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Red Lake Indian Reservation Wants Help to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Leaders are considering banishing tribal members who are involved with dealing drugs

BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — Red Lake Indian Reservation tribal leaders have declared a public health emergency. They are seeking outside help to deal with a heroin and opiate epidemic. Leaders are considering banishing tribal members who are involved with dealing drugs. They’ll discuss the option at a meeting August 1. Leaders say overdoses have increased significantly over the past few…

#drivebydunkchallenge Sweeping the Internet

You don't have to be a basketball player from Duke to participate

NATIONAL — Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge? Celebrities, politicians and ordinary people threw buckets of ice over themselves to raise money for charity. But the latest challenge sweeping the internet is a little more active…and you don’t have to be a basketball player from Duke to participate. The #drivebydunkchallenge has people driving around their neighborhoods and slam dunking a ball…

Red River Zoo Pairs Up With Local Breweries for Zoo Brew 2017

Zoo Brew 2017 Aims to Raise Funds to Help Sustain Operations at the Zoo

FARGO, ND — If you love beer and animals, Zoo Brew 2017 is an event you don’t want to miss. Thursday, July 27th at 7 p.m., the Red River Zoo will be hosting seven different local breweries in efforts to raise money for the zoo. A ticket can get you beer samples, there will be animal encounters such as feeding the…

North Dakota Sunday Blue Law Closer to a Public Vote

Secretary of State Al Jaeger has approved for circulation a petition for a ballot initiative to end the state's so-called blue laws

  BISMARCK, ND — A group that wants to repeal longstanding Sunday business restrictions in North Dakota is a step closer to bringing the matter to a public vote. Secretary of State Al Jaeger has approved for circulation a petition for a ballot initiative to end the state’s so-called blue laws. The petition will need signatures from about 13,500 North…

Governor Burgum, First Lady Focusing on Drug Addiction in North Dakota

Last year, 55 people died from drug overdoses, many due to opioids

BISMARCK, ND — Overdose deaths have almost tripled in North Dakota since 2013. Last year, 55 people died from drug overdoses, many due to opioids. To save lives, North Dakota First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum is encouraging those at risk for opioid overdose, their family and friends, and community businesses to get a prescription for naloxone. It can prevent opioid…

Coke Zero is Out, Coca-Cola Promising New Recipe will be Better

Coke is doing away with their Coke Zero and introducing a new recipe with a new name

NATIONAL — Say it isn’t so! Coke is doing away with their Coke Zero and introducing a new recipe with a new name. The beverage company says they’re going with the same idea and targeting the same customers that love Coke Zero and introducing “Coca-Cola Zero Sugar”. It’s different packaging and a brand new recipe and will be on store…

Fargo Man Charged in Fatal Crash Near Jamestown

His 17-year-old passenger, Daniel Short, was thrown and died at the scene

JAMESTOWN, ND — A Fargo man is facing felony charges after a crash took the life of a Belcourt teen earlier this month. Authorities say 54-year-old Wilmer Nadeau was initially charged with misdemeanor DUI. He’s now been charged with two counts of criminal conspiracy, two counts of unauthorized use of a vehicle and one count of child neglect. They say…

South Dakota Woman Dies After Grass Fire Spreads to House

Authorities did not immediately identify the 26-year-old woman whose body was found Tuesday morning

FAIRBURN, SD — A woman is dead after a grass fire spread to her home in Fairburn, South Dakota, south of Rapid City. Authorities did not immediately identify the 26-year-old woman whose body was found Tuesday morning. The Custer Fire Chief says the grass fire had the potential to destroy the small town. It damaged at least three buildings in…

NFL Responds to Study of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Football Players

In 111 NFL players' brains, 110 of them had CTE

  NATIONAL — The NFL has released a statement concerning a study on football players and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association states researchers looked at more than 200 autopsies of former NFL, college and high school football players. Researchers say they found 170 out of 202 players had…

Langdon Man Dies from Injuries in Crash Near Grafton

His vehicle was pushed into the ditch and rolled

  GRAFTON, ND — A Langdon man has died from his injuries after his vehicle was rear-ended a week ago. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 56-year-old Michael Kubal was driving a truck hauling a trailer south on Highway 81 near Grafton last Tuesday when he was rear-ended by another truck. His vehicle was pushed into the ditch and rolled….