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Man Convicted in “Operation Speed Racer” Loses Appeal

The killing was tied to a violent cartel based in Tijuana, Mexico

  EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — A man convicted of murder in a North Dakota drug conspiracy case tied to a major Mexican cartel has lost his appeal. Gabriel Martinez had claimed that his lawyers did a poor job and one of them was too chummy with Federal Judge Ralph Erickson. He sentenced Martinez to life in prison in 2008…

More Snow on the Way for Western, Central North Dakota

Winds gusting to 60 miles per hour pushed the heavy snow into huge snowbanks in some locations

ND Plow Stuck in Snow North Dakota Highway PatrolHeavy snow and wind in western and central North Dakota forced this plow to stop working the roads. North Dakota Highway PatrolHeavy snow and wind in western and central North Dakota forced this plow to stop working the roads. Show Caption Hide Caption March 6-7 Blizzard North Dakota Highway PatrolPlows try to…

Minnesota Anglers Encouraged to Remove Ice Houses

Due to rapidly deteriorating ice conditions, anglers are being encouraged to remove their shelters now and not wait for the deadlines

  MINNESOTA — It might be a good idea to get those ice houses off of the ice a little early. In northern Minnesota, dark houses, fish houses and portable shelters must be off the ice of inland lakes no later than midnight on Monday, March 20. For Minnesota-Canada border waters, the deadline for removal is March 31. But due…

Grafton Man Dies in Fatal Crash Near Pisek

A motorist came upon the crash scene at about 7 a.m. and called for help

  WALSH COUNTY, N.D. — A driver discovered a fatal crash in Walsh County. They came upon the crash scene, seven miles east of Pisek, around 7 o’clock this morning and called authorities. A Highway Patrol sergeant says a 25-year-old man from Grafton was behind the wheel of a pickup that was found crashed in a shelterbelt. The driver died…

Pet Connection: Meet Peyton

A purebred Boxer who's a lover, not a fighter.

Peyton is a ten month-old boxer who, like most dogs that age, appears at first glance to be a full-grown dog. But dogs this age still have some filling out to do, and emotionally and psychologically are pretty much puppies. That means they need consistent work from owners keeping them up to scratch on their training, and lots of exercise,…

British Parliament Debates Banning Mandatory Workplace High Heels for Women

Women were told female workers had to regularly re-apply their makeup, have no visible colored roots when it came to their hair, wear non-opaque tights and always wear shoes with a heel between two inches and four inches only

  LONDON — When Nicola Thorp was sent home for wearing flat shoes to her job as a receptionist in London’s financial district, she realized it was her fingers that needed to do the walking. Thorp started an online campaign to put an end to what she called an “outdated” and “sexist” dress code for women in the corporate world….

DAPL Protesters, Supporters Set Up Camp in Washington D.C.

Members of the camp say they are doing it to show solidarity with Standing Rock and to protest the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Our Washington Correspondent Karys Belger reports

WASHINGTON D.C. — Dakota Access pipeline protests have now formed in Washington. People from all across the country are joining together to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. On the National Mall, Native Americans are pouring in to protest the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. “We’re here to march in D.C. to remind the current administration…

Teaching Leadership to Native American Youth in Fargo

In the midst of a language crisis and troubles at home, a speaker teaches leadership to Native American youth

FARGO, N.D. — A language crisis and struggles at home are problems faced by local Native American youth. It’s why one speaker is teaching Native American kids in Fargo about their heritage and about leadership. Ricky White, a school superintendent in White Earth, said these middle school students are at an important transition. “It’s really that turning point in their…

Downtown Fargo Master Plan Update

The City of Fargo Downtown InFocus Consultant Team Held a Meeting Discussing Their Status on the Master Plan

FARGO, N.D. — Housing affordability was one of the main topics talked about at the Downtown Fargo master plan meeting. The InFocus consultant team hosted a public forum meeting to update community members about the downtown master plan process. The consultants found that one of the main concerns was the demand for family housing units, senior housing and affordable housing…

Local Women Respond to Congressman Cramer

The Representative said women wearing white pantsuits at the president's address looked "silly"

FARGO, N.D. — People all around the world are coming together for “A Day Without a Woman” as part of International Women’s Day. The same people that organized the local women’s march in January, called for people to show off their red and support solidarity for women. Women met downtown and posed for a group picture, including Moorhead Mayor Williams….