North Dakota News

Sandy’s Donuts Opens on Sunday for the First Time

Fore more than 30 years, the family run business stayed closed on Sundays

WEST FARGO, ND — For the first time in more than three decades, a popular bakery business opens seven days a week. Sandy’s Donuts had their inaugural Sunday opening at both the West Fargo and downtown Fargo locations. It’s 5:30 in the morning. Trucks are getting ready to take fresh donuts from Sandy’s West Fargo home base to its other…

Rolette Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

28-year-old Derek Thompson died in the Saturday afternoon accident

BOTTINEAU COUNTY, ND — Authorities say a motorcyclist died when he failed to negotiate a curve on a road near Lake Metigoshe. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 28-year-old Derek Thompson, of Rolette, died in the Saturday afternoon accident. The patrol says the motorcycle went into the ditch and struck a sign support. Thompson was not wearing a helmet. The…

Father of U.S. Senator John Hoeven Passes Away

Funeral Will Be Held August 29 For The Longtime Minot Banker

MINOT, ND — North Dakota U.S. Senator John Hoeven’s father has passed away. Jack Hoeven died Saturday at 87. The longtime Minot banker is being remembered as a community supporter who served in numerous organizations and helped develop low-income housing for the elderly. Hoeven helped build Minot’s First Western Bank & Trust from a local start-up in 1964 to a…

Man Charged For Alleged Sex Crimes In 2009

BCI Reopened Investigation In January 2016

GRAND FORKS, ND — A Grand Forks man has been charged for child sex crimes dating back to 2009. Four felony counts of gross sexual imposition were filed against 36-year-old George Lyons in late June. A preliminary hearing earlier this month was cancelled and his next court appearance is set for October. The North Dakota BCI reopened the 2009 child…

Community Mourns the Loss of Samuel Noeske: Free Counseling Offered

Samuel Noeske was a student with the Valley City Public School system

Courtesy: NewsDakotaVALLEY CITY, ND — The Valley City Public School District is offering free counseling services while the community mourns the loss of a child. A page on the website CaringBridge says Samuel Noeske passed away on Friday at around 4:50a.m. He was a student with the Valley City Public School system. The website says he suffered from a cardiac…

NDSU Students Move in For Fall Semester 2017

Thousands of students are back at NDSU for the fall semester and upperclassmen are helping them settle in

FARGO, ND — “Today’s the big day,” said Rian Nostrum, the Residence Life Director, at North Dakota State University. Thousands of students are back at NDSU for the fall semester and upperclassmen are helping them settle in. “We’ve already got a lot of positive feedback from the families that they were surprised how quickly they get put into the room,”…

The Fargo Flea Market Returns to a Different Location

The market features local and regional craft sellers, food vendors and boutiques

FARGO, ND — The Red River Valley Fairgrounds may have just the market for lovers of antiques, handmade crafts and fresh produce. The Fargo Flea Market is back in town for its 3rd annual event, but this year, it’s taking place at the Fairgrounds. The market features local and regional craft sellers, boutiques, artists, food vendors and vintage re-sellers. The…

Mortgage-Free House Built for a Disabled Veteran in Moorhead

Eric Marts and his wife lived in a trailer for twenty years

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you ask Eric Marts what it’s like being a hero, he’ll tell you he isn’t one. “Oh I’m very reluctant on that part as far as, I did my job and I’ll continue to do my job,” Eric Marts said. I served with heroes.” But others would disagree with him. “He’s a patriot. He’s a great…

Fargo City Commissioners Unsure if Pro-White Rally Will Happen

Tefft claims he began reaching out to city leaders for this event

FARGO, ND — A violent rally which swarmed the streets of Charlottesville involved people from all over the country, including Fargo. Pete Tefft drew lots of attention to himself and his beliefs. In an interview with KFGO, he said he is bringing a rally to Fargo this October to get more attention. “We’ll look at this closely. I assure the…

Fire Swarms Railroad Bridge in Downtown Grand Forks

Because there was limited access to the fire, officials said more manpower was needed to carry equipment

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — “It was like a tornadic cloud of smoke,” Annette Sullivan said. “It hovered over the whole place.” Grand Forks Fire Department responded to South 3rd Street and Kittson Avenue just before 6:00a.m. after reports of a fire at the BNSF railroad bridge. “Crews arrived on scene, heavy flames from one of the supports down below, made of…