ALASKA

Federal Charges and Arrests Tied To Fargo-based Construction Company

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska-based airman and the owners of a construction company face federal conspiracy, bribery and money laundering charges related to contracts awarded at two Alaska bases. Ryan Dalbec and Raihana Dalbec of Virginia and Brian Lowell Nash II of Washington were arrested Tuesday. The indictment alleges the three conspired to award millions of dollars in contracts…

Smith & Murkowski introduce bills on mental health & substance abuse

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Senator Tina Smith introduces bills to fund mental health initiatives and help those with substance abuse. The Stopping the Mental Health Pandemic Act would give federal money to states, tribes and communities to address behavioral health needs that may have gotten worse during the pandemic. Money would be used for training, technology upgrades and suicide prevention. The…

Argentinian Man Embarks On A Journey Through The Americas

More than halfway into his journey, Martin made a stop in Fargo. Staying a little bit longer than planned.

FARGO, N.D. – It’s a journey very few get to do in their lifetime. But Martin is doing it at the age of 63. His only guide was heading north through plain areas. “On October 31, 2017 I started a rally that consisted of leaving from Bahia lapataia, Ushuaia, the end of the world in Argentina, and attempt to reach…

North Dakota Population Hits All-Time High, Minnesota Population Also Rises

Minnesota's population grew by 43,000 people between 2017 and 2018

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota’s population has grown to an all-time high. The U.S. Census Bureau says that as of July 1, North Dakota’s population was estimated at 760,077 people. That’s up 4,900 people from an estimate in July 2017. The population has grown since the 2010 Census pegged it at more than 672,000 and it grew as the Bakken oil…

Minnesota Teacher Killed By Falling Ice In Alaska

Brittany Boegel was killed Wednesday after old avalanche debris collapsed on her during a hike

ALASKA — A Minnesota 6th Grade STEM teacher was killed by falling ice in Alaska. 32-year-old Brittany Boegel was killed yesterday after old avalanche debris collapsed on her during a hike on Byron Glacier in Portage Valley. Off-duty nurses in the area attempted to revive her but were unsuccessful. A six year old boy and an adult male were also…