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Buyer Beware: Online Puppy Scams Hitting the Region

They collect large amounts of money from the would–be owner, but many times, the pets do not actually exist

REGIONAL — Technology is a crucial part of our everyday lives but can be dangerous if not used properly. A recent scam has caught the attention of the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota. Phony websites have been advertising deals to purchase a new puppy. “People are praying on people’s compassionate hearts,” said Kish Hilmert, President and Founder…

Another Arrest in Jamaican Lottery Scam

Authorities say the scam caused at least 90 mostly elderly Americans to lose over $5.7 million

  BISMARCK, ND — Another suspect in an alleged multi-million dollar lottery scam, has been arrested. North Dakota U.S. Attorney Chris Myers says Gregory Gooden was arrested this week in Jamaica. Gooden was one of four fugitives still being sought. Fifteen suspects are charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. Ten others who have pleaded not guilty…

Army Corps of Engineers Taking a Look at Progress on F-M Diversion

FARGO, ND — Leaders with the Army Corps of Engineers came to the metro to get their first look at the F-M Flood Diversion construction. The six and a half year project has already begun near Horace at the southern end of the project’s site. Army Corps leaders say they’re pleased with how it’s shaping up and will work to move…

New Survey Highlights Salaries of Regional CEOs

It was conducted by The Associated Press and Equilar and only included publicly traded companies with over $1 billion in revenue

  REGIONAL — A new survey is shedding a light on the top paid CEOs in the region. It was conducted by The Associated Press and Equilar and only included publicly traded companies with over $1 billion in revenue. In Minnesota, the highest paid CEO last year was UnitedHealth Group’s Stephen Hemsley with $15.7 million. In North Dakota, MDU Resources…

Nearly Two Dozen Arrests in Minnesota Sex Trafficking Ring

Authorities say the members of the ring also laundered millions of dollars in earnings

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Twenty-one people have been indicted in what authorities call a sophisticated sex trafficking ring. It brought hundreds of women from Thailand to Minneapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities and forced them to work as prostitutes. Authorities say the members of the ring also laundered millions of dollars in earnings. The sex-trafficking ring started in 2009…

Discovery Middle School Puckers Up for Piglets to Support Classmate

Discovery Middle School students and teachers were kissing pigs all to help one student in need

FARGO, ND — Students and faculty from Discovery Middle School puckered up for a few sloppy kisses with a pig. When tragedy strikes, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and feel alone. “I’ve got three sons and the first thing I thought of was what would happen if that were one of my sons,” said Tammy Linn, who is an English…

Settlement Reached in Drowning Death of Velva Girl

The charges were filed after a probe into the June 2015 death of a girl who was supervised by an unlicensed day care worker in Velva

  NORTH DAKOTA — Three people have reached a settlement in the drowning death of a 5-year-old girl in Velva. The state will pay over $72,000 to cover the costs of defending themselves in court after charges were dropped. Julie Leer, a former lawyer for the Department of Human Services, will get $28,000. The regional Human Services director in Minot…

Lincoln Elementary Students Set Up a One-Stop Dime Shop

As part of a math lesson, students transformed their classroom into a store

FARGO, ND– Second graders at Lincoln Elementary School set up shop and are ready for business. As part of a math lesson, students transformed their classroom into a store. Throughout the last few weeks, the second graders have been earning money by doing chores at home. The students then get the option to spend what they made on items donated…

North Dakota Students Face Tuition Increases

Students at NDSU's Pharmacy school will see a rise of five percent

  NORTH DAKOTA — Some students in North Dakota will see a rise in college tuition. Undergraduates at the 11 state college campuses can expect to pay four percent more. Tuition at the UND Law School is going up by nine percent. Students at NDSU’s Pharmacy school will see a rise of five percent. The chair of the State Board…

Bills for DAPL Protests Still Coming in for Reimbursement

The bills cover salaries, overtime pay, meals, lodging, mileage and other expenses

BISMARCK, ND — The bills for the Dakota Access pipeline protest costs continue to come in from several law enforcement agencies across the state. The state Division of Disaster Emergency Services says they have paid $719,000 to the Fargo Police Department. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office submitted a final bill for $819-thousand dollars but so far, has only received $62,000…