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One Injured After Rear-Ending Snowplow

KBMW NEWS February 5, 2016   A minivan rear ended a ND DOT snowplow this morning.  The accident occurred mid-morning just south of the weigh scale on I-29, near the Wahpeton exit.  The ND DOT snowplow is dispatched out of the Wahpeton locat

Sheriff releases sketch of Rothsay bank robbery suspect

The Wilkin County Sheriff's office has released a composite drawing of a suspect believed to be involved in the recent robbery of the Farmers State Bank in Rothsay, Minnesota.  

Boiler Explodes on NDSCS Campus

January 21, 2016 KBMW NEWS At around 7 a.m. this morning an explosion blew the doors off of a boiler on in the Central Heating Plant on the North Dakota State College of Science campus. The Wahpeton Fire Department was called in at around 10:15 when emplo

KBMW's Rollie Lipp Competes Against Tom Dryberg, Jay Ovask

Rollie Lipp loses the free throw championship to Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Tom Dryberg!  In a neck and neck battle, Dryberg completed 19 out of 25 free throws and Lipp completed 17 out of 25 attempts.

Wilkin County States Attorney Set to Retire

Photos Courtesy of Brett Lambrecht

Propane Tanker Rollover

KBMW NEWS January 8, 2016 Shortly after 4:30 yesterday afternoon a semi hauling propane rolled on its side just west of Great Bend.  The accident happened at the intersection of 88th street and 169th Ave SE.  The 2016 Mack Truck, driven by 68 ye

Emergency Preparedness Drill Held at Wahpeton High School

December 15, 2015 KBMW NEWS Richland County Emergency Management along with six other law enforcement and emergency agencies are participating in an emergency preparedness drill Wednesday afternoon at the Wahpeton High School.  The city and county fi

Woman Injured in Rollover Near Hankinson

KBMW News A 69-year-old woman was injured when she lost control of her vehicle Thursday afternoon near Hankinson. Bonnie Posey of Wheaton, Minnesota was traveling westbound on Highway 11 east of Hankinson, lost control, went into the ditch, jumped an appr

First Snowfall

December 1
Allow some extra time for your morning commute as the southern valley’s first snowfall dropped up to 8 inches of snow in some areas.
Many secondary and residential roads still remain unplowed as crews have been out for most of the night clearing emergency routes and main roadways. A winter weather advisory remains in effect through Tuesday afternoon.
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Photo of the Scene

Kindred School Bus Collides with Four Semis

KBMW NEWS September 25, 2015 A Kindred Public School bus and four semis collided at Hwy 46 and County Road 1 this morning during the heavy fog.   Richland County Emergency Management Director, Brett Lambrecht tells KBMW NEWS  that the schoo

Crash Results in DWI Charges

KBMW NEWS August 24, 2015   A Lidgerwood woman is facing DWI charges after running a stop sign and crashing into another vehicle causing minor injuries.  The incident occurred Saturday night when 49 year old Sandra Jean Kohl was traveling south

Phone Scam Reported in Richland County

August 6, 2015 KBMW NEWS The Richland County Sheriff's Office told KBMW News on Thursday that they have received reports of a phone scam.  An unknown caller is claiming to be a representative of the Richland County Sheriff's Office, and tha

Sexual Assault Reported in Fairmount

July 30, 2015 KBMW NEWS On July 30, 2015, a sexual assault in the city of Fairmount was reported to the Richland County Sheriff’s Office. The victim is a juvenile female who reports that she was sexually assaulted while walking home around midnight

Construction Set to Begin on Twin Town Skate Park

July 28, 2015 KBMW NEWS   After three years of planning and fundraising, the Twin Town Skate park is coming closer to reality.  Construction is set to start this fall.  The total pricetag on the park is just under $300,000.  Colton Sch

Ducks Contribute to Motorcycle Accident Near Rothsay

July 27, 2015 KBMW NEWS   The Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle accident north of Rothsay on Friday afternoon.  A passing motorist called the sheriff’s office with a report of a motorcycle lying on its side in

Two Injured in Rollover Near Walmart

July 27, 2015 KBMW NEWS   Two people were injured in a rollover accident west of the Wahpeton Walmart.  The Richland County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle roll over on 78 1/2 street, west of Walmart shortly after 7:00pm last n

