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2 ND Men, 1 Minn. Man Sentenced In Meth Case

Federal authorities say two North Dakota men and a Minnesota man have been sentenced in a methamphetamine conspiracy case.

02/13/2014

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Casey’s General Stores Buying Stop-N-Go Chain

Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores Inc. is buying 24 Stop-n-Go convenience stores in the Upper Midwest. Twenty of the stores are in North Dakota and four are in Minnesota. Casey’s did not disclose the purchase price.

02/13/2014

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Lawmakers: Minn. Needs Stronger Oil Spill Response

Hoping to avert disaster before it strikes, two state lawmakers introduced plans Wednesday to deal with the growing threat from railroad oil tanker spills. On average, ten oil tanker trains rumble through Minnesota each day, hauling huge quantities of North Dakota crude to refineries down south or out east. As oil rail traffic increases, people like Kathy Hollander want action. “This is oil transportation on steroids,” Hollander said.

02/12/2014

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Fargo Metro Area Sees Housing Records In 2013

The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead says the total construction value in Fargo, West Fargo, and the Minnesota cities of Moorhead and Dilworth surpassed $663 million in 2013, up 15 percent from 2012.

02/12/2014

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Nordic Reality Show Seeking Swedes From Fargo Area

A Swedish reality TV show that features 10 Americans competing in various cultural events is entering its fourth season and casting officials say something is missing. They want someone from the Fargo area.

02/11/2014

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ND Oil, Freight Shipments Detour Amtrak Trains

The ice fishing in northeast North Dakota is the best it’s been in two decades, but some anglers can’t make it because trains handling freight and crude from the state’s oil patch are displacing Amtrak passenger service.

02/09/2014

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Oil Tanker Train Leaves Messy Trail Along Mississippi River Route

It is expected to take several days to clean up the mess caused by a leaking Canadian Pacific oil tanker train. The train left a 65-mile long oil spill from Red Wing to Winona on Monday morning before the leak was finally detected and stopped.

02/06/2014

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Farm Rescue Accepting Applications For Planting

A nonprofit organization that helps farm families in need is accepting planting applications from farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and eastern Montana.

02/04/2014

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Minnesota Sisters Arrested For Selling Drugs In ND

Two sisters from Minnesota are accused of dealing large quantities of methamphetamine in North Dakota. Jacqueline Weiss, 22, and Jennifer Weiss, 25, of Zimmerman, Minn., are charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of meth.

02/01/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty 3 Days Into Federal Drug Trial

A man who backed out of plea deal at the last minute in a drug conspiracy case agreed to plead guilty after all, three days into his trial. David Cerna Jr., of Moorhead, Minn., is among a dozen people charged in federal court in North Dakota with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

01/31/2014

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Minot State Naming Hoffner New Head Football Coach

A former college football coach who was cleared in a child pornography investigation in Minnesota is the new head coach at Minot State. KTOE radio first reported Thursday that former Minnesota State-Mankato coach Todd Hoffner got the job.

01/30/2014

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ND State Agencies Monitoring Natural Gas Situation

About 100,000 residential customers in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin were able to crank their thermostats back above 60 degrees Monday after a utility lifted its appeal for natural gas conservation following a weekend explosion in Canada that knocked out three pipelines.

01/27/2014

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Xcel Lifts Appeal For Conservation After Pipeline Explosion

State agencies were monitoring natural gas supplies in the eastern part of North Dakota Monday following a pipeline explosion over the weekend in the neighboring Canadian province of Manitoba.

01/27/2014

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Major Flooding Risk Low On Red River, Devils Lake

Forecasters in Grand Forks say the risk for substantial spring flooding is low along the Red River and Devils Lake Basin. But they say winter is far from over and an early thaw is less likely.

01/24/2014

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New NDSU Football Coach Names 3 More Assistants

New North Dakota State head football coach Chris Klieman has named three more assistants. Atif Austin will coach wide receivers, Joe Klanderman the defensive backs and Tyler Roehl the tight ends and fullbacks.

01/24/2014

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