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Checking Your Pipes Each Day May Keep the Plumber Away

Checking faucets and clearing roof vents can save homeowners expensive calls to the plumber or water damage to their basements

Damage from broken water pipes is a common occurrence this time of year, but it’s not the only wintertime problem homeowners face. Flooded basements happen often in the winter and there’s a few things homeowners can do to prevent it. “You should know where the main shutoff is for their water supply to the house,” said Ward Kuehn of Precision…

Road Trips with Your Pets: What You Need to Know

Wags Stay 'N Play Is Hosting Their Road Trip Week With Tips On What To Bring With You For Your Pets

In honor of National Pet Travel Safety Day, which was Monday, Wags Stay N’ Play is hosting a ‘Road Trip Week’ at their animal daycare. Employees are giving out tips to animal owners of how to travel with their pets. These include ideas of what to bring along when on a road trip according to how long you will be on…

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…

Minnesota House Begins 2017 Session

Governor Dayton expected to make his State of the State Address January 23rd

Minnesota’s newly renovated capitol also held its first legislative session of the year. Gov. Dayton will give his State of the State on January 23. Republicans dominate both the House and the Senate in Minnesota. State Senator Michelle Fischbach, who represents parts of Benton and Stearns counties, was elected President of the Senate. State Senator Paul Gazelka was elected Senate…

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…

Record Snowfall Hits the Red River Valley

Fargo set a one-day snowfall record with more than nine inches of snow in a 24 hour period

Record snowfall in parts of North Dakota and Minnesota is mostly to blame for making travel difficult in the region. As much as 10 inches of new snow fell in the Red River Valley with Fargo setting a single-day record on Monday of 9.2 inches. Students in some school districts had an extended winter break because of the dangerous travel…