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Extra Patrols to Enforce DWI Law this Weekend

Minnesota troopers say more people are arrested for driving drunk on Super Bowl weekend than the subsequent and prior weekends. 

College Student Found Dead Worked as Confidential Informant

A new report shows that a North Dakota college student who was found dead in a river last year was working for a regional drug task force as a confidential informant in the months before he died.

Feb. 17 Deadline for Documents in Priest Abuse Case

A judge has given the Dioceses of New Ulm and Duluth until Feb.17 to turn over documents pertaining to alleged clergy sex abuse dating back to 1949. 

New ND Revenue Forecast Assumes $4B Shortfall in Oil Revenue

North Dakota lawmakers have adopted a revised revenue forecast that reflects a more than $4 billion shortfall in oil revenue due to the slumping price of crude. 

Officials Question Free 2-Year College Plan in Minnesota

Some higher education officials are questioning whether a plan from Minnesota Senate Democrats to make two-year colleges free would be worth the cost.

Semitrailer Crash on I-29 South of Wahpeton Kills Driver

A truck driver died when his semitrailer veered off Interstate 29 south of Wahpeton. 

Permanent Deer Stands on State, County Land in Question

Permanent deer hunting stands could be banned on state and county forest land. 

Ford Recalls Cars, Vans for Door Latch and Seat Belt Trouble

Ford is recalling more than 221,000 cars and vans to fix problems with door latches and seat belts. 

Dayton Wants Big Chunk of Surplus for Education

Every Minnesota public school student would be worth more in the eyes of the state if lawmakers support Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal.

West Virginia, Ohio Visitors Seek Guidance in North Dakota

A delegation of government and economic development leaders from West Virginia and Ohio is visiting northwestern North Dakota to see firsthand what it's like to deal with an energy boom. 

Weather service: Flood chances are low in Red River Basin

The National Weather Service has issued its first spring flood forecast for the Red River Basin, and it's as mild as the winter weather. 

Dayton Sheds Light on Education Funding Increases in Budget

More details are spilling out from Gov. Mark Dayton about his upcoming budget proposal, and this time it's about new money for education programs.

Police Concerned ND On Path To Legalize Recreational Pot

Local police are concerned that smoking pot recreationally could become legal in North Dakota. North Dakota lawmakers are talking about easing up on penalties for having small amounts of weed. 

School District Investigates Snapchat Bullying

Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools administrators say the district is conducting its own investigation after the father of a black student confronted his daughter's bullies in a posting on YouTube. 

Sunday Liquor Sales Advocates Promise to Keep Fighting Ban

Advocates for allowing Minnesotans to buy booze on Sundays are back at it. 

3 Charged After Allegedly Posting Facebook Photos from Jail

Three inmates at the Williams County Correctional Center in Williston are accused of possessing a cellphone in the jail after two of them allegedly posted photos of themselves on Facebook. 

Fire-ravaged New Jersey Apartment Complex Continues to Burn

Officials are trying to determine what caused a fire that destroyed a four-story New Jersey apartment building, displacing hundreds of people.

3M Gallons of Saltwater Spills, Damage Unclear

State officials say nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, though the environmental effects aren't immediately clear. 

WCCO of Wahpeton Donates New Boots to Local Fire Departments

The presentation of more than 80 pairs of boots was made to the Wahpeton Fire Chief at the Southside Fire Department at 10:00 am this morning. 

Ex-Gophers Quarterback Reaches Plea Deal in Assault Case

The attorney for Philip Nelson says the former Minnesota Gophers quarterback has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from a fight that injured former Minnesota State, Mankato, linebacker Isaac Kolstad.

ND Measure Would Cut Income Tax Rate for Low-Wage Earners

A Minot lawmaker is pushing a measure that would give state income tax breaks to low-wage earners in North Dakota.

House Kills Bill to Extend UND Nickname Moratorium

North Dakota's House has defeated a bill that would extend a moratorium for a new nickname and moniker for the University of North Dakota. 

Vikings Stadium Bird-Safe Glass Could Cost $60M

Officials say adding bird-safe glass to the new Minnesota Vikings stadium could add as much as $60 million in extra costs. 

Workers Aren't Prepared to Handle Oil Accident

A new report says Minnesota firefighters and first responders arent adequately prepared to handle an oil spill or fiery accident.

Fargo Advances in Competition to Reduce Energy Consumption

The city of Fargo has advanced in a national competition among cities to reduce America's energy consumption. 

Vikings Stadium will Showcase Minnesota Art

The works of Minnesota artists will be on display at the new Vikings stadium. 

Target to Exit Canada

Target is exiting Canada. Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell says the company was unable to find a realistic scenario in which Target Canada would become profitable before at least 2021.

Bill Would Require Further Study of Red River Diversion Plan

A southeastern North Dakota lawmaker opposed to a Red River diversion project that would flood land in his district says impacts of the channel have not been addressed and more study is needed. 

Another lawsuit claims abuse by Boy Scout leader

Another lawsuit claiming abuse by a scoutmaster has been filed against the Boy Scouts of America, a Burnsville troop and the church that sponsored it. 

Minnesota, North Dakota Lawmakers Renew Sex Trafficking Bill

Democratic U.S. senators from Minnesota and North Dakota are reintroducing bipartisan legislation in an effort to crack down on sex trafficking across the country. 

1 dead, 1 Injured in 3-Vehicle Crash in West Fargo

One person is dead and another injured in a three-vehicle crash in West Fargo. Authorities say the crash involving two cars and a van happened shortly after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday on the city's Main Avenue. 

Ohio State Football Revelers Set Fires, Tear Down Goal Post

Ohio State University says revelers who got into Ohio Stadium after the football team's championship victory tore down a goal post on the south end of the field.

University of Minnesota Students Examine Sex Consent Policy

Student leaders at the University of Minnesota are examining a rule that would require students to give some form of 'yes' before having sex. 

Autopsy On Larimore Bus Driver Completed

Tom Iverson of the ND Highway Patrol says the autopsy on Larimore school bus driver, Max Danner has been completed. 

