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Obama Authorizes Red River Diversion Project

A water projects bill signed into law by President Barack Obama includes the proposed $2 billion Red River diversion for Fargo-Moorhead. Obama signed the bill Tuesday during a White House ceremony. Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker was on hand.

06/10/2014

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Man Pleads Not Guilty To Illegal Gambling Charges

Trial has been set for a Minnesota man accused of running an illegal gambling operation in North Dakota. Gerald Greenfield pleaded not guilty in federal court Thursday to three counts, including conducting sports betting business and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

05/30/2014

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Sheriff: Oil Line Explosion Prompts Evacuations In NW Minn.

Authorities said there have been no injuries but residents in some far northwestern Minnesota towns have been evacuated after an oil line explosion Monday morning.

05/26/2014

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Red River Diversion Stays In Water Bill

Authorization for the Red River diversion will be included in a water projects bill negotiated between the U.S. House and Senate.

05/13/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 4-18-14

Did you miss Sid Hartman’s reaction to last night’s Wild overtime loss in the NHL Playoffs? That, and other highlights are IN THE PODCAST SECTION, click the above link to listen!

04/18/2014

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Deputy Shot In Norman County, Suspect Arrested

The vest of northern Minnesota sheriff’s deputy caught a bullet for him Tuesday morning, officials say, when he was shot in the back by the older brother of the teenager he was arresting.

04/15/2014

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Minnesota Man Gets 20 Years In Prison In Drug Case

A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in a synthetic drug conspiracy case in North Dakota. Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Myers on Monday announced the sentence against 24-year-old Casey Stevens Rosen.

04/14/2014

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Aw, Geez, ‘Fargo’ Is On TV With Billy Bob Thornton

After failed attempts and broken dreams, by golly, someone went and put “Fargo” on series TV. The 10-episode season premieres Tuesday at 10 p.m. EDT on FX. And it mesmerizes. As a furtherance of the 1996 crime classic by Joel and Ethan Coen that starred Frances McDormand, William H. Macy and Steve Buscemi, the TV adaptation is a wonder.

04/14/2014

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Sentencing Scheduled In Synthetic Drug Conspiracy

One of 15 people to plead guilty in a synthetic drug conspiracy that resulted in the overdose deaths of two teenagers is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court. Casey Rosen is charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances resulting in serious bodily injury and death.

04/14/2014

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$1M Bond For each Of 3 Suspects In Fargo Slaying

Bond has been set at $1 million cash each for a Minnesota father and two children facing murder charges in North Dakota. Forty-six-year-old Arlen Clapper and his children, 19-year-old Alexander Clapper and 22-year-old Tamara Clapper, are charged in the March 14 stabbing death of 26-year-old Rolandas House in Fargo.

04/08/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty In Homicide; 3 Others Charged

One man pleaded guilty Friday and three other people were charged in connection with the stabbing death of a man in a Fargo parking lot last month. Wade Garrett, 19, pleaded guilty in East Central District Court to felony murder in the March 14 death of 26-year-old Rolandas House, whose body was discovered near a grocery store on the city’s south side. Police say Garrett stabbed House multiple times.

04/04/2014

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Police Identify Fargo Cell Phone Store Burglars

Police say three Minnesota men broke into three Fargo stores last spring and stole more than $100,000 worth of products.

03/27/2014

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Fargo Mayor: Red River Valley Looks Good For Melt

Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker has sounded the all-clear for flood danger in the southern Red River Valley. Walaker made his annual pillgramage to the Red River headwaters in northeastern South Dakota and western Minnesota Thursday to gauge possible spring flooding. The longtime mayor and former city public works director has gained notoriety for making flood predictions that often trump the National Weather Service. Walaker tells The Associated Press there’s nothing that alarms him about this year’s melt and he has never seen the basin south of Fargo in such good shape.

03/22/2014

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Man Who Failed To Arrive At Prison Gets Extra Year

Joseph Bellanger, of Naytahwaush, Minn., was originally sentenced in June to a year in prison after pleading guilty to aiding and abetting the distribution of a controlled substance.

03/21/2014

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Man Plans To Plead Guilty In Synthetic Drug Case

A Texas man says he will plead guilty in a wide-ranging investigation into the synthetic drug deaths of two teens in North Dakota and Minnesota. John Polinski, of Houston, is charged in federal court with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances resulting in serious bodily injury and death.

03/18/2014

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