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Judge: Minnesota Man Must Pay Back $250K In Gambling Case

A 69-year-old Minnesota man accused of running an illegal bookmaking operation for about a dozen clients in North Dakota must pay back $250,000 and serve an additional four months in prison on top of the nearly six years he is serving on a separate case.

04/13/2015

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MN Man Accused Of Head-Butting & Injuring Police Officer

West Fargo police arrested a man accused of head-butting an officer who tried to place him under arrest. Authorities say the 29-year-old suspect from Moorhead, Minnesota, fled the scene of a traffic stop just before midnight Saturday.

04/13/2015

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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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Minneapolis Federal Reserve to start Indian Country center

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis plans to start a national center to spur development on Indian reservations, which have been plagued by poverty passed down through generations, according to the Fed bank’s outgoing president.

04/04/2015

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North Dakota Governor Wants Ban On Gay Discrimination

North Dakota’s Republican governor on Thursday said state lawmakers missed an opportunity to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination when they failed for the third time in six years to pass a measure that would prohibit bias in housing and employment based on sexual orientation.

04/03/2015

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Minnesota Snowmobiler Lost Since December Found In ND River

North Dakota authorities say the body of missing Minnesota snowmobiler has likely been found in the Sheyenne River near West Fargo. Police say the body was discovered late Tuesday morning and sent to Grand Forks for an autopsy and positive identification.

03/31/2015

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North Dakota Tops St. Cloud State To Reach Frozen Four

Drake Caggiula scored his team-leading 18th goal of the season, Zane McIntyre stopped a handful of point-blank shots and North Dakota beat St. Cloud State 4-1 on Saturday night in the West Regional final to advance to the Frozen Four.

03/28/2015

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Some Farmers In 4 States Eligible For Federal Disaster Loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 25 counties in North Dakota as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by various weather conditions since the start of last year, ranging from excess rain to drought.

03/26/2015

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Navy Planners Working Out Details For Week-Long Fargo Event

Navy planners are in land-locked North Dakota and Minnesota to work out details for a week-long summer program that will feature the Blue Angels flight demonstration team and other promotional events.

03/25/2015

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North Dakota Might Challenge New Federal Fracking Rule

North Dakota is considering challenging a new federal fracking rule for U.S. government lands.

03/25/2015

A dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. Read more.

ND Again Mulls Bill Banning Sexual Discrimination

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

03/23/2015

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Roar Of Bombers Replaced By Drone Buzz In North Dakota

The roar of mammoth Air Force bombers and tanker planes has long been silenced at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, but backers of the nation’s first unmanned aircraft business park say the drones are creating a buzz.

03/22/2015

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MnDOT: More Than 300K Live Within Evacuation Limits On Oil Train Routes

A recent study by the Minnesota Department of Transportation said more than 300,000 Minnesotans live within evacuation limits of the route that oil-carrying trains take from North Dakota through Minnesota.

03/19/2015

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Weakening Economy Seen Ahead For Rural Parts Of 10 States

A monthly survey of bankers suggests a weakening economy lies ahead for rural parts of 10 Midwestern and Western states.

03/19/2015

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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 state’s most problematic plants.

03/18/2015

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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. Authorities say the man fled from an officer who responded to a report of a drunk person at a convenience store shortly after midnight Monday, and rammed two law enforcement vehicles during the ensuing chase.

03/17/2015

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Proposed Wind Farm Change Might Help Endangered Birds

A company that for years has been planning a wind turbine farm in an area of southeastern North Dakota where endangered birds nest and fly over is proposing changes that might help reduce potential harm.

03/16/2015

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Fight Over Keystone XL Project Doesn’t Stall Pipeline Boom

In a far corner of North Dakota, just a few hundred miles from the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, 84,000 barrels of crude oil per day recently began flowing through a new line that connects the state’s sprawling oilfields to an oil hub in Wyoming.

03/15/2015

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Minnesota Woman Convicted For Providing Porn To Washburn Man

A Minnesota woman who was promised $100,000 from a North Dakota man in exchange for producing and providing child pornography has been convicted in federal court. A jury found 35-year-old Roxanne Merrell, of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, guilty on two counts of production of child pornography.

03/13/2015

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Sex Crime Trial Set For North Dakota Teacher Of The Year

A lie detector test that Aaron Knodel’s lawyer says his client passed will not be allowed at the upcoming sex crime trial of the reigning North Dakota teacher of the year unless its accuracy can be determined ahead of time.

03/10/2015

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Former Sex Trade Worker Fighting Trafficking In Oil Patch

When she first arrived in town, Windie Lazenko headed to the neon-lit strip clubs and bars catering to lonely oil field workers with extra cash and time on their hands. She knew these were likely gathering spots for the sex trade — the life she’d given up long ago.

03/08/2015

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Oil Company To Pay $2M For Illegal Well In North Dakota

A Norway-based oil company that illegally operated a well in North Dakota that was established by another company has agreed to pay a nearly $2 million settlement to avoid legal action in the case.

03/05/2015

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And The Most Googled Recipe In Minnesota Is …

Move over grape salad! Minnesotans apparently love their salmon dishes, according to data from Google Trends. The Huffington Post has compiled a list of the most-Googled recipes by state, and it seems we just can’t get enough of that leaping fish.

03/03/2015

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4 Missionaries Detained In Venezuela Expected Home Tuesday

Four North Dakota missionaries caught up in escalating political tension between the U.S. and Venezuela are expected home on Tuesday after spending a couple of days on a Caribbean Island recovering from their ordeal.

03/02/2015

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ND Senate Approves $6M Early Childhood Education Measure

The North Dakota Senate passed a $6 million measure Wednesday that is aimed at educating some of the state’s youngest residents.

02/25/2015

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