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Fergus Falls Man Could Faces Charges After Crashing Through Ice

Deputies say Leon Engelhardt had been drinking

WALL LAKE, MN — Charges are possible against a Fergus Falls man after he was rescued from Wall Lake east of Fergus Falls. An ATV driven by 65-year-old Leon Engelhardt broke through the ice. He was rescued by two other men. Otter Tail County deputies and paramedics from Ringdahl Ambulance treated Engelhardt for severe hypothermia. He was taken to Lake…

BREAKING NEWS: Buffalo Wild Wing Customers are Evacuated in Moorhead After Witnesses Say Woman May Have Had a Gun

Customers we're allowed back in the restaurant about 40 minutes after being evacuated

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A disturbance at Buffalo Wild Wings in Moorhead led to the evacuation of the restaurant. According to witnesses inside the restaurant at the time, the wait staff informed each table that there were concerns about a woman drinking and that she possibly had a gun. The guests were ushered outside while authorities were called. At one point, four…

Junkyard Brewing Holds Rare Beer Picnic

The theme was aged, soured, and infused beers

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Beer lovers gathered at Junkyard Brewing’s Rare Beer Picnic to get a taste of some unique flavors. Jalapeno sour and cucumber pomegranate are just two of the examples. “It’s not all weird like fish beer or taco beer,” Dave Helm, an attendee, said. “A lot of times they’re just hard to brew in a large size so…

Local Businesses Support New Downtown Fargo Drinking Ordinance

Business owners think that the ordinance encourages people to check out downtown establishments during events

FARGO, N.D. — With many events like the Street Fair and Corks and Canvas set to take place in the next few months, several members of the Downtown Community Partnership feel the new ordinance for drinking at downtown events will bring more people through their doors. Hundreds of thousands of people venture to Downtown Fargo each summer to take part in…

Fargo City Commission Approves Drinking at Downtown Events

FARGO, N.D. – City Commissioners approve a new license to allow drinking at public events in Downtown Fargo. The law makes a new liquor license only available to the Downtown Community Partnership for their events. Under the measure, alcohol can only be served in clearly identifiable cups provided by the partnership, people can only have drinks in a clearly marked…

Fargo City Commission Backs Plan to Allow Drinking At Downtown Events

The Downtown Community Partnership hopes to have the changes in place by the 2018 Street Fair in July

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City commissioners are on board to allow drinking alcohol in public at events like the Street Fair and Cork and Canvas Art Walk in downtown Fargo. The Downtown Community Partnership (DCP) may be trying to change the liquor ordinance in downtown Fargo, but even they say safety is of the utmost importance. “We want to make sure…

Minnesota Authorities Make More than 2,500 DWI Arrests During Holiday Season

Officers made 200 more DWI arrests than they did during the same period in 2016

  MINNESOTA — Extra enforcement on Minnesota’s highways and interstates resulted in 26-hundred DWI arrests during the holidays. The extra enforcement lasted from November 22 through December 31. Officers made 200 more DWI arrests than they did during the same period in 2016. Of the more unusual cases, Fairmount Police arrested a woman for DWI on Christmas Eve and again…

TransCanada Recovers 24,000 Gallons of Oil at Site of South Dakota Spill

They don't believe any of the spill polluted surface water or drinking water systems

  AMHERST, SD — TransCanada officials say they have been able to recover thousands of gallons of oil from the site of a spill in Amherst, South Dakota. The company says more than 24,000 gallons of oil have been recovered as of Wednesday and nearly 170 people remain at the site working on the clean-up. They don’t believe any of…

Authorities Investigating Leak in Keystone Pipeline

Officials say they have put together an emergency response plan and are sending staff and resources to help clean up the spill

  MARSHALL COUNTY, SD — An investigation is being launched by the federal government on why 210,000 gallons of oil leaked out of the Keystone pipeline in rural South Dakota. TransCanada shut down the massive pipeline Thursday morning after technicians detected a drop in pressure. Officials say they have put together an emergency response plan and are sending staff and…

ND Tax Commissioner Gets Suspended Jail Sentence for DUI

His blood-alcohol level was .20, more than twice the legal limit for driving

MANDAN, ND — North Dakota’s Tax Commissioner has pleaded guilty to drunk driving. Ryan Rauschenberger was arrested late last month by the North Dakota Highway Patrol in Mandan. His blood-alcohol level was .20, more than twice the legal limit for driving. Under a plea agreement, Rauschenberger was given a suspended jail sentence and put on probation for one year. During…