Senate Democrats to Put Transportation Funding Plan on Table

Senate Democrats are releasing a transportation plan that spells out how they would pay for repairs and new construction for decades to come. 

Minnesota Dentists to Provide Free Dental Care for Kids

Dentists across Minnesota will provide free dental care for children in need at the annual Give Kids a Smile event next month. 

Hands-on Bismarck Science Center Plans $40 Million Facility

The Gateway to Science Center in Bismarck is planning a new, $40 million facility.

UND Researcher Donates Unique Video Game to University

The University of North Dakota's Department of Special Collections has an unusual addition — an Atari video game cartridge that once was buried in a New Mexico landfill. 

Explosions at building where 2 terror gunman are holed up

Explosions and gunshots rang out and smoke rose outside a building where two brothers suspected in a newspaper massacre are holed up with a hostage.

JP Parise, Ex-Minnesota North Stars Standout, Dies at 73

Former Minnesota North Stars standout J.P. Parise has died from lung cancer at 73. 

Officials Investigating Chuck E. Cheese Norovirus Outbreak

Washington County officials are investigating a norovirus outbreak that infected at least 30 people at a family restaurant in Woodbury.

First Bills Hit at Minnesota Legislature, Showing Priorities

The showcase bills of the new Minnesota legislative session are being trotted out. 

Corps of Engineers Officially Declares Lake Sakakawea Frozen

The Army Corps of Engineers says Lake Sakakawea is officially frozen.

US Geological Survey Records Cluster of Quakes in Texas

A cluster of small earthquakes has rattled a Dallas-area city over a two-day period. 

Scene of Bus-Train Crash had Another Fatal Collision in 2009

The scene of a fatal collision involving a school bus and train near Larimore was the same rail crossing where a man was killed six years ago.

WWE Executive will Manage Vikings Stadium

The general manager of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium comes from World Wrestling Entertainment.

PUC Denies Effort to Stop Keystone Recertification

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has denied efforts from opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline to block TransCanada Corp.'s request to re-approve the portion of the pipeline that would run through the state. 



Schools Band Together in Wake of Fatal ND Bus-Train Crash

The head of Larimore Public Schools says school officials have received offers from about 30 schools to provide counselors in the wake of a school bus-train accident that killed two people and injured 12 students. 

Flu Season Continues to Worsen, Could Peak this Month

Health officials say the flu is rampant in most of the country and could peak soon. 

Wahpeton Zoo Nursing Injured Bald Eagle

Staff at the Wahpeton zoo are nursing an injured bald eagle back to health. 

Dakotas Begin Workweek with Extreme Cold and Heavy Snow

The work week in the Dakotas is beginning with bitter cold and heavy snow. Wind chills plummeted to as low as the minus 30s in the two states early Monday, as a storm moved in from the west. 

Frigid Temps Expected for New Year's Eve Revelers

Forecasters say bitter cold temperatures will greet New Year's revelers venturing outdoors. 

UND Nickname Task Force Votes to Take More Time

A group deciding the best way to choose a new nickname for the University of North Dakota has decided it needs more time. 

Dayton says Gopher Kickoff at 11 a.m. too Early

Gov. Mark Dayton wants University of Minnesota football home games to start later than the usual 11 a.m. kickoff. 



Wahpeton Teacher to be Reinstated

A Wahpeton Public School District teacher will be reinstated following an investigation into an incident involving two fifth grade students earlier in December. 

No Health Insurance? Penalties to Rise in 2015

The cost of being uninsured in America is going up significantly next year for millions of people. 

Duluth Wants Some Police Camera Footage Kept Private

The city of Duluth says some of the video taken by police body cameras should be kept private.

Fire Destroys Breckenridge Home

Fire crews are working on a house fire at 702 North 10th Street in Breckenridge,MN.

Vikings to Pick 11th in 1st Round of 2015 Draft

The Minnesota Vikings will have the 11th pick in the 2015 draft. 

Dayton: Don't Touch Minimum-Wage Law

Gov. Mark Dayton says he sees no reason to hold off on two coming increases to Minnesota's minimum wage and he'll resist efforts to scrap a new mechanism allowing for inflationary bumps later. 

Chrysler Recalls 67,000 Pickup Trucks

Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 67,000 model year 2006 and 2007 pickups because of a problem that could prevent the cars from starting, or cause them to move when the ignition key is turned. 

Being Uninsured in America will Cost you More

Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015.

Minnesota Agency Sets Record for Largest Paper Wad

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has claimed a world record for the largest ball of paper. 

Number of ND Pre-Filed Bills Below Average

The head of the Legislature's research arm says the number of bills filed before the start of the session is below average. 



Sub-$2-A-Gallon Gas Reaches Twin Cities

It's sticker shock, of the welcome variety. Gas prices have dropped below $2 per gallon at select Minnesota stations, reflecting steadily dropping prices to levels not seen for five years. 

Early Start to Flu Season Results in Third Death

A third Minnesotan under the age of 18 has died of the flu. 

Peers Baffled by Councilor's Death in Police Chase

Colleagues of Fergus Falls city council member Timothy Rundquist are baffled by his decision to lead police on a chase that ultimately cost him his life. 

Major Changes Coming to Lutsen Mountains Ski Area

One of Minnesota's downhill ski destinations is getting a makeover. 

North Dakota Health Officials Report Widespread Flu Cases

North Dakota officials are reporting widespread cases of the flu. The state Department of Health says there were 332 cases of laboratory-confirmed influenza as of the middle of December. 

Minnesota Town Offers Free Land with No Takers

A southeastern Minnesota town of 500 people is trying but failing to give away land for free. 

Anna Stoehr, 1 of Oldest Minn. Residents, Dies

One of Minnesota's oldest residents, who drew attention after challenging Facebook's age policies, has died. She was 114. 

Minnesota Likely to Consider Sunday Liquor Sales

An effort to allow Sunday liquor sales is likely to return to the Minnesota Legislature when it convenes in January.



