North Dakota News

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…

Bear Seen Roaming Around Grand Forks Has Been Captured

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A bear made its way to Grand Forks and climbed a tree, but has been captured. Grand Forks Police and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department spent hours trying to get the bear out of the tree here at University Park. The bear was first spotted around 4:30 this morning at Industrial Park before it started…

Dakotans For Health Warns Lawsuit Could Leave 40,000 North Dakotans Uninsured

FARGO, N.D. – The group Dakotans For Health says 40,000 North Dakotans could soon lose health insurance coverage. Attorneys General from 20 Republican–led states, including Wayne Stenehjem of North Dakota, have filed a lawsuit arguing the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Congress repealed the law’s individual mandate that fines people for not having insurance. The Supreme Court has said the mandate…

Sanford Occupational Therapist Explains Ergonomics

Neck, back, and wrist pain are all very common among those who sit for extended periods of time at the office

FARGO, N.D.– Neck, back, and wrist pain are all very common among those who sit for extended periods of time at the office. A Sanford occupational therapist explains “Ergonomics” as making adjustments to your work environment in order to eliminate awkward positions. Sit–stand workstations, proper chair height, footrests, and wrist rests are examples of ergonomic equipment. The occupational therapist says…

After 16 years of planning, Moorhead breaks ground on 20th/21st Street Underpass

Officials put shovels in the ground to kick off the Main Avenue and 20th/21st Street South Underpass project

MOORHEAD, MN– The city of Moorhead is breaking ground for the largest transportation project in its history. The mayor and other officials finally put shovels in the ground to kick off the Main Avenue and 20th/21st Street South Underpass  project. It has been in the works since 2002. The total cost of the project is $72 million, with $48 million coming…

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…