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Minot Recycling Plant Still Smoldering After Massive Fire

Officials say the air quality in the area is now safe

  MINOT, ND — A massive fire at a Minot recycling plant is still smoldering with smaller fires still inside. Fire crews were seen at Earth Recycling earlier this morning trying to keep the smolder under control. Officials say the air quality in the area is now safe. The massive fire started ripping through the recycling plant on Thursday. Drivers…

Meet Blue: New Addition to Fargo K9 Unit

The department posted this picture of the K9 on their Facebook page

  FARGO, ND — The Fargo Police Department has a new K9 officer and thanks to you, a brand new name. The department posted this picture of the K9 on their Facebook page. K9 Blue is a Belgian Malinois and the department says he was selected for the force because of his high drive. Blue is with his future handler,…

Fargo Marathon 2017: 5K Hero Run Honors Service Men and Women

Marathon staff members say all the runners are unseen heroes

  FARGO, ND — Before the big one, hundreds of runners honored our service men and women this evening in the 5K Hero Run near NDSU. Marathon staff members say all the runners are unseen heroes. Some of the proceeds go to the Shoes for Kids program which helps shoe more than 1,000 children in the area. Proceeds also go…

Mauch, Schwartenzberger Named 2017 North Dakota Small Business Persons of the Year

Govenor Burgum stopped by to give his congratulations and to help present the award

FARGO, ND — Two people have been named the 2017 North Dakota Small Business Persons of the year. Erich Mauch and Carla Schwartenzberger were honored for the success of their company, Razor Consulting, which offers professional services such as project management, accounting and sales. Govenor Burgum stopped by to give his congratulations and to help present the award. Both Mauch…

Carl Ben Eielson, Discovery Students Team Up with Fargo Park District for Arbor Day

Carl Ben Eielson and Discovery Middle School's Students Plant Trees at Brandt Crossing Park

FARGO, ND — Local Students and volunteers are helping our community stay green. Students from Carl Ben Eielson and Discovery Middle Schools, along with other volunteers, planted nearly 100 trees throughout the Brandt Crossing Park in Fargo. The students planted the trees as part of an Arbor Day celebration. Fargo Park District Executive Director, Joel Vettel, says it’s important for…

Barnes County Prosecutors Reviewing Investigation on West Fargo Police Officer

Warren has been with the department for 42 years, making him the longest serving member

  CASS COUNTY, ND — Barnes County prosecutors are being asked to review the results of an investigation into a West Fargo police officer. Lieutenant Greg Warren was placed on paid administrative leave earlier this month after a complaint was filed against him. Warren has been with the department for 42 years, making him the longest serving member. The Cass…

Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Car, Fleeing Police, Taking Cab to Fargo Hotel

They say they found his car abandoned in a nearby parking lot and brought in K9 units to help track him down

  FARGO, ND — One man is in custody after police say he led authorities on a 90-mile-per hour chase, jumped into a cab and hid out in local hotel. Nils Njus, 52,¬†is facing multiple drug and traffic and charges, including driving a stolen vehicle and felony fleeing. Police say they attempted to pull Njus over on I-94 before he…

Labor Union Approves Contract with American Crystal Sugar

The contract covers about 1,300 employees in Moorhead, East Grand Forks, Crookston and other areas

  RED RIVER VALLEY — Union workers at American Crystal Sugar have approved a new labor contract. The contract covers about 1,300 employees in Moorhead, East Grand Forks, Crookston and other areas. Company officials met with the union at least eight times and are offering base pay increases and a one-time incentive offer pertaining to a signing bonus for year-round…

Judge Rules Prince’s Living Siblings Heirs to $200 Million Estate

The judge determined Prince died without having a will and named them heirs to his estimated $200 million dollar fortune

  CHANHASSEN, Minn. — A judge has made a ruling on the estate of Prince and has found it in favor for his living siblings. Prince’s sister and five half-siblings staked a claim on the late singer’s estate after he died from an opioid overdose in 2016. The judge determined Prince died without having a will and named them heirs…

Brainerd Sophomore’s Yearbook Quote Goes Viral; Wants to “Behead” the President

One student is quoted as saying..."I would like to behead him. I do not like him."

  BRAINERD, Minn. — Brainerd High School is coming under fire after a picture of their yearbook was tweeted and hit the social media…thanks to a Hollywood actor. The school dedicated a page of its 2017 yearbook, asking students about President¬†Trump. One student is quoted as saying…”I would like to behead him. I do not like him.” The photo went…