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Towner County Sheriff Investigating Alleged Pig Torturing

The sheriff's office says pigs were stolen from a Cando area farm and tortured

  CANDO, ND — An animal cruelty investigation is underway in Towner County. The sheriff’s office says pigs were stolen from a Cando area farm and tortured. The sheriff says they are investigating the theft of two pigs that may have been thrown into a fire during a party. The pigs were roughly 20 pounds. He said they have suspects…

Fargo Police Investigating After Shots Fired at Apartment Building

There are no known injuries and it does not appear the bullet made entry to an adjoining apartment

FARGO, ND — Fargo police say someone fired a shot inside an apartment in the 1700 block of 25th Avenue South. Officers responded to a 911 call just after midnight on a report of what sounded like a gunshot and arguing in one of the units. Sgt. Joel Erickson says they found a slug buried in a sheetrock wall. He…

Two Dead After House Fire on Lake Traverse Reservation

Two escaped the fire but after the fire was out, two others were found upstairs

SISSETON, SD — Two people have died in a house fire on the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation in northeastern South Dakota. The Sisseton Fire Chief says an adult and a child escaped from the burning home Sunday. After the fire was out, two others were found upstairs. They were taken to a hospital in Sisseton where they died. He says…

Man Hurt After Attempting To Pour Gasoline On Bonfire

He Tossed Gasoline Can And Started Two Shops On Fire

WOLVERTON, Minn. – A bonfire in Wolverton, Minnesota got out of control after a man poured gas on it. The 20-year-old man suffered second degree burns to his leg. He was treated and released. Authorities say he threw the gasoline can away from a propane tank but it started two nearby shops on fire. One was destroyed, the other was…

Minot Recycling Plant Still Smoldering After Massive Fire

Officials say the air quality in the area is now safe

  MINOT, ND — A massive fire at a Minot recycling plant is still smoldering with smaller fires still inside. Fire crews were seen at Earth Recycling earlier this morning trying to keep the smolder under control. Officials say the air quality in the area is now safe. The massive fire started ripping through the recycling plant on Thursday. Drivers…

ND Government Employees Willing to Take Voluntary Buyouts

Agencies told employees the buyouts might limit the need for layoffs

  BISMARCK, ND — About 100 employees from cabinet-level agencies in North Dakota state government have expressed interest in taking voluntary buyouts to help with the state’s struggling finances. Gov. Burgum gave agency heads in April the option to offer buyouts to employees and letters went out to some 3,600 with the offer. Agencies told employees the buyouts might limit…

Lincoln Elementary Students Learn How Not to Burn

A fire truck visited Lincoln Elementary to teach students about fire safety

FARGO, ND — Students at Lincoln Elementary also took a break from classes to tour a fire truck. The event is a part of the Fargo Fire Department’s “Learn Not to Burn” Program. Firefighters spoke to students about the importance of fire safety as well as pointing out the highlights of a working fire truck. Firefighters believe that it’s never…

Clay County Deputy Files Discrimination Lawsuit

Deputy Ryan Carey was fired in 2013 for alleged misconduct

  CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — A Clay County deputy has filed a discrimination lawsuit, claiming he’s been unfairly kept out of the running for a patrol assignment. Deputy Ryan Carey was fired in 2013 for alleged misconduct. After an arbitration hearing, Carey was given his job back. Clay County officials claim the issue damaged his credibility to testify in a…

Craig Cobb Sells Nome Property, Takes Back Reward Offer

Authorities said the fire was arson but have not made any arrests

NOME, ND — White supremacist Craig Cobb said he has sold his property in Nome, North Dakota back to its original owner. Cobb said he is also taking back the reward offered for information on the fire that destroyed the church earlier this year. Authorities said the fire was arson but have not made any arrests. Cobb is serving four…

Affordable Homes May Soon See a Resurgence in Moorhead

Twin homes in Minnesota no longer require the costly instillation of a sprinkler system

MOORHEAD, Minn. — New legislation signed by Governor Dayton means good news for twin homes in Moorhead. It was an issue which some builders say caused them to lose buyers to North Dakota. It’s a change which could save new home buyers in Moorhead up to $10,000. “You take $10,000 off, that might mean the difference between a sale and…