Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton will star in the TV version of the film “Fargo.” FX network boss John Landgraf said Friday that Thornton has signed on to a limited series based on the 1996 crime comedy-drama. It’s scheduled for a 10-episode run on FX next spring. Thornton will play a rootless con artist. No characters will be carried over from the film, which brought a best-actress Oscar to Frances McDormand.
Looking to get up close and personal with the Minnesota Timberwolves before the NBA season gets started? They’re holding their annual caravan for fans in a few short weeks. The Timberwolves will start their Summer Caravan in Rochester on Aug. 13.
The Fargo Brewing Co. has been selling its Wood Chipper India Pale Ale and other varieties of beer for more than two years, but the four native sons who founded the company unveiled something new Tuesday: their first homemade beer.
Authorities said a dog breeder near Fargo could face neglect charges after a veterinary clinic seized more than 170 dogs that were in kennels filled with waste. The Casselton Veterinary Clinic seized the dogs from a Wheatland, North Dakota, breeder.
A Minnesota couple has gone to federal court to recoup $2,100 in automobile repairs for an accident allegedly caused by a mail carrier in Fargo. Craig and Tamela Schmuck say the accident happened in December when a postal worker backed out of a driveway and struck their daughter’s 2010 Toyota Corolla.
A man who admitted forming a ring that supplied drugs across North Dakota and Minnesota has been sentenced to federal prison. Twenty-seven-year-old Noah Berglund, of Roseau, Minn., was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Fargo, N.D., on Monday to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release.
An annual charity auction in Fargo that helps raise money for the Roger Maris Cancer Center was targeted by thieves this year but still raised money for cancer work. More than 100 items that were to be auctioned were taken from a storage facility earlier this month, a majority of them baseballs autographed by Hall of Famers including Whitey Ford, Paul Molitor and Rollie Fingers.
One of four people charged with dealing cocaine, heroin, marijuana and ecstasy in North Dakota and Minnesota has been sentenced in federal court. Anthony Ancona pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
Authorities say a woman was taken to a hospital after she fell into the Red River and used her cellphone to direct rescuers to her location.
Federal prosecutors want the notes of mental health professionals who examined a man convicted of killing of a University of North Dakota student more than nine years ago. Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., of Crookston, Minn., was sentenced to death after a jury found him guilty of raping, beating and stabbing Dru Sjodin of Pequot Lakes, Minn., in 2003.
Two Minnesotans are taking home titles in the ninth annual Fargo Marathon. Chris Erichsen of Minneapolis crossed the finish line Saturday in a time of 2 hours, 20 minutes, 42 seconds, to win the men’s title.
Xcel Energy is proposing two natural gas-fired power plants in southeastern North Dakota to help meet electricity needs during times of peak demand in the upper Midwest in coming years. The plants would be built near Hankinson, about 70 miles south of Fargo, if they are approved by regulators.
North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven says a measure that would authorize a Red River flood diversion project has passed the Senate. The nearly $2 billion proposal to move water around Fargo is part of the 2013 Water Resources Development Act.
A Minnesota truck driver has been sentenced to serve about 2 1/2 months in jail for a crash in North Dakota last June that killed a motorcycle driver. Fifty-six-year-old James Toner, of Long Prairie, Minn., reached a deal with prosecutors in which he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor aggravated reckless driving charge.
The Red River in Fargo is beginning to recede. The river peaked early Wednesday at an unofficial mark of 33.32 feet, which is more than 15 feet above flood stage.