Sanford, ND College Offer Training for Nurse Assistants

Sanford Health and the North Dakota State College of Science are working together on a new training program for nurse assistants. 

Cost of Minneapolis Bridge Repairs Could Top $130M

Three historic bridges spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis are due for repairs in the next five years, and officials say the total cost could top $130 million. 

Chrysler to Recall About 257K Ram Pickup Trucks

Chrysler is recalling nearly 257,000 older Ram pickup trucks because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off. 

6 Finalists Chosen for ND Higher Education Board

A nominating committee has chosen six finalists for two spots on the North Dakota Board of Higher Education. 

Fargo man hits officer, kicks out window

Police have arrested a Fargo man who they say hit an officer in the face and kicked out a squad car window. 

Carbon monoxide sickens Fargo plant workers

Authorities say about 20 people at a Fargo agricultural plant have been taken to a hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Mall urges demonstrators to take protest elsewhere

Mall of America officials are urging organizers of a police brutality protest to take their demonstration elsewhere.

ND officials eager to expand trade with Cuba

Officials from North Dakota are applauding the Obama administration's move to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba. 

MSP airport to undergo $18M renovation

Security checkpoints at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are about to get a makeover. 

Interstate 694 reopens after shootings

Interstate 694 has been reopened in the suburbs north of St. Paul after a closure of several hours that followed a pair of fatal shootings. 

ND taxable sales up 10 percent in third quarter

Taxable sales and purchases in North Dakota in the third quarter of the year totaled nearly $7.7 billion, up more than 10 percent from July, August and September of 2013. 

Minnesota exports record $5.5B in third quarter

State officials say Minnesota exports have jumped nearly 6 percent in the last year. 

Eastern ND residents complain about rail crossing

Some eastern North Dakota residents who live near a railroad crossing are complaining about the length of time that a county road has been blocked. 

Cases of most common STD fell for first time in 30 years

For the first time in three decades, the nation's most common sexually transmitted disease is a little less common. 

Minnesota ice arenas test air quality twice weekly

Minnesota ice arena managers are reminding others of the importance of monitoring air quality following two scary incidents of suspected carbon monoxide poisonings in Midwest ice arenas. 

Medical marijuana group petitions against charges

A group advocating medical marijuana is delivering a petition to the Lac qui Parle County attorney asking him to drop charges against a woman charged after giving her son cannabis oil for his pain.

Youth hockey players sickened by carbon monoxide in Fargo

Officials are investigating the source of a carbon monoxide leak that sickened youth hockey players in Fargo.

Bill Cosby breaks silence on the media, his wife

Bill Cosby gave a brief interview to Page Six on Friday, where he addressed journalistic standards and his wife's reaction to the flood of rape accusations.

Union takes NFL to court over Adrian Peterson

The NFL Players Association has filed a federal lawsuit for Adrian Peterson, asking the court to dismiss an arbitrator's decision to uphold the NFL's punishment of the star running back. 

Dakotas tribes react to fed marijuana decision

The federal government says it's OK for tribes to grow and sell marijuana on reservations, but tribes in the Dakotas don't appear to be jumping at the opportunity.

ND officials get complaints about unlicensed tattoo shops

Health officials in North Dakota say they have been receiving complaints about unlicensed tattoo shops that are operating in the state. 

Owners of Fargo-Moorhead Toll Bridge Appeal

The owners of the only toll bridge between Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, have filed an appeal with the North Dakota Supreme Court over ownership of the structure. 

Minnesota Utility Offering Customers Solar Power

Xcel Energy is launching a new program that it hopes will be a big boost in solar electricity for the Minneapolis-based utility company.

Monday deadline looms for health insurance exchange

State officials are reminding Minnesotans to sign up through the state's health insurance exchange by Dec. 15 to ensure they're covered at the start of the New Year. 

Owatonna teen dies after experiencing flu-like symptoms

Owatonna High School has made grief counselors available to students following the death of a senior who experienced flu-like symptoms.

Gustavus conductor up for a Grammy

The newly appointed wind orchestra conductor at Gustavus Adolphus College is up for a Grammy. 

Study: 270,000 Tons of Plastic Floating in Oceans

A new study estimates nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world's oceans. 

Clear Film May Rescue Birds from Vikings Glass

The Minnesota Vikings may test a window film designed by 3M Co. to counter concern about bird deaths from their new stadium's glass-heavy design. 

Task Force Works on Identifying Uninsured Drivers

State legislators are working on ways to better identify Minnesotans who drive without auto insurance. 

Reported Home Invasion Investigated in Hankinson

Richland County authorities are investigating a reported home invasion robbery in Hankinson. 

Panthers' Cam Newton Taken to Hospital After Crash

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been taken to a hospital after being involved in an auto accident in Charlotte.

9 Charged in Tri-State Meth Investigation, Including Campbell Woman

Federal drug charges have been brought against nine people in two states after an investigation into methamphetamine distribution in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

NFL Likely Seeking Tax Breaks for 2018 Super Bowl

State lawmakers will likely be asked to extend an exemption on tickets to the 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis to cover tickets to related events as well.

ND Regulators to Vote on Oil Shipment Rules

North Dakota's Industrial Commission is slated to vote on rules that could require oil companies to reduce the volatility of crude before it's loaded onto rail cars.

Conference to Discuss Agriculture Transportation

North Dakota State University researchers and the state's two U.S. senators are holding a conference in Fargo to discuss transportation for agricultural products.

New Dickinson Refinery Gets First Crude Shipment

A new oil refinery near Dickinson is ramping up to begin producing diesel fuel.

5 Foster County Officials Resign at Same Time

Foster County Commission Chairman Bill Bauer says the resignations of five county officials appear to be just a coincidence. 

Victims of Carbon Monoxide Lived in Camper

Family members say the father and daughter who died of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning and two siblings who were injured were living in a camper in St. Louis County.

LL Bean Struggles to Meet Demand for Iconic Boot

L.L. Bean will soon be making its iconic boots around the clock to try to meet demand this holiday season. 

