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The Wahpeton City Council Finalized the 2015 Budget Monday Evening

The Wahpeton City Council finalized and approved the 2015 budget Monday evening

Committee Says Wetlands Sale Should be Rejected

The search to replace wetlands that will be lost to a flood protection project south of Fargo likely will continue after a state committee voted against a request for an acquisition in Grand Forks County. 

Man Rescued From Grain Bin in Wilkin County

UPDATE: Wilkin County authorities confirm a man was rescued from a grain bin near Brushvale, Minnesota

Police Body Camera Program Advances in Minneapolis

A panel of Minneapolis officials has approved a $170,000 pilot program to place body cameras on 36 police officers.

Majority Say State Economy has Improved

More than half of Minnesota residents responding to a new poll say the state's economy is in better shape than it was four years ago. 

Pledge of Allegiance Center of School Dispute

A national atheist group is helping the parents of a 6-year-old New Town boy who wants to sit down while his classmates stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Twin Cities Schools Plan to Add Cellphone Towers

Several Twin Cities school districts have struck deals with wireless providers to install cellphone towers or antennas in an effort to raise revenue. 

Miss North Dakota is National Miss Congeniality

Miss North Dakota Jacky Arness didn't win the Miss America pageant, but she did earn a big honor. 

Slice of Black Hills National Forest Being Sold

The U.S. Forest Service is selling a small slice of the Black Hills National Forest in western South Dakota. 

Former Mankato Football Player Suffers Seizure

The former Minnesota State, Mankato football player who made a remarkable recovery after he was gravely injured in a bar fight last May has suffered a seizure. 

ESPN Analysts Expected Return Trip to North Dakota

College football broadcaster Chris Fowler says he and the rest of the ESPN GameDay crew started planning a return trip to North Dakota as soon as last year's show ended in downtown Fargo.

Dalrymple to Meet with Tribal Members in Belcourt

Gov. Jack Dalrymple is slated to tour Belcourt on Friday and meet with Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa tribal leaders.

Hospitals See Surge in Kids' Breathing Problems

Hospitals in the Twin Cities say they've been unusually busy treating children with severe respiratory problems that match the symptoms of an uncommon virus that's sickened children in at least a dozen Midwest states.

Frost Advisory for Red River Valley


Arboretum to Host Clean Water Summit

It's called "green infrastructure" and it can give communities new tools for managing runoff in the urban landscape. 

Medical Pot Program Combines Medicine and Research

Minnesota's new medical marijuana program doesn't stop at the sales counter. 

AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice Video Sent to NFL

A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.

Free Shuttles Available to College GameDay Event

City officials in Fargo say free shuttles and MATBUS service will be available Saturday during the ESPN College GameDay event in an effort to avoid traffic in the downtown area. 

'No More Wiggle Room' in Vikings Stadium Schedule

A Minnesota Vikings official says there is "no more wiggle room" in the construction schedule for the team's $1 billion stadium after a completion deadline got pushed back to the end of July in 2016. 

Auto Shop Employees Accused of Racing Squad Cars

Roseville police say they'll take their business elsewhere after two of their unmarked squad cars that were in an auto shop for repairs were spotted racing along a busy street.

Rochester Authorities Pull Body From River

Rochester police are investigating after a dive team pulled a body from the Zumbro River. 

Boom Town Strippers' Pay Short-Changed

A Williston attorney says strip club dancers in the oil boomtown are getting short-changed in pay because they are classified as independent contractors and not employees. 

Propane suppliers hope to avoid another shortage

Minnesota propane suppliers are hoping to avoid a repeat of the shortages that hit the Midwest last winter, leading to record high prices and leaving many people without access to the fuel. 

Lisbon School Bus Involved in Crash

Lisbon Public Schools say a school bus with students aboard was involved in a crash Tuesday morning around 7:00 a.m.

Health Officials Say Virus has Likely Arrived

Health officials say it's likely a severe respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children in more than 10 states has made its way to Minnesota. 

Climate Change Threatens Minnesota Birds

A National Audubon Society study says climate change threatens Minnesota's state bird, the common loon, along with more than half of its other bird species. 

Bell Museum Preparing for Move to New Building

The Bell Museum of Natural History is moving from the Minneapolis location where it's stood for 75 years. 

Cooperative Brewery Opens in Minneapolis

The founders of what could be Minnesota's first cooperative brewery have opened their doors in Minneapolis. Evan Sallee, Niko Tonks and Matthew Hauck met in college and were home brewers. Lacking the revenue for a brewery, th

Bomb Squad Disposes of Explosives Found in Shed

Three potentially explosive tubes discovered in a shed in Hibbing triggered a response from the Crow Wing County bomb squad. 

Federal Budget Crunch Idles Guard Units Across US

Training drills for tens of thousands of Army National Guard members from New Hampshire to Hawaii have been called off this weekend because of a federal budget shortfall. 

5-Year-Old Left on School Bus

The parents of a 5-year-old boy want some answers from the Brooklyn Center School District after their son could not be found after school. 

State Opens Applications for Medical Pot Producers

Farmers, pharmacists and entrepreneurs, take note: It's time to apply to grow and cultivate marijuana for the state's new medical marijuana program.

Federal Railway Regulators Host Forum in Fargo

Federal regulators are hosting a hearing in Fargo, North Dakota, on complaints about delays in shipping fertilizer and grain by rail as oil shipments are taking up increasing space on American railroads. 

USPS to Maintain Service Hours at 30 ND Offices

Thirty post offices in North Dakota's oil country that were scheduled to have their workdays reduced will maintain their hours of operation. 

North Dakota Park Plans Astronomy Festival

Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the city of Medora will host an astronomy festival this month. 

State to Release Data on High School Concussions

A new report will shed light on the prevalence of concussions in Minnesota high school sports. 

ND Guard Unit Won't be Called to Afghanistan

The military says a Dickinson-based North Dakota National Guard unit won't be called to serve in Afghanistan.

Dayton: Diversion Plan Needs Better Communication

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says the notion that Minnesota and North Dakota residents upstream from a proposed Red River diversion project are being sacrificed particularly for commercial development in Fargo has some merit. 

Wahpeton American Legion Post 20 Baseball Receives Proclamation

A Proclamation was presented by Wahpeton Mayor, Meryl Hansey at yesterday’s City Council meeting to honor the Wahpeton American Legion Post #20 Baseball Team for winning the 2014 Class A North Dakota American Legion State Championship
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Franken Urges Focus on ISIL Recruitment

Sen. Al Franken is urging Attorney General Eric Holder to focus Department of Justice efforts on recruitment by terror organizations in the United States, particularly in Minnesota.

ND Food Pantry Struggling with Low Inventory

Officials at a Bismarck food pantry say the facility for the needy has its lowest grocery inventory in nearly 40 years.

MN Governor Dayton to Visit Breckenridge Talks Diversion

Gov. Mark Dayton had strong words for the contentious $1.8 billion Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project at a meeting Tuesday with local and state officials that attracted a large public audience here.

Minnesota State Fair Sets Attendance Record

The 2014 Minnesota State Fair has set an all-time attendance record.

Submarine North Dakota put Through Sea Trials

The Navy has put the $2.6 billion submarine named North Dakota through tests to determine its seaworthiness and capabilities, ahead of its Oct. 25 commissioning.