One Injured In Richland County Rollover

July 27, 2015 KBMW NEWS One person was injured in a rollover accident in Northern Richland County on Friday.  The Richland County Sheriff’s office responded to a one vehicle rollover on Interstate 29, one mile south of State Highway 46.  T

Theft in Colfax

JULY 23, 2015
The Richland County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help regarding a residential home burglary in rural Colfax.  The burglary occurred earlier this month. Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Gjerdevig tells KBMW news, among the items stolen, include a large 65” flat screen LED television, a 40” flat screen, and

West Nile Virus Detected in Wahpeton

July 22, 2015 KBMW NEWS WAHPETON, N.D. (July 22, 2015)—On Wednesday, July 22 the City of Wahpeton Public works department identified West Nile virus in one pool of mosquitoes collected. The mosquito most common for transmitting West Nile virus is th

Boil Order Issued in Fairmount

FAIRMOUNT, N.D. (July 15, 2015) –The city of Fairmount’s water tower recently sustained major damage, which compromises the safety of the water supply. Until further notice, residents of Fairmount will need to boil water for cooking and drink
Courtesy of Richland County Emergency Management

Severe Weather Damages Fairmount Water Tower

July 15, 2015
Another round of severe weather made its way through the southern valley last night.  Strong winds and heavy rain damaged the city of Fairmount’s water tower.  Fairmount residents are asked to conserve water until further notice. Richland County Emergency Management Director Brett Lambrecht tells KBMW NEWS the damage to the water tower is quite

Men Killed in Richland County Crash Identified

A vehicle rollover killed two men in Richland County, four miles north of the South Dakota border on Country Road 81.
Dustin Krause, 33, of Wahpeton, and Ryan Ginsbach, 37, of Lidgerwood, were killed as the 2008 Chevy Impala went off the road and rolled into a drainage ditch. It is not known which of the men was operating the vehicle when it crashed.
One of the men was found about half a mile

Two Hurt, Charges Pending After Vehicle Crash

June 1, 2015 KBMW NEWS RICHLAND COUNTY   The Richland County Sheriff along with Robert’s County Sheriff departments responded to a two vehicle accident on Richland County Road 1 on Saturday.  A car driven by 29 year old Kyle Wahler of rura

Vehicle Fire Near Fairmount

June 1, 2015
The Wilkin County Sheriff’s office responded to a vehicle fire five miles east of Fairmount on Friday night approximately 10:45pm.  The drive of the vehicle, Stephani Nicole Walker, and the passenger, Jacob Leo Brist both escaped without injury.  The vehicle was a total loss.  Fairmount Fire Department also responded to

One Injured After Vehicle Rollover

June 1, 2015 KBMW NEWS Breckenridge— One man was injured in a single vehicle rollover Saturday morning on highway 75 five miles south of Breckenridge.  The driver, 48 year old Billie Jo White of Doran, MN was ejected from his vehicle.  Whi

Burglary at J-Star Oil Tesoro

At around 2:30 in the morning of Wednesday, May 27, the Richland County Sheriff’s Office received a call that a burglar alarm had gone off at J Star Oil Tesoro. Responding deputies found the east door’s glass had been broken. They proceeded to search the building, but found no one inside. An undisclosed amount of money and merchandise was taken. No arrests have been made, and the

Richland County Sherriff?s Department Recovers $140,000 in Stolen Property

After receiving a call on Wednesday, May 20 regarding the possible location of stolen vehicles and equipment, responding deputies found the stolen property—valued at $140,000—located at the J-Star gas station 3 miles east of Hankinson. Two sus

Suspected Vehicle Sought In Rothsay Bank Robbery

KBMW NEWS January 19, 2016     The Wilkin County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the vehicle involved in last Tuesday’s bank robbery in Rothsay.  Wilkin County Sheriff, Rick Fiedler tells KB

Sheriff releases sketch of Rothsay bank robbery suspect

The Wilkin County Sheriff's office has released a composite drawing of a suspect believed to be involved in the recent robbery of the Farmers State Bank in Rothsay, Minn.

The sketch was drawn from a witness account of the robbery, which happened January 12.  A man approached a teller and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.  

Sheriff Rick Fiedler says the robber may have been driving an SUV. He says a resident saw the vehicle and investigators discovered security photos and video from Rothsay Truck Stop showing the truck.

