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Suspect In Fargo Food Truck Murder Case Appears In Court

Kareem Byrd pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder

Kareem Byrd 1/3 Charles Harris III Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D. — One of the men accused of murdering a Fargo food truck owner in June is back in court. 20-year-old Kareem Byrd pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. The other suspect in…

Silver Alert Issued For Missing South Dakota Woman

87-year-old Clara Braun was last seen around 10 a.m. Monday near Mott, North Dakota

BUFFALO, S.D. — A Silver Alert has been issued for a woman from Buffalo, South Dakota which is in the far northwest corner of the state. Authorities say 87-year-old Clara Braun was last seen around 10 a.m. Monday near Mott, North Dakota, southwest of Bismarck. She was driving her beige Chrysler 300. It has South Dakota license plates: 35C 588….

North Dakota Confirms Severe Vaping Illness, Investigating 6

Seven deaths have been reported from six states.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health says the state has one confirmed case of severe vaping-related lung illness and six probable cases under investigation. Health officials say the state is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the agency continues to investigate the vaping illness cases. The CDC says 36 states and 1 U.S. territory…

Attorney Seeks Dismissal of DAPL Cigarette Butt DNA Case

Nestor says it's impossible to determine where the butt originated or how long it might have been there.

BISMARCK, N.D.–An attorney for a South Dakota man says DNA evidence found on a cigarette butt doesn’t prove his client participated in a riot during the Dakota Access pipeline protest three years ago. On Monday, attorney Bruce Nestor filed a motion in state court seeking dismissal of the charges against Lawrence Malcolm Jr., of Sisseton. Nestor says it’s impossible to…

North Dakota Car Seat Misuse Rates Improve

September 15-21 is National Child Passenger Safety Week.

NORTH DAKOTA–The North Dakota Department of Health reports the misuse of car seats has improved by 14 percent over the past nine years. The rates in 2009 were as high as 86 percent and have fallen to 72 percent in 2018. The NDDoH says while the trend is positive, there is still room for improvement. During the last five years…

Motorcyclist Killed after Striking Animal in Oliver County

The collision happened about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 200-A northeast of Center.

CENTER, N.D.–The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist has died after colliding with an animal in Oliver County. The collision happened about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 200-A northeast of Center. The patrol says the man was thrown from his bike after losing control of it after striking the animal. He died at the scene. Authorities did not say…

Essentia Health Unveils New NICU, Women’s and Children’s Unit

Patients are set to move in Monday

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Health unveils its new $4.1 million NICU and Women’s and Children’s Unit. One doctor at Essentia had twins born prematurely three years ago, and seeing the new unit unveiled was especially meaningful for her. “The first time I came down, we’ve known this project was coming, so I was able to see when it was just…

Battle for Pension Protection Underway in North Dakota

A fight for pensions across the U.S. is underway, as millions of retirees are facing the potential loss of their pensions.

FARGO, N.D. – For thousands of retired workers across the state, the battle for their pensions began in 2014, when the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act was signed into law. It allowed pension plans that are in a critical status, like Central States, which covers thousands of workers in North Dakota, to reduce the benefits they pay out to those covered…

Food Truck Community Remembers Man Killed Near Downtown Fargo In June

They say "healing with food" is the best way to remember Jay Halvorson

FARGO, N.D. — Hustle hard, dream big and live like there’s no tomorrow. Those are the words Jay Halvorson lived by. Now, his words live on through t–shirts his longtime friend is making in his memory. “This was Jay’s motto. He had it all over his Facebook page. His biggest thing was, ‘Well, I got to go hustle today, so,…

Fargo Police Still Searching for Standoff Suspect

They were called to a domestic disturbance at 1131 College Street

FARGO, N.D. — Just after 10:00 Monday night, NDSU students were sent a notification about a man who had barricaded himself inside a home near the campus. Two children were inside. Just another night of studying at a friend’s house became more intense. “I hadn’t checked my phone because I was doing homework and my mom texted me and said…