Muscular Dystrophy Telethon Raises $56.9 Million

The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon raised more than $56.9 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend.

Accreditation Team Releases Report on ND System

An advisory team with the Higher Learning Commission has given a mostly favorable report on the North Dakota University System and the state Board of Higher Education but has suggested more monitoring.

MN Governor Dayton to Visit Breckenridge and Moorhead, MN

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is in the valley today and tomorrow to hear what people think about too hot button issues

ND Highway Patrol Plans Extra Patrols Over Holiday

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says its officers will be out in force during the Labor Day holiday weekend. 

Man Ordered to Pay Back Victim in Child Porn Case

A judge says a Wisconsin man convicted in a child pornography case in North Dakota must pay $3,250 to one of the victims. 

Remodeled Heritage Center boosting visitation

The expansion of North Dakota's state museum is resulting in a boost in visitors. 

Amish Building Permit Disagreement Lands in Court

An Amish family is fighting misdemeanor charges for failing to comply with Fillmore County building codes. 

Woman Charged in Fatal Interstate 29 Crash in May

Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a Hatton woman who was involved in a fatal crash on Interstate 29 near Hillsboro in May.

Armed Stand Off in Fergus Falls

KBMW AM 1450 received reports of an armed stand of at Center Street in Fergus Falls, MN around 2:10pm Wednesday. 

6 Arrests in Northland Human Trafficking Sting

Authorities conducting a human trafficking sting in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin have made six arrests. 

Expanded Bismarck Civic Center Might Get New Name

The Bismarck Civic Center might be getting a new name — the Bismarck Event Center. 

Mother of NDSCS Student Believes Son was Killed

The mother of a North Dakota State College of Science student who was missing for two months before his body was found says she believes her son was assassinated. 

Proficiency Testing Holds Steady, Slightly Up

Minnesota students' performance on standardized proficiency tests held steady or slightly improved this year. 

North Dakota Teacher of the Year Suspended

The reigning North Dakota teacher of the year who is accused of a child sex crime has now been suspended from his job. 

Home-Care Workers Await Union Election Results

A union seeking to organize thousands of home care workers is about to find out whether it succeeded.

Gov. Dayton Requests Red River Project Delay

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has requested that crews temporarily stop working on the Red River flood control project. 

Richland County Sheriff's Respond to a Roll Over West of Dwight, ND

Richland County Sheriff's Respond to a Roll Over West of Dwight, ND

Deputy Shoots, Kills Cow at I-94 Crash Scene

A Cass County deputy was forced to shoot and kill a cow after responding to a crash scene. 

Apple Recalls Some iPhone 5 Models for Battery Woes

Having trouble with your iPhone 5 battery? You might be eligible for a free replacement.

North Dakota Winter Wheat Crop Hurt by Disease

Some North Dakota grain elevators are urging farmers to bin their newly harvested winter wheat until the market figures out what to do with a heavily diseased crop. 

3 Spectators Arrested at Soccer Game in Bismarck

Three men were arrested after a confrontation in the crowd at a children's soccer game in Bismarck over the weekend.

Same-Sex Couple Settle Wedding Venue Dispute

The owners of a lodge in central Minnesota have agreed to pick up the tab for the wedding and reception of a same-sex couple they initially turned away.

Vikings Adding $19M to Stadium Project

The Minnesota Vikings say they are spending another $19.7 million for their new stadium to make sure it has the features they want. 

One Injured in Vehicle Explosion in Wahpeton

One man is injured after a vehicle explosion in Wahpeton Thursday afternoon.

Restaurant Won't Pass Higher Wage to Workers

A St. Paul restaurant chain that dipped into employee tips to offset a higher state minimum wage is backing away from that practice after it was roundly criticized. 

ND Regulator Outlines Plan for Rail Safety Program

A North Dakota regulator who has proposed a state-run rail safety program to bolster federal oversight says the effort would cost $500,000 a year. 

Political Candidates See Opportunity at State Fair

Political candidates foraging for fall votes are settling in at the Minnesota State Fair.

Fargo Residents Might Face Vote on Raising 911 Fee

Fargo voters might be asked to approve a 50-cent increase in the monthly 911 fee assessed to their phone bills. 

6-Year-Old Rolla Girl Riding Bike Killed by Pickup

A 6-year-old girl is dead after being struck by a pickup truck while riding her bicycle in Rolla.

Athletic Director Candidates Selected for On-Campus Interviews

The search committee for North Dakota State University’s director of athletics has selected four candidates for on-campus interviews. 

Drug Czar Promotes Updates to Northern Border Plan

The nation's acting drug czar is in North Dakota promoting an update to the White House's northern border strategy. 

Sushi Chef Accused of Stabbing Found Not Guilty

A sushi chef in Fargo accused of stabbing a fellow chef with a foot-long knife has been found not guilty of aggravated assault but sent to the State Hospital in Jamestown for mental health treatment

Arches, Canyonlands National Parks Ban Drones

Drones are now officially banned in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah.

Funnel Clouds Possible Across a Portion of the Region this Afternoon


New Details Emerge in ND Human Trafficking Case

New details have emerged in the case of a Williston man who has been charged with human trafficking, gross sexual imposition and a number of other counts. 

Heart of New Ulm Helps Residents Live Healthier

A Minnesota community is celebrating national recognition of its 10-year effort to eliminate heart attacks. 

Missouri Governor Sends National Guard to Ferguson

Missouri's governor has ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed teen,

Torrential Rains Flood Parts of ND; 2 People Hurt

Torrential rains led to weekend flooding in parts of North Dakota, inundating homes and causing at least two injuries. 

Safety Regulators Cite Security Hospital

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the Minnesota Security Hospital for its working conditions.

Capitol Bash to Celebrate North Dakota's 125th

A bash is set at the state Capitol to celebrate North Dakota's 125th year of statehood.

State Fair Arena Might get $2.2M in Upgrades

The city of Minot is working with the North Dakota State Fair on plans for $2.2 million in upgrades at the All Seasons Arena on the fairgrounds.

Rooftop Bees Flourish at Minneapolis Art Museum

Researchers say the honeybees on the roof of the Minnesota Institute of Arts have been thriving. 

ND National Guard Soldiers Back from Afghanistan

Some National Guard soldiers who have been serving in Afghanistan since January are back home in North Dakota, a bit early. 

Protests Turn Violent in St. Louis Suburb

Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson aren't yet saying how many people were arrested during a night of violent protests over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen.

Cass County Courthouse Vandalized in Fargo

Authorities are investigating vandalism to the Cass County Courthouse in Fargo.

6 People Arrested for Sex Crimes at Sturgis Rally

Investigations into sex trafficking at this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in western South Dakota's Black Hills resulted in six people being arrested for alleged sex crimes.

Ritchie will Work on World Fair Bid

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says he'll work on the campaign to bring the World Fair to Minnesota when he leaves office.

Polls Open to Decide Governor's GOP Opponent

Minnesotans are going to the polls in a primary election that will determine which Republicans will face Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken in the fall, among other races. 

US Attorneys Host Human Trafficking Forum in SD

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson from South Dakota and U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon from North Dakota are sponsoring a three-day conference in hopes of raising awareness of human trafficking and related crimes. 

Robin Williams Dead at Age 63

Actor Robin Williams found dead in apparent suicide

Tony Stewart Investigation continues

Officials continue to investigate the accident Saturday night that claimed the life of a young dirt track driver. 