The vehicle is believed to be a blue mid-2000s Cadillac Escalade.  Fiedler says the license plates had been removed.

He's hoping that someone who may have information on the truck will contact his office in Breckenridge. The FBI is assisting with the investigation.  If you have any information please call the Wilkin County Sherriff's Office at 218-643-8544. 

Fire Destroys Apartment Garages

Six apartment garages and three separate apartment buildings are among those that caught fire in north Wahpeton Wednesday evening. No injuries were reported in this large fire, however the garages and a car are considered a total loss. The apartment build

Plea Expected To Change In NDSU Rape Case

Stanley Busche, 39, from Argusville, North Dakota is scheduled to have a change of plea hearing on June 22nd.

Man Hit By BNSF Train This Morning

A close call for a man who was hit by a BNSF train this morning around 8:00 a.m.  The accident happened near Campbell when the farm sprayer he was driving was hit by a BNSF train.  The main was ejected from the sprayer during the crash but managed to walk to the ambulance.  He was taken to the hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.  Wilkin

ND Lawmakers Bump 'Trail Tax' Fees for Snowmobiles

North Dakota lawmakers have approved legislation that increases the snowmobile "trail tax" that's used to maintain state trails.

Law Enforcement Agencies Target Distracted Drivers this Week

The Minnesota State Patrol and more than 300 law enforcement agencies across the state are making a concerted effort this week to crack down on distracted drivers.


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Minnesota Marketers Set Sights on 2023 World's Fair

After landing an upcoming Super Bowl and a Final Four, Minnesota is ready to push for its next big event: the 2023 World's Fair. 

Radio Host on Leave, Accused Stalker Heads to Trial

A public radio host in Minnesota has taken a leave of absence as her accused stalker heads to trial on felony charges. 

PSC Approves 2 Small Pipeline Projects in McKenzie County

North Dakota regulators have approved siting permits for two small pipeline projects in McKenzie County. 

High School Achiever Weighs Plenty of College Options

The teenage daughter of Somali immigrants has a tough choice to make after her upcoming graduation from a private high school in the Twin Cities area. 

Latest on Boston Bombing Trial: Tsarnaev Guilty on 30 Counts

A jury has convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of all 30 counts he faced stemming from the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon. 

Last Shipment of Coal Delivered to Xcel's Burnsville Plant

For more than 60 years, Xcel Energy's Burnsville plant has received shipments of coal to generate electricity.

Schneider Resigning from USDA After State, Federal Roles

Jasper Schneider is resigning from the U.S. Department of Agriculture after serving several years in prominent state and federal posts.

In Dayton's Projects Bill, Tiny Hallock Scores Big Help

A city in the northernmost reaches of Minnesota with fewer than 1,000 people is getting outsized attention in Gov. Mark Dayton's construction projects bill

ND Dems Want GOP Governor to Protect Gay State Employees

North Dakota Democrats want Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple to bar discrimination against gay, lesbian or transgender state government employees.

A List of Tribal Laws Prohibiting Gay Marriage

Below is a list of federally recognized Native American tribes that have laws either defining marriage as between a man and a woman or explicitly prohibiting same-sex marriages, along with excerpts of those laws. 

Minnesota Reports 2 More Bird Flu Cases

Health officials in Minnesota are reporting two more cases of bird flu in commercial turkey operations. 

Police Say Counterfeit Money is Circulating in Jamestown

Jamestown police are warning residents and businesses about counterfeit money circulating in the city.

Bismarck Woman's April Fools' Day Prank Goes Awry

A 45-year-old Bismarck woman might be in trouble with the law after pulling an April Fools' Day prank that didn't end well. 



Conditions Prompt North Dakota Governor to Declare Emergency

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has declared a fire emergency in response to dry conditions, unseasonably high temperatures and high winds.

Father of Student Presumed Drowned Thanks Law Enforcement

The father of a University of Minnesota student presumed to have drowned in the Mississippi River is thanking law enforcement for their efforts in finding his daughter. 

North Dakota Anglers Asked to Report Lakes with Winterkill

Biologists with North Dakota's Game and Fish Department are asking anglers for help in documenting lakes that might have experienced winterkill.

ND House Panel Opposes Bill Banning Sexual Discrimination

A North Dakota House committee is opposing legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, government, public services and the workplace. 

