North Dakota News

Live United Awards Showcase Community Support

It was also announced that United Way reached its 2016 campaign goal of 5.7 million dollars

FARGO, N.D. — United Way is celebrating its “2016 LIVE UNITED” awards with a “Tonight Show” style event. Guests were entertained by a host as a thank you from United Way for all the community support shown in 2016. Nine awards were given out to local organizations and individuals who excelled at helping the organization. Winners were called up and…

Jamestown Man Sentenced for December Standoff

Troy Elhard pleaded guilty to charges after a seven hour standoff the day after Christmas

33-year-old Elhard was arrested after a standoff in Jamestown ended peacefully.  JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A Jamestown man has been sentenced for a seven hour standoff in December. Troy Elhard, 33, pleaded guilty to terrorizing and was sentenced to 51 days in jail, which he has already servedĀ and two years of probation. He is also required to undergo a psychiatric evaluation…

Governor Burgum Asked to Leave Senate Floor

Burgum's spokesman said the governor "meant no disrespect to the chamber rules"

  BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum was asked to leave the Senate floor Wednesday for wearing jeans. His attire was in violation of chamber rules. Burgum had just finished posing for a photo with some students on the Senate floor when he was asked to leave. His spokesman says the governor “meant no disrespect to the chamber…

Veterans Show Off Artwork at Fargo’s Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Veterans presented various works they've made through art therepy to help treat their post-traumatic stress

FARGO, N.D. — Post-traumatic stress disorder is all too common among veterans, but one way to ease some of the pain is through art therapy. Some local veterans who use this method showed off their best work at the Fargo VA Medical Center. More than 40 artists submitted about 70 pieces of artwork for this exhibition. The pieces fall under…

State of the City Address: “Grand Forks is Open for Business”

Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown is excited for the city's continued economic progress

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Mayor Michael Brown delivered his “State of the City” speech to a crowd of over 600 at the Alerus Center this afternoon. Brown says the theme for his speech is, “Make it Happen.” With more than 1,400 jobs opening this week, Brown made it clear: Grand Forks is open for business. “We have a great University,…

Jamestown Teen Injured in One-Car Crash on I-29 in Fargo

The 18-year-old driver hit a tree after going down into the ditch and had to be cut out of the vehicle

  FARGO, N.D. — A driver is injured after a one-vehicle crash on I-29 after they drove off the on ramp in Fargo. The state patrol said the 18-year-old female driver from Jamestown was attempting to exit I-94 eastbound and enter I-29 southbound. They say the driver went off the shoulder of the road, over-corrected and went into the ditch,…

NDSU Working on Keeping Self-Driving Technology Secure

Are you interested in keeping self-driving technology in the right hands?

FARGO, N.D. — Many say self-driving cars will be the standard in the future. But due to their computerized nature, some fear they could be susceptible to cyberattacks. A team of students at NDSU is working on developing cybersecurity software that could be used in the cars to keep them safe from attack. Team leaders say they’ve made good progress…

Gov. Burgum Appoints Grand Forks Doctor, Instructor to Board of Higher Education

Dr. Ryan said he found out through a friend because Gov. Burgum phoned his office phone in Altru's evacuated clinic

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Governor Burgum has appointed Dr. Casey Ryan of Grand Forks to the State Board of Higher Education. Dr. Ryan was the president of Altru Health Systems from 1997 to 2014. He was selected for his experience as an instructor, course director and assistant dean at the UND School of Medicine. He said he found out yesterday…

Police Identify Person Responsible for West Fargo High School Bomb Threat

Officials say the lockdown was lifted after 30 minutes

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — A social media threat led to a brief lockdown at West Fargo High School. West Fargo Public School officials say the threat mentioned a pipe bomb in a locker. A school resource officer investigated and determined there was no merit to the threat. The lockdown was lifted after about 30 minutes. Officials say the person…

Young Professionals Network Tours Fargo Fire Station 1

There is no age restriction on joining the Young Professionals Network

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Fire Department’s Station 1 opened its doors for the future leaders of Fargo. The Chamber’s Young Professionals Network visited the newly remodeled fire station. The group got a look into the space where firefighters spend time when they aren’t at the scene. Fargo’s Fire Chief spoke about fire safety and the history of the department. Station…