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Firefighter Has Minor Injuries After Fire at J.R. Simplot Plant in Grand Forks

The cause of the fire is under investigation

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A fire and explosion in a piece of equipment at J.R. Simplot in Grand Forks slightly injured a firefighter this morning. “Crews were able to extinguish it rather quickly,” said Captain Darren Schimke. “In the process of that there was a minor explosion. No injuries were caused from that explosion. Some of the fire did spread…

Organ Donors Honored on Sanford Health’s Wall of Donor Heroes in Fargo

Sanford's Wall of Donor Heroes honors these heroes, recipients and families who made it through potential tragedies

FARGO, N.D. — Organ donors of the Red River Valley are being honored for helping others survive. Sanford Health put up a Wall of Donor Heroes at the downtown Fargo location. You’re looking at the faces of locals who helped others survive by donating organs. Sanford’s Wall of Donor Heroes honors these heroes, recipients and families who made it through…

High Risk Sex Offender Moves to Grafton

He was convicted of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old boy in 1999

  GRAFTON, N.D. — Police in Grafton want people to know about a high-risk sex offender living in town. Nathan McNelis, 29, is living at 728 Manvel Avenue. He was convicted of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old boy in 1999. McNelis has been deemed a level III offender, which is defined as a high risk to re-offend. Categories: Community, Crime, Local…

Grand Forks Investigators Identify Body Found Near Red River

A woman walking on a bike path in Lincoln Park discovered his body late Wednesday afternoon

Facebook Photo  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — No crime is suspected in the death of a man found along the Red River in Grand Forks. The man has been identified as 40-year-old Erik Shulind of Grand Forks. A woman walking on a bike path in Lincoln Park discovered his body late Wednesday afternoon. Police are asking for information from anyone who…

North Dakota Authorities Capture Wanted Montana Fugitive

Multiple agencies and K-9's were used in the search for Berger and he was tracked down about 5 hours after the manhunt was launched

  CASS COUNTY, N.D. — A Montana fugitive was arrested north of Fargo last night after a lengthy search. Aragorn Berger, 41, stole a car in Fargo and ran from authorities after they responded to a report of a suspicious person Wednesday afternoon near Argusville. Multiple agencies and K-9’s were used in the search for Berger and he was tracked…

ND Senate Kills Gun Measure Endorsed by House

The House had overwhelmingly endorsed the bill earlier this month

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Senate has killed a measure that would allow any elected official to carry a hidden firearm in a government building or at a public gathering. The House had overwhelmingly endorsed the bill earlier this month. Sen. Kelly Armstrong says Senate and House negotiators could not agree on some provisions in the bill. He…

Sterns to Appear Before ND Historic Preservation Board in Effort to Save Fargo Home

It's the first step in the process to getting their house listed on the National Register of Historic Places

  FARGO, N.D. — John and Sherri Stern are taking the next step to save their Fargo house which was designed by a member of Frank Lloyd Wright’s family. The Sterns will appear before the North Dakota Historic Preservation Review Board next Friday. It’s the first step in the process to getting their house listed on the National Register of…

Authorities Identify Moorhead Man who Died in Duplex Fire

His adult daughter was home at the time and was treated and released

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Authorities have finally released the name of a man killed in a duplex fire last Friday in Moorhead. Phillip Skatvold, 68, died in the fire at 2422 Country Club Parkway. His adult daughter was home at the time and was treated and released. A third person in the house at the time of the fire is…

Gov. Dayton Says He’s Willing to Compromise on Transportation Funding Debate

Dayton still says he thinks a 10-cent tax increase is the best route

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Dayton is softening his opposition to Republicans’ tax hike-free approach to funding transportation repairs in Minnesota. Dayton and lawmakers have struggled for years to pass a major road and bridge funding package amid partisan divides over how to pay for it. Dayton still says he thinks a 10-cent tax increase is the best route….

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations to be Installed in North Dakota

They will be paid for by the state's share of the record settlement in the Volkswagen diesel emissions cheating scandal

  NORTH DAKOTA — Electric vehicle charging stations are coming to North Dakota. They would be located along I-29 and 94 and Highway 2. They will be paid for by the state’s share of the record settlement in the Volkswagen diesel emissions cheating scandal. Fargo Parking Commission member Mike Williams says 15% of the $7.5 million must be used for…