ND Sex Offender Website Getting More Improvements

The North Dakota Attorney General's Office is using a $30,000 federal grant to further improve its sex offender website. 

Fishing License Sales Set Another Record in ND

The number of anglers fishing in North Dakota continues to increase. 

Potato Grower Cuts Pesticide Use on Minnesota Land

A Fargo-based potato grower has found that using fewer pesticides is better for business.

State Hosts Medical Marijuana Meet-Up

Hundreds of adventurous entrepreneurs are learning what it will take to grow marijuana for use in Minnesota's new medical marijuana program. 

Gov. Dayton: Minimum Wage Fees are 'Tacky'

Gov. Mark Dayton says he's disappointed that some Minnesota restaurants are pushing costs of a minimum wage increase on their customers. 

Hawaii Rattled by Quake as Hurricanes Near

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude-4.5 earthquake has rattled Hawaiis Big Island, as two hurricanes rumbled toward the islands.

UMinn President: Keep Redskins Name Out of Stadium

The University of Minnesota says it's working with the Minnesota Vikings to keep the Washington Redskins' nickname from being used when the two teams play on campus in November. 

North Dakota Could Start School After Labor Day

In November, North Dakota voters will decide whether students get a later start to the school year.  

BNSF Chairman Set to Discuss Backlog of Grain Cars

The executive chairman of BNSF Railway is scheduled to meet with agriculture producers in the Red River Valley about the backlog of grain cars in advance of the harvest. 

Saltwater, Oil Spill Into Slough in Burke County

Inspectors with North Dakota's Health Department are monitoring cleanup of a saltwater and oil spill in Burke County.

Target Publicly Endorses Gay Marriage

Target Corp. is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, joining other large companies that have taken a stand on same-sex unions. 

Website is Newest Tool Against Synthetic Drugs

Minnesota's latest tool in the fight against synthetic drugs is a website. 

1st Case of West Nile in ND is in Richland County

A woman from Richland County is the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in North Dakota in 2014.

Homeless Vets Can Get Help at Metro StandDown

Homeless veterans can get medical aid, hot meals, clothing and other free help at the 22nd annual Metro Area Veterans' StandDown.

Bobcat Co. Opening $28 Million Bismarck Center

Bobcat Co. is hoping that its new research and development facility in Bismarck will help it snatch up engineering talent from North Dakota universities.

Sturgis Rally Generates Hundreds of Tons of Trash

The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally generates a lot of fun and excitement ... and a lot of trash.

Wahpeton Man Charged with Making Meth near Zimmerman Elementary

A man, suspected of making meth, is behind bars after running from police in Wahpeton, North Dakota.

Wahpeton Man Accused of Trying to Kill Cousin

A Wahpeton man is accused of pointing a handgun at his cousin and pulling the trigger in a dispute over family matters. 

SD, ND have Confirmed Animal Anthrax Cases

South Dakotas state veterinarian is urging ranchers to ensure their animals are vaccinated after the states first case of animal anthrax this year.

Researchers Conduct First Survey of Minnesota Bees

Scientists are cataloging Minnesota's bee population for the first time with the support of a $370,000 state grant. 

ND Small Game, Furbearer Regulations Finalized

North Dakota's Game and Fish Department has finalized this year's small game and furbearer regulations, with most season structures similar to last year. 

Early Canada Goose Season Set in North Dakota

State wildlife officials have scheduled North Dakota's early Canada goose hunting season, which is aimed at reducing a population that has grown well above management goals. 

S.E.M.C.A. Seizes Fugitive in Breckenridge

A fugitive who escaped from the North Dakota State Penitentiary in Bismarck was apprehended Thursday in Breckenridge, Minnesota, 

Lisbon Man is Dead After Crashing his Small Airplane

A 64-year-old Lisbon man is dead after crashing his small airplane near the southeastern North Dakota city.

Charges Expected in Killing of Mendota Heights Cop

Prosecutors are planning to file charges against the man suspected of killing a Mendota Heights police officer.

Minnesota's New Laws Start Aug 1st

Aug. 1 brings a gaggle of new laws for Minnesota, ranging from the little-discussed (such as establishing Cesar Chavez Day in Minnesota every March 31) to the hard-fought (raising the state's minimum wage). 

SD Man Sentenced for Scissor Attack in ND

A South Dakota man has been sentenced to six years in prison for attacking a female store clerk with a pair of scissors in the southeastern North Dakota city of Wahpeton.

Fargo Man Pleads not Guilty to Murdering Cousin

A Fargo man has pleaded not guilty to murder in the shooting death of his roommate last month. 

Police Looking for Shooting Suspect

Rochester police are looking for a suspect who shot a victim in the face during a fight. 

Suspect in Officer's Killing has Extensive Record

The suspect in the killing of a Mendota Heights police officer has an extensive criminal record.

Crews Work to Keep Yosemite Fire from Sequoias

Fire crews are working to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.

Fargo Hospital Apologizes for Patient Info Breach

Essentia Health in Fargo has apologized for giving the names and mailing addresses of hundreds of patients to a private marketing company. 

Spill Contained, Recovered in Mountrail County

State officials say a spill of 427 barrels of oil and 142 barrels of saltwater was contained and recovered at a well site in Mountrail County.

Former NDSU Football Player Released from Miami Dolphins

Former Bison QB Brock Jensen has been released from the Miami Dolphins.

NDSU Picked to Win Missouri Valley Football Crown

Three-time defending national champion North Dakota State is picked to win the Missouri Valley Football Conference title. 

Man Receives 11-Plus Years for Role in Drug Death

One of two men accused of supplying methamphetamine that led to the death of a Mandan woman has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison. 

Mars Rover Holds Off-Earth Distance Record

The odometer of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has hit 25.01 miles, breaking the record for off-Earth distance traveled.

9-Year-Old Velva Boy Catches State-Record Goldeye

A 9-year-old Velva boy has landed a state-record fish.

Sheriff's Deputy Hurt in Scuffle with DUI Suspect

A Richland County sheriffs deputy suffered minor injuries in a scuffle with a drunken driving suspect over the weekend.

ND Snack Food Company Partners with Texas Rangers

A North Dakota-based snack food company has inked a deal with a third Major League Baseball team. 

Company Finds Natural Gas in Southeastern ND

A company exploring for natural gas outside of western North Dakota's oil patch says it has found the resource. 

ND State Fair Attendance Second-Highest on Record

Attendance at this years North Dakota State Fair fell short of last years record.

Fergus Falls will Hold Another City Deer Hunt

Fergus Falls will have another city deer hunt this fall. It's the third year for the bow hunt, which is meant to reduce traffic collisions with deer. 

Changes in Store for Pulltab Gambling

Changes are in store for electronic pulltab gambling in Minnesota, which never generated the revenue anticipated as a funding source for a new Minnesota Viking stadium. 

Lake Bacteria Warnings Posted in Twin Ports

The Minnesota Department of Health is warning swimmers about elevated E. coli levels on the Lake Superior beach in the Twin Ports.

Alert Police Officers on Break Help Nab Escapee

A man who escaped from sheriff's deputies in Morton County wandered down the wrong street in Bismarck. 

