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19-Year-Old Sex Abuse Investigation Cracked with Arrest of Former Fargo Priest

A former priest in the Diocese of Fargo is in custody on charges that date back 19 years

FARGO, ND — A former priest in the Diocese of Fargo is in custody on charges that date back 19 years. Fernando Sayasaya was arrested in the Philippines and is on his way back to Fargo to face those charges. It’s been said the wheels of justice turn slowly, and in the case of a West Fargo family, it took…

Make it to the Table: Practice Smart Driving this Holiday Weekend

When it comes to the biggest feast of the year, we can all be a little eager to get to the dinner table on time

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The day before Thanksgiving is what many law enforcement agencies refer to as “Blackout Wednesday” due to an increase in drunk driving crashes. The four–day holiday period is considered by the Minnesota State Patrol as some of the busiest times to be on the road. “The night before Thanksgiving becomes a very big party night,” said Sgt….

Minnesota State Senator to Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Schoen has denied the allegations

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota state Sen. Dan Schoen will resign in the wake of accusations of sexual misconduct. His attorney says the Democrat from St. Paul Park plans to resign at a news conference on Wednesday. He was accused by a Democratic candidate for office of grabbing her buttocks in 2015. Another lawmaker said he sent her a…

Celebrate North Dakota at the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase

More than 120 North Dakota vendors will have everything from food to fashion to photography

FARGO, ND — You can celebrate everything North Dakota this weekend at the Pride of Dakota Fargo Holiday Showcase. More than 120 North Dakota vendors will have everything from food to fashion to photography. Admission is $2 but for anyone that brings a reusable bag will only pay $1. Organizers expect more than 30,000 people to attend. “The really neat…

“It’s Time:” Effort to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in ND Underway

They think it has a good chance after seeing the success a 2016 medicinal marijuana bill had at the ballot box

FARGO, ND — An effort to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota is underway. The campaign manager for the bill said they have at least 30 sponsors. Voters in 2018 could decide if North Dakota becomes the first state in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana. “Prohibition didn’t work for alcohol, it doesn’t work for this,” said Josh Dryer, campaign…

North Dakota Seeing Increase in Deer Hunting Licenses

He says the prospects for hunting are decent all around this year

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota has issued 54,500 deer gun licenses in anticipation for the 2017 deer season. The state has seen an uptick in licenses since 2015 after sliding in 2007. Jeb Williams is the wildlife division chief for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. He says the prospects for hunting are decent all around this year….

NDDOT Looking into the Future with “ND Moves”

What does North Dakota need for the future of biking, walking, rolling and public transportation?

FARGO, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation is changing the future of transportation. A new project is getting started and targeting the needs of North Dakotans. What does North Dakota need for the future of biking, walking, rolling and public transportation? The North Dakota Department of Transportation is bringing communities together to answer that question for their new…

Bismarck Officer, Attacked on Duty, Invokes Marsy’s Law

Jack McDonald, an attorney who frequently represents North Dakota media outlets, said withholding the officer's name is a "perversion'' of the law

  BISMARCK, ND — A Bismarck officer who was attacked while on duty has invoked Marsy’s Law. That means his name will not be made public thanks to the law passed by voters to expand the rights of crime victims. The officer was punched in the head and had his eyes gouged before he shot and wounded his attacker at…

Moorhead Public Schools Gives Themselves a Report Card

The "State of the District" shows how they're performing and sets goals for the future

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Leaders of the Moorhead Public School district are giving themselves a report card. Data shows the district has seen steady growth in student enrollment since 2008 with a projected average of two to three percent in growth every year. They are the largest employer in Moorhead with 997 employees with 500 of them being teachers. One of…

North Dakota Boasts Highest Percentage of Millennials

The age of North Dakotans is younger than the national average and has been since 2009

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota has the highest “percentage” of millennials in the country. State Census Office manager Kevin Iverson says many millennials moved to the state in the early years of the oil boom and have stayed. The age of North Dakotans is younger than the national average and has been since 2009. Another result of a younger…