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Artist, Kristi Abbott, Shows Off Her Collage Art That Tells Stories About Our Region

FARGO, ND — Many unique artists are displaying their work at the Downtown Fargo Street Fair, including one who makes art specific to our area. Kristi Abbot, the owner of Made by Kristi, is a mixed media collage artist. Her work is primarily made from paper, all hand cut with scissors. She tells stories through her pieces by incorporating a…

State Leaders Would Like All Students to Have Vaccines up to Date

A North Dakota state law requires all students to have their immunizations in order to attend school

FARGO, ND — The new school year is just around the corner and parents are being encouraged to get their kids in for vaccines a little early. The North Dakota Department of Health wants to make sure that students’ immunizations are up to date. State law requires that students meet minimum immunization requirements before they can attend school. State leaders…

Two More Charged in Minnesota Medicaid Fraud Case

It follows charges earlier this week against Lillian Richardson and six accomplices in a $7.7 million fraud scheme

  BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — Two more Minnesota women face charges in a large Medicaid fraud case. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has filed a lawsuit against a Brooklyn Center woman and her daughter for bilking $929,000 in Medical Assistance funding from the state. It follows charges earlier this week against Lillian Richardson and six accomplices in a $7.7 million…

Mantador Woman Charged After Police Search of Home

Tiegs' daughters, ages 6 and 11, and a 15-year-old male relative were in the home at the time of the search

  MANTADOR, ND — A Mantador woman is charged with child endangerment after police found drugs within the reach of three children. Thirty-one-year-old Amy Tiegs is also charged with felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Officers from a multi-county drug agency searched Tiegs’ home recently with assistance from parole agents. Court document…

North Dakota Senators Speak Out on New GOP Health Care Bill

The reworked bill pushed by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seeks conservative support

  NATIONAL — Republican Sen. John Hoeven says he needs more time to evaluate a revamped GOP health care bill. The reworked bill pushed by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seeks conservative support by letting insurers sell low-premium policies with skimpy coverage. Hoeven says he wants to see the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s evaluation of the bill before he decides. Democratic…

Jamestown Man Killed in Crash in Oklahoma

The highway was closed for more than seven hours

  JAMESTOWN, ND — A Jamestown man was killed in a three-vehicle crash in north-central Oklahoma on Wednesday. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 75-year-old Bert Hilber was on on a three-wheel trike motorcycle when he stopped for a semi which was waiting to turn. The patrol says a pickup failed to stop and hit Hilber’s bike, pushing it into the…

Drought in North Dakota Continues to Worsen

The worst areas are in the west, with much of the east rated as abnormally dry

  NORTH DAKOTA — Drought that is ravaging crops, pastures and hay land in North Dakota has worsened over the past week. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows nearly three-fourths of the state in some stage of drought, up from about two-thirds last week. At least 55 percent of the state is in severe or extreme drought, up from…

President Trump Denies Request for Disaster Declaration for DAPL Protests

Burgum spokesman Mike Nowatzki says the governor was notified in May that the request had been denied

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The Trump administration denied a request for a “major disaster declaration” for the pipeline protest in Morton County back in May, and we are just now learning about it. Gov. Burgum made the request to help cover some of the estimated $38 million cost to police protests of the Dakota Access pipeline. Burgum spokesman Mike…

Fargo Man in Custody After Being Found with 14-Year-Old Missing Girl

He was arrested Wednesday and faces a kidnapping charge in Nebraska

FARGO, ND — A missing Nebraska teen has been found in Fargo and a Fargo man is in custody. The 14-year-old girl was reported missing on Monday and investigators determined she had been enticed to leave by 24-year-old Nicollas Johnson. He was arrested Wednesday and faces a kidnapping charge in Nebraska. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison….

Child Flown To Fargo After Crash Has Died

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a car was eastbound on Steele County Road 1 when a southbound pickup failed to yield at the 137th Ave SE intersection and hit the car's passenger side.

Galesburg, N.D. (KFGO) – An 8-year-old Page, North Dakota boy who was airlifted to a Fargo hospital after a crash west of Galesburg Tuesday morning has died. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a car was eastbound on Steele County Road 1 when a southbound pickup failed to yield at the 137th Ave SE intersection and hit the car’s passenger…