states

ND Game and Fish Dept. Closes Otter Trapping Season

The limit of 15 otters has been reached

Courtesy: North Dakota Game and Fish Department  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department has closed the state’s inaugural otter trapping season. The limit of 15 otters has been reached. Enough otters had moved into eastern North Dakota from Minnesota to warrant a trapping season. Gov. Burgum signed off on the idea last summer. The season opened November…

Gov. Dayton, Gov. Burgum Working to Find Compromise on F-M Diversion Project

Governors Dayton and Burgum will co–lead the 16–member working group which will consist of eight members from each state

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The F-M Flood Diversion project has caused controversy in the Red River Valley for years and Governor Dayton and Governor Burgum seem to be on opposite sides when it comes to flood protection. But it doesn’t mean they don’t want to work together to come up with a solution. “Failure’s not an option,” said Gov. Mark Dayton. That…

Political Pressure May be Bringing GOP Health Care Plan Back to Life

These include the party's increasingly impatient conservative base, incumbents' nightmares about primary challenges and wrathful presidential tweetstorms

NATIONAL — A brew of political pressures is pumping fresh life into the last-gasp Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul. These include the party’s increasingly impatient conservative base, incumbents’ nightmares about primary challenges and wrathful presidential tweetstorms. The new GOP bill by Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham would shift health care money and power from Washington…

CDC Investigating After 39 People Become Sick from Petland Puppies

At least nine people have been hospitalized

  NATIONAL — Nearly four dozen people in seven states have fallen ill after handling puppies from a national pet store chain. The CDC says an outbreak of a common bacterial infection is linked to people who have had contact with the puppies. The affected states are Wisconsin, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. At least 12 people are…

Xcel Energy Says its Prepared for Monday’s Solar Eclipse

Officials say planning has been much simpler because they know the exact time frame of the event

  MINNESOTA — One of the main providers of solar energy in Minnesota says you don’t have to worry about whether or not its service will be interrupted for Monday. Xcel Energy officials say they have been planning for Monday’s solar eclipse and will shift to other power sources when the eclipse takes place. The company manages over 1,000 megawatts…

The Fargo Marathon Attracts Runners From All Fifty States

One man checks Fargo off his list of running a marathon in every state

FARGO, N.D. — There are a total of 750 marathons scheduled in the United States throughout 2017 including the one right here in Fargo.  For some, this sparked a challenging goal — running a marathon in all 50 states. At the Fargo Marathon, there were multiple runners who were here to do just that. Al Navidi, a runner from Washington…