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Corps Says Lawsuit Against Diversion Has No Merit

Attorneys for the federal government are asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit by a group opposed to a plan to divert high water from the Red River around Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn.

12/26/2013

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Man Accused Of Threatening Judge Faces More Counts

A man arrested more than a year ago accused of sending threatening letters to a federal judge mailed similar letters to district court officials in North Dakota and Minnesota after he was indicted, according to documents unsealed Wednesday.

12/19/2013

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Judge Drops Case Against Man Accused Of Threats

A judge has agreed to dismiss a case against a Minnesota man accused of trying to extort $50 million from government agencies in the North Dakota city of Fargo and threatening to hold tribunals for politicians.

12/18/2013

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Fargo Police Join Probe Into School Security Story

Police in Fargo have joined an investigation into whether a TV journalist broke the law while reporting a hidden-camera story aimed at revealing holes in security at elementary schools.

12/16/2013

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Photographers Find New Life In ND Ghost Towns

Two Fargo radio personalities who photographed the remains of western North Dakota’s pioneer towns for a coffee table book discovered a surprise when they returned for volume 2. Some of the “ghost” towns had come back to life, thanks largely to the oil boom.

11/28/2013

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Police Search For Suspect In Fargo Armed Robbery

Fargo police are searching for a man accused in an armed robbery at a south side convenience store. The incident happened at about 4 a.m. Thursday at a Stop-N-Go store on University Avenue and 27th Avenue South.

11/28/2013

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Fargo Prosecutors Charge Man In Double Homicide

Prosecutors have charged a 35-year-old man with killing two people in north Fargo over the weekend. David Stevens is charged with two counts of murder in the stabbing deaths of 23-year-old Samantha Wickenheiser, of Fargo, and 30-year-old Ward Berg, of neighboring Moorhead, Minn.

11/25/2013

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Gay Men’s Chorus Forms In Fargo-Moorhead

A group of about 15 men in Fargo-Moorhead have started a gay men’s chorus, and hope to pull off a holiday concert. The chorus organized a few months ago and has been holding weekly rehearsals at a Fargo church.

11/25/2013

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Curlers Rock Fargo For Shot At 2014 Olympic Games

The leader of the only U.S. team to win an Olympic curling medal has spent the last several days playing before a mostly empty arena in North Dakota. Pete Fenson doesn’t mind. He still remembers the parade in Bemidji, Minn., that had residents waving brooms and American flags in 2006.

11/14/2013

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Heitkamp, Hoeven: Army Delays Dropping NDSU ROTC

The U.S. Army has postponed dropping the ROTC program at North Dakota State University in Fargo.

11/06/2013

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Doctor: How To Address Obesity & Halloween Candy

Halloween is on Thursday, and while many of us are stocking up on candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters, a woman in Fargo is planning to hand out a controversial letter.

10/30/2013

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N.D. Woman To Give ‘Obese’ Kids Advice, Not Halloween Candy

A Fargo, N.D. woman is at the center of controversy after vowing to hand not Halloween candy but instead letters to children she deems “overweight,” warning them about their health.

10/30/2013

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10-15-13 JILTED Bride Talks With Dave Lee

Turning a negative into a positive

10/15/2013

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Facebook Post Leads To Arrest Of Sex Offender

A convicted sex offender from Minnesota was arrested in Fargo after posting on Facebook that he’s engaged to a 14-year-old girl and planned to marry her, authorities said. Tyler Howard Graening, 20, is charged with one count of Class A felony gross sexual imposition, one count of Class C felony failure to register as a sexual offender and one count of corruption of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor, The Forum reports. He has no recent address listed.

09/04/2013

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Woman Gets Probation In Synthetic Drug Conspiracy

A woman charged in a synthetic drug conspiracy that authorities have blamed in the overdose deaths of two teens in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota has been sentenced to three years of probation.

08/21/2013

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Good Question: Where Does The Minnesota Accent Come From?

Comedian Amber Preston moved from Fargo to Minneapolis 15 years ago, but still holds onto her Upper Midwest accent. She uses, even exaggerates, it during her standup shows about growing up in Fargo.

08/15/2013

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Judge Says Wife Of Inmate Cannot Collect Insurance

A federal judge says the wife of a man convicted of bilking millions of dollars out of people in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and elsewhere in an investment fraud scheme cannot collect proceeds from his insurance policy.

08/05/2013

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Coen Brothers’ ‘Fargo’ To Become TV Series

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.

08/02/2013

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Timberwolves Caravan Starts Aug. 13 In Rochester

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.

07/31/2013

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Fargo Company Brews Its First Batch Of Craft Beer

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.

07/23/2013

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Breeder Could Face Charges In Dog Neglect Case

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.

07/12/2013

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Minnesota Couple Sues Over Mail Carrier Accident

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.

07/11/2013

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Leader Of Drug Ring In ND, MN Sentenced To Prison

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.

06/25/2013

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Baseballs Stolen From Fargo Cancer Charity Auction

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.

06/24/2013

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Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison On Drug Charge

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.

06/17/2013

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