High School Board Approves Transgender Policy

Minnesotas high school sports league has passed a controversial set of new guidelines for transgender student-athletes.

Fargo Mourning the Death of 3-Term Mayor Walaker

North Dakota's largest city is mourning the death of its three-term mayor and former city employee Dennis Walaker.

ND Gov. Dalrymple to Outline Budget Proposal

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple is preparing to outline his budget recommendations to the Legislature.

2 ND Universities Receive $935,000 in Grants

Two North Dakota universities have been awarded federal research grants totaling more than $900,000. 

Target Field Renovations Include Extra Event Space

The Minnesota Twins want to make some renovations at Target Field.

Minnesota Opens 22,000 Miles of Snowmobile Trails

Minnesota has launched a revamped website on snow conditions to coincide with the opening of the state's 22,000 miles of snowmobile trails

Automakers Expand Passenger Air Bag Recalls

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, automakers are expanding recalls or adding them to fix potentially faulty passenger air bags in high-humidity states. 

Otter Tail County Officials: 18 Train Cars Derail

Authorities say there are no injuries and no hazardous spills resulting from a train derailment on the Burlington Northern line in Otter Tail County. 

Trial Set to Begin in Deteriorating Potatoes Case

Trial is set to begin for two North Dakota brothers accused of intentionally destroying potatoes and defrauding the federal government out of about $2 million in crop insurance payments. 

State Picks Cottage Grove, Otsego Marijuana Sites

Marijuana for Minnesota's new medical cannabis program will be grown in Cottage Grove and Otsego by two producers selected by state officials. 

Obama: No Excuse for Destructive Acts in Ferguson

President Barack Obama says there's "no excuse" for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying property in response to the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.



Additional Guardsmen Dispatched to Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered additional members of the National Guard to Ferguson, where violent protests broke out following the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. 

At Least 14 Injured in Ferguson-Related Protests

Hospitals report having treated at least 14 people who were injured during the unrest that followed the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson



Thanksgiving Travel Woes? There's an App for That

Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. 

Minnesota Roads to See Increase in Holiday Traffic

Minnesota motorists can expect more company on the roads around Thanksgiving due to low gas prices and an improving economy. 

Authorities Identify Victims of Sisseton Shooting

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has identified the victims of the fatal shooting that happened over the weekend in a town in an Indian reservation in the northeast corner of the state. 

MDU to Buy Southwestern North Dakota Wind Farm

Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. is buying a 43-turbine wind farm in southwestern North Dakota. Allete Clean Energy will develop the project near Hettinger. 

Cher Concerts in Fargo, Sioux Falls Canceled

Cher concerts in the Dakotas have been canceled along with other remaining dates on the singer's Dress to Kill tour. 

For Obama, a Bumpy Road to Immigration Orders

President Barack Obama's sweeping immigration executive orders cap a turbulent, six-year quest to make headway on a thorny issue that has at times put the White House at odds with some of its fiercest supporters. 

Arrests After Ferguson Protesters Block Traffic

Three people face charges after another night of protests in Ferguson.

Takata Quality Chief Shuns National Air Bag Recall

The quality chief for Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is telling a Senate committee that a national recall of driver's side air bag inflators is not necessary. 

Average Cost of Gallon of Gas in ND Falls Below $3

The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in North Dakota has dropped below $3 for the first time in nearly four years. 

Early Figures Show Rising Minnesota Property Taxes

Minnesota property taxes are on course to rise by an average of 4 percent next year. 

Project to Highlight Native Connection to Route 66

More than two dozen American Indian tribes are teaming up with a tourism group and the National Park Service to tell a new story for travelers along historic Route 66

Ford Recalls Fusions for Ignition key problem

Ford is recalling about 65,000 Fusion midsize cars in North America because the ignition keys can be removed if the transmission is not in park.

ND Energy Workers Contain Oil, Water Spill

The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division says workers have contained 317 barrels of saltwater and four barrels of oil after a spill in the state's northwest corner.

NFL Suspends Peterson for at Least Rest of Season

The NFL has suspended Adrian Peterson without pay for at least the rest of the season. 

Red Wing School Bus Driver Fails Alcohol Check

A bus driver for the Red Wing School District could face criminal charges after failing an alcohol compliance check last week. 

Faster Internet Planned in Minnesota, Dakotas

Midcontinent Communications plans to offer faster fiber optic Internet service in the communities it serves in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. 

Guard Leader Says Safety First for Ebola Mission

The head of Minnesota's 34th Red Bull infantry division says protecting the safety and health of his soldiers is his top priority as they prepare to deploy for an Ebola mission in West Africa.

Minnesota Squad Car Gadgets Distracting Officers

As police cars across Minnesota add more technology, there's growing concern that officers may be subject to the same distracted driving they're supposed to stop.

ND Abortion Clinic Wants Rehearing in High Court

Lawyers for North Dakota's lone abortion clinic in Fargo are asking the state Supreme Court to clarify a portion of a recent ruling that limits the use of pregnancy-terminating drugs. 

Minnesota Deer Harvest Down in Minnesota

Hunters have taken fewer deer during the opening weekend of Minnesota's firearms deer season, compared with last year. 

Fargo Park Board Expands Smoking Ban

The Fargo Park Board has expanded its smoking ban at city parks, limiting smoking to about a dozen areas. 

E-Cigarette Explosion Eyed as Cause of House Fire

An e-cigarette explosion reportedly ignited a house fire in Washington state that seriously injured a man. 

Higher Education Board has Opening for 2 Positions

North Dakota officials are looking for applicants for two positions on the state Board of Higher Education.

Missouri Governor to Discuss Ferguson Preparations

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to outline law enforcement plans as the St. Louis region prepares for the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case. 

Parts of Dakotas Experience Subzero Wind Chills

Parts of the Dakotas experienced subzero wind chills a day after heavy snowfall in parts of the two states. 



