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Family of Eight Killed In California Crash Used To Live In Alexandria, Minnesota

Jennifer And Sarah Hart Had Six Adopted Children, Three Bodies Have Not Been Recovered

MENDOCINO, California — The Washington state family of eight whose car plunged from a California cliff this week had once lived in Alexandria, Minnesota. Authorities are searching the home of Jennifer and Sarah Hart in Washington where they moved in 2017. The Harts and their six adopted children are believed to have been killed in the crash Monday near Mendocino,…

Fargo Student Wins State Spelling Bee, Headed To Washington, D.C.

Tobi Shorunke Spelled "millibars" for the win

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Fargo eighth-grader will represent North Dakota in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in late May. Tobi Shorunke from Ben Franklin Middle School outlasted dozens of other spellers to win the state bee on Monday in Bismarck. Shorunke correctly spelled “millibars” to win the bee in the 14th round. Categories: Local News, News Landing…

Bipartisan Committee Formed To Find Solution to Pension Crisis

Threatens 2,000 North Dakotans and 400,00 Retirees Across The Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A solution for the country’s pension crisis didn’t make it in the final budget, but a bipartisan committee has been set up as a compromise. The pension crisis is threatening 2,000 North Dakotans and 400,000 retirees across the country who paid into Central States Pension Fund and others. The committee will be required to hold at least…

Tina Smith Sworn into Office, State Senator Michelle Fischbach Declines Higher Salary

Republicans are anxious to keep Fischbach in the Senate to protect a narrow majority

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota has a new senator as Lt. Governor Tina Smith gets sworn into office. The Democrat was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence on the Senate floor in Washington. Just before taking the oath of office, Smith got her name plate placed outside her new office in Washington. She resigned as the state’s Lieutenant Governor…

Multiple Fatalities After Amtrak Goes Off The Tracks In Washington State

The high-speed train was making its first run on newly constructed tracks when it derailed before 8 a.m. Monday.

DUPONT, Wash. (AP) _ A U.S. official says a train derailment outside of Seattle has killed at least six people and the death count is expected to rise. CNN is reporting that the Sheriff’s office says there are multiple victims inside the derailed cars; 77 people have been taken to local hospitals. The official who was briefed on the investigation…

Senator Al Franken Resignation: What Comes Next?

He maintains the allegations of sexual harassment against him are not true, but Franken bowed to pressure to step down from almost all of his fellow Democrats. Fox's Mike Emanuel Reports from Washington.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken is resigning, soon. He maintains the allegations of sexual harassment against him are not true, but Franken bowed to pressure to step down from almost all of his fellow Democrats. “Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” Franken said…

Senator John Hoeven Says He Supports GOP Tax Cut Plan

President Donald Trump Is Trying To Get A Tax Cut Bill Through Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump has the support of at least one North Dakota senator when it comes to his plan to cut taxes. Senator John Hoeven says he supports the plan. The Republican also says he has been working to ensure the Senate bill meets the needs of North Dakotans. He held roundtables in Fargo and Bismarck last week…

Staffer: Senator Al Franken Will Not Resign

Senator Accused of Sexual Misconduct During An Incident in 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken is not expected to step down amid claims of sexual misconduct. His staffer told the Star Tribune, “no” on Saturday when asked if Franken would resign. A woman recently accused him of groping and forcibly kissing her without consent in 2006. Senators have called for an ethics investigation into the behavior. Franken…

CONE ZONE: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Stopping in Grand Forks

Some roads in the area will be closed for a few hours

Courtesy: CapitolChristmasTree.com  GRAND FORKS, ND — The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is making a whistle stop in Grand Forks. The tree will arrive at Town Square at 9 o’clock on Sunday morning and depart one hour later. Some roads in the area will be closed for a few hours. A Winter Market will be open from 9 to 1. There…