Canada

Canadian Officials Visiting Fargo to Assess Flooding Risks

The Red River helps assess potential flooding in Manitoba.

FARGO, N.D.–Canadian officials are scheduled to visit Fargo and West Fargo on Tuesday to assess potential flood risks. North Dakota Representative Kim Koppelman coordinated the visit with Minister Ron Schuler, the Manitoba Minister of Infrastructure and member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly. Due to the Red River flowing northward into Winnipeg, Manitoba and ultimately into Hudson Bay, Canadian officials closely…

Trump: New Trade Deal with Canada, Mexico to Boost US Growth

WASHINGTON–President Donald Trump has signed into law a major rewrite of the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico. Trump says it replaces what he calls the “nightmare” of a Clinton-area agreement that governed trade among the three countries. Trump says that agreement encouraged factories to leave the United States and relocate south of the border to take advantage of…

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Advances Through More Senate Committees

Sen. John Hoeven says USMCA will provide much needed certainty for our agriculture, energy and other industries

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Our local congressional delegations are praising the advancement of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the trade deal. It has also been approved by the Finance, Energy and Public Works and Budget committees. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Commerce and the Foreign Relations committees still have to weigh in before going to the full…

Woman Trampled By Horse In Trailer At NDSU Equine Center Dies

The incident happened just before noon on Tuesday

FARGO, N.D. — A woman who was trampled by a horse in a trailer at NDSU Equine Center has died of her injuries. That is according to WPS Transport out of Canada. In a Facebook post, the company says Kim Elliot of Alberta was loading a horse when “it kicked out and got spooked and panicked hurting her further as…

Minnesota Woman Killed By Bear Near Minnesota-Canada Border

The 62-year-old woman has been identified as Catherine Sweatt-Mueller of Maple Plain, Minnesota

ONTARIO, CANADA — A woman was reportedly killed by a bear near the Minnesota-Canada border Sunday evening. The 62-year-old woman has been identified as Catherine Sweatt-Mueller of Maple Plain, Minnesota. Police responded to a call at Red Pine Island on Rainy Lake where a woman said her daughter was attacked by a bear while checking on her dogs. Officers arrived…

McKenzie County Horse Tests Positive For EHV-1

In the last few months, cases have been identified in several U.S. states and Canadian provinces

MCKENZIE, ND — A horse in North Dakota has confirmed positive for the neurologic disease associated with equine herpes virus 1, or EHV-1. The horse is receiving veterinary care in McKenzie County. In the last few months, cases have been identified in several U.S. states and Canadian provinces. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says owners should take care when…

UND Hockey’s Bernard-Docker, Tychonick Invited to Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp

Bernard-Docker, Tychonick are both Sophomore defenseman for the Fighting Hawks

GRAND FORKS- A pair of University of North Dakota blue-liners have been invited to Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp, announced Wednesday by Hockey Canada. Sophomores Jacob Bernard-Docker and Jonny Tychonick will each compete in the camp slated for July 27 to Aug. 4 in Plymouth, Mich. The duo are part of just four NCAA players among the 43…

Two Minnesota Agencies Not Ready For Permits For Proposed Enbridge Pipeline

The proposed pipeline will run from Canada to Superior, Wisconsin through several northern Minnesota counties

ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Department of Natural Resources will not release draft permits for Enbridge Energy’s proposed Line 3 pipeline in northern Minnesota. They are waiting until a better environmental impact statement is approved, as ordered by the court. Earlier this month, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled the environmental impact statement for…

Leeds, North Dakota Man Expected To Plead Guilty In $11.4 Million Ag Ponzi Scheme

22-year-old Hunter Hanson is charged with wire fraud, money laundering and forfeiture

BISMARCK, ND — A Leeds, North Dakota man is expected to plead guilty in a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme that targeted North Dakota, Minnesota and Canadian farmers and businesses. 22-year-old Hunter Hanson is charged with wire fraud, money laundering and forfeiture. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Hanson has agreed to plead guilty to the charges and pay full restitution…

Decision To Close Some Northern Border Ports Early Is Reversed

Crossings had earlier been open until midnight, Now Close At 8 p.m. in Roseau and Lancaster

UPDATE:   Northbound Gates No Longer Locked Early Following calls from the office of Congressman Collin C. Peterson (D-Minn.) and Roseau Mayor Jeff Pelowski, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that northbound gates will remain open at Roseau and Pinecreek during Canada Border Security Agency service hours. “I’m glad this situation was worked out, but we still have the underlying issue…