McDonald's Recalls Happy Meal Toy for Choking Risk

McDonalds is recalling a Hello Kitty-themed whistle given to children in Happy Meals, citing a chance they could choke on some of its parts.

Fall Brings More Deer-Car Collisions in Minnesota

Minnesota officials are encouraging motorists to look out for deer because now is the time of year when they are most active.

Snow, Cold, Gusty Winds Push Through the Dakotas

Parts of the Dakotas are seeing the first major snowfall of the winter, as a system pushed in by the remnants of Typhoon Nuri makes its way through the region. 




A strong winter storm system will begin to work its way into the region in the next 36 hours. 

Winter Weather Awareness Week November 10th-14th

Wilkin County Emergency Management works with key county officials and non-profit organizations to plan and prepare for a wide range of emergencies. 

Higher Ed Board Aims to Hire Chancellor by Mid-May

The entire state Board of Higher Education will take part in the search for a new chancellor for the North Dakota University System. 

Dakotas Republicans Relish New Senate Influence

Republicans in the Dakotas savored a strong election for the GOP. 

3 Admit Dumping Bodily Fluids on Autistic Teen

Three Ohio teens charged in a cruel prank that involved dumping a bucket of urine, tobacco and spit on an autistic classmate have admitted to charges in juvenile court.

ND May Limit Deer Gun Licenses to 1 Per Hunter

North Dakota's Game and Fish Department wants to limit deer gun licenses to one per hunter in 2015. 

NFL Says Peterson Must Wait for Review Process

The NFL has formally begun a review of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's case, for potential punishment under the league's personal conduct policy. 

NFL Rejects Adrian Peterson's Immediate Reinstatement

The NFL has rejected a request for the immediate reinstatement of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. 

Fox Sworn in as Leader of Three Affiliated Tribes

Mark Fox is officially the leader of North Dakota's oil-rich Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation after he was sworn in Wednesday afternoon in New Town.

Panel Working on Medical Marijuana Program Details

The state panel tasked with implementing Minnesota's medical marijuana program is working on details. 

Minnesota says 48 in Ebola Monitoring Program

Minnesota health officials say they're currently monitoring 48 recently arrived travelers as part of their new program to watch for signs of Ebola.

North Dakota Likely to Back Off on Abortion Issues

North Dakota legislative leaders say lawmakers probably don't have the appetite to undertake additional measures to curb abortions in the state any time soon. 

Man pleads guilty in North Dakota sextortion case

A man accused of threatening girls into engaging in sexually explicit conduct has pleaded guilty to eight counts in the first federal case of sextortion tried in North Dakota.

Someone Added Roadrunner, Coyote to Acme Foundry in Minneapolis

Employees of Acme Foundry Company in Minneapolis showed up to work Monday morning to find some very appropriate graffiti on their entrance. 

Trooper on a Bus Set in 3 Eastern ND Cities

North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers are promoting safety around school buses in three eastern North Dakota cities.

Full Election Results for Minnesota and North Dakota

Full Election Results for Minnesota and North Dakota Including ND Measures 

Min Dak Industrial Accident

Richland County Sheriff's Office Reports At approximately 237pm Richland County sheriff's office, Breckenridge ambulance and the Dwight fire department responded to an industrial accident at  mid-dak farmers Cooperative.

Vikings' Peterson Avoids Jail in Plea Agreement

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson will avoid jail time after reaching a plea agreement in his child abuse case. 

Case IH Plant in Fargo Laying Off 40 Workers

Slumping sales are impacting one of Fargo's biggest employers. 

83,162 People Vote in ND Before Election Day

Officials say 83,162 people voted in North Dakota prior to Election Day. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says a total of 63,702 people voted by mail or turned in absentee ballots

Hot Streak has UND Hockey Ranked Second in Nation

A hot streak by the University of North Dakota hockey team has propelled UND to second in both national polls.

Randy Wayne Berndt

Randy Wayne Berndt- husband, father, son, brother, friend, teacher, coach, runner, and faithful servant of the Lord - died peacefully on Saturday, November 1, 2014

Adrian Peterson Reportedly Working on Plea Deal

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is reportedly working on a plea deal for his child abuse case. 

Minnesota Counties to Process MNsure Applications

Minnesota counties are gearing up to begin processing thousands of paper applications for the state's online health insurance exchange next month. 

Original Famous Dave's Destroyed by Fire

The restaurant that launched the Famous Dave's barbecue chain has been destroyed by fire in northern Wisconsin.

1st ND Shipment Under New Pact Reaches West Coast

The first shipment of agricultural goods from North Dakota has reached the West Coast under an agreement between the state and the Port of Vancouver.

4 Groups in Dakotas get Rural Development Grants

Four groups in the Dakotas are getting grants through the federal Agriculture Department's Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program. 

Group Argues Redskins Lawsuit Should be Tossed

Five Native Americans are asking a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed after the group successfully challenged the team's name, arguing it is offensive. 

Minnesota Couple Charged with Benefit Fraud

The Minnesota couple whose daughter's death prompted a 2011 child care safety law has been accused of concealing assets at the same time they were getting public assistance. 

Poaching Cases Claim 5 Deer in Southeast ND

Authorities are investigating another deer poaching case in southeastern North Dakota. 

Oil Boom Documentary Being Screened in Williston

Williston residents are getting a chance to view an award-winning documentary about the gritty side of life in the oil boomtown. 

Maine Nurse Defies Ebola Quarantine with Bike Ride

A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for an hour-long bike ride. 

ND Highway Patrol Names New Minot Commander

The North Dakota Highway Patrol has named a new regional commander in Minot. Sgt. Jamie Huschka is being promoted to the rank of lieutenant and will begin his new role Saturday.

Vehicle Recalls

Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 SUVs and trucks because malfunctioning fuel heaters can cause fires

Missing Broncos Fan Says he Had 'Fill of Football'

A man who disappeared during last week's Denver Broncos game told police he had "his fill of football" and walked and hitchhiked about 130 miles to a city in southern Colorado.

