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Minneapolis Man Sentenced To 20 Years For Moving Meth To ND

A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for transporting methamphetamine to a distributor in North Dakota.

07/26/2015

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5 University Of North Dakota Nicknames Selected For Vote

The University of North Dakota says a committee facilitating the selection of a new school nickname has chosen five possibilities to be brought to a public vote.

07/22/2015

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Invasive Zebra Mussels Infest 2 More Minnesota Lakes

Officials have confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in two more Minnesota lakes and added the Red River to the state’s official list of waters infested with the aquatic invaders.

07/17/2015

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Police: 18-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot In Northwest Minnesota

Police say an 18-year-old man has died after being shot by a friend in the northwestern Minnesota community of Crookston. Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermaier says Juan Morales died Thursday afternoon at a hospital in Fargo, North Dakota. According to police, he was found with a gunshot wound to the head just after midnight.

07/10/2015

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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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Man Charged With Dealing Meth In North Dakota, Minnesota

Federal authorities have charged a man accused of dealing methamphetamine in North Dakota and Minnesota. Arnulfo Ramos pleaded not guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. A trial date has not been set.

07/08/2015

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Wet Weather Hampers Hay Harvest But Good For Soil Moisture

Wet weather and high humidity across North Dakota over the past week has delayed the hay harvest and spraying of newly planted crops. But the Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the precipitation has been good for soil moisture and stock water supplies.

07/07/2015

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Man Caught On Tip From App User Pleads Guilty To Child Porn

A man who was a federal fugitive for more than four years before he was arrested with help from a smartphone app has pleaded guilty to two counts of child pornography. Adney Allen is charged in North Dakota with possession and distribution of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors. The 51-year-old Allen was indicated in July of 2009. He was arrested in November of 2014 on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota.

06/29/2015

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Feds Say Fake Agent Should Not Be Released Before Sentencing

ederal prosecutors say a convicted con man accused of passing himself off as an FBI agent in the North Dakota oil patch is wanted on a warrant in Tennessee and should not be released before sentencing. Steven Goldmann pleaded guilty in February to an illegal weapons charge, after federal authorities agreed to drop four counts of impersonating an officer. Authorities say he regularly displayed a badge and gun.

06/23/2015

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Authorities Identify Man Killed In Motorcycle-Deer Crash

Authorities have identified a Minnesota man who died when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a deer in northeastern North Dakota. The Highway Patrol says 50-year-old Kenneth Letexier, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, died Friday night after the crash on a Pembina County road about 1 ½ miles east of Walhalla.

06/22/2015

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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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North Dakota Organic Farmers Can Apply For Certification Aid

Producers and processors of organic food in North Dakota can apply for help paying their certification costs.

06/21/2015

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ND Regulators Refuse To Endorse Minnesota Solar Projects

North Dakota regulators aren’t endorsing Xcel Energy’s plans for some solar projects in Minnesota. The Minneapolis-based power company is proposing the projects to comply with Minnesota’s mandate that investor-owned utilities get 1.5 percent of their power from the sun by 2020.

06/17/2015

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UND Cuts List Of Potential Nicknames Down Further

The University of North Dakota has trimmed the list of potential new nicknames down from 15 to seven, as the school replaces their controversial Fighting Sioux moniker.

06/16/2015

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Ghost Town Hunters Document Churches In Dakotas, Elsewhere

Two Fargo radio personalities who for the past decade have been documenting ghost towns and abandoned places in North Dakota say their most popular photos have been those of old churches.

06/15/2015

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Teachers From 4 States To Tour North Dakota Coal Country

Teachers from four states are headed to North Dakota coal country. The Lignite Energy Council says more than 120 elementary and secondary teachers from the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana are slated to attend a seminar next week on how the coal known as lignite is mined and used to produce energy in the four-state region.

06/11/2015

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Minnesota PUC Approves Certificate Of Need For Pipeline

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has approved a certificate of need for the proposed Sandpiper pipeline from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields to Superior, Wisconsin.

06/05/2015

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Housing Unit Growth In North Dakota Unsurpassed In Nation

The recent energy boom in western North Dakota has fueled a growth in housing units unsurpassed in the nation. A new Census Bureau report shows that North Dakota had the fastest rate of growth in housing units in the country between 2010 and 2014, and also between 2013 and 2014.

06/05/2015

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Pipeline Battles Coming To A Head On 3 Fronts In Minnesota

Battles over climate change and oil pipelines come to a head on three fronts in Minnesota this week. Environmental groups have high hopes for a “Tar Sands Resistance March” to the State Capitol Saturday. They want to keep Canadian crude in the ground instead of piping it across northern Minnesota via an expanded Alberta Clipper pipeline.

06/02/2015

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Tri-College University Program Expanding From 3 To 5 Schools

An affiliation among colleges in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota area is expanding from three to five. Tri-College University was founded 45 years ago to combine course offerings from North Dakota State University, Concordia College and what is now Minnesota State University Moorhead. It has about 6,000 students.

05/31/2015

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Woman Arrested In Eau Claire For Speeding, Suspicion Of DUI With Child In Car

A 27-year-old Minot, North Dakota woman was arrested early Saturday morning in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on suspicion of driving under the influence with a 2-year-old in the car. Cassie Lynn Jackson was arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol at about 3:39 a.m. after she was pulled over for speeding on westbound Interstate 94.

05/30/2015

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ND Attorney Gen. Asks Judge To Reconsider Diversion Project Order

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has asked a federal judge to reconsider the order issued earlier this month halting construction of a Red River diversion project. Stenehjem says that differences between the states of Minnesota and North Dakota over the construction project should be settled between officials.

05/30/2015

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Women In Agriculture Is Focus Of Discussion In Fargo

U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and U.S. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden led the discussion on Thursday at the College of Science Skills and Technology Auditorium.

05/28/2015

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Women In Agriculture Is Focus Of Discussion In Fargo

Women in agriculture is the focus of a discussion at the Fargo campus of the North Dakota State College of Science. U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and U.S. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden will lead the discussion on Thursday at the College of Science Skills and Technology Auditorium.

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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