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Youth volunteer to receive award for raising nearly $5,000 to revamp homeless shelter’s playground

Youth volunteer to receive award  for raising nearly $5,000 to revamp homeless shelter’s playground

FARGO – An attitude of gratitude turned out to be a winning recipe for Heidi Deplazes. The Fargo Sullivan Middle School sixth-grader is one of North Dakota’s two Prudential Spirit of Community Award winners for 2014.

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Murder conspiracy charges against Grand Forks lawyer are dropped

Murder conspiracy charges against Grand Forks lawyer are dropped

GRAND FORKS – A Grand Forks defense attorney accused of conspiring to murder a police informant now faces much lesser charges, according to rec-ords provided by his defense team.

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Enchanting attire: Oakes costume designer brings ‘Alice in Wonderland’ characters to life

Enchanting attire: Oakes costume designer  brings ‘Alice in Wonderland’  characters to life

Fargo - With needle and thread, Suzanne Spiese transforms dancers into magical inhabitants of Wonderland.

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Shop to get new frame: Stained Glass Workshop building built in late 1890s

Shop to get new frame: Stained Glass  Workshop building built in late 1890s

Fargo -- Paul Anderson is transparent about his plans for his stained glass business in south Fargo.

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‘I was doing my civic duty’: Murder suspect talks about shooting two teens in self-recorded monologue

‘I was doing my civic duty’: Murder suspect talks about shooting two teens 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.

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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

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.

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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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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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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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