North Dakota News

Great Plains Food Bank Needs Volunteers for Souper Bowl Day of Caring Fundraiser

Calling all youth groups! Looking for a way to make the big game an opportunity to give back?

The Great Plains Food Bank has some “souper” exciting news. The organization has joined in the national campaign called the Souper Bowl Day of Caring, which raises millions of dollars each year in cash and food items for charity. Great Plains is looking for church youth groups to sign up to volunteer to collect food and cash donations before the…

Talk About a Resolution: Fargo’s MPX Fitness Takes Working Out to a New Level

There's more than one way to push yourself if your New Year's resolution includes getting healthy

With the New Year in full swing, many gyms have seen an increase in memberships from people trying to fulfill their New Year’s resolution. MPX Fitness in Fargo is specifically aimed at people who want to take fitness to the next level. “Our gym is more of a niche gym, which is nice,” said MPX Fitness Owner, Mariah Prussia. “It’s…

Authorities Release Details of West Fargo Man’s Death in “Unusual” Snowmobile Accident

Authorities say the accident is "unusual" because of the nature of the man's injuries and that no one witnessed the accident

Authorities have determined that the unusual snowmobile wreck in northwest Wyoming that killed a West Fargo man was an accident. A preliminary autopsy shows 33-year-old Andrew Grossnickle died December 30 from blunt force trauma to the left chest. Investigators were perplexed initially because his snowmobile was not damaged. They believe Grossnickle fell off the machine or hit a tree while…

Fargo Homeowner Fights to Save His Historic Home

The city of Fargo delayed their decision to buy out and demolish a local man's home until the Fargo Historic Preservation Commission meets

Some Fargo homeowners are fighting back against buyouts as part of a project to meet the 500 year flood protection goal. One homeowner said his property has historic significance and he doesn’t want to go. The house designed by the granddaughter of Frank Lloyd Wright was originally constructed in 1958. John Stern has been living here since 1985. Since receiving…

Gov. Burgum Shares His Vision for North Dakota; Begins 2017 Session

Governor Burgum says he wants North Dakota schools to be the best in the world

North Dakota’s 33rd Governor laid out his vision for North Dakota. Arthur native Doug Burgum opened the 2017 legislative session with his State of the State address. Representatives, along with Senators, filled the House for the governor’s address. Governor Burgum’s family joined the session to show support. With that in mind, he shared something he wants all people of North…

North Dakota Senator John Hoeven Sworn in for Second Term

The Senator was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden and named to five Senate committees

Congress is also back in session and North Dakota Senator John Hoeven was sworn into office for his second term. Vice President Biden administered the oath to Hoeven who was joined by his wife, Mikey. The Republican senator has been named to five Senate committees including Appropriations; Energy and Natural Resources; Agriculture; Homeland Security and Indian Affairs. Categories: Local News,…

North Dakota Lawmakers Hope for Productive Session

State lawmakers gear up for a hefty set of issues for the first 2017 session

State lawmakers are now preparing to tackle some big issues under the guidance of the new governor. A representative in the house said that the newly proposed budget may be different than what people have seen in the past. On Thursday, lawmakers will begin working on the different committees. Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford spoke to the Senate about his and…

Jamestown Man Charged in Police Standoff

Troy Elhard is facing multiple charges after barricading himself in a house for eight hours the day after Christmas

33-year-old Elhard was arrested after a standoff in Jamestown ended peacefully.A Jamestown man has been criminally charged following a lengthy standoff with local law enforcement the day after Christmas. Troy Elhard, 33, is facing felony charges of aggravated assault, domestic violence, preventing arrest, and discharge of other duties. Authorities were called to a trailer house where a woman said she…

Malaterre Sentenced in North Fargo Drive-By Shooting

The shooter, Patrick Watson, was sentenced to five years

A woman charged for her role in a drive-by shooting in north Fargo last April is sentenced. Katie Malaterre pleaded guilty in Cass County District Court to criminal conspiracy. The judge gave Malaterre supervised probation for two years. The shooter, Patrick Watson of West Fargo, was sentenced earlier to five years after pleading guilty to reckless endangerment. The drive-by shooting…

Perham Man Arrested, One Hospitalized in Accidental Shooting

Police say they believe the shooting was an accidental discharge

One man was arrested and another man was flown to a Fargo hospital after what Perham police believe was an accidental shooting. It happened Saturday afternoon at a house which contains several apartments on 2nd Street Southwest. Police tell us Melvin Spooner’s gun went off in his upstairs apartment, striking a person in a downstairs apartment. The name and condition…