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Authorities Identify Motorcyclist Killed in Fargo Crash

Police say it appears Beighley struck the side of the car in the 2000 block of 45th Street South

  FARGO, ND — Fargo Police have identified the motorcyclist who died after crashing into a car on Sunday afternoon. He was 24-year-old Tanner Beighley of Fargo. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Police say it appears Beighley struck the side of the car in the 2000 block of 45th Street South. Witnesses say nearby drivers and riders…

United Way is Celebrates May Day…with a Meaning

Volunteers from United Way helped distribute and read books to children for May Day

FARGO, ND — Flowers and candy aren’t the only things being distributed in May Day baskets. Volunteers arrived at United Way to gather books and then headed to SENDCAA Childcare to read and give them to the children for their 6th annual ‘May Day Baskets of Books”. More than 1,000 books were delivered to 14 other local childcare centers in…

UPDATED: GoFundMe Set Up for Moorhead School District School Counselor

Franklin served in several schools in the district

MOORHEAD, Minn. — This story has been clarified from an earlier article. A member of the Moorhead School District has suffered an arterial dissection that has resulted in irreversible brain damage. Ellen Hopkins Elementary school counselor William Franklin collapsed early Friday morning his wife confirmed to KVRR Local News. His family has requested privacy as they go through the grieving process….

ND Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp Working to Secure Funding for DAPL Costs

WASHINGTON D.C. — North Dakota could receive millions of dollars in federal funding to help reimburse the state for costs incurred during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Both Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven have worked to include grant funding in the Department of Justice’s budget. Hoeven is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The state must submit an application to…

Source of “Bites” at West Fargo’s Berger Elementary Still a Mystery

They found evidence of bats on campus, but there is no evidence of bats in the building

  WEST FARGO, ND — What bit a student and a staff member at L.E. Berger Elementary School in West Fargo last week remains a mystery. Bat Pros did a full inspection of the school on Saturday since a medical professional thought the injury looked like a bat bite. They found evidence of bats on campus, but there is no…

Gov. Burgum Gives Himself a Passing Grade for First Legislative Session

He also had to deal with the contentious protest over the Dakota Access oil pipeline

BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Burgum gives himself a B-plus grade for his first Legislative session. Burgum told the Associated Press that it was “full-blown crisis management” when he took over in December. The wealthy former computer software executive took charge against the backdrop of an unprecedented state revenue shortfall. He also had to deal with the contentious protest over the…

Recall Petitions for Fargo City Commissioner to be Turned In

Backers need 3,500 valid signatures to declare a special election.

  FARGO, ND — Petitions to recall Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn will be turned in next week after all. Andrew Lenzmeier, who heads up the recall effort, says a call for an immediate end to the process came “out of left field” last week. The Fargo-Moorhead Refugee Advisory Council called for an end to the effort citing threats and…

Two Charged, Four Others Being Considered in Killing of Hennepin County 19-Year-Old

Authorities say the group of six planned to break into Elder's apartment and rough him up but ending up shooting Elder in the neck

Megan Cater, 19 (L) and Noah Peterson, 21 (R)  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — Two people have been charged with murder in Hennepin County and four others could face charges. Megan Cater, 19, and 21-year-old Noah Peterson are accused of shooting and killing 19-year-old Corey Elder. They are charged with murder, burglary and assault. Authorities say the group of six planned…

Douglas County Authorities Investigating Business Break-In

Someone used force to enter the building and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and property

  DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — Deputies in Douglas County are investigating a supper club break-in. They responded to an alarm at Corral Supper Club in Nelson just after 4 a.m. Someone used force to enter the building and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and property. No suspects were found. The investigation is ongoing. Categories: Business, Crime, Local…

Law Enforcement Holding Active Shooter Drill at New Sanford Hospital

The drill will allow teams to test capabilities and procedures and prepare for a real-life crisis to better serve the community

  FARGO, ND — Sanford’s new medical center will be swarming with law enforcement officers on Tuesday. An active shooter drill will be held starting at 8 a.m. Local hospitals, law enforcement agencies and emergency responders will participate. The drill will allow teams to test capabilities and procedures and prepare for a real-life crisis to better serve the community. Construction…