Maine will Seek to Enforce Quarantine

Maine Gov. Paul LePage says the state is working with health officials to seek legal authority to enforce the quarantine of a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Africa. 

ND's Sole Abortion Clinic Halts Medical Abortions

The director of North Dakotas sole abortion provider says medical abortions have ceased at the Fargo clinic following a North Dakota Supreme Court ruling.

North Dakota Court Upholds Medical Abortion Law

The North Dakota Supreme Court has overturned a lower court judge and upheld a state law limiting the use of drugs to terminate pregnancies.

Western ND Water Project to Seek $120 Million

Officials plan to ask the Legislature next year for $120 million in funding for the Western Area Water Supply Project. 

CHI Donating $10 Million to University of Mary

Catholic Health Initiatives is donating $10 million to the University of Mary

Ebola Becoming Political Issue in Minnesota Races

Ebola is becoming more than just a health issue as it moves to forefront of politics in Minnesota. 

Obama Offers Federal Help to NY with Ebola Case

President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case. 

Evenflo Recalls Infant Seats to Fix Sticky Buckles

Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch. 

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COYOTES-WILD Kuemper stops 26 shots in Wild shutout of Coyotes

Conservation Groups Push to Block Minnesota Carp

Conservation groups are pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help block invasive carp species by ending operations at two Twin Cities-area locks in the Mississippi River.

Archdiocese Releases Names of 17 Accused Priests

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has disclosed the names of 17 additional priests who have been accused of sexually abusing minors. 

Senators Ask Gov't for Nationwide Air Bag Recall

Two U.S. senators are calling on U.S. auto safety regulators to immediately issue a nationwide recall for cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp.

$1.4 Million Spent on TV Ads for ND Measures

An analysis shows that backers and foes of a state conservation fund have spent $618,500 on television advertisements to date. 

MN will Monitor Some Travelers for Ebola Symptoms

Minnesota health officials say they'll be in daily touch with travelers returning to Minnesota from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea for 21 days, the incubation period for Ebola.

Request Denied to Remove Judge on Peterson Case

A prosecution request to remove the judge handling the felony child abuse case against Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson has been denied. 

City Attorney: Minneapolis Can't Ban Redskins Name

The Minneapolis City Attorney's office says the city can't ban the Redskins name when Washington plays the Vikings at the University of Minnesota next month. 

Federal Judge Won't Halt Home Care Worker Union

A federal judge has dealt another loss to opponents of a Minnesota unionization drive by refusing to halt the launch of a home-care union while a lawsuit proceeds. Federal Judge Michael Davis denied the request of nine plaint

Trooper on a Bus Program Set in Rugby Area

The North Dakota Highway Patrol is bringing its Trooper on a Bus program to the Rugby area Thursday to catch violators and promote safety around school buses. 

Experts: Autopsy Shows Close-Range Wound for Brown

Two experts say Michael Brown's official autopsy shows the 18-year-old was shot in the hand at close range the day he was killed by a Ferguson police officer. 

Homeland Security Orders New Screening for Ebola

The Homeland Security Department is requiring that anyone coming to the United States from one of three West African countries reporting an Ebola outbreak must enter the country through one of five airports screening passengers

Packaging Error Prompts Recall of Naproxen Pills

A North Carolina company is recalling nearly 12,000 boxes of pain relief tablets sold at Dollar Tree stores because some cartons contain a different medication that could cause allergic reactions. 

Farm Equipment Causing Accidents in Minnesota

Electric co-ops in Minnesota say they're seeing more cases of farm machinery hitting poles or overhead lines, causing costly and potentially dangerous scenarios.

Tammy Sadek Reveals New Details Into Son's Death

Tammy Sadek spoke Monday morning to discuss new details into her son Andrew's death. 

National Historic Site in ND Celebrating 40 Years

The Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site is celebrating its 40th anniversary this weekend. 

Falling North Dakota Oil Prices Don't Worry Hess

A company that's invested billions in North Dakota's oil patch says it plans to stick around, despite falling prices. 

Dallas Officials: 120 Still on Ebola Monitoring

Texas health officials say 120 people are still being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people who got the disease in Dallas.

Pentagon Reacts to Sick Woman who Claimed She'd Been to Africa

Defense officials say seven officers who assisted a woman who fell ill in a Pentagon parking lot today are being isolated and might be kept in a tent at the Pentagon overnight.

Cruise Ship is Turned Away From Mexico

A Caribbean cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker is heading back to Texas -- after being refused permission to dock in Cozumel, Mexico.

Chimerix Gets FDA OK to Test Drug for Ebola

A North Carolina drugmaker plans to test its experimental antiviral drug in patients who have Ebola, after getting authorization from regulators at the Food and Drug Administration. 

US to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in 7 New States

The federal government is recognizing same-sex marriages in seven more states. 

3-Hour Chase Leads to Charges Against Garrison Man

A Garrison man faces nearly a dozen charges after allegedly leading several McLean County sheriff's deputies on a three-hour chase.

CDC had Ebola Concerns with New York to Minneapolis Passenger

Federal health officials said the second nurse to contract Ebola from Thomas Duncan, the first patient to die in the U.S., should not have been on a Frontier Airlines flight from Cleveland to Dallas 

Obama Calls Lawmakers, Foreign Leaders About Ebola

President Barack Obama is consulting with lawmakers, public health officials and heads of state about the Ebola outbreak. 

Dayton Confers with Federal Officials on Ebola

Gov. Mark Dayton says he's been in contact this week with federal government officials about his request that Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport be added to advance screening sites for Ebola.

Devils Lake Student Helps Injured Running Opponent

A Devils Lake High School runner says she was "doing the right thing" when she carried an injured opponent on her back in the final stretch of a cross country race. 

Mayo Clinic Files Lawsuit Against Former Executive

Mayo Clinic says one of its former top executives was secretly hired by a competitor and continued to work for the Rochester-based medical practice and research group to steal trade secrets.

Minnesota Nurses Want More Protective Ebola Gear

The Minnesota Nurses Association is calling on hospitals to provide the highest level of protective equipment available for any staff treating Ebola patients.

