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'I feel a little safer. I feel totally safe. I’m still shaking a bit,' Little Falls murder suspect said in self-recorded monologue

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. – Audio recordings captured conversations Byron Smith had alone in his home following the Thanksgiving Day 2012 shootings of Nick Brady and Haile Kifer.

SD, Minn. high school leagues drafting transgender policies; ND not doing so yet

FARGO – The South Dakota High School Activities Association is considering a proposal that would allow transgender students to participate in extra-curricular activities according to their self-identified gender rather than the gender listed on their records.

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Lake Park mayor gets 30 days in jail for stealing from sister with Down Syndrome

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Lake Park’s mayor is expected to report to jail here by May 7 to serve out a 30-day sentence for stealing more than $5,000 from his sister, a Down syndrome patient in an assisted-living facility.

UPDATED: Regulators OK power line crossing ND battlefield area

UPDATED: Regulators OK power line crossing ND battlefield area

Project still needs federal approval BISMARCK – State regulators granted a permit Wednesday for a high-voltage power line that will cross the area of an 1864 battle between American Indians and Army soldiers in western North Dakota.

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Mandan man lights himself on fire, runs through car wash, steals car during drug trip

Mandan man lights himself on fire, runs through car wash, steals car during drug trip

DICKINSON, N.D. - A Mandan man is recovering from severe self-inflicted burns after a drug trip went south Monday afternoon.

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Cigarettes to blame for three deck fires in two days

FARGO - The Fargo Fire Department has extinguished three deck fires in the last two days, and they all were started by cigarettes that were not properly thrown away.

Valuation of F-M building permits sets record at $93.6 million

Valuation of F-M building permits sets record at $93.6 million

FARGO – The total value of all building permits issued in the Fargo-Moorhead area in the first three months of the year set a first-quarter record at about $93.6 million, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead.

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Valley City State mourns loss of teammate, friend who died in rafting incident

Valley City State mourns loss of teammate, friend who died in rafting incident

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – Search crews looking for a missing Valley City State University student found his body in the Sheyenne River on Tuesday morning, city Police Chief Fred Thompson said.

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Woman charged in horses’ deaths appears in court

WORTHINGTON, Minn. - A Worthington woman facing 11 felony counts of animal neglect resulting in death and nine misdemeanor charges of mistreatment of animals appeared Tuesday in Nobles County District Court.

'Mr. History' visits Fargo students

'Mr. History' visits Fargo students

FARGO – Who’s faster than a speeding cartoonist? Able to leap centuries in a single costume change? Look! At the back of the library. Is that a trapper? Is that a trader? No. It’s Mr. History!

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Leaders look at ways to improve access to dental care in ND

FARGO – For years, nurse practitioners and physician assistants have helped medical doctors provide health care. A similar and controversial concept involving dental care will be discussed Thursday at a Fargo meeting of the North Dakota Interim Legislative Health Services Committee, set for 9 a.m. in the Fargo City Commission chambers.

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Study: Added traffic from Edgewood housing proposal

Study: Added traffic from Edgewood housing proposal

FARGO – A controversial 60-home development proposed on the old Cardinal Muench Seminary property would have a “negligible” effect on traffic in the north Fargo neighborhood, according to a study released Tuesday.

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Do you have an announcement? Try City Briefs in The Forum

Grand opening planned for new rifle range

WEST FARGO – A public grand opening of the Fred Scheel Memorial Rifle Range will take place Friday through Sunday at the Red River Regional Marksmanship Center at 640 16th St. NE.

Tropical tastes: New smoothie shop set to open doors

Tropical tastes: New smoothie shop set to open doors

FARGO - A new smoothie shop called Tropical Smoothie Café will open Monday at 2424 13th Ave. S.

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Report: Upcoming 'Bachelorette' contestant dies in paragliding accident

Eric Hill, a 32-year-old contestant on the upcoming season of ABC's “The Bachelorette,” died in a paragliding accident over the weekend, People reported.

VIDEO: Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful woman

VIDEO: Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful woman

NEW YORK - It's been a big year for Lupita Nyong'o. After winning an Oscar and a lucrative advertising deal the actress was named on Wednesday as the world's most beautiful woman for 2014 by People magazine.

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Star Watch: Is Prepon dating Cruise?

Star Watch: Is Prepon dating Cruise?

Join Tracy Briggs daily for Star Watch, keeping you up-to-date with the latest in celebrity and entertainment news.

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Share your Paul McCartney or Beatles memories with us

Are you excited about Paul McCartney performing at the Fargodome in July? We want you to share your McCartney or The Beatles memories and stories with us.

Runners, do you have a story to share for the Fargo Marathon? Tell us about it

Runners, do you have a story to share for the Fargo Marathon? Tell us about it

FARGO - Thousands take part the Fargo Marathon each year and everyone who runs has a story to tell.

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Thorton hopes to make impact in Bison's linebacking depth

Thorton hopes to make impact in Bison's linebacking depth

FARGO – Esley Thorton began his North Dakota State football career as a dual-threat quarterback who could run and throw. He’ll end his career next season as a dual-threat linebacker.

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Bison club team grows as sport of lacrosse expands nationwide

Bison club team grows as sport of lacrosse expands nationwide

Fargo - When Zach Bosh took over as head coach of the North Dakota State men’s club lacrosse team in 2010, he had one word to describe the Bison. “Average,” Bosh said.

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Twigg makes the transition from running coach to agent

Twigg makes the transition from running coach to agent

FARGO – For 42 years, Roger Twigg was either coaching cross country and track and field or handling the duties of athletic director at Crosby-Ironton High School in Minnesota. He’s retired now but certainly not out of the running business.

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