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DAPL Easement Granted, Protesters Say They Won’t Back Down

After the Army Corps of Engineers announced they will go ahead with the pipeline construction protesters in Cannon Ball are gearing up to resist

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Protesters in Morton County said they will not back down from fighting the Dakota Access pipeline, even after the Army Corps of Engineers grants the easement. Joye Braun has been protesting in Morton County since April of 2016. She called the Army Corps decision illegal and said she’s heard rumors more people are expected to come…

Students and Professionals Network at NDSU Career Expo

The annual career expo brings together both new and graduating students

FARGO, N.D. — Students were dressed to impress at the Fargodome. More than 300 employers gathered to recruit people from NDSU and other area colleges. Students had the chance to bring their resume and meet with different organizations in the science and technology field. The Career Expo is not only organized for students who are getting closer to graduation, it’s…

Busy 2016 for the West Fargo Fire Department

Even though the department responded to more than 400 service calls, there were zero deaths or injuries

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The West Fargo Fire Department had its busiest year ever in 2016. The department responded to 406 calls for service. There were zero fire deaths or injuries last year. Fire officials say the most frequent type of fire in 2016 was attributed to cooking fires. West Fargo Fire is staffed by 49 volunteer firefighters, a full-time…

MN Businessman Credited with Saving TCF Savings and Loan Dies at 73

Bill Cooper, 73, turned TCF Savings and Loan into the state's third-largest banking company

  MINNESOTA — The man credited with reviving Twin City Federal Savings and Loan and who was a dominant Minnesota political figure, has passed away. Bill Cooper died Tuesday at the age of 73. He rescued TCF from the savings and loan crisis in the 1980’s and took the bank public. As CEO he grew TCF to several hundred branches…

Three Fugitives Wanted for Alleged DAPL Crimes

Two other fugitives related to the same set of charges have already been arrested or appeared in court

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. –Three men are wanted on federal charges from an incident at the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. An indictment has been handed down for 36-year-old Brennon Nastacio, 22-year-old Brandon Miller-Castillo and 20-year-old Dion Ortiz. The fugitives are accused of civil disorder and use of fire to commit a federal crime. A third suspect, James White, was just arrested…

MN Officer’s Attorneys Say Castile was Reaching for Gun Before Fatal Shooting

The police officer accused of fatally shooting Philando Castile during a traffic stop is charged with manslaughter and two other felonies

RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. — Attorneys for a Minnesota police officer accused of fatally shooting a black man during a traffic stop say Philando Castile’s gun was accessible and that he was reaching for it when he was killed. A memo filed Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court contradicts prosecutors’ claims that St. Anthony Officer Jeronimo Yanez didn’t see the weapon…

Seattle Cuts Ties with Wells Fargo; Blames Financial Ties with the Dakota Access Pipeline

The city council voted unanimously to end the relationship with banking giant Wells Fargo after numerous protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline

SEATTLE — Heated debate over the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline isn’t just building again in Morton County in North Dakota. The city of Seattle, Washington has decided to cut ties with banking giant, Wells Fargo, over the bank’s financial connections to the building of the pipeline. The company was already on rocky ground, say city officials, after the…

Tuttle Man Sentenced in Sex Exploitation Case with Teen from the Philippines

Calvin Bernhardt has been sentenced to 50 years for his crimes against a 14-year-old girl from the Philippines

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Tuttle, North Dakota man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for enticing a 14 year-old girl from the Philippines to send him sexually explicit pictures over the internet. Calvin Bernhardt, 54, was found guilty after a four-day trial last October in Bismarck. He was convicted of numerous charges including attempted sexual exploitation of a…

Perham Man Arrested for Burglary, Following Teen

Jason Maloney is accused of burglarizing a house and exposing himself to a teen girl whom he followed to Target

  DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A 40-year-old Perham man is suspected of burglarizing a house in Nelson and later exposing himself outside of Target in Alexandria. Officers arrested Jason Maloney after a chase Tuesday night. They say Maloney followed the teen girl who reported him at Target and she gave authorities his license plate number. It matched one given earlier…

Two Arrested After Injury Car Crash in Fargo

Police say one person is facing drug charges and the other has a list of charges relating to the crash

  Tate Rivera, (L) and Karlee Young (R) FARGO, N.D. — Two Fargo people were arrested following a crash in north Fargo Tuesday night. Police say 23-year-old Tate Rivera ran a red light at 10th Street and 4th Avenue North and was hit by an SUV. Rivera and one of his three passengers, 20-year-old Karlee Young, ran from the scene…