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North Dakota Man Fined $74,000 For Poaching Trophy Mule Deer Buck

surveillance at the site caught Cody Davis four months later when he returned to retrieve the severed head

NEW MEXICO — An Arnegard, North Dakota man is ordered to pay $74,000 in restitution for poaching a trophy mule deer buck in northwestern New Mexico. Game and Fish says Cody Davis killed the animal out of season and didn’t have a license. The investigation started in 2015 when game officers found a large headless buck. They put up surveillance…

AAA Wants To Raise Awareness On Teen Driving During Summer Months

New teen drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a car crash compared to adults.

FARGO, N.D. – They say about every three weeks in the summer, they see a fatal crash involving a teen driver, where the rest of the year it’s about five weeks. People with AAA say now is a good time for parents to model safe driving behavior and make sure their teens are driving safely. Some of the risky behaviors…

Thief River Falls Chiropractor Indicted For Insurance Fraud

Steven Wiseth faces six counts of wire fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — A chiropractor in Thief River Falls has been indicted for an insurance fraud scheme. 35-year-old Steven Wiseth faces six counts of wire fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft. Federal prosecutors say Wiseth billed insurance companies over $3.1 million for hundreds of treatments that were never done or were overbilled. He is accused of…

Teen Escapes From Car After Driving Into Sinkhole Near Redwood Falls

Jaxon Lang Has only had his license for about a month

REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. — A 16-year-old boy is safe and sound after driving straight into a sinkhole in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Jaxon Lang drove straight into a sinkhole he didn’t see coming after heavy rains washed out the road. Lang had to climb out the car’s back window to escape. Police say the sinkhole opened up after a culvert beneath…

Will Both New Bars Receive Class Z Licenses?

Fargo City Commissioners were supposed to pick out of a hat but before that could happen, conversation sparked

FARGO, ND — The city of Fargo has an ordinance that says if there are more applicants than licenses available, they must have a drawing. Two businesses were in the running for a Class Z liquor license but both new bars may have a successful future. Which new bar will receive the one Class Z license available? “We’ve got two…

ND Constitutional Carry Law: Loaded Guns Allowed in Vehicles with Proper ID

The state's constitutional carry law took effect in August

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is clearing up some confusion surrounding the state’s constitutional-carry law. Stenehjem says drivers may store a loaded gun in their vehicle, but if stopped by law enforcement, they must show proper state identification. He says showing a valid state driver’s license is the “equivalent of a valid concealed weapons license”…

North Dakota Horse Park Approved for Seven Racing Dates

The Racing Commission also sets purses and promotions for the Horse Park

  FARGO, ND — The state Racing Commission has approved seven racing dates in 2018 for the North Dakota Horse Park in Fargo. Track General Manager Mike Schmitz says that depending on the amount of funds allocated by the racing commission in February, there could be just six days at the track. The Racing Commission also sets purses and promotions…

Former Sheyenne High School Teacher’s License Suspended Over Inappropriate Conduct

She quit before the start of the school year

  WEST FARGO, ND — A former West Fargo teacher has had her teaching license suspended for five years. The decision by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board against Elizabeth Doster was unanimous. Allegations surfaced this summer that Doster was partying with students at her home and had alcohol in her classroom at Sheyenne High School. She quit…

Minnesota Granted Real ID Extension

The state will begin issuing new licenses to comply with the Real ID law by the fall of 2018

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota residents are in the clear for at least another year when it comes to their driver’s licenses. Gov. Dayton says the state has received an extension on the Real ID law, allowing Minnesota residents access to board planes through October 10th, 2018 with their old licenses. The federal Real ID Act of 2005 upgraded…

North Dakota Seeing Decrease in Emergency Teacher Certification Applicants

The board indicated that more flexible teacher licensing on the federal level could have played a part

  BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota is seeing a major drop in emergency teacher certifications compared to years past. The state Education Standards and Practices Board revealed that 25 alternate licenses were approved for the current school year, compared to 83 last year. The licenses are issued through an emergency measure that allows people without a teaching license to teach…