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Minnesota Mayor Target of Racist Threats in Trash Dispute

An anonymous caller using racial slurs left a voicemail at Carter's office on Monday.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, has received racist threats amid a long-simmering dispute over how the city should collect its trash. Police in Minnesota’s capital are investigating threatening and racist messages to Mayor Melvin Carter in the run-up to a citywide vote on organized trash collection. A St. Paul police spokesman says an anonymous caller using racial…

Grand Forks Police Department Searching for Attempted Robbery Suspects

Neither the employee nor the suspects were injured in the altercation, and no items are known to have been taken by the suspects.

Grand Forks, N.D.–The Grand Forks Police Department is actively searching for two suspects in an attempted robbery that occurred Friday at approximately 6 a.m. The attempted robbery occurred at 2250 N. 69th Street. An employee on scene, who was carrying a legal firearm per his concealed carry license, confronted the robbery suspects who were holding unknown possible weapons and did not…

Historian Sheds Light on History Behind Jack Daniels

An African-American was credited with teaching Daniels how to make whiskey

FARGO, ND — Most people know the name Jack Daniels, but an African American is actually credited with teaching him the distilling process. A historian named Fawn Weaver has been shedding light on the story of Uncle Nearest, who was a former slave in the late 1880s. She launched a new brand of Uncle Nearest Whiskey and wants to bring attention…