Men Pulled Over for Driving Motorcycles 151 MPH

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says three men on high-performance motorcycles were pulled over for driving 151 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Man Pleads Guilty to Tying Noose Around Son's Neck

A Williston man accused of tying a noose around his sons neck and pulling him behind a vehicle has pleaded guilty to terrorizing and reckless endangerment.

Mankato Readies for Vikings Training Camp

A town in southern Minnesota is preparing for an influx of Minnesota Vikings football players and fans on the eve of the team's three-week training camp. 

State Hires Top Medical Pot Official

A health official who managed Minnesota's efforts to reduce tobacco use and obesity will run the state's new medical marijuana program. 

Arkansas Military Base on Lockdown

Little Rock Air Force Base is on lockdown after reports of a suspicious individual. 

DNR Announces Plans for 'Conservative' Deer Season

Minnesota wildlife managers have announced rules for a "conservative" deer season to rebuild the whitetail population across much of the state. 

Sales Tax Might Help Spruce up Mandan's Strip

Officials in Mandan are considering using city sales tax money to spruce up store fronts and business landscaping along the 2-mile stretch of Memorial Highway commonly known as the Strip. 

15 years for Fatal Bar Shooting

A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for fatally shooting a man in a bar last August. 

Man, 2 Children Asked to Deplane Over Tweet

A Minneapolis man and his two children were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver after he tweeted about a boarding disagreement.

FX Network Plans Second Season of 'Fargo' TV Show

The FX network is planning a second season of "Fargo" the TV show, but with a new cast and a new story line that will take place a little farther south. 

Minnesota Starts $68 Million Highway Expansion

Minnesota has started construction on a $68 million highway project scheduled to run through 2016. 

Minnesota's KIDS COUNT Rank Brings Good, Bad News

Minnesota has ranked among the states that best care for their youngest residents.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Northwestern Minnesota

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains valid until 4 am CDT Tuesday for the following areas in Minnesota this Watch Includes 8 counties in central Minnesota Wadena in north central Minnesota Beltrami Hubbard Lake of the Woods in Northwest Minnesota Becker Cl

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 11PM CDT For KBMW Listening Area

Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains valid until 11 pm CDT this evening for the following areas in Minnesota this Watch Includes 9 counties in Northwest Minnesota Mahnomen Marshall Norman Pennington Polk Red Lake Roseau in west central Minnesota Clay Wilkin

Sports Update

Update on the latest in sports

Ex-Gopher Quarterback Seeks Medical Records

An attorney for a former Minnesota Gophers quarterback accused in an assault wants medical records of the victim's brain injuries.

Thrifty White Arrest

An arrest has been made for the incident that occurred on Wednesday at Thrifty White Pharmacy in Breckenridge. 

Official: Malaysian Plane Shot Down over Ukraine

A Ukrainian official said a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country.

Minnesota Wildlife Area Honors Local Veterans

A new wildlife management area in central Minnesota has been dedicated to local veterans. 

Twins are Born 12 Hours Apart on Different Days

The Muldowney twins will share plenty of things in life, but the same birthday isn't one of them.

Armed Robbery at Thrifty White Pharmacy in Breckenridge

Armed Robbery at Thrifty White Pharmacy in Breckenridge, MN. 

Deadline Nears for Minnesota Fair Talent Contest

Time is running out for entering the Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest auditions.

North Dakota Teachers Learn About Farming

Some teachers from around the state spent part of their summer vacation learning about farming.

Projected Property Tax Decrease Dependent On

A new report from the nonpartisan legislative office says Minnesotans who qualify for state aid and credits could see their property taxes decline by a total of $49 million this year

Minnesota Seeks doctor for Medical Pot Program

Minnesota is looking for a doctor to help oversee the state's first medical marijuana program.

Minnesota Union Head Elected to National Post

The head of the St. Paul teachers union will step down after being elected to a national union leadership role.

ND Regulator: Flaring Drop Less than Expected

North Dakota's top energy industry regulator says he's surprised that the expansion of a new natural gas plant hasn't made a bigger dent in reducing the amount of natural gas that is burned off and wasted as a byproduct of the state's soaring oil production.

ND Home Destroyed by Fire; Pet Killed

The Burleigh County Sheriff's Department says a fire has destroyed a home north of Lincoln.

Lawsuit Settled Over Treatment Center Allegations

The director of a former youth chemical dependency center in Jamestown agreed to pay $1.5 million in a civil suit over accusations of misconduct among staff members

ND Approves $7.9M Pipeline to Diesel Refinery

North Dakota regulators have approved a $7.9 million pipeline that will supply crude for a diesel refinery under construction near Dickinson.

ND Regulators Approve $280M Natural Gas Plant

North Dakota regulators have approved a natural gas processing plant in McKenzie County.

Plans Readied for Medical Marijuana Operation

A Montevideo parent says he's prepared to run Minnesota's first medical marijuana manufacturing operation if the state can't get the drug elsewhere.

Leith Birthday Bash will Also Serve as Closure

A North Dakota town that survived a takeover attempt by a white supremacist has firmed up plans for its 105th birthday bash.

Demand on Groundwater Driven by Watering

As water conservationists worry about Minnesota groundwater supplies, they say one of the ripest areas for cutbacks is lawn watering.

Men Get Draft Notices 100 Years After the Fact

The Selective Service System says a data glitch prompted it to send notices to several deceased men in Pennsylvania, ordering them to register for the nation's military draft.

4 Named Finalists for ND district judgeship

A committee screening candidates for a Bismarck-based judgeship has named four finalists.

Medical Examiner: 3 Skulls Donated to Thrift Store

Officials in Washington state are searching for the person who donated three human skulls to a thrift store in a Seattle suburb.


The Wahpeton Fire and Police Departments responded to a house fire earlier today in south Wahpeton. According to Wahpeton Fire Chief, Derek Miller the fire started in a dryer. 

Investigators ID Suspects in Crystal Sugar Copper Thefts

The Clay County Sheriff's Office is thanking the public for helping track down two men suspected of stealing copper from Crystal Sugar beet pilers. 

Young Girl Killed While Riding Bike

The Minnesota State Patrol says a 7-year-old girl riding her bike on a Mille Lacs County road has been killed by a motorist.

ND Gardeners Urged to Help Feed the Hungry

North Dakota gardeners are being urged to donate fruits and vegetables to a program that helps feed hungry people around the state.

High Water Notice Continues for Red River Valley


Dickinson President Focusing on School, Not Fire

The president of the Dickinson Catholic Schools would one day like to see justice for whoever burned down part of Trinity High School, but says for now he's focusing on rebuilding the school and their community.

Author's Widow Testifies in Jesse Ventura Lawsuit

The widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle says he left the name of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura out of his book because the point wasn't to call anyone out.

Minneapolis, Council in Light Rail Deal

The city of Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council have reached an agreement that may remove a major obstacle to the third leg of the metro area's light rail system.

Free Hotel Rooms for Job-Hunting Veterans

Minnesota is joining a pilot program that provides free hotel stays to veterans who are searching for a job or new housing.

MPCA Proposes to Add 2 Sites to Superfund List

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is proposing to add two contaminated sites to the state's Superfund list.

Cancer Rate for MN tribal Members Disproportionate

Statistics show American Indians in Minnesota have significantly higher rates of cancer than the general population, a troubling trend linked to tobacco use.

