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Look Out Drivers: Fargo’s 2017 Construction Season Gets an Early Start

Favorable weather conditions is allowing work on 32nd Ave South to begin next week.

FARGO, N.D. — The dreaded construction season is making an early comeback this year. City workers said orange cones could go up as soon as Monday. Remember 2016’s road construction on 13th Ave South? A new project in 2017 could look similar. City workers say if 32nd Ave South by Interstate 29 is on your work commute, you might want…

MSUM Men’s and Women’s Basketball Going to NCAA Tournament

MSUM's men's and women's basketball teams are heading to the NCAA tournament

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s a great time to be an MSUM basketball fan. Both Men’s and Women’s basketball teams have made it to the Division 2 NCAA basketball tournament. This is the first time the women’s team is playing in the tournament since the 2008-09 season. The Dragons earned the No. 3 seed in the Central Region and the women’s…

Raging Red Band Festival at NDSU

Bands across the region are competing in the Raging Red Band Festival

FARGO, N.D. — Trumpet players are blasting their horns at NDSU for the next couple of days. At least 31 high school bands from North Dakota and Minnesota are competing in the 5th annual Raging Red Band Festival. Each band has the opportunity to perform in a professional performance space and receive a clinic session with a music educator. At the…

UND Engineering Class Welcomes Grand Forks Eighth Graders

An Engineering Professor encourages young women to explore the benefits of an engineering career

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Engineering students at UND may have noticed some new students in class. Area 8th grade girls got hands on experience with different types of engineering. The tour was led by Society of Women Engineers. The students from five different middle schools in the Grand Forks School District were nominated by their teachers for excelling in math…

Polls Remain Open Until 8 for Fargo Public Schools Mill Levy Election

Polls are open to vote on the fargo public school mill levy

FARGO, N.D. — Voting polls are open in more than 10 locations for the Fargo Public Schools Mill Levy election. The school district currently has a general fund levy of 127 mills. A “YES” vote will allow the district to receive tax dollars based on the true assessed value of individual property as the city grows or property values change….

Minnesota’s First Fatal Motorcycle Crash of 2017

The Redwood County Sheriff's Office says 60-year-old Gregory Werner was negotiating a curve in Sanborn on Sunday night when he crashed into the ditch.

REDWOOD COUNTY, Minn. — Minnesota has already recorded its first motorcycle fatality of the year. The Redwood County Sheriff’s Office says 60-year-old Gregory Werner was negotiating a curve in Sanborn on Sunday night when he crashed into the ditch. Werner was not wearing a helmet. It has not yet been determined if alcohol was a factor, pending the outcome of…

Sen. Franken Calling Out Attorney General for “Insulting” Responses on Meetings with Russia

Franken made those comments during the Senate confirmation hearing of U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein for the position of deputy attorney general

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken is still not satisfied with the clarification given by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his involvement with Russian government officials. “I think he owes it to this committee to come back and to explain himself,” said Sen. Franken. “He answered a question I didn’t ask. And for him to put this…

NWS Confirms Earliest Recorded Tornadoes in Minnesota History

Forecasters say a tornado near Zimmerman hit around 6:15 Monday evening and damaged buildings and took down trees and power lines

Damage in Zimmerman, Minnesota. Photo courtesy of Fox 9 KMSP ZIMMERMAN, Minn. — The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes caused extensive damage to communities north and south of the Twin Cities. They are the earliest tornadoes recorded in Minnesota history. Forecasters say a tornado near Zimmerman hit around 6:15 Monday evening and damaged buildings and took down…

High Winds Topple Big Rigs, Gusts Up to 60 MPH in North Dakota

Five high-profile vehicles have tipped over in the region due to the strong winds

Courtesy: North Dakota Highway Patrol  NORTH DAKOTA — That nasty wind has been a problem for drivers, especially in northeast North Dakota. Five high-profile vehicles have tipped over in the region due to the strong winds. There have been other reports of big rigs tipping over in other parts of the state. The National Weather Service says wind has gusted…

Morton County Officials Preparing to Reopen Highway 1806

Authorities have outlined conditions for a phased reopening of the highway.

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Highway 1806 north of Cannon Ball may reopen soon. The Backwater Bridge on the highway has been closed since being damaged by fires started by pipeline protesters in October. Authorities have outlined conditions for a phased reopening of the highway. Among the conditions: the highway must be cleaned and debris removed, and there is no…