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Fentanyl Ring Investigation Lands North Dakota Prosecution Team DEA Award

"Administrator's Award for Outstanding Group Achievement"

U.S. Attorney for North Dakota Christopher Myers/Bailey Henke, Grand ForksFARGO, N.D. — An investigation into a deadly fentanyl ring has resulted in a prestigious award for U.S. Attorney Christopher Myers and his team. The DEA has recognized the team of investigators and prosecutors with the “Administrator’s Award for Outstanding Group Achievement” at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. This is the…

Pilot Dies After Plane Crashes South of Mandan, North Dakota

The 35-year-old's identity was not immediately released

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — A pilot died in an airplane crash Tuesday afternoon south of Mandan. The airplane crashed into the Missouri River near the Fort Rice Boat Dock, which is about 30 miles south of Mandan. A dive team has recovered the pilot’s body. The 35-year-old’s identity was not immediately released. The pilot was flying alone. The cause of…

UND Begins Search For A New Law School Dean

Kathryn Rand stepped down to return to teaching full time

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND is looking for a new law school dean. The dean position most recently was held by Kathryn Rand, who stepped down to return to teaching full-time. Law professor Bradley Myers is serving as interim dean. North Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle will help lead the search for a new dean. He will co-chair…

United Blood Service’s Annual Blood Drive Kicks Off

They say there's more demand for blood in the summer

FARGO, N.D. — United Blood Service’s annual blood drive started on Tuesday at the West Acres Mall. Steve Wurzer, a regular blood donor, says he thought he was too busy but changed his mind. “It was like, ‘I don’t have time to do that, but I should do that’… And before I knew it, I was turning into West Acres…

Alcohol Rules For Fargo Downtown Street Fair

The Downtown Community Partnership received the only license which allows approved vendors to sell alcohol in designated public consumption area's during the annual event that draws thousands of people downtown.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fargo’s new liquor law, approved last month, gets its first “test” at the Downtown Street Fair that runs Thursday through Saturday. The Downtown Community Partnership received the only license which allows approved vendors to sell alcohol in designated public consumption area’s during the annual event that draws thousands of people downtown. Police Department spokeswoman Jessica Schindeldecker…

LIVE: Zoo Brew

We're bubbling with excitement over this story.

Raise a glass to the fine folks, feathered and otherwise, of the Red River Zoo with us. Zoo executive director Sally Jacobson and macaw Goober joined the Morning Show’s Emily Welker live in studio to talk about the upcoming Zoo Brew event that lets people 21 and over sample beers from local breweries, listen to live music and learn all…

Viewers Concerned 18 Story High Rise in Downtown Fargo Could Block Prairie Public’s TV Signal

People voiced their concerns about the project at a town hall meeting

FARGO, N.D. — Prairie Public has been broadcasting from downtown Fargo since 1985, but a proposed 18–story high rise threatens to block the station’s signal. “As soon as I heard about this possibility and I told my kid, she jumped up and said ‘we have to do something about this, I want to go to the meeting,’ and she’s 12, so…

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…