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Jamaican Lottery Scam Mastermind To Have Assets Liquidated

The proceeds will go to the 90 mostly elderly Americans that were scammed out of $5.7 million

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Jamaican man accused of masterminding a large lottery scam in the U.S. will have his assets liquidated. Cash and jewelry were seized from Lavrick Willocks when he was arrested in November 2016. It includes the equivalent of nearly $12,000 in U.S. currency, along with gold, silver and diamond jewelry of unknown worth and Rolex watches. The…

Driver Identified In Crash That Shut Down U.S. Highway 2 For Hours

67-year-old Richard Cantone of Minot died at the scene near Ray

RAY, N.D. — North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the trucker who died when his semi hauling fuel overturned on U.S. Highway 2, shutting a section down for ten hours on Monday. 67-year-old Richard Cantone of Minot died at the scene near Ray. Authorities say the semi was hauling two trailers with about 9,000 gallons of gasoline and 1,000 gallons…

Grand Forks Bear Had To Be Euthanized

Yesterday evening, officials from Red River Valley Zoo assisted in successfully tranquilizing the bear.

GRAND FORKS, ND — Grand Forks Police report the bear on the loose in the city on Monday had to be euthanized. Yesterday evening, officials from Red River Valley Zoo assisted in successfully tranquilizing the bear. The bear was lowered the bear to the ground, and transported it out of town. We assessed the condition of the bear, and consulted with area…

Diversion Would Increase River Stage to 37 Feet Under New Plan

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo’s City Commission gets an update from the city’s engineering team about a new diversion plan. The presentation was not up for consideration. Engineers wanted the commission to be aware of the project they have been working on. They say the city may need to purchase additional land for it and most likely buy out more homes. “The…

Minnesota Unveils New Look To Driver’s Licenses And IDs

Minnesotans will be able to apply for a REAL ID-compliant card in October 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Driver’s license and ID cards in Minnesota are getting a new look and security upgrades. They include vertical and horizontal designs and state of Minnesota branding featuring the Mississippi River, a canoeist and a pine forest. The vertical design is for those under 21 to make it easier for businesses to identify those of legal age….

Victims In Triple Fatal Crash Near Hankinson Identified

Young Driver Lost Control on Interstate 29, Crossed Median And Crashed Into Vehicle Head-On

Avila Family/GoFundMeRICHLAND COUNTY, N.D. — The highway patrol has released the names of the people killed in a triple fatal crash on I-29 south of Hankinson Sunday morning. They include 45-year-old James Radtke of West Fargo and 24-year-old Flor Avila and her daughter, 5-year-old Kayleen Avila, both of Fargo. The patrol says Radtke’s 15-year-old son, Connor, was behind the wheel…

This Is A Big Week For Shopping And Live Music In Our Region

Downtown Fargo Street Fair and Moondance Jam Both Begin On Thursday

This is a big week for fans of shopping and live music. The annual Downtown Fargo Street Fair begins on Thursday and runs through Saturday. On the same day, rock and roll fans will begin jamming out at Moondance Jam in Walker, Minnesota. This year’s Jam will be highlighted by rock, rap and country superstar, Kid Rock. The Detroit native…

Two Men Hurt After Crashing ATV Near Grubb Lake

victims identified as 38-year-old Adam Boyer and 43-year-old Michael Baas

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — Two people were hurt in an ATV crash near Grubb Lake, southwest of Alexandria. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 call late Saturday night about the crash on Grubb Lake Road. They identified the victims as 38-year-old Adam Boyer and 43-year-old Michael Baas. One victim had walked to a home to get help. He was…

USDA Cites NDSU For Violating Animal Welfare Act

PETA Wants USDA To Issue Fines

FARGO, N.D. — PETA is calling on the USDA to fine NDSU for the deaths of research animals. The university was cited after an inspection in May for violating the Animal Welfare Act. According to USDA records, eleven lambs died from trauma after being confined to a small pen with more than 200 other sheep. In another incident, pigs died…

LIVE: Clay County Sheriff’s Race

We interview this first of a field of four candidates.

Clay County is losing its longtime sheriff Bill Bergquist this fall. He’s retiring after decades with the department, and four people are vying for the chance to replace him. Among them is a longtime detective with Bergquist’s department. Jason Hicks has investigated many of the highest-profile crimes in the county over the past decade. Hicks says he’s looking for a…