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Forum News Service reporters are on the floor at the North Dakota Dem-NPL convention in Grand Forks. Follow our live blog for all the updates.
GRAND FORKS—Grand Forks Police arrested a man Wednesday night, March 14, after they discovered a homemade bomb in a home while investigating a shooting report. According to a police news release, officers were called about 7 p.m. to Sam's Club for a report of shots fired. Grand Forks Lt. Derik Zimmel said group of men in two vehicles had agreed to meet in the parking lot for an as-yet undisclosed reason.
ROSEAU, Minn. -- Minnesota Lottery officials said Thursday someone bought the winning $22.8 million ticket drawn Wednesday at a Holiday Station store in Roseau. General Manager Angie Brodshaug of Store No. 193 said the winner hadn’t claimed the ticket yet Thursday, but the phones have been ringing off the hook since the news first came out.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota vehicle registration, title and licensing computer system will remain in limbo at least through the weekend. An attempt by Sen. Scott Dibble, D-Minneapolis, for the full Senate to vote on a measure appropriating funds to continue fixing the troubled MNLARS system failed Thursday, March 15, when Republican leaders said negotiations on the issue will go through the weekend.
GRAND FORKS - A woman was hospitalized March 15 after a small passenger vehicle collided with a semi trailer in Grand Forks, police said. The collision occurred at 55 St. N. and Gateway Drive just before 5 a.m. Police said the vehicle was traveling northbound approaching Gateway Drive when it collided with an oncoming semi tractor trailer that was traveling eastbound. The female driver of the car was ejected onto the roadway and has been hospitalized. The collision is under investigation. Check back later for more on this story.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton delivers his final State of the State address Wednesday, March 14 , to a joint session of the Minnesota Legislature. In the speech, Dayton will outline policy items he wants lawmakers to accomplish before they adjourn on May 21 .
St. Patrick's Day brings out green beer, shamrocks, corned beef and cabbage in the United States. This year, why not serve a traditional Irish meal featuring lamb? Corned beef is an Irish-American creation. Immigrants found beef more available and less expensive than in their homeland. The British invented the term corned beef in the 17th century to describe the size of the salt crystals used to cure the meat. They were the size of corn kernels.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger approved the format for a petition to gather signatures to boost the state's minimum wage, his office said Wednesday, March 14. Petition backers must obtain at least 13,452 valid signatures by the end of the day July 9 to have the measure on the November ballot. The measure would increase North Dakota's minimum wage to $9.83 per hour by 2019 before climbing to $15 per hour in 2021. North Dakota's current minimum wage reflects the federal standard of $7.25 per hour.
Forum reporters are covering walkouts at various schools across the F-M area. Follow along with what they're seeing and hearing below.
MOTLEY — Minnesota Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported the Cass County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a missing teen boy runaway from the rural Motley area. The missing boy was identified as Dylan Joseph Vorbeck, 15, of rural Motley. Vorbeck left his home wearing a two-tone blue jacket and red shoes. Vorbeck is described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall and about 130 lbs with short brown hair and brown/hazel eyes.