Minneapolis VA Among Hospitals Working to Add Women's Care

With women the fastest growing veteran group joining VA care, there's concern that the VA hasn't changed quickly enough for their needs, including in Minnesota. 

Fast-Food Labor Organizers Plan Actions for April 15

Fast-food labor organizers are expanding the scope of their campaign for $15 an hour and unionization, this time with a day of actions including college campuses.

2 to Plead Guilty in Oil Patch Human Trafficking Case

A man and woman accused of luring women from California to work as prostitutes in the western North Dakota oil patch have reached plea agreements with prosecutors. 

Heitkamp to Bring Homeland Security No. 2 to North Dakota

U.S. Sen Heidi Heitkamp is bringing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's No. 2 official to North Dakota for a two-day trip. 

ND Senate to Review Changes to Oil Tax Distribution Formula

Senate budget writers are reviewing a revamped formula to distribute a portion of the state's oil and gas production tax revenue. 

Update on the Latest in Sports

Top-seed Kentucky is making it look easy. The undefeated Wildcats raced out to an 18-2 lead in the first eight and a-half minutes on their way to a 78-39 rout of West Virginia in the Midwest Regional.

Fargo Gas Station Robbed at Gunpoint by 2 Males; No One Hurt

Police are searching for two people who held up a gas station in Fargo. Authorities say two males entered the All Stop store about 10:45 p.m. Thursday and demanded money. 

Bells Tolling April 9 to Mark Anniversary of Civil War End

Bells will ring in unison across Minnesota and other places in the country on April 9 to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War's end. 

State Lottery Manager Accused of 2nd DUI

The executive director of the Minnesota Lottery says a second drunken driving charge against one of his top administrators is a personnel matter thats under review.

McCartney, Metallica to Headline Chicago's Lollapalooza 2015

Paul McCartney, Metallica and Sam Smith will be among 130 acts at this year's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. 

Fargo Police Looking for Citizens to Help with Surveillance

Fargo police are hoping to get private cameras to help with public safety. 

Amy's Kitchen Recalls Spinach Products Over Listeria Fears

Organic food company Amy's Kitchen has voluntarily recalled about 74,000 cases of frozen and prepackaged products containing spinach over listeria concerns. 

Male Nurses Scarce but Make More Money than Women RNs

A new study says that the gender pay gap exists even in nursing, an occupation dominated by women.

Businessman Who Staved off Blackouts Applauds NFL's Decision

The NFL's decision to suspend its television blackout rule for the 2015 season is making one Buffalo-area businessman happy. 

Minnesota Republicans to Issue Alternate Transportation Plan

Minnesota House and Senate Republicans are ready to release a transportation plan they'll push as an alternative to a hefty proposal offered by Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. 

Farmers Fund New Research to Breed Gluten-Free Wheat

New research funded by farmers aims to breed wheat for people who can't eat wheat and other grains, and comes amid booming consumer interest in gluten-free foods. 

Judge: 'Plausible' Case Hospital Mistreated Transgender Man

A federal judge has ruled that a transgender man has a "plausible" case that he was discriminated against and mistreated during a visit at a Twin Cities-area hospital. 

FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Potatoes, Apples as Safe

Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles. 

Mandan Woman Battling Cancer Featured on Cover of Time

A Mandan woman who is battling cancer is featured on the cover of the current Time magazine.

2 Taken to Hospital After Ambulance-SUV Crash in Fargo

Two people were taken to a hospital after an ambulance and a sport utility vehicle collided in downtown Fargo.

Most of Minnesota is Now Officially in Drought

Most of Minnesota is now officially in drought. Thursday's update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 88 percent of Minnesota is in a moderate drought.

Bids for Proposed New Fargo City Hall Higher than Expected

Bids for a proposed new City Hall in Fargo have come in 10 percent higher than expected. 

Minnesota Lawmakers Focus on College Cost Concerns

Dozens of bills meant to address rising college costs have been introduced in the Minnesota legislature by members of both parties. 

2 Troublesome Weeds 'On the Horizon' in North Dakota

North Dakota officials are keeping an eye on two potentially troublesome weeds as they take public comments on whether to amend the list of the states most problematic plants.

Minnesota Governor Pitches $94M in Additional Tax Relief

Gov. Mark Dayton is pitching $94 million in additional tax relief as part of a revised budget that also would boost spending on preschool and college programs. 

