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Walmart to Eliminate 1,000 More Jobs

This adds to the 7,000 jobs Walmart cut back in September of 2016

Walmart announces another round of job cuts. The retailer is getting ready to eliminate another 1,000 jobs before the end of this month. The cuts will mostly come from its corporate headquarters in Arkansas, although corporate officials would not confirm it would happen. Officials did say the company is always looking for “ways to operate more efficiently”. This comes on the…

Six Injured in Manufacturing Plant Explosion in Minnesota

Investigators say they are still trying to determine the cause of the explosion

  Six people are hurt after an explosion at a Minnesota manufacturing center. Rescue workers responded to an explosion at McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing Center in Dodge Center at about 10:30 Wednesday morning. Officials say the blast happened near the paint shop. The company says all employees are accounted for and four of the injured remain hospitalized. Roads around the…

Services Set For NDSU Student Killed in Crash Near Valley City

Funeral services will be held at the Max High School Gymnasium on Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Funeral services have been set for the NDSU student who died after rolling her vehicle west of Valley City Sunday evening. Services for 18-year-old Brooke Schroeder will be held at the Max High School Gym on Saturday, January 14th at 2 pm. The Max, North Dakota teen was traveling on I-94 when she hit a guardrail, vaulted over the median…

Vergas Man Injured in Crash in Becker County

The Minnesota State Patrol says the roads were slick when the crash happened

A Vergas man was injured after the vehicle he was driving was t-boned by a semi in Becker County. The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 59 and County Road 17. The state patrol says a vehicle driven by 37-year-old Marshall Rach came into the intersection and was hit by a semi driving southbound on Highway 59. Rach suffered…

Police: East Grand Forks Woman Arrested; 3-Year-Old Passenger Holding Meth Pipe

Police say Lori Hobus was arrested after officers found the child holding onto a homemade meth pipe

An East Grand Forks woman is arrested during a traffic stop after police say her child passenger was holding onto a homemade meth pipe. Lori Hobus, 50, is charged with DWI and child endangerment. They say Hobus failed a field sobriety test and became angry when being questioned during a traffic stop. Another officer who was searching her vehicle saw…

Foxhome Woman Hospitalized After Shooting

Authorities say the woman accidentally shot herself while trying to holster a handgun

  A Foxhome woman is in the hospital after authorities say she accidentally shot herself in the stomach. The Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to a call on the 3500 block of 320th Avenue in Foxhome. They found a woman with a gunshot wound to her stomach. Authorities say she was attempting to put a handgun into a…

Victim of Accidental Shooting Flown to Fargo

The Wilkin County Sheriff reports an accidental shooting in rural Foxhome Wednesday morning, January 11.

BRECKENRIDGE, MN The Wilkin County Sheriff reports an accidental shooting in rural Foxhome Wednesday morning, January 11. According to the report, the shooting happened around 9:19 a.m. An individual was shot in the stomach while trying to place a gun in a holster. The victim was flown by air ambulance to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. The identity and condition…

North Dakota Lawmaker Proposes End to Blue Law

A Fargo lawmaker wants to do away with North Dakota’s Blue Law, or Sunday opening law. Democratic Representative Pam Anderson says her bill will remove all state barriers to retail stores opening before noon on Sundays. She says she introduced the bill on behalf of a constituent. “Contacted me and said ‘I’m annoyed I have to drive Sunday morning for…

Fargo Man Charged with Making Death Threats Against Senator Heitkamp

Kevin Olson threated to shoot Heidi Heitkamp in the head and was arrested Tuesday morning

A Fargo man is behind bars and charged with making a death threat against Senator Heidi Heitkamp. The Red River Valley SWAT team worked with U.S. Capitol Police and tracked down 55-year-old Kevin Olson. Olson was arrested at his house on the 1600 block of 51st Street South in Fargo. He’s been charged with mailing threatening communications and is in…

New 32nd Avenue/I-29 Ramp Set to be Biggest Road Construction Project of 2017

The city and ND-DOT are lending their ear and giving guidance to those who will be affected by the upcoming construction

The big road project of this year will be the expansion of 32nd Avenue South and the construction of a new Southbound I–29 to eastbound 32nd Avenue loop ramp. Business owners and people living near the construction area got the opportunity to learn more about the project at a meeting held at the West Acres Mall. Officials say 2017’s biggest…