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Dakota Medical Foundation Going Matchy-Matchy on Giving Hearts Day

Dakota Medical Foundation Says They Will Give Nearly 1,000 Donor Boosts

FARGO, N.D. — The Dakota Medical Foundation says that they will go matchy-matchy with up to 1,000 different donors. The 10th annual Giving Hearts Day will take place Thursday, February 9th. This year, the Dakota Medical Foundation will be randomly selecting people who donated and will boost their donation. The donor boosts range anywhere from $10 to $10,000. “When you’re getting people together…

Governor Dayton to Begin Cancer Treatment in March

The governor announced his diagnosis the day after collapsing at the State of the State address

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’ll undergo surgery in early March to treat his prostate cancer. Dayton revealed his diagnosis late last month, a day after collapsing during his State of the State address. His doctors say it has not spread beyond his prostate. Dayton wrote on Facebook that he is scheduled to have his prostate…

ND Lawmakers Hoping to Establish Needle Exchange Program

Lawmakers say IV drug use is on the rise in North Dakota and they want to help people to lower their risk

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota health officials are backing bipartisan legislation that would establish a needle-exchange program. State Republican Sen. Howard Anderson is the primary sponsor of the bill. The retired Turtle Lake pharmacist and former member of the state narcotics coalition told a legislative committee that intravenous drug use is on the rise in North Dakota. Anderson says allowing…

Bresciani Staying with NDSU

President Dean Bresciani announced Tuesday morning that he had pulled out of the running for President of Ohio State University

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU President Dean Bresciani is staying put. He released a statement that stated he had withdrawn from the running for president of Ohio University. North Dakota University System Chancellor Hagerott said he appreciates that Bresciani has decided to stay with NDSU and looks forward to working together. Chair of the Board of Higher Education, Kathleen Neset, said…

Proposed Ban on Cell Phone Use Behind the Wheel in Minnesota

Minnesota lawmakers are introducing a bi-partisan bill to ban call phone use while driving

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Using a cell phone while driving may become illegal in Minnesota, unless it’s for “hands free” use. Several state lawmakers are proposing a bill which would ban the use of cell phones behind the wheel with the exception of hands free devices. The bi-partisan house bill is aimed at saving lives. Lawmakers say more and more…

UND Police Officer Sentenced in Child Porn Case

Paul Meagher will serve 10 years in prison and 10 years supervised release

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A former UND police officer has been sentenced for possessing child porn. Paul Meagher, 43, will serve 10 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release. During a search of Meagher’s residence in November, 2015, officers found multiple media devices containing more than fifty-thousand images and videos. Meagher was charged with 10 counts of possession…

DeVos Named Education Secretary, State Senators Speak Out

It is the first time in history the Vice President has had to be the tie-breaker for the Senate when it comes to confirming a Cabinet nominee

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. It is not the first time the Vice President has been called on to break a tie in the Senate, but it is the first time in history the VP has had to do it for…

Frazee Man Accidentally Shoots Himself

Jared Hanson says he was handling a revolver when it discharged and the bullet went into his hip

FRAZEE, Minn. — The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says a Frazee man accidentally shot himself in the hip. Investigators say 27-year old Jared Hanson was handling a revolver when it discharged. Emergency crews were called to East Main Avenue in Frazee around 7 o’clock Monday night. Hanson was taken to the hospital in Detroit Lakes before being moved to Fargo….

West Fargo Begins Search for New Police Chief

Mike Reitan was terminated as police chief Monday evening during a city commission meeting

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The City of West Fargo is planning to begin its search for a new police chief following the termination of Mike Reitan. A spokesperson for the city says they will first review the job description of the position. It will be open to both external and internal applicants. There is no timeline set for this process….

Army Corps of Engineers Announces Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline Will Continue

Secretary of Army Robert Speer says the Army Corps of Engineers will grant the easement by Wednesday afternoon

The Army Corps of Engineers says they have finished their review of the the Dakota Access pipeline project and say they will grant an easement to allow the construction to continue by Wednesday afternoon. Senator John Hoeven released a statement saying the constant battle between protesters, law enforcement and the pipeline construction company does not serve the community and the…