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Woman Alleges Sexual Harassment At American Crystal Sugar

A North Dakota woman has sued American Crystal Sugar, alleging she endured years of sexual discrimination and harassment when she worked at the company’s East Grand Forks plant. Janine Bailey filed her lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Minnesota on Thursday.

08/27/2015

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Heitke To Take Command Of Grand Forks Border Patrol Sector

The U.S. Border Patrol is getting a new chief for its Grand Forks sector that covers North Dakota and Minnesota. Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke will take over the post on Wednesday at a change of command ceremony in Grand Forks. He replaces Austin Skero, who was promoted and transferred to Virginia.

08/04/2015

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UND Degree Program Aims To Meet Demand For Social Workers

The University of North Dakota is taking steps to help address an expected increase in demand for social workers, with a new degree program and a collaboration with an American Indian tribe.

07/29/2015

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Police Investigate Fake Hostage Threat At Grand Forks Wal-Mart

Police in Grand Forks, N.D. are investigating what turned out to be a phony threat about a hostage situation at a Wal-Mart Monday morning.

07/13/2015

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Zebra Mussel Larvae Found At Several Red River Locations

Young zebra mussels have for the first time been found in the Red River north of Wahpeton, according to North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department.

07/09/2015

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Grand Forks Officials Set To Discuss Railroad Crossing Study

Grand Forks officials are holding a public meeting to discuss possible railroad crossing adjustments if the North Dakota State Mill adjusts its rail service.

07/09/2015

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Groundbreaking Set For Grand Forks Veterans Memorial

Groundbreaking is set to take place on a long-sought veterans memorial in Grand Forks as supporters look to raise money for the project. A news release from the city of Grand Forks says the groundbreaking and fundraising kickoff for Veterans Memorial Park is scheduled Wednesday afternoon. The 6-acre site for the planned park is northwest of Columbia Mall, and the ceremony is open to the public.

07/07/2015

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Police Identify Man Whose Body Was Found In Red River In ND

Authorities have identified the man whose body was found in the Red River near downtown Grand Forks Monday night.

06/30/2015

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Driver Killed When Motorcycle Hits Deer In North Dakota

A Minnesota man is dead and his passenger injured after their motorcycle collided with a deer in northeastern North Dakota.

06/21/2015

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Grand Forks Wal-Mart Store Reopens 2 Days After Shooting

The Wal-Mart store in Grand Forks where a U.S. airman killed one worker and injured another before killing himself has reopened after being closed for two days.

05/28/2015

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Funeral Scheduled For Man Killed In Wal-Mart Shooting

Memorial services have been scheduled for a Grand Forks man killed when another man walked into a Wal-Mart store and started shooting. Dahl Funeral Home says visitation and a prayer service for 70-year-old Gregory Weiland is Friday night at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Grand Forks, and Weiland’s funeral is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.

05/28/2015

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U.S. Airman Identified As Gunman In Grand Forks Wal-Mart Shooting

An active duty service member stationed at the Grand Forks Air Force Base has been identified as the gunman in Tuesday’s shooting at a Grand Forks Wal-Mart.

05/27/2015

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Gunman, 1 Other, Killed In North Dakota Wal-Mart Shooting

Two people, including the gunman, died and another person was injured in a shooting early Tuesday at a Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Grand Forks, North Dakota, police said.

05/26/2015

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Minn. Man, 22, Dies After Being Found Unresponsive On N.D. Campus

Police at the University of North Dakota say a 22-year-old man from West St. Paul died over the weekend after being found unresponsive on campus.

04/05/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Candy Shop In Minnesota

George Widman of Widman Candy Shop has been the confection king in Crookston for nearly 40 years. With every Best of Minnesota story, we like the winners to acknowledge being voted “the best” on camera. But being typical Minnesotans, boasting proved to be difficult.

02/11/2015

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MPD Helps Foil Stolen Electronics-For-Meth Pipeline

A drug pipeline that supplied meth from the Twin Cities to North Dakota has shut down. Strangely enough, it all started with electronics stolen from homes and businesses in Grand Forks and Twin Cities suburbs. The investigation began in North Dakota, according to Minneapolis Police Sgt. Scott Downing.

01/31/2015

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Overdose Death Has North Dakota Police Reviewing Drug Cases

An overdose death from a powerful synthetic morphine has Grand Forks police wondering if other people who’ve been sickened by drugs in the past six months have taken the substance.

01/11/2015

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Lawyer Plans To Investigate Grand Forks Task Force

he representative for a Grand Forks attorney who was accused and then cleared of conspiring to kill a confidential informant said Tuesday he plans to investigate a drug task force now that the key witness in the case has been sentenced to prison. Henry Howe, 73, a longtime criminal defense attorney, was charged in January with murder conspiracy, which was later downgraded to tampering with a witness. A judge threw out the case after Howe’s lawyer, David Thompson, argued that witness Steven Anderson made up the allegations.

11/11/2014

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Laporte Man Dies In Deer Hunting Accident

A 50-year-old man has died in an accident on the opening day of Minnesota’s firearms deer season. The Mahnomen County sheriff’s office says Paul Scholl, of Laporte, was shot while coming out of his deer hunting area about 16 miles southeast of Mahnomen in northwestern Minnesota on Saturday afternoon.

11/09/2014

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Feds Single Out Investigation Into Synthetic Drugs

Law enforcement personnel who investigated the synthetic drug deaths of two Grand Forks-area teenagers have been honored by the U.S. Department of Justice.

10/16/2014

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Altru Health System Names Its Next President

Grand Forks-based Altru Health System has named its next president. Eric Lunn is Altru’s chief medical executive. He will take over for Casey Ryan, who is stepping down at the end of the year. Ryan has been the president for 17 years.

08/09/2014

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Man Hurt In Pickup-Train Crash Near Grand Forks

A Minnesota man was taken to a Grand Forks hospital after crashing his pickup truck into a train. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the incident happened shortly before 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Authorities say the 33-year-old man from Brooten, Minnesota, collided with the BNSF Railway train at a crossing just west of Grand Forks.

07/24/2014

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St. Paul Police Arrest Suspect In ND Murder

Police say they have arrested a man in St. Paul who’s wanted in the murder of a Grand Forks, North Dakota, man. St. Paul police spokesman Paul Paulos says the 29-year-old Delvin Shaw was arrested Saturday morning.

06/28/2014

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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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Early Spring Blizzard Pummels Upper Midwest

A spring snowstorm in the Upper Midwest shut down schools and government offices Monday, made travel hazardous for drivers and life miserable for cattle ranchers in the midst of calving season. The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for much of the Dakotas and part of Minnesota.

03/31/2014

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