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Minnesota DNR Talks Boat Safety Ahead Of Fourth Of July

They want to make sure everyone who is behind the wheel is sober.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – As Detroit Lakes gets ready to celebrate Independence day, the DNR is putting a big priority on alcohol and boat safety. “It’s called operation dry water and it’s actually a year-long program, but this weekend, it’s kind of their weekend to do a big emphasis on getting counties and our agencies and other agencies out in…

6 Arrested for Illegal Hunting in Foster County

Hunting on land without permission is a class B misdemeanor.

CARRINGTON, N.D.–Authorities in North Dakota are reminding people it’s illegal to hunt on property without the owner’s permission. The Foster County Sheriff’s Department says it arrested six out-of-state hunters on Oct. 28 for hunting in an unharvested cornfield without permission from the owner. North Dakota law says illegally hunting on land without permission is a class B misdemeanor. Categories: Crime,…

More than 5,000 Cited for Using Cellphones while Driving

Fines are $50 for the first offense and $275 for each subsequent violation, plus court costs.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–State officials say more than 5,000 citations have been issued to drivers in Minnesota since a hands-free law took affect in August. The new law makes it illegal to use a cellphone while driving. Department of Public Safety spokesman Mike Hanson says law enforcement officers don’t have to determine what drivers are doing with their cellphones, just the…

Energy Transfer Partners, Environmental Publication Involved in $1 Billion Lawsuit

If it is a social movement, the lawsuit could be without merit

  NATIONAL — The Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has filed a lawsuit against an environmental publication for false and misleading information about the company. Attorneys for Energy Transfer Partners say the publication, Earth First, Greenpeace and BankTrack wrote damaging allegations about the pipeline company, interfered with construction and did this all through illegal acts. The root of…

Watch Out: A Reshipping Scam is Happening in the Metro

These websites are not only involving people in illegal activity but they are giving them false hope of employment

FARGO, ND — A recent reshipping scam has also come up in the metro that has put certain websites under suspicion. Individuals seeking a legitimate employment opportunity are getting wrapped up in a supply chain involving stolen merchandise, or merchandise paid for with stolen credit card information. These websites are not only involving people in illegal activity but they are…

U of M Department Head Accused of Illegally Purchasing Guns

Investigators say he purchased 14 handguns from seven different shops in a two-and-a-half week span this summer

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A department head at the University of Minnesota has been accused of illegally purchasing guns. Massoud Amin is under felony indictment for providing fabricated financial documents during his divorce. The indictment bans him from buying guns. But investigators say he purchased 14 handguns from seven different shops in a two-and-a-half week span this summer. Amin is…

Starbucks Shuts Down Rumors of Illegal Immigrant-Only Discounts

Starbucks officials say the advertising is false and "100 percent fake."

NATIONAL — Starbucks is asking everyone to shut down rumors of advertised discounts at their shops for illegal immigrants. Online advertisements stated August 11th is “Starbucks Dreamer Day” and Starbucks shops across the country would give 40 percent off of any menu item if a customer was an undocumented American. The fake ads include the #boarderfreecoffee. Starbucks officials say the…

City of Fargo Discusses Changing Fireworks Ordinance

It is currently illegal to let off fireworks anywhere in Fargo unless you have permission from the fire chief

FARGO, ND — The City of Fargo is considering changing its fireworks ordinance to create more opportunities for fireworks. Commissioners, local leaders and members of the public attended an open forum to discuss the current laws and how they hope to be changed. It is currently illegal to let off fireworks anywhere in Fargo unless you have permission from the…

Senate Approves $15.2 Million for Bala

The lawsuit settlement was for $13.5 million

COURTESY: KFGOBISMARCK, N.D. The North Dakota Senate has approved $15.2 million to pay back the owner of a former Fargo horse betting business. Susan Bala was convicted of illegal betting but a federal appeals court overturned the conviction, and ordered the state to pay Bala back. The lawsuit settlement was for $13.5 million. With interest, that amounts to an estimated…

Minnesota Lawmakers Working for Compromise on Federal Real ID Law

Both sides agree legislation is needed in order to be compliant by the deadline of January 2018

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — House Speaker Kurt Daudt and Gov. Dayton say they are working together to find a compromise on the Real ID problem in the state. This comes after Gov. Dayton said he can’t allow illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses without legislative approval. Both sides agree legislation is needed in order to be compliant by the…