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Fargo Superintendent Thanks Voters for Helping Schools Move Forward

In a growing city, Dr. Schatz says the passage of this mil levy will help keep Fargo schools afloat

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Public School officials are rejoicing and thanking the community after a “Yes” vote passed the district’s mill levy. More than 70% of voters approved the plans, allowing the district to receive tax dollars based on city growth or changes in property value. A “No” vote would have kept tax dollars collected at the 2015-16 fiscal year…

Sen. Franken Talks Health Care, Medicaid and the “Right to Bear Arms”

Franken says after a pretty grueling and divisive election year, his annual hotdish contest brought a little fun to the halls of Congress

WASHINGTON D.C. — It was a day of both fun with colleagues and serious topics for Minnesota Senator Al Franken. Franken says after a pretty grueling and divisive election year, his annual hotdish contest brought a little fun to the halls of Congress. He spent the rest of his day giving interviews to talk about his opposition to Republican’s new…

North Dakota Amtrak Passengers Stranded 13 Hours Are Now Moving

One Train Was Stuck Near Rugby , Delaying A Second Train West of Devils Lake

COURTESY: WADE LINGHOR  NORTH DAKOTA –Two Amtrak trains that were delayed due to one being stuck in deep snow near Rugby are rolling again. BNSF Railway crews helped free the eastbound Empire Builder after it was stuck in many feet of snow near Rugby. The train with a little more than 100 people on board was delayed for about 13…

Attorneys for Convicted Murderer of Dru Sjodin Demanding to Question Prosecutors

Rodriguez's public defenders want to question former U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Norm Anderson

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A federal judge is being asked to order prosecutors in the Alfonso Rodriguez case to testify under oath about the testimony of a key trial witness. Rodriguez’s public defenders want to question former U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Norm Anderson. They claim that former Ramsey County Medical Examiner, Dr. Michael McGee,…

Tufte Children Laid to Rest; Support Continues for Family

The children of Dawn and Brandon Tufte died last month after fire engulfed their mobile home in Carrington

  CARRINGTON, N.D. — It was an emotion packed day inside the Carrington High School Gymnasium. Funeral services were held for 11-year-old Alex Tufte, his 8-year-old sister Melody and 7-year-old brother Spencer. The children of Dawn and Brandon Tufte died last month after fire engulfed their mobile home in Carrington. Dawn, Brandon and a family friend, Garrett Phillips, survived the…

SoyNut Butter Co. Issues Recall Over E.coli Concerns

In a statement on the FDA's website, it says interviews with those who became ill cause them to believe it is from these products

NATIONAL — I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter is being recalled after nine states report people becoming ill from E-coli poisoning. SoyNut Butter company officials say they are recalling I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter in all of its varieties as well as all varieties of I.M. Healthy granola products. In a statement on the FDA’s website, it says interviews with those who became…

FBI Hopes for New Leads in North Dakota Murder Case Gone Cold

The 50-year-old Morin's remains were found in October 2007 about eight miles north of Fort Washakie, Wyoming

FBI File Photo  ST. MICHAEL, N.D. — The FBI is offering a reward in the decade old murder case of a St. Michael, North Dakota man. Kim Morin was shot and killed in July 2007 on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. The 50-year-old Morin’s remains were found in October 2007 about eight miles north of Fort Washakie, Wyoming….

Fargo Planning Commission Approves Demolition of Rental Units Near NDSU

The Fargo Planning Commission has approved a zoning change for the $23 million project

  FARGO, N.D. — Nearly two dozen rental houses near NDSU will be demolished to make way for a new student housing and retail complex. The Fargo Planning Commission has approved a zoning change for the $23 million project. It needs final approval by the city commission. It’s located on the 1600 block of North University Drive, directly across from…

Grand Forks Couple Charged with Child Endangerment

THE COUPLE IS ACCUSED OF BEING ON DRUGS AND ENDANGERING A CHILD

From L to R: Alexis Cvancara, 28, Ryan Greene, 31  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A Grand Forks couple is accused of endangering a child while being on drugs. Ryan Greene, 31, and Alexis Cvancara, 28, made their initial court appearance. They were arrested last month. Greene is charged with three felonies including the manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled…

Fargo Police Search for Driver Involved in Hit and Run

Fargo Apartment Building on 800 Block of 10th Street South Was Struck Overnight by a Hit and Run Driver

  FARGO, N.D. — Fargo police are looking for the driver of a car involved in a building hit-and-run overnight. Police say the driver of a blue Pontiac Sunfire swerved off the road and crashed into an apartment building in the 800 block of 10th Street South around 12:40 a.m. and then fled. Damage to the building was minor. There were…