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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…

Reitan Reacts to Termination as Police Chief

Reitan has served with the West Fargo Police Department since 1987

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan no longer has a job with the city. The city commission voted unanimously to terminate him at their meeting. It all began on January 13th when West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan was placed administrative leave. “These concerns have been reviewed and the management style that has been used by…

Be a Lifesaver: F-M Ambulance Hosting ‘Save a Life’

F-M Ambulance Service is giving CPR lessons in the Valley

MOORHEAD, Minn. — CPR is something that may come in handy when we least expect it and F-M Ambulance Service is teaching the correct way to perform it. F-M Ambulance is holding their annual ‘Save a Life’ on Saturday at Moorhead Center Mall giving demonstrations on CPR. In the meantime, service members have been going around to multiple groups and…

Senator Heitkamp Meets with President’s Nominee for Ag Secretary

Senator Heitkamp will vote yes on Perdue, but will not vote in support of Betsy DeVos, the pick for Education Secretary

WASHINGTON D.C. — Senator Heidi Heitkamp says she will support President Trump’s Ag Secretary nominee. Heitkamp met with former Gov. Sonny Perdue of Georgia to talk about her agriculture priorities. She also reintroduced a bipartisan bill to lift restrictions on U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba. Heitkamp and Perdue also talked about the need for a strong Farm Bill in 2018….

Adults Wearing Masks May Soon Be Against the Law in North Dakota

The House endorses a bill and three other measures due to the protests in North Dakota

  BISMARCK, N.D. — It could soon be a crime for adults to wear masks in most cases in North Dakota. The House has endorsed that bill and three other measures spurred by the bitter dispute between Dakota Access protesters and law enforcement. The House also approved bills that increase penalties for rioting, trespassing, and causing damage to personal property….

Lost California Couple Headed to North Dakota Casino Arrested at DAPL Protest Site

Couple headed to Prairie Knights Casino arrested after traffic stop

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — A couple from California quickly found out they were on the wrong road. They were stopped on Highway 1806 near the Dakota Access pipeline protest and officers uncovered marijuana, drug paraphernalia, over $7,000 in cash and three high capacity magazines for AR15-style rifles. The driver, 29-year-old Douglas Dias of Santa Rosa, California, said they were…

Sky Zone Gets Jump on Giving Hearts Day

To keep lines short, Sky Zone says you should register online and dedicate your time to charity

Sky Zone is getting a jump on Giving Hearts Day! From now until Thursday, the trampoline park is donating 100% of its profits to the “Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley.” This is the first year the park has participated in the day dedicated to raising money for charity. To keep lines short, Sky Zone is asking…

Grand Forks Police Need Help Locating Missing Man

Stammen may be driving his tan Volkswagen Golf with ND plates 557 BUB

  Grand Forks Police are looking for a missing man. They say Larry Stammen hasn’t been seen since Friday and his family is concerned about his welfare. Stammen drives a tan Volkswagen Golf with North Dakota license plates 557 BUB. If you have any information on his whereabouts, call police. Categories: Community, Crime, Local News, News Landing Page, North Dakota…