North Dakota News

Great Rides Bike Share Preps for Third Season in Fargo

The first day of service will be Sunday

  FARGO, N.D. — Those popular green bikes are coming back this weekend. Great Rides Bike Share is preparing for its third season in Fargo. The first day of service will be Sunday. Stations are being installed and final testing is underway to make sure that 100 bikes and 11 stations are ready for riders. Since launching in 2015, a…

Devils Lake Voters Reject Construction of Fine Arts Center

The school district's tally shows 53 percent of voters on Tuesday favored issuing bonds to pay for the project, but it needed 60 percent to pass

  DEVILS LAKE — Voters in Devils Lake have rejected a nearly $9 million fine arts center. It would have been built on the high school campus. The school district’s tally shows 53 percent of voters on Tuesday favored issuing bonds to pay for the project, but it needed 60 percent to pass. The superintendent says he’s disappointed the project…

Parents of Andrew Sadek Testify in Senate Committee Hearing

She told a Senate Committee that potential informants should be better informed of their legal options to understand the risks they may be taking

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Emotional testimony from the parents of Andrew Sadek in Bismarck. Tammy Sadek fought back tears as she talked about her 20-year-old son who had been recruited by police to become a drug informant after he was accused of selling marijuana. The NDSCS student went missing in May 2014 and was later found dead. Sadek believes her…

NDSU Bison Football Holds First Practice of the 2017 Season

It's their first time working out together since their loss in the FCS semifinal in December

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State’s football team is one practice closer to the 2017 season. The Bison held their first spring practice early Tuesday morning at Dacotah Field. It’s their first time working out together since their loss in the FCS semifinal in December. The emphasis for the spring practices is to develop younger players and see what they…

Sen. Heitkamp Questions Border Protection Officials on “Chronic Issues”

She says recent executive orders have not addressed staffing needs at the nation's ports of entry

WASHINGTON D.C. — The focus turns to the 5,500-mile long northern border in the U.S. Senate. Senator Heidi Heitkamp questioned key border protection officials about what she called “chronic issues” faced at the 120 ports of entry. She says recent executive orders have not addressed staffing needs at the nation’s ports of entry. Heitkamp also shared a story of one…

Grand Forks Police Investigate Body Found in Ice

Police say they do not suspect foul play but are not ready to release the cause of death

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Police in Grand Forks are investigating after a body partially frozen in ice is found near downtown. A passerby called police just after three o’clock and said they had come across a body in ice near the railroad bridge in the Greenway. Police say they do not suspect foul play but are not ready to…

UPDATED: Fire Crews Battle Fire at Nome Church Purchased by Craig Cobb

It is not known if anyone was inside the church at the time of the fire and the state fire marshal will be investigating

Courtesy: Mary Peterson, NomeNOME, N.D. — Fire crews are on the scene in Nome, trying to fight flames at the former Zion Lutheran Church. The Barnes County Sheriff said the call came in just after four o’ clock in the afternoon but by the time deputies arrived, the church was fully engulfed. It is not known if anyone was inside…

Church Purchased by Craig Cobb in Nome, ND on Fire

The Barnes County Sheriff's Office said crews are battling the flames at the former Nome Zion Lutheran Church

Courtesy: KFGO  NOME, N.D. — The church recently purchased by well-known white supremacist Craig Cobb is on fire. The Barnes County Sheriff’s Office said crews are battling the flames at the former Nome Zion Lutheran Church. We have a crew on the scene and will update you as more details become available. Categories: Business, Community, Local News, News Landing Page,…

Pushing the Boundaries? ND Lawmakers Consider Bill that Expands Jurisdiction of Campus Police

The bill is intended to protect the greater community and not just those on campus

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota lawmakers are considering a bill that expands the jurisdiction of campus police officers. A co–sponsor of the bill said it’s all about increasing public safety for the entire community and not just the school. Right now, campus police have no jurisdiction off campus. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow campus police to go…

Roadway Litterbugs Beware: Fines May Drastically Increase for ND

North Dakota lawmakers approved a $500 fine for littering while driving

FARGO, N.D. — Drivers in North Dakota could face harsher fines for throwing garbage on state highways. NDDOT workers said it’s bad for the environment and can even be dangerous to other drivers. If you get caught littering on state highways in North Dakota, the fine is $100. But changing laws could drastically raise the fine to $500. The bill…