Fargo Convenience Store Robbed at Gunpoint

Fargo police are searching for two male suspects after an early morning robbery at a convenience store. 

Health Secretary: Hospital Needed Better Oversight

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell says the federal government could have performed "much better oversight" of the Dallas hospital

$25M Gift Brings New Name to U Children's Hospital

The University of Minnesota's children's hospital is getting a new name, thanks to a multi-million dollar gift. 

Governor, Delegation Host Energy Conference

Gov. Jack Dalrymple says value-added energy business is the future of North Dakota's economy. 

Ebola Screening Starts Thursday at 4 US Airports

Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark will take the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries starting Thursday.

Grand Forks County Officials Warn of Phone Scam

The Grand Forks County sheriff's department is warning residents about a phone scam.

ND HIV/AIDS Rate Rises with Population Growth

The number of HIV and AIDS cases in North Dakota has grown dramatically in recent years as workers from across the country have flocked to the state because of its booming economy.

GM Ignition Switch Deaths Rise to 27

At least 27 people have died and 25 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. 

Red River Diversion Group Agrees to Lower Levee

The Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority has approved a plan to lower a ring dike south of the metropolitan area after Minnesota officials complained that it should not have been built. 

Potential Plaintiffs in Hepatitis C Lawsuit Grows

Two more confirmed cases of hepatitis C have been tied to a Minot nursing home that's the subject of a federal lawsuit.

Cherry High School Forfeits Football Season

A northern Minnesota high school football team has forfeited the remainder of its season due to a dwindling number of players. 

Military Funeral Funding Cuts Hit Minnesota Vets

Federal funding has been cut for honor guards at military funerals in Minnesota, leaving some people concerned that veterans will miss out on the graveside honor they have earned. 

Prosecutors want Adrian Peterson's Bond Revoked

Texas prosecutors have filed a motion to revoke Adrian Peterson's bond and have him re-arrested after the Minnesota Vikings running back allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana while he is awaiting trial 

Hospital: No Signs of Ebola in Dallas-Area Officer

The Dallas hospital treating a sheriff's deputy who went into the apartment where an Ebola victim was living says the deputy is showing no signs that he's also infected.

2 Teens Dead, Third Injured in Crash Near Langdon

Two teenagers are dead and another injured after a crash at an intersection on U.S. Highway 5 in northeastern North Dakota.

Security Increased after Minneapolis Ramp Attacks

Police say they have assigned undercover patrols to a parking ramp in the downtown Minneapolis Warehouse District after two women were attacked during daylight hours earlier this week.

US Adds Extra Level of Airport Screening for Ebola

Five major U.S. airports will soon begin an extra level of screening to try to catch any travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries who may be carrying the disease.

Woman Who Hosted Ebola Patient Angry Over Death

The woman hosting Thomas Eric Duncan before he was diagnosed with Ebola says she's angry his son couldn't visit him before he died.

Report: Federal Budget Deficit Falls to $486B

A new report says the federal government's budget deficit has fallen to $486 billion, the smallest pool of red ink of President Barack Obama's six-year span in office,

Adrian Peterson in Court for Child Abuse Case

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has arrived in a Texas courtroom for an initial appearance on a charge of felony child abuse. 

Doctors Say Measure 1 Will Stop IVF in North Dakota

A group of specialized doctors in North Dakota is speaking out against Measure One, which states the inalienable right to life of every human being at any stage of development must be recognized and protected.

Heitkamp Awards Medals to ND Vietnam War Veteran

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp has presented a Vietnam War veteran from Hankinson with honors including a Purple Heart certificate. 

Minnesota Health Officials Focus on Suicide Rates

Minnesota health officials are changing the way they collect data on suicides in an effort to better understand a 29 percent jump in recent years. 

Strong Earthquake Shakes Southwestern China

A strong, shallow earthquake has shaken southwestern China's Yunnan province. 

Budget Shortfall at MN Zoo Means Job Cuts

Some job cuts are in store at the Minnesota Zoo because of a projected budget shortfall. 

Railroad Delays Hitting Hard in Western Minnesota

Experts are expecting a high demand for grain shipment caused by a record harvest this year to drive long waits and high prices in Minnesota and across the county. 

Parents Urged Journalist with Ebola Not To Go

The parents of an American video journalist who contracted Ebola in Liberia say they tried to talk him out of going there last month. 

Dayton Criticizes Student Ticket Bundling

Gov. Mark Dayton says he's "appalled" to hear of a new sports ticket bundling practice for students at the University of Minnesota. 

Cher Reschedules Concerts in Fargo and Sioux Falls

Cher concerts in the Dakotas originally scheduled for this month have been rescheduled for early next year. 



Norwegian Ambassador Visiting North Dakota

Norway's ambassador to the U.S. is visiting North Dakota this week. 

Longtime State Sen. John Andrist Retiring

Longtime state Sen. John Andrist is retiring. 

General Mills Plans 700-800 Job Cuts

General Mills Inc. plans to eliminate 700 to 800 jobs as part of its cost-cutting plan to fight declining sales. 

Transgender Athlete Policy Draws Heavy Response

A proposed policy that deals with transgender student-athletes in high school sports in Minnesota is generating a heavy response from those on both sides of the issue. 

ND Sheep Ranchers Question Bighorn Die-Off Theory

North Dakota sheep ranchers are questioning the theory that they're to blame for a large die-off of wild bighorns in the western Badlands. 

42 St. Paul Art Projects Win $1.4 Million

A national nonprofit foundation has awarded nearly $1.4 million to 42 projects to boost public art in St. Paul. 

Transgender Guidelines for Prep Sports Considered

The Minnesota High School League will vote on establishing guidelines for transgender student-athlete participation. 

ND County Employs Drones for 1st Time at Night

The Grand Forks County sheriff's department has flown its first nighttime drone mission.

