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Information Released on Fargo Man Hit by Train

The conductor said it appeared the man saw the train coming but did not move out of the way in time

  FARGO, N.D. — Fargo police identify the man killed after a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train struck him Tuesday morning. They say 39 year old Kyle Kubousek of Fargo was hit by a westbound train shortly before 4 a.m. Tuesday in the 4100 block of Main Avenue. The conductor said it appeared the man saw the train coming but did…

Building of Wellness Center Might Mean Sales Tax Increase for People of Casselton

The town is voting on a sales tax increase to help fund an expansion of the community center

CASSELTON, N.D. — Casselton could see a new wellness center in the future, but it comes with a price. People will be voting on a sales tax increase to fund the project. “We’re voting to extend our sales tax from one percent to two percent,” said Casselton Mayor Lee Anderson. “Having that one percent would throw a wrench into a lot…

City of Fargo Acquires Home Needed for Flood Protection Plan in Rose Creek

The house at 4122 17th Street South has been acquired by eminent domain to build a higher flood wall near Rose Creek in South Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — The City of Fargo is moving forward with its flood protection plans with an acquisition in the Rose Creek neighborhood. The house at 4122 17th Street South has been acquired by eminent domain to build a higher flood wall near Rose Creek in South Fargo. The purchase is not a part of the flood diversion project in…

UND Women Open WNIT against Former Rival

Fighting Hawks will play first round at South Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D.(UND Athletics) — The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team will head to former (and future) conference rival South Dakota in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) Thursday. South Dakota is the defending WNIT postseason champion. UND (20-10) and South Dakota (22-8) did not play during the regular season this year but have…

Suspect in Court for South Fargo Bomb Threat

28-year-old Dustin Depiano is charged with felony terrorizing and criminal mischief, which is a misdemeanor

  FARGO, N.D. — The man accused of making a bomb threat and slashing several tires in south Fargo early Monday has been arraigned in court. Dustin Depiano, 28, is charged with felony terrorizing and criminal mischief, which is a misdemeanor. A preliminary hearing is set for April 13. Police say Depiano pulled fire alarms at multiple apartment buildings. He…

Future Unclear for Grand Forks Daycare After Sex Abuse Complaint

All suspects and victims are juveniles according to authorities, but they have not told us exactly how many are involved

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Officers in Grand Forks say a home daycare might not re-open after they got a sexual abuse complaint. Police say it happened at the Little Rascals Childcare Center. All suspects and victims are juveniles according to authorities, but they have not told us exactly how many are involved. Lt. Brett Johnson said the complaint was sent…

ND Senate Kills Repeal of Sunday Shopping Law

The bipartisan measure lifting the state's so-called blue laws failed 22-25

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Senate has killed a bill to repeal the state’s longstanding Sunday business restrictions. The bipartisan measure lifting the state’s so-called blue laws failed 22-25. It had narrowly passed the House 48-46 last month. The National Conference of State Legislatures says about a dozen states have some form of Sunday sales laws, but only…

Judge: North Dakota Owes Former Owner of Fargo Horse Betting Business $13 Million

The former owner of a horse betting business is owed $13 million after her conviction for illegal gambling was overturned

COURTESY: KFGO  NORTH DAKOTA — Susan Bala has a big check coming to her from the state of North Dakota. The former owner of a horse betting business is owed $13 million after her conviction for illegal gambling was overturned. A federal bankruptcy judge ruled the state must refund Bala the money it collected for taxes. The founder of Racing…

Fargo Man Dies After Being Hit by BNSF Train

Police say the conductor called for help at about 4 a.m. after seeing the man get hit in the 4000 block of Main Ave. in Fargo

  FARGO, N.D. — One man is dead after being hit by a BNSF train early this morning. Fargo Police said the conductor called for help at about 4 a.m. after seeing the man get hit in the 4000 block of Main Ave. in Fargo. The conductor said it appeared the man saw the train but did not move out of the…

Battle Brewing Over State-Owned Casinos in North Dakota

Opponents also say that state-owned casinos would hurt American Indian gambling facilities and impact relationships with tribes

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes is against a proposal to allow state-owned casinos. Mark Fox told the House Judiciary Committee that casinos provide jobs and revenue for the state’s five Indian reservations and nearby communities. Opponents also say that state-owned casinos would hurt American Indian gambling facilities and impact relationships with tribes. Republican Rep….