CODE RED to Get an Update

The CodeRED program, which alerts Cass and Clay county residents to severe storms and other emergencies, will now send phone messages from a familiar 701 area code, 

We Fest 2015 Headliners Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Announced

Monday morning officials announced country couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert will headline WE Fest 2015.

Authorities ID Girl Who Died in SD Lake Incident

Authorities have identified a 4-year-old girl who died after being pulled from a Watertown lake.

9 Killed, Dozens Hurt in Chicago Holiday Shootings

The Fourth of July weekend was a bloody one in Chicago, where at least nine people were shot to death and at least 60 others were wounded.

Voyageurs National Park Closes Backcountry

Voyageurs National Park has closed its backcountry for about two weeks for flood damage assessment and repairs.

Tough Task Pulling Fuselages from Montana River

Removing three Boeing 737 fuselages from the Clark Fork River in western Montana following a train derailment could take until Tuesday.

Andrew Sadek Funeral Thursday

The funeral for Andrew Sadek will be held Thursday​ afternoon at Valley City's Trinity Lutheran Church. Funeral arrangements for Andrew are being handled by the Lerud Schuldt Funeral Home of Valley City, ND. Andrew was a stu

Girl missing from Bismarck found in Parshall

Authorities say charges have not been filed, but a preschooler's biological mom took the girl without permission from Bismarck.  

Wahpeton Police Pursuit Ends In Crash, 1 Injury, 1 Fatality

One person died and another was injured when a police pursuit in Wahpeton ended with the suspect's vehicle crashing into a utility pole.

Breckenridge Police And Fire Department Responded To Accident On MN HWY 75

Breckenridge Police And Fire Department Responded To Accident On MN HWY 75. 

Police have identified a body found in the Red River near Breckenridge

On June 27th at 9:47 the Wilkin County Sheriff's Office received a call from Richland County Sheriff's office of a body found North of Breckenridge in the Red River. 



Revenue Agency Says Tax Break Review is Complete

Minnesota's top revenue official says his agency has finished its review of 2013 tax returns to determine eligibility for tax breaks enacted by the Legislature in March.

Fargo Police Investigating Shooting Death of Man

Police in Fargo are investigating the shooting death of a man.

No Release for Human Trafficking Suspect in ND

A Wisconsin man accused of bringing females to the North Dakota oil patch and forcing them into prostitution will remain behind bars while his case proceeds.

For Obama Backers, Still Hope for Advancing Agenda

Ardent Minnesota supporters of President Barack Obama say they share his frustrations that the economy hasn't taken flight as fast as hoped.

Rochester Police Say Woman Likely Killed in Hotel

Police say the woman whose remains were found in a suitcase in Wisconsin this month was likely killed in a Rochester hotel room.

Boat Capsized on Long Lake One Survives

The Otter Tail County Sheriffs office says one man has died after a boat capsized on Wednesday afternoon.

28 New Foods, 6 New Vendors to Debut at State Fair

Twenty-eight new foods and six new food vendors will debut at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair, offering everything from deep fried delights on a stick to even some healthy offerings.

Local no Barking Ordinance Riles Dog Owners

 A 'no barking' ordinance in a Minnesota community has riled some dog owners.

Chancellor Scraps Extensive Reviews of Presidents

The interim chancellor of the North Dakota University System has scrapped plans for extensive outside evaluations of college presidents.

Federal Funds to Help Fargo Pay For Flood Projects

North Dakota's largest county is receiving more than $6 million in federal funding to help pay for flood protection projects.

University Building Evacuated Due to Propane Smell

The smell of propane caused officials to evacuate a University of Minnesota building where a student was injured in a science lab explosion last week.

Justice Limit Cellphone Searches After Arrests

A unanimous Supreme Court says police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.

State to Argue why Offender Should Stay at MSOP

Attorneys for the Department of Human Services will appear in federal court to argue why a man should stay in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program after an expert panel said he should be released.

ND Celebrates 1M Barrel a Day Oil Production Level

With North Dakota reaching an oil production level of 1 million barrels per day, officials are holding a celebration in the town where drillers first found black gold in the state.

Obama to Spend 2 Days in Minnesota this Week

President Barack Obama's visit later this week to Minnesota will include a town hall event Thursday and an economic policy speech on Friday.

Rain, Wind Hampers Crop Spraying in North Dakota

The spring planting season in North Dakota has mostly wrapped up, but rain is hampering farmers who are trying to spray for weeds.

Parents of N.D. Missing Student Hire Investigator

The parents of a missing North Dakota State College of Science student said they’ve hired a private investigator.

Valley City Woman Struck by Pickup in Crosswalk

A 92-year-old Valley City woman was injured after she was struck by a pickup while walking across the street in a crosswalk.

Construction Starts on Flood Levee South of Fargo

Construction has started on a ring levee that would protect homeowners south of Fargo during times of serious flooding.

Shots Fired in Wahpeton

Shots were fired at the 800 block of 16th Avenue North in Wahpeton Sunday. 

2 Highway Workers Hurt in Interstate Crash

Minnesota transportation officials are once again urging motorists to exercise caution in highway work zones after a crash injured two workers, including one critically.

Patrol Says Distracted Driving Likely Led to Fatal

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says distracted driving likely contributed to a crash that killed a man who was riding his bicycle.

Officials Warn About Fireworks in Wildlife Areas

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is warning people to keep off protected lands if they want to shoot off fireworks.





Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Red River Valley




3 More People Charged in Foiled School Attack

Three more people have been charged in connection with what investigators say was a teen's foiled plot to kill his family and students at his southern Minnesota high school.

Officials Say Buildings on Edge of Mudslide Sound

Officials say the Minneapolis hospital buildings at the edge of a Mississippi River bluff mudslide are structurally sound.

Lawyer for Diversion Group Says Suit has no Merit

The lawyer for a group of government officials managing a flood-control project for Fargo says a state lawsuit filed by Red River diversion opponents is no different from a federal complaint and has no merit.

A Look at Minimum Wage Laws in the US

Proposals to raise the minimum wage above the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour are increasingly divisive.

Harley-Davidson Introduces Electric Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson will unveil its first electric motorcycle next week — a sleek, futuristic bike that hums like a jet airplane taking off.

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Minnesota Jobless Rate at Lowest Level in 7 Years

Minnesota has registered its lowest unemployment rate in seven years after May's figure was pegged at 4.6 percent.



Red River Valley Flood Warning


Farm Worker Killed in ND Grain Bin Collapse

A farm worker from South Africa has been killed in a grain bin accident in McLean County.

Trademark Board Rules Against Redskins Name

The U.S. Patent Office has ruled the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled.

Spring Planting Nearly Done in North Dakota

Spring planting of most of North Dakota's major crops is nearly done.

Picasso Painting Reveals Hidden Man

Curators and scientists are revealing they've found a hidden painting beneath the surface of one of Pablo Picasso's earliest masterpieces from 1901

Minnesota Strawberries Running Late by 2 Weeks

The long, cool spring is expected to delay Minnesota's strawberry season by up to two weeks this year.

Red River Diversion Foes Take Case to State Court

A group of Red River diversion opponents who have filed a federal lawsuit against the planned flood control project are pleading their case in Minnesota state court as well.

Flood Warning for Red River


Highway 75 by Kent Closed

Due to flooding, the Minnesota Department of Transportation and State Patrol closed Highway 75 near Kent

Commission Meets to OK More Capitol Redo Work

Now that the full funding is in hand, the architectural and construction team steering the Minnesota Capitol restoration project is seeking the go-ahead for the next phase of work.