Landmarks go Green for St. Patrick's Day as Dublin Parties

Landmark buildings across Ireland and the world have been floodlit green as global celebrations of the Emerald Isle's patron saint are culminating in parades and celebrations in Dublin and other cities, particularly in the U.S.

Minnesota Man Shot by Law Officers After North Dakota Chase

A 43-year-old Minnesota man is hospitalized in North Dakota after being shot by law officers in Jamestown. 

Wrong Way Driver Too Drunk for Breath Test

Milwaukee County sheriff's deputies say a man driving the wrong way on a major highway was too drunk to take an alcohol breath test. 

Plane Lands in Fargo After Woman Suffers Medical Emergency

A commercial airliner bound for Chicago from Anchorage, Alaska, made an unscheduled landing at Fargo's Hector International Airport early Monday after a passenger suffered a medical emergency. 

Fewer Than Two-Thirds of Gun Hunters Bagged a Deer in 2014

Fewer than two-thirds of hunters bagged a deer during last year's gun season in North Dakota. 

Spotlight Shines on Bullied Cheerleader Defended by Athletes

The story of three Kenosha middle school basketball players defending a cheerleader who has Down syndrome is attracting a lot of attention. 

Driver looking for Dog Sparks Pileup on Interstate 94 Bridge

Authorities say a person looking for a dog caused a pileup on an Interstate 94 bridge between Bismarck and Mandan. 

University of Maryland, Fraternity Investigate Racist Email

The University of Maryland and Kappa Sigma fraternity say they're investigating an email sent by a student laced with racist and sexist language.

Gun Debate Heats Up Again at Legislature

It's Gun Day at the Minnesota Legislature. 

Red River Basin Snowmelt Nearly Completed

The National Weather Service says the spring snowmelt in the Red River Basin is nearly completed. 

Police Chief to Talk About Shootings

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar is planning a news conference to further address the shooting of two police officers during a protest outside the Ferguson Police Department.

MNsure Needs 2 More Years of Work, State Official Says

Minnesota's top technology official says MNsure may need another two years of work before it's on solid footing. 

Load limits being put in place on some North Dakota highways

It's a sure sign of spring — seasonal load restrictions are being placed on some state highways in North Dakota.

North Dakota Bill would Relax Sunday Booze Sales

Some North Dakota lawmakers believe noon is too late to begin buying booze at restaurants on Sunday. 

Republican Lawmakers Want to Ax Transgender Athletics Rule

More than 20 Republican legislators want to stop transgender students born as male from playing on female sports teams. 

GM Ignition Switch Death Count Rises to 64

Families of at least 64 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company. 

Guard's Camp Grafton Training Center gets New Commander

The North Dakota National Guard's Camp Grafton Training Center near Devils Lake has a new leader. 

Education Board Delays Ruling on Superintendent, Teacher

A state education board has postponed taking disciplinary action against the state superintendent of public instruction and a Bismarck teacher until a court reaches a decision in an alleged domestic violence incident. 

Hyundai recall: Water leak can cause gear shift problem

Hyundai is recalling more than 26,000 Genesis luxury cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a water leak that can cause the transmission gear shifter to malfunction.

Plane Crashes on LA Golf Course; Pilot Actor Harrison Ford Critically Injured

A small plane has crash-landed on a golf course near the Santa Monica Municipal Airport, critically injuring the pilot. 

Vikes speak to Peterson, Bills to get Cassel, No Allen Comeback Yet

Peyton Manning will return for a fourth season in Denver and 18th in the NFL. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Manning will reduce his salary from $19 million to $15 million in 2015. 

Parents of Man Killed in Crash Push for Tougher Penalties

The parents of a University of Minnesota student killed in a motorcycle crash are pushing for tougher penalties for those who drive carelessly. 

Bills on Bloody Marys, Growlers Open Sunday Sales Debate

Minnesota lawmakers have uncorked a debate over expanded Sunday liquor sales with discussion of limited expansions.

Hoeven: Keystone Backers will Find Way to Approve Pipeline

Republican U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says a failed attempt to override the president's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline will not deter him from pushing to get the project approved. 



Grateful Dead Fans Can't Camp During Concerts

Officials in Chicago say Grateful Dead fans won't be allowed to camp out during three 50th anniversary concerts over the summer. 



