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MOORHEAD — The majority of Moorhead City Council members were opposed to a stricter burn ordinance that would restrict fires after 10 p.m. year round due to concerns of smoke in residential areas. Complaints from Moorhead residents recently became heightened when continental wildfires sent smoke into Moorhead and aggravated health concerns for some. Chad Stangeland, Moorhead Fire Department's assistant chief, suggested something similar to the noise ordinance, which prohibits loud noise from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
ST. PAUL — A West Fargo man was convicted Friday, Sept. 14, in Minnesota of threatening to kill a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina Wright ruled against Robert Philip Ivers, 65, last year when he sued a life insurance company. After losing the case in January 2017, Ivers responded by sending a series of threatening letters and calling a court employee to say he was "crazy angry" at the judge and described himself as a "walking bomb."
FARGO — The three candidates for North Dakota secretary of state squared off in a political debate at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Prairie Public Broadcasting in downtown Fargo.
MOORHEAD — The Campus Feminist Organization partnered with Gender Justice, a nonprofit legal and policy advocacy organization based out of St. Paul, in a campaign to protect affordable birth control, a benefit that is currently under threat. "One of the key aspects of our campaign is asking people to share their stories and what difference birth control has made in their lives," Megan Peterson, executive director of Gender Justice, said at Moorhead State University on Tuesday, Sept. 11. "The administration has taken steps to change and defund Title X."
MOORHEAD — Reproductive rights advocates will host, "It All Adds Up: the Compounding Cost of Gender Inequality," from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Comstock Student Memorial Union, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 615 14th St. S.
False rumors spread at the start of WE Fest weekend claiming that someone had removed and then ate their own eyeball during an acid trip. The online story has been taken down, but it was originally attached to a snapchat video depicting a young male who appears to have a severe eye socket wound.
It was a chilly start to this year's festival but the weather gave way to a picture perfect day at WE Fest, until thunderstorms began to roll in towards dusk. The ambiance was its usual festive tone of enthusiasm, but campgrounds were noticeably thinner from just a few years ago.
CORMORANT, Minn.—Mayor Duke is over 90 years old in dog years. Now, after four terms in office, the elderly statesman has had about enough traveling, appearing in talk shows and parades, and serving as the small village's ambassador. "Woof," he said, while reflecting on all the years of hard work and dedication to his community.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—A recent report by WalletHub found that Minnesota is the third best state for summer road trips based on category rankings like safety and activities. Many of those activities are involving the plentiful forests and lakes that the state of Minnesota has to offer. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, there are 66 state parks in Minnesota, as well as 25 state trails, 35 water trails, and 62 state forest campgrounds and day-use areas.
FARGO — Like any other industry, the service industry has its ups and downs — and those downs for servers and bartenders can include everything from harassment to customers' overconsumption of alcohol.