Kings to Celebrate Title with Los Angeles Parade

The Stanley Cup will be on parade through the streets of Los Angeles as the Kings and their fans celebrate the team's second championship in three seasons.

Gene Taylor Leaving NDSU for Iowa

Another big shakeup at the North Dakota State University Athletic Department.

U of Minnesota to Help with Farm Bill Education

The University of Minnesota is getting about $103,000 in federal money to help educate farmers and ranchers about the new farm bill.

GM Recalling Camaros for Ignition Switch Problem

General Motors is recalling more cars for problems with ignition switches.

Bemidji Native to 'Complicate' Paul Bunyan in Film

Paul Bunyan was a huge part of Nik Nerburn's childhood. His first school was Paul Bunyan Elementary in Bemidji. As a teen, he hung out at the Paul Bunyan mall.

ND In-State Pig Movement Restrictions Relaxed

North Dakota's Board of Animal Health has relaxed some hog movement restrictions put in place earlier this year to guard against the spread of a deadly pig virus.

Dozens of Cats Being Removed from Fargo Home

Dozens of cats being removed from Fargo home

Judge Declines to Punish Raw Milk Farmer

A Minnesota judge won't punish a farmer for selling raw milk and violating terms of his probation.

Flood Advisory


BNSF Ticketed for Traffic Delays

Increased oil production in North Dakota and Canada means more train traffic across Minnesota.

Fargo Mayor Applies Fitness Pledge to Own Campaign

Seventy-three-year-old Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker took his challenger's campaign slogan to heart on his way to winning his third term in office.

ND Website has Glitches During Election Returns

North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger says computer server problems caused his agency's website to be down sporadically shortly after the polls closed in the primary election.

Poll Results Link for Richland County and Wahpeton, ND

ND Secretary of State’s election results for Richland County including the City of Wahpeton. 

Obama Authorizes Red River Diversion Project

A water projects bill signed into law by President Barack Obama includes the proposed $2 billion Red River diversion for Fargo-Moorhead.

3 States Team up on Aquatic Invasive Species

Midwest boaters are being urged to drain and clean their boats and trailers to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species across their borders.

Experts Plan Pre-Emptive Strike Against Stink Bug

Minnesota agricultural experts will try to head off a stinky and destructive bug before it wreaks havoc with state crops.

Sisters Get Permit Approval for Solar Farm

The sisters are going solar.

North Dakota Pipeline Oil Spill Cleanup Continues

North Dakota's Department of Health says cleanup efforts continue in at least one of two pipeline spill sites that released a total of nearly 1,000 barrels of crude oil over the weekend.

Dakotas Seeing Outbreak of Syphilis Cases

State health officials in the Dakotas are trying to address what they say is an outbreak of syphilis.

Minnesota Food Stamp Demand Remains High

Even though the state's economy is recovering, more than 500,000 Minnesotans rely on food stamps. That's more than double the number 10 years ago.

Glenn Beck: I Bought D-Day Flag at Auction

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck says he and his Mercury One charity paid $350,000 at a Manhattan auction for a U.S. flag that flew over a ship at Normandy on D-Day.

Plan to Establish Marijuana Banks Becomes Law

Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed legislation to try to establish the world's first financial system for the largely cash-only marijuana industry.

Hidatsa Tribe to Mark Return of Ancestral Lands

Hidatsa members of North Dakota's Three Affiliated Tribes are marking the return of ancestral lands to the tribe.

Voters Will Decide Whether to Ease Alcohol Rule

Minneapolis voters will decide whether to remove restrictions on the amount of alcohol some restaurants are allowed to sell.

Suspect in Custody in Wahpeton Armed Robbery

A suspect is in custody in the armed robbery of a Wahpeton gas station.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning


Tornado Warning for Central Cass County


University Student Slaying Unsolved 7 Years Later

DNA evidence might be key to solving the mysterious killing of a Minot State University student seven years ago.

Attorney General Holder to Speak at Bismarck Event

The nation's top law enforcement official is making a rare visit to North Dakota.

Armed Robbery in Wahpeton

Wahpeton Police are looking for a man who allegedly held up a gas station early Thursday morning.

Guard to Host Music Camp for Military Children

The North Dakota National Guard is hosting a music camp for military children in Fargo.


Trucker Involved in Near Miss Contacts Patrol

The Minnesota State Patrol says the semi driver who narrowly missed a girl getting on a school bus in central Minnesota has come forward.

Co-Founder of Burt's Bees Says he Was Ousted

Conventional wisdom suggests the Burt behind Burt's Bees left the company after he became disillusioned with corporate life and didn't like living in North Carolina.

Oil Spill Still Producing Research Discoveries

The site of one of the largest crude oil pipeline spills in Minnesota is still producing significant discoveries for researchers three decades later.

Girl Charged in Stabbing is Mentally Ill

An attorney for a Wisconsin girl accused of plotting to kill a friend to curry favor with a fictional online character says he is concerned about her mental health. He also says he will repeat his request for the court to move her from juvenile detention to a mental health facility.

Rural Isanti County Searched in 1989 Disappearance

Authorities have searched an area in rural Isanti County as part of their investigation into the 1989 disappearance of a Maple Grove teenager.

Grand Forks Votes to Ban Selling E-Cigs to Minors

The Grand Forks City Council has voted to ban selling electronic cigarettes to minors after concerns of underage use have grown.

Ohio Police Seek Man After Kindergarten Fight

Police in southwest Ohio are seeking a man accused of starting a fight that led to a kindergarten graduation melee involving up to 20 people.

ND Man Accused of Arson Says Statements Coerced

The former Dickinson principal accused of setting fire to his school says his he wasn't read his rights prior to interviews with officers and some of his statements were coerced.

Guard Unit from Litchfield Returns

Nearly 90 Minnesota National Guard members return home after an 11-month deployment to Afghanistan.

2nd ND Pipeline Summit Planned in Bismarck

Gov. Jack Dalrymple is meeting with industry leaders later this month in Bismarck to push for more oil and gas pipelines in North Dakota.

Raw Sewage Release Prompts Recreational Advisory

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is advising people to avoid swimming in the largest Twin Cities area lake and two others nearby because of a release of untreated sewage.

Police Looking for Suspect in Teen's Death

Minneapolis police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy.

ND Woman Victim of Online Job Scam

A Bismarck woman says she sent nearly $9,000 to a company she thought was giving her a job.

Opening Night for Medora Musical Season

Friday is opening night for the 50th season of the Medora Musical.

VA Secretary Shinseki Resigns

Obama: VA Secretary Shinseki resigning amid widespread troubles with veterans' health care.

Mandan Teacher Charged with Promoting Obscenity

A Mandan man has been charged with promoting obscenity to minors for an incident that allegedly occurred while he was a high school social studies teacher.

Couple on Motorcycle Killed Near Cambridge

The Minnesota State Patrol says a husband and wife on a motorcycle were killed when they were hit by a van trying to make a U-turn on a highway north of the Twin Cities.

Casey Kasem's Wife Ordered to Appear in Court

 The wife of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem is expected to appear in court in Washington state as part of an ongoing dispute with a stepdaughter who has been given authority to determine whether her father is receiving adequate medical care.

