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DICKINSON, N.D. – An organization serving homeless veterans is eyeing Dickinson for its next facility as it expands its outreach in the Oil Patch. The Coeur d’Alene, Idaho-based Guardians Foundation...
A bear wandered into East Grand Forks on Friday morning but was eventually chased out by police, according to Officer Kyle Steever. He said that the bear was spotted coming...
Dayton vetoes online gaming bill ST. PAUL – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday vetoed a bill that sought to limit online lottery ticket sales. The Minnesota State Lottery began selling online scratch-off-style games in February, but legislators questioned the authority of lottery Executive Director Ed Van Petten to expand Internet gambling.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. - A bear wandered into East Grand Forks on Friday morning but was eventually chased out by police, according to Officer Kyle Steever. He said the...
DULUTH - A federal task force led by the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday formally unveiled its updated plan to restore Great Lakes ecosystems and measure progress as it happens...
MANDAN, N.D. - A Mandan High School social studies teacher faces criminal charges after writing a sexually explicit book that authorities say is about two of his students. Police said Scott Allan gave the book to the 17- and 18-year-old female students as a graduation gift. Police said the characters in the book have the same first names and similar last names as the two students, and in it they engage in sexual acts.
PSC Chairman Kalk named to National Coal Council WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. secretary of energy this week appointed North Dakota Public Service Commission Chairman Brian Kalk to the National Coal Council. The PSC regulates electric and gas utilities, power plants, coal mine reclamation and more in the state.
BISMARCK – A white supremacist who pleaded guilty to terrorizing and menacing residents in the small North Dakota town of Leith should learn by mid-June whether the state of Missouri...
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A Belfield, N.D., woman died Monday from injuries she suffered in a weekend motorcycle accident in South Dakota. Michelle R. Thomas, 44, was the passenger on a motorcycle driven by her husband, Warren Thomas, 55. They were part of a group of three motorcycles driving south on U.S. Highway 16 about seven miles west of Rapid City.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Three people were arrested last week en route to Red Lake transporting 43 grams of methamphetamine from the Twin Cities, authorities said. Alex “Sparky” Dejesus-Zuniga, 18, and Delisha Rae Rodriguez, 25, both of Richfield, and Joseph Jacob "Jake" Thunder III, 47, of Redby, face charges of first-degree conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine after being stopped on U.S. Highway 71 south of Bemidji.