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Fire engulfs barn, animals not injured

Nobody was hurt

NELSON, Minn. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a barn fire on Homestead Road Northeast in Nelson, Minnesota Saturday morning. The homeowner reported that his barn was fully engulfed in flames on one side. 64-year-old Darwin Krick was able to move his cattle and horses away in time. The barn, however, was a total loss. No injuries were…

North Dakota Request For Major Disaster Declaration Approved

It'll make federal assistance available under the Federal Emergency Management Agency

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  President Trump has approved North Dakota’s request for a major disaster declaration due to fall flooding and the early snowstorm. It’ll make federal assistance available under the Federal Emergency Management Agency. An estimated $10 million in damage was done to public infrastructure from a three-day October storm and flooding. The declaration covers 16 counties: Barnes, Eddy, Foster,…

Two Hurt After ATV Overturns

It happened near a home in Douglas County, Minnesota

A man and woman were hurt after their ATV overturned late Saturday afternoon in Douglas County. Authorities say Diane Danner, 53, a passenger, was able to return to a home in Nelson, Minnesota to call for help. The driver of the ATV, Aaron Salo, 28, was unconscious at the scene of the crash. Salo was taken to St. Cloud Hospital…

Lawmakers Seek to Lighten Marijuana Penalties in North Dakota

Marijuana is lawmaker's minds during the legislative session in North Dakota

A bill to decriminalize marijuana is under discussion in the North Dakota legislature. Republican State Representative Rick Becker of Bismarck introduced the bill to help cut state spending. Bill 1340 is not set up to fully legalize marijuana. Instead, this would make penalties for possessing and selling the drug less harsh. Using or selling marijuana would get you a $1,000 with no…

State Rep. Nelson Pushes For Recreational Marijuana Study

A petition to put a marijuana initative on the 2016 ballot failed

NORTH DAKOTA — In light of Measure 5 legalizing medical marijuana in North Dakota, one state politician wants to take this a step further. State Representative Marvin Nelson of Rolla wants the legislature to study recreational marijuana. Nelson says this will eventually become a question for legislators or voters. A petition to put recreational marijuana on the 2016 ballot did…