during the DAPL protests

prairieknights.com  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s casino near the protest site has taken a major hit. The tribe blames declining revenue at Prairie Knights Casino for its nearly $6 million budget shortfall. Tribal leaders say the closure of the casino’s main access road due to the oil pipeline protest impacted the facility’s bottom line. They are…

Fargo Man Makes Plea in Criminal Sex Case

The plea deal lead to the cancellation of a jury trial in the case

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — A Fargo man has agreed to a plea deal on criminal sex charges. Christopher Leiva pleaded guilty in Cass County District Court to one count of sexual imposition. A felony charge of child abuse or neglect was dropped. The plea deal lead to the cancellation of a jury trial in the case. Leiva was accused of…

ND House Passes Constitutional Carry Bill

The bills now go to the Senate floor for consideration

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The House has passed a package of gun-rights measures. One is the so-called “constitutional carry” bill that would allow most people 21 and older to carry concealed firearms without a permit. They also approved a measure that allows carrying a gun in church if the church allows it. Another measure approved would allow firearms in schools…

Alberta Man, Semi Driver Injured in Icy I-29 Crashes

Both drivers suffered minor injuries in two crashes on I-29

  HILLSBORO, N.D. — A man ended up in two feet of water north of Hillsboro late last night after losing control of his vehicle on an icy I-29. A highway patrol trooper says the 47-year-old man from Alberta, Canada was able to get his seat belt off but he wasn’t able to get out of the vehicle. Crews from…

North Dakota Sees Drop in Farms, Ranches in 2016

The number of small farms and ranches in terms of sales increased, while the number of large operations declined

  NORTH DAKOTA — The number of farms and ranches in North Dakota dropped slightly last year. The federal Agriculture Department estimates 29,800 agricultural operations in the state in 2016, down 200 from 2015. The number of small farms and ranches in terms of sales increased, while the number of large operations declined. Land in farms and ranches totaled 39.1…

Minot Air Force Base’s 5th Bomb Wing Honored

This is the second time the 5th Bomb Wing has been awarded the Omaha Trophy

  MINOT, N.D. — Minot Air Force Base’s 5th Bomb Wing has been honored by U.S. Strategic Command with an Omaha Trophy for the best strategic bomber wing. Every year, five outstanding wings are recognized for their work. This is the second time in three years that the 5th Bomb Wing has been awarded the Omaha Trophy. Senator Heidi Heitkamp…

Wahpeton Man Identified in Fatal Crash

Police say Rosaaen was not wearing his seat belt when he went off the road and crashed into a tree

  WAHPETON, N.D. — The state patrol has identified the victim of a fatal crash in Wahpeton late Sunday night. Ryan Rosaaen, 21, of Wahpeton, died after his car went off the road, across a boulevard and hit a tree head-on. He was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene. The crash is still under investigation. Categories:…

Local Maker Turns Pillows Into Art, Uniforms Into Memories

Creativity and nostalgia combine at Unglued Craft Fest 2017.

The Unglued Craft Fest is upon us this coming weekend at the Plains Art Museum — 70 or so local makers who craft, create, design, sew, paint, upcycle and delight us with their talent and passion for decor, home goods, art, jewelry and more. Emily Welker sat down live in studio with maker Emily Brooks and her embroidery machine to…

Looking to Get Away? When to Book to Get the Best Deal

It's that time of the year where people are itching to escape the cold temperatures

FARGO, N.D. — It’s that time of the year when people want to escape the snow and embrace the beach. If you booked to travel after January, you found a good deal. Whether it’s a church mission… “We went to Honduras,” said Debby. …or, seeing family… “Newbrunsville, Texas,” said Dale, a traveler from Moorhead. …or going back to the place…