North Dakota News

Renovations Underway at Historic Bonanzaville Church

After being moved to Bonanzaville in 2015 the church on its way to being open to the public

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The South Pleasant Church at Bonanzaville is getting a face lift. Renovations at the Church are currently underway to get it in shape for this summer. This church has a long history. “890s, it was built. It’s 127–years–old,” said Executive Director of CCHS-Bonanzaville, Brenda Warren. It’s a rare piece of North Dakota history that was saved…

Garbage, Human Waste at DAPL Camps Main Concerns of Polluting Missouri River

The garbage isn't the only thing that may make its way to the river and create a negative environmental impact

FARGO, N.D. — Governor Burgum’s concerns for cleaning up at the main pipeline protest camp rise along with the temperatures. He issued an evacuation order on Wednesday. He says what protesters have left behind could end up polluting the rivers. Protesters left their mark on the site of the Dakota Access pipeline. That area of land floods almost every spring. It’s…

Prairie Roots Food Co-Op Prepping for Open House

The Co-op Will Host an Open House to the Public Saturday, February 18th

FARGO, N.D. — Downtown Fargo will soon have a grocery store full of healthy, organic options. “It’s a locally owned community grown grocery store so the co–op is funded by memberships and people who invest in the co–op,” said Kurt Kopperud, who is the store’s general manager. “I think it’s providing downtown with a grocery store and second of all,…

Scammers Targeting Cass County Electric Customers

Some customers are also reporting fake representatives showing up at their door

FARGO, N.D. — Cass County Electric Cooperative officials want to warn their customers of a recent string of phone scams. The scammers allegedly call customers and threaten to disconnect their service if immediate payment isn’t made. Officials said if you get these calls, hang up, and let your service providers know. Legitimate providers will usually ask for payments by mail…

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 served 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,…