Decorated Jacket Stolen in Wahpeton of WWII Officer

A World War II Veteran of Wahpeton, North Dakota, is hoping someone has information about his decorated jacket that was stolen from him. 

Minnesota Enacts Limited Medical Marijuana Program

Minnesota has joined the ranks of states where marijuana is a legal medicine.

Crews Battle Fire at Grand Forks Landfill

Officials say a large fire at the Grand Forks landfill could smolder for more than a week.

Swift Current Slows Search for Coon Rapids Man

A swift current on the St. Croix River in Chisago County has slowed the search for a man presumed drowned after trying to rescue his nephew.

Design Students' Mission: Better Astronaut Glove

A group of University of Minnesota students who study apparel are heading out on a big mission: helping design better gloves for America's astronauts.

ND Commission OKs Conservation Fund Grants

The North Dakota Industrial Commission has approved $2.5 million for 17 projects under the state's new Outdoor Heritage Fund.

Legal Pot in California Irrelevant in Minn. Case

The state Court of Appeals has upheld the drug conviction for a man who claimed that since he can legally possess marijuana in California for medical purposes, Minnesota's law violates his rights.

Tribal Leaders to Sound Off About Health Care Woes

Tribal leaders from Montana and Wyoming are due to testify during U.S. Senate committee field hearing on the federal government's troubled health program for American Indians.

15-Year-Old Girl Critically Injured in ND Tornado

A person critically injured when a tornado struck a worker camp in the western North Dakota oil patch has been identified as a 15-year-old girl.

Recalled Beef May Have Been Sent to 10 States

Federal food safety officials say ground beef recalled by a Detroit business may have been sent to stores in 10 states.

Water Restrictions Quickly Lifted in Wahpeton

City officials in Wahpeton have lifted water restrictions put in place while they dealt with a faulty well.

ND Sec of State Reviewing Pharmacy Petition

Supporters of changing North Dakota's pharmacy ownership law are hoping to bring the matter to voters.

Dakotas Gas Prices Down Sharply From Year Ago

Drivers in the Dakotas this Memorial Day are paying much less for gas than they were at the same time last year.

Effective Immediately in City of Wahpeton

Water Restrictions Effective immediatly the City of Wahpeton is on water restrictions untill further notice, due to Well #3 going down.

New Minnesota law helps student and working vets

Members of the military, veterans and their immediate families could find life in Minnesota a little easier under a new state law.

BNSF: Fertilizer Shipping Commitment Exceeded

BNSF Railway Co. says it has exceeded its commitment to additional trains hauling fertilizer in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana.

Minnesota Farmers Race to Finish Corn Planting

Minnesota farmers are racing to finish corn planting ahead of a key deadline set by the federal cropinsurance program.

Missing Girls Alert for Wahpeton

Wahpeton Police are looking for 2 lost Native American girls age 5 and 7

Suit Seeks Minnesota Land for Dakota Descendants

A federal lawsuit seeks to reclaim 12 square miles in southern Minnesota for descendants of Dakota Indians.

Search in 1989 Disappearance Continues

Investigators are continuing their search of a home in a Twin Cities suburb where a girl lived before she disappeared 25 years ago.

Donor's Family Follows Organ Recipient's Childhood

A South Dakota teen's high school graduation included the family of a Minnesota girl who donated a life-saving organ to the graduate 17 years ago.

Patrol Brings 'Trooper on a Bus' to Devils Lake

North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers are cracking down on traffic violations around school buses in the Devils Lake School District.

Minneapolis Awarded 2018 Super Bowl

Minneapolis has been awarded the 2018 Super Bowl by NFL owners.

Dayton Signs Session's Biggest Money Bills

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a trio of major bills that he says will help Minnesota's economic growth.

Another Polar Plunge Gone Wrong

A teenage girl is lucky to be alive after what's believed to have been a Polar Plunge stunt gone wrong.

US Senator Seeks Federal Help for ND Corn Growers

North Dakota corn farmers are having a tough time getting their crop in the ground because of a wet spring, and U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is asking the federal Agriculture Department to help them out.

Owners to Decide on 2018 Super Bowl Site

NFL owners will vote Tuesday on the site of the next Super Bowl, choosing between New Orleans, Indianapolis and Minneapolis.

Dayton Has Until Late-May to Decide on Last Bills

Gov. Mark Dayton is on the clock.

Police Search Home of Long-Missing Minnesota Girl

Authorities are searching the home of a Maple Grove girl who disappeared 25 years ago at age 13.

ND University System Holding Summit on Respect

The North Dakota University System is hosting a summit on "creating an atmosphere of respect."

North Dakota Authorities Checking for Seat Belts

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says residents need to buckle up on the roadways.

Freeze Warning


MN House And Senate Strike Deal On Medical Marijuana Bill

Minnesota lawmakers have a deal on a medical marijuana bill that would set up eight distribution sites and allow qualified patients to access the drug in oil, pill and vapor form.

GM Adds 5 Recalls; 2014 Total Above 11 Million

General Motors added five recalls to its growing list Thursday, pushing its total number of recalledvehicles to more than 11 million this year.

Developers Spending $2.5 Billion Along Rail Route

The group that is building a new light rail line connecting downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis says developers are spending an estimated $2.5 billion along the route.

Obama: No Act of Terror Can Match Strength of US

President Barack Obama says no act of terror can match the strength and character of the United States. He says, quote, "Nothing can ever break us."

Minnesota Cold Water Challenge Death

A 16-year-old Minnesota boy was killed after taking part in what's known as the "Cold Water Challenge,

Freeze Warning


Fargo Parent Calls School's 'Y.M.C.A.' Talent Show Act 'Racist'

A Fargo first-grade class won’t be participating in the school's talent show after a concerned parent called a planned act “racist.”

Minnesota Enacts 1st Law on Cellphone Disabling

Minnesota has the nation's first law requiring smartphones and tablets sold in the state to have remote shut-off devices as a way to deter theft.

Senate Oks Bill Restricting Cell Phone Tracking

The Minnesota Senate has passed legislation that requires police to get a court order before government agencies can access location data on cell phones and other electronic devices.

Democrats to Put Public Works Plan Up for Vote

A high-stakes gamble is shaping up over construction borrowing in the Minnesota House.

Frost Advisory


Baby Born in Wal-Mart Parking Lot in Bismarck

The mother of a baby born in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Bismarck says her son is doing well.

Sprinkler Clause Adds Wrinkle to Bonding Debate

When it comes to the $846 million construction borrowing package being debated at the Capitol, many wonder if it's too big to fail.

Mom Learned Her Son Faced Drug Charges from TV News

It wasn’t just the general public who didn’t find out until Friday that Andrew Sadek, a college student who went missing from here, had a felony warrant for his arrest.

Coaches, Pilot Remembered After Balloon Crash

The two University of Richmond basketball coaches killed in a hot-air balloon crash were a beloved long-time assistant who was part of one of the most revered moments in the program's history, and a woman who was hardly out of college and always willing to help.

Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Wind Farm Project

The North Dakota Public Service Commission is holding a public hearing on a proposed wind farm project in Stark and Morton counties.

Minnesota Senators Could Act on Medical Marijuana

The next move in legalization of medical marijuana in Minnesota is up to the state Senate.