Fargo Man Advances in The Voice

A Fargo man advanced Monday night on The Voice! 20 year old Mike Leier preformed his heart out to “Last Kissed” and wowed more than the crowd. 



Como Zoo in St. Paul has New Baby Gorilla

Como Zoo in St. Paul has a new baby western lowland gorilla. 

Bakk: Hold Back Some of Surplus in Case of Tax-Lawsuit Loss

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says he's reluctant to use Minnesota's projected $1.87 billion surplus entirely because of a tax lawsuit that would be costly if the state loses. 

Republicans Say They Will Not Delay Right to Work if Passed

Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly say a right-to-work bill isn't a surprise and they don't want to delay implementation after it passes.

ND Senate Approves $6M Early Childhood Education Measure

North Dakota's Senate has approved legislation to provide state funding to expand early childhood education. 

Senate Reconsiders, Rejects Bill focused on Fargo Diversion

A bill that Red River diversion supporters labeled as a roadblock to the Fargo flood protection project had a short shelf life. 

ND Senate Approves Bill to Protect Cemeteries from Flooding

The North Dakota Senate has rejected a bill that would require further study on a planned Red River diversion channel around Fargo, but project opponents have gained a temporary victory with a proposal meant to protect cemeteries.

Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

President Barack Obama has vetoed a Republican bill forcing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. 

ND Gov. Dalrymple Signs $1.1B 'Surge Funding' Bill

Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed a bill that will fast-track $1.1 billion for highways and communities affected by North Dakota's exploding growth. 

Retail Gasoline Prices Continue to Rise in the Dakotas

Average retail gasoline prices continue to rise in the Dakotas.

Push to Block Water Quality Standards that Protect Wild Rice

A Minnesota House committee is considering a bill that would prevent the state from enforcing water quality standards designed to protect wild rice for at least two years.

3 Eden Prairie Hockey Players Out of Sectional Championship

Three high school hockey players have been suspended following a brawl at a playoff game between Eden Prairie and Benilde-St. Margaret's.

Minnesota Could Monitor Travelers for Ebola Another Year

Minnesota will likely continue to monitor travelers from West Africa until the Ebola outbreak has been officially declared over, despite a recent slowdown in new cases abroad. 

ND Senate Kills Bill Exempting Students from Open Records

North Dakota's Senate has killed a bill that would exempt college students' contact information from the state's open records law. 

Judge Orders Wind Turbine Locked

A couple from Orono can avoid jail time if they lock up their largest wind turbine and turn the keys over to a judge in Hennepin County. 

Kevin Garnett Returns to Timberwolves in Trade

It’s all come full-circle for forward Kevin Garnett who has been traded from the Brooklyn Nets and will return to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

TransCanada to Seek US Approval for $600M Upland Pipeline

The Canadian company behind the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline will seek U.S. State Department approval for another pipeline — this one going north.

CODE RED System to be Tested Friday

On Friday, February 20th Richland County Communications/ Richland County Emergency Management will be performing a County-Wide test of the CODE RED Emergency Mass Notification System. 

Clay Target Shooting Teams Spike in Minnesota Schools

Participation in clay target shooting is booming at Minnesota schools. 

Wahpeton Man Sentenced to 32 Years in 1st 'Sextortion' Case

A North Dakota man accused of threatening girls into engaging in sexually explicit conduct has been sentenced to 32 years in prison. 

CHS Inc. Planning Agricultural Services Campus at Gwinner

Minnesota-based CHS Inc. is planning a grain shuttle loading facility and dry fertilizer hub plant in the southeastern North Dakota city of Gwinner.

State Seeking Labs to Test Marijuana Grown for Medicinal Use

Regulators of Minnesota's new medical cannabis program are seeking to certify laboratories to test the marijuana cultivated for medicinal use. 

Lawmakers Aim to Update State Constitution for Data Privacy

A coalition of Minnesota lawmakers, political groups and privacy advocates and say Minnesotans' digital data should be treated the same as any other property. 

Target Canada Suppliers Hit by Retailer's Bankruptcy Filing

The end of Target's Canadian operations has had a financial impact on small and medium businesses in Minnesota that supplied the retailer. 

Retail Gasoline Prices Continue Rising in the Dakotas

The average retail price of a gallon of gasoline in the Dakotas has continued to rise in the past week, after falling below the $2-per-gallon mark last month.
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