FAA: 2 Weeks to Reopen Chicago-Area Control Center

The Federal Aviation Administration says it will take about two weeks to fully reopen a Chicago-area control center where an act of sabotage brought the city's two international airports to a halt last week. 

Minnesota Educators Unhappy with ACT Requirement

Some Minnesota educators have continued to express concern over the state's new ACT requirement for high school students. 

Dalrymple to Unveil Improvements to State Parks

Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he has plans for major improvements to North Dakota's park system and statewide conservation enhancements. 

Fire at Air Control Facility Causes Hundreds of Cancellations

A fire at an air traffic control facility in suburban Chicago has caused more than 500 flights to be canceled at the city's airports today -- and more cancellations are expected. 

Minnesota Waterfowl Season Opens Saturday

With duck hunters anxiously preparing for Saturday's waterfowl opener in Minnesota, the Department of Natural Resources is reminding everyone to think safety on the water. 

Record Early Fall Warmth Blanketing North Dakota

Record warmth is blanketing North Dakota. National Weather Service reports show that Bismarck, Minot, Dickinson, Williston and Grand Forks all had record-high temperatures for the date on Thursday.

New Town Student now Allowed to Sit During Pledge

A 6-year-old New Town boy who doesn't want to stand with his classmates during the Pledge of Allegiance is now being allowed to sit. Parents Jesse Moore and Kristina Leiffer earlier enlisted the help of a national atheist

NDSCS Football Program Reports NJCAA Rules Infraction

The North Dakota State College of Science Athletic Department today self reported National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) rule violations regarding the Wildcat Football team. 

BREAKING: Bearson Death Confirmed as Homicide

Moorhead Police Lt. Tory Jacobson has confirmed 18-year-old NDSU student Thomas Bearsons death is confirmed as a homicide.

Powerful Earthquake Rattles Large Swath of Alaska

A powerful earthquake shook up a large swath of Alaska on Thursday morning, including the state's largest city. 

Man Accused of Killing Officer Appears in Court

The man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer appeared in court, but did not enter a plea in the case.

North Dakota GOP Unveils New Oil Tax Formula

North Dakota Republicans have unveiled a revamped formula used to distribute a portion of the state's oil and gas production tax revenue. 

Tony Stewart will Not Face Charges in Deadly Crash

A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York.

Mourners in Minnesota, North Dakota Honor Student

Family and friends of a North Dakota college student are mourning the teen from Minnesota after police said his body was found in Moorhead. 

Gay Music Director Dismissed at Catholic Church

A popular music director at a Catholic church in Victoria has been asked to resign after marrying his longtime same-sex partner. 

Records: Train Cargo Lists Sometimes Inaccurate

Crew complaints filed with the Federal Railroad Administration show that at least 18 times in the past three years BNSF Railway freight trains left Minneapolis with hazardous chemicals that were not on the official cargo list.

VA to Investigate Whether Data was Falsified

The inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs will investigate allegations that the appointment records of a retired Marine were falsified to cover up delays in patient care at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System.

Archbishop Nienstedt Meets Clergy Abuse Survivors

A support group for victims of clergy sex abuse has been given the opportunity to heal through a meeting with the archbishop of Minneapolis and St. Paul. 

Woman Flees Fargo Police, Rear-Ends Ambulance

Fargo police say a woman fleeing a traffic stop was arrested after crashing into an ambulance.

North Dakotans Urged to Get Protected Against Flu

North Dakota's Health Department is urging people to get vaccinated for the upcoming flu season.

Dean Aamodt, at Wahpeton was Named ND 2015 Teacher of the Year

Dean Aamodt, music teacher at Wahpeton High School was named the 2015 ND Teacher of the Year at a ceremony held today at Wahpeton High School.

North Dakota's Teacher of the Year to be Named

North Dakota's 2015 Teacher of the Year is slated to be named on Monday in Wahpeton. 

ND Has More Inmates but Not A Big Drop in Crime

A study indicates that putting more criminals behind bars has not led to a big drop in North Dakota's crime rate. 

Man Sentenced on Charge of Soliciting a Child

A Breckenridge, Minnesota man was sentenced in Wilkin County District Court this week on a felony charge of solicitation of a child to engage in a sexual act

Man Accused of Falsely Claiming Military Valor

A national organization that exposes people who falsely claim military service says a Willmar man has been deceitfully posing as a decorated Army Ranger. 

Poll: Support for PolyMet Mine has Declined

A new poll shows support for a proposed copper and nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota has declined. 

Wildlife Area Replaces 100-Foot Coal Mining Hole

A new wildlife area has opened on North Dakota land that was once a 100-foot hole that was dug up for coal mining. 

BCA on Way to Shooting in NW Minnesota

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is on its way to the scene of a shooting in Polk County. 

Environmentalists Say River Toxins Need Attention

Environmentalists and the Fond du Lac band of Lake Superior Chippewa say the state isnt doing enough to protect the public from toxins in the St. Louis River.

Cottage Grove Approves Medical Marijuana Farm

A suburban Twin Cities company has local approval for a medical marijuana manufacturing plant. 

Next Director Named for State Historical Society

The expansion coordinator for the State Historical Society of North Dakota has been named the organization's next director. 

Officer Hill Honored for Service

Whether they are on duty or off, great police officers are known to answer emergency calls when someone is in trouble. 

Bachman Family Proposes Pot Farm in Cottage Grove

A company recently founded by members of the Bachman family has proposed the establishment of a medical marijuana farm in Cottage Grove. 

NFL, Union Agree to New Drug Policy, HGH Testing

The NFL says it has reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing. 

'Trooper on a Bus' Conducted in Northwestern ND

Highway Patrol troopers this week are cracking down on traffic violations around school buses in northwestern North Dakota. 

Minnesota Law Professor Wins $625K 'Genius Grant'

A professor at the William Mitchell College of Law who advocates for victims of domestic abuse is among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants." 

Vikings Bar Peterson from All Team Activities

Minnesota Vikings owners are scheduled to address their middle-of-the-night decision to put Adrian Peterson on hiatus. 

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.
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