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Minnesota’s CAIR Requesting Fargo Assault be Investigated as Hate Crime

The Somali-American Muslim man suffered non-life threatening injuries

  FARGO, ND — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling on local and federal law enforcement to investigate an assault in Fargo as a possible hate crime. According to CAIR, 32-year-old James Billiot and 28-year-old Justin Rifanburg allegedly made derogatory remarks before assaulting a Somali-American Muslim man. He suffered non-life threatening injuries. The man was…

Listening Sessions Open to the Public for the Next Farm Bill

The current farm bill expires in September 2018

  NORTH DAKOTA¬†— Farmers and ranchers are encouraged to attend a series of listening sessions for the next farm bill. The meetings are being hosted by North Dakota Farmers Union in six cities. In our area, you can attend on July 18 in Devils Lake and Hillsboro and on July 19 in Jamestown. National Farmers Union staff and invited congressional…

Spring Pheasant Population Down in North Dakota

He also says last year's pheasant production was below average.

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s spring pheasant population index is down 14 percent from last year. Upland game management biologist R.J. Gross says record snowfall and extremely cold temperatures at the start of the winter made conditions tough on all wildlife. He also says last year’s pheasant production was below average. Gross says the spring count doesn’t always dictate the…

Train Derailment Safety Program Facing Elimination

Its annual budget of about $300,000 is funded by a tax that railroads pay on diesel

  NORTH DAKOTA — A safety program aimed at lowering the risk of disastrous train derailments involving the state’s crude oil could be eliminated. Republican legislative leaders say the pilot program duplicates federal and industry inspections programs. Its annual budget of about $300,000 is funded by a tax that railroads pay on diesel. State inspectors have found nearly 2,700 “defects,”…

Carrington, Fosston Begin Spraying for Mosquitos

Both are weather permitting

  REGIONAL — A number of communities are continuing to fight the bite and ward off West Nile. The city of Carrington will be spraying for mosquitos tonight at 8 p.m. The City of Fosston will be doing an aerial spray for mosquitos tonight at approximately 9:00p.m. Both are weather permitting. Categories: Agriculture, Community, Health, Local News, News Landing Page…

NDDOT Offers New Patriotic Plates

Portion of The Proceeds Benefit Veterans Postwar Trust Fund

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota drivers can now show their patriotic pride on their license plates. The North Dakota Department of Transportation has unveiled a new series of Patriotic Plates. They include “Flag of the United States” and “Bald Eagle” and join the previously released “Boonie Stomper”. The plates are available at any Motor Vehicle Branch Office in the state…

North Dakota Congressman Calling MSNBC Host “Epitome of an Elitist Snob”

Cramer said it is upsetting to see that the media no longer has basic respect for the office of the president

  NATIONAL — President Trump’s social media use is put in the spotlight (not like it was ever out of it to begin with) and one North Dakota congressman is joining in on Mr. Trump’s Twitter attack. Representative Kevin Cramer says the president’s tweets attacking MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski is just Mr. Trump’s way of defending himself. During an interview with…

Emergency Drought Aid Available for North Dakota Farmers and Ranchers

Federal aid is now being made available to farmers and ranchers slammed by these dry conditions

  NORTH DAKOTA — Drought conditions are getting worse in North Dakota. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows 25 percent of the state in an extreme drought, up from eight percent last week. These areas are mainly along the western part of the state including areas near Bismarck, Dickinson and Williston. Another 22 percent is classified as in a severe drought,…

Berthold Police Seize More Than Half a Million Dollars in Marijuana

The traffic stop happened along Highway 2

BERTHOLD POLICE DEPARTMENTBERTHOLD, ND — Police in Berthold seized a marijuana stash worth about $600,000 after a traffic stop. They arrested three men after finding 122 pounds of high-grade marijuana. Berthold Police Chief Al Schmidt says this is one of the largest busts he’s ever heard of in North Dakota. The traffic stop happened along Highway 2. Categories: Crime, Local…

LaMoure Police Chief Charged with Sex Assault Crimes Against Children

Authorities say some of these acts happened on a weekly basis.

LAMOURE, ND — The police chief of LaMoure has been charged with sex crimes in at least three separate counties. James Watson, 52, is charged with three counts of gross sexual imposition in Stark, Hettinger and Golden Valley counties and continuous sexual abuse of a child in Stark and Golden Valley counties. The police chief is accused of having sex…