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Minn. panel votes to ban online lottery sales

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota State Lottery's Internet ticket sales either are the wave of the future or will devastate families, a state House committee heard Thursday before approving a bill to ban the practice.

Fargo close to solving pub license headache

Fargo close to solving pub license headache

FARGO – City officials here edged closer to solving a vexing problem started last summer, when they approved a new south Fargo Irish pub without requiring it to have its own liquor license.

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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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Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom plans to go alone

Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom plans to go alone

NEW YORK - A Pennsylvania high school student, suspended last week for asking Miss America to his prom, has shrugged off offers from a reality TV star, Las Vegas prostitutes and scores of young women on social media, and says he will go to the dance alone.

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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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Study: Fargo Internet 30 percent slower than advertised

FARGO – New data shows that residential Internet customers here might not be getting all the downloading horsepower they’re paying for. Median download speeds for Fargo residents are about 30 percent slower than what Internet service providers are advertising, according to a yearlong study by broadband testing and network diagnostic company Ookla.

Man charged after 5 hurt in bonfire explosion

MINOT, N.D. – A man has been charged after a vehicle shock absorber was thrown onto a bonfire and exploded, injuring five people.

UND archaeologist seeks Atari legend

UND archaeologist  seeks Atari legend

GRAND FORKS – Somewhere in a New Mexico landfill is a legendary cache of Atari artifacts from the early days of American video games, and University of North Dakota archaeologist Bill Caraher is headed there next week to help in the excavation.

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Fargo man charged with burglary in cat theft

FARGO – A Fargo man is charged with felony burglary after allegedly awakening a friend early Saturday morning with texted photos of her stolen cat.

Regulators OK power line crossing ND battlefield area

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

Verizon vows to avoid mass discounts as profit misses expectations

NEW YORK - Verizon Communications Inc said it will try to avoid following rivals into the practice of winning more customers through discounts, as the company's quarterly profit fell short of Wall Street expectations on Thursday.

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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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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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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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.

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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VIDEO: 2014 Fargo Marathon Route Preview

VIDEO: 2014 Fargo Marathon Route Preview

Join The Forum's Jeff Kolpack and the Fargo Marathon's executive director Mark Knutson as they guide you through all 26.2 miles of the 2014 Fargo Marathon.

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