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Senate Approves $15.2 Million for Bala

The lawsuit settlement was for $13.5 million

COURTESY: KFGOBISMARCK, N.D. The North Dakota Senate has approved $15.2 million to pay back the owner of a former Fargo horse betting business. Susan Bala was convicted of illegal betting but a federal appeals court overturned the conviction, and ordered the state to pay Bala back. The lawsuit settlement was for $13.5 million. With interest, that amounts to an estimated…

Authorities Identify Body Found Outside Dakota Magic Apartments in Hankinson

The Richland County Sheriff's Office says 36-year-old Jesse Blue of Fort Thompson was found Thursday morning

  HANKINSON, N.D. — A South Dakota man who died after being found outside the Dakota Magic apartments near Hankinson has been identified. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office says 36-year-old Jesse Blue of Fort Thompson was found Thursday morning. He was on the ground and unresponsive. He later died at a hospital in Sisseton. The sheriff’s office is waiting on…

City of West Fargo Releases List of Police Chief Applicants

The city will now begin reviewing the applicants and schedule interviews

WEST FARGO, N.D. — There are 12 applicants to become the next police chief in West Fargo. The interim chief, Gerald Boyer, is in the running along with two deputy chiefs from Fargo and Moorhead. Three other officers with the West Fargo Police Department have also applied. Candidates also include members of the Cass County and Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Offices,…

Neche Port of Entry Shut Down by Flood Waters

Floodwaters have forced the closure of Highway 18, shutting down the Neche Port of Entry

COURTESY: DEANNA NEWELL  NECHE, N.D. — The 2017 flood fight continues in the northern valley and the flood warning has been extended for the Pembina River at Neche. The area has been dealing with overland flooding for the past couple of weeks. It has forced the closure of Highway 18, shutting down the Neche Port of Entry. The county’s emergency…

Authorities Identify Body Found in Cannonball River Near DAPL Protest Camps

The Morton County Sheriff's Office says the body is that of 35-year-old Damjan Nedelkovski of Glendale

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The body of a California man has been pulled from the Cannonball River. It was found near the site of the former Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camps late yesterday morning. The Morton County Sheriff’s Office says the body is that of 35-year-old Damjan Nedelkovski of Glendale. He had an identification card from the Republic…

Farm Rescue Adds Another State to Its Assistance List

Officials with Farm Rescue say they are offering free-haying and hay-hauling for Nebraska farmers who are facing a crisis

  HORACE, N.D. — A North Dakota-based non-profit that helps farmers and ranchers in need is expanding into their sixth state. Officials with Farm Rescue say they are offering free-haying and hay-hauling for Nebraska farmers who are facing a crisis. The organization, which was founded in 2006, has provided assistance to more than 400 farm families in the Dakotas, Minnesota,…

New Standardized Tests in North Dakota Schools for 2017-2018

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler says she has approved new math and English testing

  BISMARCK, N.D. — There will be new standardized tests in North Dakota schools for the 2017-2018 year. State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said she has approved new math and English testing. She said the new tests will not be based on the Common Core system but were created by two committees that had more than 70 math and language…

Bullet the Cat on the Road to Recovery

Many people took to social media their shock about the cat found with bullet wounds in his leg

FARGO, N.D. — Comments are flooding into a local animal shelter’s social media page after a cat was found with bullet wounds in his leg. In both North Dakota and Minnesota, it is unlawful to abandon or abuse any animal. Working at a rescue shelter, you see many cats find a happy ending. But…it’s not always the easiest journey. “There’s…

Controlled Burns Happening Throughout the Metro

This afternoon, they burnt roundabouts on Veterans Boulevard to remove weeds and stimulate growth of existing native plants

WEST FARGO, N.D. — If you see grass fires in the area, there’s a chance they could be controlled prairie burns. City workers in Fargo say these scheduled burns happen throughout early springtime. This afternoon, they burnt roundabouts on Veterans Boulevard to remove weeds and stimulate growth of existing native plants. Oftentimes, burns will get rescheduled since the weather has…

UPDATE: Deputy State Fire Marshal Confirms Nome Church Fire was Intentionally Set

Investigators say they came to the conclusion after it was determined the building did not have electricity and no source of heating

Courtesy: Mary Peterson, Nome  NOME, N.D. — The deputy state fire marshal said the blaze that destroyed a church in Nome, North Dakota was intentionally set. He said the fire started near the southeast walk-in door of the locked and unoccupied church and was intentionally set with an unknown open flame device. Investigators said they came to the conclusion after…