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Local Alien-Themed Business Reacts to Area 51 Raid

FARGO, N.D. -- With alien hunters raiding Area 51 over a thousand miles away in Nevada, an out–of–this–world business in Fargo has their own thoughts. Space Aliens is doing specials today and tomorrow where…

Mayors Proclaim September 23 as Landon Solberg Day

FARDO, N.D.--Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney and West Fargo Mayor Bernie Dardis have proclaimed Monday, September 23 as "Landon Solberg Day." Landon Solberg passed away earlier this week following a two-year battle with a rare form of brain cancer. Landon served…

Hundreds of Tools Stolen from Moorhead Contractor

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KFGO) - Moorhead police are investigating the theft of a large amount of construction tools from a local contractor. According to court documents, nearly $75,000 worth of tools were stolen in August from construction trailers at Key Contracting…

Trump Proposal Could Cut Off Food Stamps to 35K in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS--Minnesota food pantry officials are opposing a federal proposal that could take away food stamp benefits from more than 35,000 state residents. The Trump administration in July proposed closing what it calls "a loophole'' that automatically deems some people eligible…

Spirit Lake Man Pleads Guilty to Assault of a Child

FARGO, N.D.--A Spirit Lake man pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with assault resulting in serious bodily injury on Tuesday. 22-year-old Jonathan James Hill admitted to assaulting a baby by hitting the baby with his fists and shoving the…

Send-Off Set for 700 Minnesota National Guard Members

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--A ceremonial send-off is being held for 700 Minnesota National Guard members headed for Western Asia. The St. Paul-based 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade will provide Army helicopter, airplane and drone support to U.S. and coalition forces. The…

Murder Defendant Now Facing Weapons Charge

ROLLA, N.D.--A man awaiting trial for murder in Rolette County is now facing an additional charge of possessing a weapon in a correctional facility. According to a criminal complaint, Sheriff Nathan Gustafson says Ronald Wootan was found with "a weapon…

Car Rolls Into Red River in North Moorhead

A frightening experience for some people in north Moorhead as a car plunges in the Red River Shortly before 6 pm Moorhead Police and Fire were called to the river near the north dam. A…

Former Cop In Warroad Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting Teen

WARROAD, Minn. -- A former cop from Warroad has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl while on duty. 30-year-old Joshua Demmerly entered an Alford plea, acknowledging there's enough evidence to convict him. Prosecutors say Demmerly told the teen there…

Duck Hunters Seeing Positive Trends in Wetland Conditions

FARGO, N.D.--After weathering ups and downs in wetland conditions for the last few years, duck hunters in North Dakota and South Dakota are seeing positive trends in the popular waterfowl states. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department's annual fall…

North Dakota Using $16.6M to Cover Spring Flooding Costs

BISMARCK, N.D.--North Dakota will use $16.6 million in federal funds and state loans to cover damages from widespread spring flooding. The North Dakota Emergency Commission, headed by Republican Gov. Doug Burgum, approved the spending Thursday. Burgum requested federal help this…

Minnesota Senate GOP Unveils Insulin Affordability Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn.--Minnesota Senate Republicans want to require drug makers to provide free insulin to qualifying residents who can't afford the high cost of the life-saving medication. Senate GOP leaders unveiled the plan Thursday, a week ahead of when House…

Grand Forks Man Given 40 Years for Child Sex Abuse

GRAND FORKS, N.D.--A Grand Forks man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl. Judge John Thelen went along with the state's sentencing recommendation for Jeffrey Krogstad, citing concerns that the 53-year-old sex offender…

Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash Identified

CENTER, N.D.--The North Dakota Highway Patrol identified the man who was killed after striking an animal on his motorcycle on Highway 200-A. Gary Dukart was traveling from Bismarck to Hazen when he struck an animal and lost control of his…

Man Fatally Shot After Leaving Church with Daughter

ST. PAUL, Minn.--Minnesota police say a man who was leaving a Bible study with his young daughter and father was fatally shot outside his church in St. Paul. The homicide Wednesday night is the sixth fatal shooting in St. Paul…

Court Suspends 2 Key Permits for Planned PolyMet Copper Mine

ST. PAUL, Minn.--The Minnesota Court of Appeals has handed environmental groups a victory by putting two key permits for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine on hold ahead of a hearing next month. The appeals court stayed PolyMet's permit to mine…

Bismarck Man Sentenced to Time Served in Fatal Shooting

BISMARCK, N.D.--A Bismarck man who fatally shot another man after they argued over a debt has been sentenced to time served behind bars in a plea agreement with prosecutors. But, Aundra Fontenot won't be released until he's served more time…