Warrant Issued for the Arrest of Missing NDSCS Student

During the course of the investigation into Andrew Sadek's disappearance, NDSCS campus police learned that warrants for Sadek's arrest have been issued. 

Cold Water Plunge Fallout Law Enforcement not Amused

Law enforcement and rescue personnel say a seemingly harmless act for charity has potentially dangerous consequences.

Prayer Session Held for Missing ND College Student

About 100 people turned out for a "Vigil of Hope" for a missing North Dakota State College of Science student.

Factory Executives Plan for Worker Wage Hikes

A new survey of manufacturing executives in Minnesota says they're increasing wages for the first time since the recession in order to attract qualified employees.

Walleye Gets Lot of Help to be King in Minnesota

As anglers hit Minnesota's lakes Saturday in the season opener, many will be trying for a tasty walleye.

Senate Votes to Equate E-Cigarettes to Smoking

Minnesota senators have voted for a stringent set of electronic cigarette standards that would make their use unacceptable in any place regular tobacco is disallowed.

Legislators Vote to End Part-Time Police License

Minnesota could soon stop licensing part-time police officers who have the same power as their full-time counterparts, but are required to have just 40 hours of training.

DNR Rolls Out New Fish Minnesota Website

The Department of Natural Resources has rolled out a new Fish Minnesota website just in time for Saturday's walleye opener.

Reward Offered in Case of Bald Eagle Killed in SD

State and federal wildlife officials are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot and killed a young bald eagle in far northeastern South Dakota.

Passenger Trains Return to Historic Depot

Passenger trains have arrived at St. Paul's historic Union Depot for the first time in 43 years.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning


Few Details Released in Minnesota's Super Bowl Bid

Organizers of Minnesota's bid for the 2018 Super Bowl say the local corporate community will cover most of the costs.

Minnesota Senate Passes Medical Pot Legislation

The Minnesota state Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would legalize marijuana for medical purposes.

2 ND School Districts Shift to Four-Day Weeks

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction has approved plans for two school districts to implement four-day school weeks in the coming academic year.

Gov to Ask ND Agencies for Budge Outlines

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple is asking agencies for their spending plans for the state's next budget cycle.

Fargo Marathon Celebrating its 10th Anniversary

A race through the streets of Fargo that kicked off its inaugural event a decade ago with more than 2,300 runners will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year with more than 23,000 participants.

Probe Done in Circus Accident, Feds get Evidence

Investigators in Rhode Island say they have completed an initial investigation into a circus accident that sent eight acrobats hanging from their hair plummeting to the floor.

Medical Marijuana Gets Day on Senate Floor

The push to legalize medical marijuana looked dead at the Minnesota Capitol not long ago. Now it's headed for a possible floor vote in the Senate.

Search for Missing Student Continues Near Wahpeton

Officials searching for a student missing from the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton are focusing on an area south of the city.

Car Accident in West Wahpeton, ND

Reports of an automobile accident in Wahpeton on Dakota Avenue and 11TH Street North around 1:10 pm. 

Minn. Senate Panel Strips Smoking From Medical Pot

A Minnesota Senate finance panel has approved a medical marijuana bill that would not permit smoking the drug

Bismarck Police Seize 31 Pounds of Marijuana

A traffic stop in Bismarck resulted in police recovering 31 pounds of marijuana and edible THC and hashish.

Combat Aviation Brigade Readies for Deployment

More than 220 soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard are preparing for a yearlong deployment to Kuwait

ND police crack down on texting while driving

Authorities say police from five of North Dakota's biggest cities issued 114 citations for texting while driving in April.

House Leaders Offer Marijuana Compromise

Democratic House leaders say they have a new compromise proposal on medical marijuana that is unopposed by law enforcement.

Despite Rain, Drought Hangs on in SW Minnesota

The heavy rain and even snow that has covered much of Minnesota for the past several days hasn't quite made the drought go away.

ND Phone Scammer Wants Money to Avoid Arrest

The Burleigh County Sheriff's Department is warning of a phone scam involving a man falsely claiming to be a deputy and threatening people to send him a money order to avoid arrest.

Man Injured After Standoff with Detroit Lakes Police

A man had to be taken to the hospital after Detroit Lakes Police say he cut himself in the throat during a struggle with officers.

Red Wing Renames Columbus Day to Honor Namesake

The city of Red Wing has renamed Columbus Day to recognize the cultural and historical connection to the Mdewakanton (M'DAY-wah-kahn-tahn) Dakota American Indian tribe.

Reality TV Show About ND's Boom in the Works

North Dakota's oil and economic boom may be coming to the small screen soon.

ND Gets High Marks for Air Quality

The American Lung Association has given North Dakota high marks for air quality but the group says "it's a mistake to presume there is no air pollution in the state.

Minn. House Talks Gun Ban for Domestic Abusers

The Minnesota House is primed to vote on a bill that would ban people convicted of certain abuse crimes or subject to restraining orders from possessing guns.

Minn. Senate Panel Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

A Minnesota Senate panel has approved legislation that would legalize medical marijuana.

Sterling Banned for Life by the NBA

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.

DNR Wants Anglers to 'Think Zero' at Opener

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants anglers to "think zero" at this year's walleye and northern pike opener.

Minnesota Among States Considering GMO Labeling

A Minnesota lawmaker who is sponsoring a bill requiring labels on genetically modified food believes passage of similar legislation by states could force action at the federal level.

ND Spring Planting Delayed by Cool, Wet Conditions

Cool, wet conditions over the past week have hampered North Dakota farmers trying to get their crops in the ground.

Rescue Teams Looking for Jumper in Red River

Authorities in Breckenridge, Minnesota, are investigating a report of someone who jumped off of a bridge, into the Otter Tail River early Monday morning.

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WMA Camping Restrictions Remain in Place in ND

The state Game and Fish Department is continuing to impose camping restrictions this year on some wildlife management areas in western North Dakota and along Lake Sakakawea.

Western ND Getting Several Inches of Snow

The National Weather Service has designated this week as Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week in North Dakota. But conditions are more winterlike in the western part of the state.

Minn. Sen. Panel Approves Medical-Marijuana Bill

A Minnesota Senate panel approved a medical-marijuana bill with bipartisan support on Friday.

KBMW Sports

There is a full schedule of games tonight in Major League Baseball.

Ground Broken for $15M West Fargo School, Church

Officials have broken ground for a new elementary school and church in West Fargo.

Rent Refund Program Might Help More North Dakotans

More North Dakota tenants might qualify for money back on their rent payments this year due to changes in the state Renter's Refund program.

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Tornado

Tornado Safety Information

Minneapolis Considers Renaming Columbus Day

Minneapolis could join other government entities which have renamed Columbus Day, a federal holiday since 1937, but not observed in all states.

Dayton Ups Amount of Surplus He's Willing to Spend

Gov. Mark Dayton says he's willing to devote another $100 million of a budget surplus to spending on pressing needs above his previous proposal.



Bus Hits Pedestrian, 11 Transported to Hospital

Eleven people were taken to the hospital after a Metro Transit bus hit a pedestrian in Minneapolis.

Minn. Lawmakers Seek to Enhance Privacy Protection

Minnesota lawmakers are on the verge of cracking down on public employees who abuse their access to citizen data.

Minn. Senate Backs New Cell Phone Tracking Rules

New restrictions on police use of cell phone tracking technology have won backing from the Minnesota Senate.