North Dakota News

President Bresciani’s Announcement Surprises State Higher Ed Board

The 14th NDSU President Is Interviewing For A Different Job

NDSU President Dean Bresciani finds himself in the spotlight once again. He’s announced that he’s a finalist for another job. Just two months after his contract was extended at NDSU, Bresciani is a finalist to be president at Ohio University. Bresciani has been leading NDSU since June of 2010. His extension takes him to June of 2018. “We felt that…

West Acres Losing Sears, Possibly New York and Company; Fargo Pizza Restaurant Also Closes

New York and Company employees say their store is also leaving West Acres Mall, making it the eighth open space to be filled

  Sears is leaving West Acres Mall by March after mall operators said they were not going to renew the store’s lease. Chris Heaton, who is Senior Vice President of Property Management, says they have known for the past few years that they were not going to renew the lease. Sears has been a part of the mall since it opened…

Judge Declines Gag Order in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A judge will not issue a gag order in the wrongful death lawsuit of Andrew Sadek

A judge has declined to issue a gag order in the wrongful death lawsuit of NDCSC college student Andrew Sadek. John and Tammy Sadek are suing Richland County and the director of a drug task force that their son had agreed to work with. Their attorney argued that a jury pool could be tainted by news reports about the case….

Man Pleads Guilty to Sending Inappropriate Snapchats to Minors

A Grand Forks man is pleading guilty to sending pictures of his private parts to minors.

A Grand Forks man has changed his plea to guilty in Cass County District Court for promoting obscenity to minors. Nine other charges against James Burden were dropped as part of a plea deal. He will be sentenced after a presentence investigation is finished. Burden was accused of sending pictures of his private parts to a number of minors on…

Former Grand Forks Teacher Expected to Plead Guilty in Sex Assault Case

James Whalen is expected to change his plea to guilty in his North Dakota case, but still has a trial scheduled for the charges he faces in Minnesota

The trial for a former Grand Forks teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student has been canceled. James Whalen is expected to plead guilty during a change of plea hearing on January 23 in Grand Forks. His trail on three counts of corruption of a minor and one count of sexual assault was scheduled to begin on…

Sentencing Hearing Moved Up for Last Defendant in Gaarsland Case

The man who pleaded guilty in the beating death of Joey Gaarsland is to be sentenced on Friday

Another change in the sentencing date for a man who pleaded guilty in a bar beating death. Jason Oien’s attorney was unable to make it from Grand Forks to court in Fargo earlier this week and his sentencing date was rescheduled to February 6. But the attorneys and the judge have now agreed to sentence Oien on Friday. He changed…

NDSU President Bresciani A Finalist for President of Ohio University

North Dakota State President Dean Bresciani is one of the four finalists for president of Ohio University.

Fargo, N.D. (KFGO) – North Dakota State President Dean Bresciani is one of the four finalists for president of Ohio University. The announcement was posted this morning on Ohio’s website. Bresciani became NDSU’s 14th president in June 2010. He addressed the opportunity in a letter to the NDSU Community: Campus Community and Friends of NDSU- As most of you are aware,…

Those with Limited Mobility at Risk from Snow Covered Walkways

A fine isn't the only risk you face by not shoveling

Snow covered sidewalks can be an annoyance for everyone but for those with physical disabilities they can be dangerous. “You pretty much have to have bare pavement or you’re going to be at risk of getting stuck,” said Executive Director of the Freedom Resource Center,  Nate Aalgaard. Aalgaard is wheelchair bound and winter can be an especially tough time. “There’s…

Add West Acres’ Sears to the List of Closing Businesses

Sears, King Leo's and Kmart have all closed their doors within the last two months

A major loss for West Acres Mall: Sears is closing. The store is part of a second wave of store closures just announced by the company. Sears has been a part of West Acres since the mall opened in 1972. The company is also closing its Kmart location in Detroit Lakes. A total of 42 Sears stores and 108 Kmart…

DAPL Opponent Refusing to Testify in Grand Jury Investigation

The case involves the confrontation between law enforcement and protesters where one was injured by an explosion

A federal grand jury is looking into the violent clash between Dakota Access pipeline opponents and officers in November. Pipeline opponent Steve Martinez has been ordered to testify regarding Sophia Wilansky’s arm injury due to an explosion. Protesters say the New York woman was injured by a grenade thrown by police, while authorities say she was hurt by a small…