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No one injured, chili survives in propane explosion in RV during Bison tailgating PressPass

FARGO – It’s not the sort of explosion usually associated with a pot of chili. A group tailgating outside the Fargodome on Saturday morning had a brief scare when an apparently faulty propane stove caused a blast inside an RV.

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Valley News Live head: Huebner chose pay cut PressPass

FARGO – Responding to The Forum’s story about ex-anchor Robin Huebner’s allegations of gender and age bias in the wake of her resignation Monday, the head of Valley News Live said in a Tuesday newscast that she wasn’t forced out and chose to take a pay cut.

In the round: Newest F-M pizza joints judged by experts

FARGO – Like the crusty edges of a tasty pie, options for local pizzas have been plumping up lately. Though Fargo-Moorhead is in no danger of a local pizza overload, the area has seen at least three spots with a home-owned pizza product open since last May.

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Huebner considering age, gender discrimination lawsuit against KVLY PressPass

FARGO – Robin Huebner resigned her anchor post Monday at Valley News Live, and the 26-year veteran of local TV newscasts is mulling a lawsuit alleging age and gender discrimination by the station.

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Moorhead councilman suggests new approach to smoke shop controversy PressPass

Altenburg floats zoning ordinance instead of ban
MOORHEAD – The City Council in August tabled a controversial ban aimed at outlawing the sale of pipes and other items police say are used as drug paraphernalia, delaying the vote for three months.

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NDSU official faces no charges PressPass

Griffin ousted last week amid audit
FARGO – A Cass County prosecutor has declined to press any criminal charges against Gene Griffin, the North Dakota State University official ousted last week for overcharging the school for his expenses.

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350 packets of synthetic pot seized at Moorhead shipping store PressPass

MOORHEAD – Police seized 350 packets marked as herbal incense sent to a UPS store in Moorhead last week after a drug-sniffing dog allegedly identified the package as containing an illegal drug.

Suspicious fires in Barnesville area follow Internet threats PressPass

Well-known bow hunter has received ‘personal and graphic’ threats from animal rights activists
BARNESVILLE, Minn. – A series of four fires in five days – including a pair of Wednesday morning blazes that destroyed a deck and a barn – has put a rural Clay County family on guard.

Sick of Netflix? Options abound for DVDs, video streaming PressPass

Qwikster, the new company Netflix was planning to start to house its pioneering DVD-by-mail business, lived up to its name in a literal way. It caused a stir, and it was gone quickly.

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Cass County judge grants diversion land access PressPass

Ruling paves way for federal contractors to conduct land tests on private properties
FARGO – With owners of some of the land objecting, a Cass County judge issued two orders Tuesday allowing survey crews access to properties that have to be studied in order for the $1.8 billion diversion project to continue moving forward.

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Columns

Roepke: Best of the crest guesses PressPass

Fargo - Most of Paul Miller’s co-workers, not to mention a good share of The Forum’s readers and eventually the National Weather Service, expected worse from the Red River this spring. Miller didn’t believe it.

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Roepke: Flood fight gives way to sales job PressPass

FARGO - Think back to elementary school science class. Recall the water cycle, that perpetual treadmill of evaporation, condensation and infiltration?

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Roepke: Spectator’s guide to flood PressPass

Grab a clear, safe vantage of Red River
FARGO - Standing on the Main Avenue bridge Friday, near the joint on the west end that makes that whump-whump noise when you drive over it, I was the only guy looking at the cars instead of the river.

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Roepke: Come Monday, will we be safe or sorry? PressPass

MOORHEAD - Better safe than sorry, right? That’s what Lorraine Hetland has been telling her 86-year-old husband when he’s suggested in recent weeks that the flood on its way might have more bark than height.

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Roepke: Thundersnow should cinch weather title PressPass

Hmm, wonder what that thundersnow is going to do to the next flood forecast. Weather.com voters, please read that last sentence again.

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Quitting easy, not lighting up again the real test PressPass

Quitting smoking isn’t the tough part. Not starting again is the real challenge.

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Super Sunday Obama-mania a bit too much PressPass

It was when President Barack Obama’s coattails curled around cans of Pepsi that I realized the overkill will soon be in overdrive.

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Local DJ is growl behind bad guys in game trailer PressPass

As a radio DJ with one of those prototypical, cigarette-cured Wolfman Jack growls, it’s nothing new for Dave Jacobs to find work on the strength of his voice.

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REVIEW: AC/DC fully charges audience at Fargodome PressPass

The best thing and the worst thing about AC/DC is the same thing: In output, in outlook, in concert, in nearly all matters, the band is an obstinate machine – rock monotheists following a theology of their own creation. No iTunes, no power ballads, no changing.

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Return of ‘Lost’ promises more drama, questions PressPass

The fifth season of ABC’s sci-fi island drama “Lost,” my favorite still-airing TV show, is six days away from starting, and I’m getting twitchy.

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