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Oakes Test Area Changes Hands

OAKES, N.D. — The title for the Oakes Test Area is now in the hands of local leaders. Senator John Hoeven attending the signing ceremony with Deputy Secretary of the Interior Kate MacGregor and Dickey-Sargent Irrigation District officials. The 5,000 acre irrigation test site near Oakes, North Dakota was designed to demonstrate that a well-managed irrigation system can produce high-value…

Courtyard by Marriott Building $15 Million Hotel Near New Sanford Hospital

The hotel is expected to open in September

  FARGO, ND — Construction is underway on a $15 million Courtyard by Marriott west of Sanford’s new $500-million hospital in Fargo. Sanford donated the land for the 110-room, four-story hotel. Brandt Hospitality Group of Fargo will be an operating partner. The interior will use healing designs that will include soothing colors and casual gathering spaces. The hotel is expected…

Sauk Rapids Man, Who Once Baked His Cat, Facing Arson Charges

Facing charges of first degree arson after he is accused of pouring gasoline all over the interior of the Pure Pleasure Adult Bookstore in St. Cloud and lighting it on fire

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A Sauk Rapids man, who was arrested for baking his pet cat in 2014, is back behind bars. Cody Mann, 32, is facing charges of first degree arson after he is accused of pouring gasoline all over the interior of the Pure Pleasure Adult Bookstore in St. Cloud and lighting it on fire. Police say no…

Bombed Minnesota Mosque Didn’t Have Security Cameras

Damage of the interior of the building was released to the public

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The executive director of a Minnesota mosque that was bombed just before morning prayers on Saturday said the building doesn’t have outside security cameras. Damage of the interior of the building was released to the public. Mohamed Omar, of the Islamic center in Bloomington, said that his community doesn’t have the money for security cameras. No one…