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North Dakota Man Killed In Minnesota Shooting

Authorities in northwestern Minnesota say a North Dakota man has died in an apparent accidental shooting. Becker County authorities responded Thursday night to a call of a shooting near Floyd Lake. Deputies were told that two people were handling a .38 special handgun when it fired.

07/04/2014

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Man Charged With Attempted Murder Of Foster Son

A Benedict, Minn. man has been charged with the attempted murder of his foster son on Tuesday, according to the Hubbard County Attorney’s Office. Dennis James Sullivan was charged Thursday with second-degree attempted murder, and also face first- and third-degree assault charges.

06/19/2014

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New Tool Aims To Prevent Future Train Derailments

Like an accordion of massive steel boxes, 15 empty freight cars lay piled Friday along a stretch of Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad track. It’s BNSF’s mainline to the west coast, and it averages about 56 trains a day. Roughly twenty percent of that traffic is made up of the long tanker cars hauling heavy crude oil from North Dakota.

06/13/2014

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Judge Backs Alberta Clipper Pipeline Expansion

An administrative law judge recommends that Minnesota regulators approve an expansion of Enbridge Energy’s Alberta Clipper crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.

06/12/2014

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Lawsuit Challenges N.D. Gay Marriage Ban

Seven couples filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging the constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage in North Dakota, making it the last state in the country with a ban to be sued by gay couples seeking the right to marry in their home state.

06/06/2014

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Gay ND Couples File For Minn. Marriage Licenses

Nearly two times as many same-sex couples from North Dakota have filed for marriage licenses across the border in Clay County than Minnesotans have.

06/04/2014

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Wahpeton-Breckenridge Football Rivalry To Continue

An annual football game involving the high schools in neighboring Wahpeton, North Dakota, and Breckenridge, Minn., will continue. The future of the game that has been played every year for nearly a century was in doubt because of football district realignment in Minnesota.

06/04/2014

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Man Pleads Not Guilty To Illegal Gambling Charges

Trial has been set for a Minnesota man accused of running an illegal gambling operation in North Dakota. Gerald Greenfield pleaded not guilty in federal court Thursday to three counts, including conducting sports betting business and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

05/30/2014

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Families Fear Intentional ND Cemeteries Flooding

Lillian Johnson has buried her husband and other family members in a tiny southeastern North Dakota cemetery that would be threatened by a flood protection project meant to save the state’s largest city. The 90-year-old plans to join her loved ones someday, come hell or high water.

05/28/2014

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Weather Blog: Insane Tornado Video From N.D.

I just watched video of a large tornado bearing down on a temporary oil-boom shantytown near Watford, N.D. on May 26, 2014. The video was recorded by a guy living in one of the trailers that serves as housing for men working the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota.

05/27/2014

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BNSF Hauling 240 Pick-Up Trucks Daily To ND, Minn.

The head of the biggest railroad serving the Upper Great Plains says hauling pickup trucks by rail has really picked up. BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose joked that pickup truck hauling by rail appears to be “the next great line of business” for the railroad.

05/27/2014

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Good Question: Why Does MN Only Allow One Fishing Line In The Water?

This time of year is prime fishing time. It’s a good time to get out on the water, drop a line in and hopefully catch some walleye. Our border states allow people to fish with more than one line at a time. So why does Minnesota only allow one line in the water?

05/21/2014

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Victims Of Double-Fatal Crash In Eastern ND ID’d

Authorities say 23-year-old Mercedes Rowley, of Sharon, North Dakota, and 21-year-old Teja Beyer, of Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, were passengers in a car that went off a Traill County road Saturday night northeast of Hillsboro and rolled.

05/19/2014

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Franken & Klobuchar: Administration Must Support Biodiesel

Senators from North Dakota and Minnesota say the Obama administration should retreat on a proposal to make significant changes to renewable fuel standards and show its support for the biodiesel industry. Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota say that biodiesel production has led to thousands of jobs and remains a clean, safe form of energy.

05/14/2014

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Dog Protects Missing Toddler From Thunderstorm

They say a dog is a man’s best friend, and that was definitely true for one dog and a toddler who went missing in North Dakota.

05/06/2014

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Midwest Economic Survey Index Hits 3-Year High

A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states hit a three-year high in April, suggesting more economic growth over the next three to six months, according to a report issued Thursday.

05/01/2014

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‘We Lost One Of Our Brothers': College Athlete From Blaine Dies While Rafting

Friends, family and teammates are mourning the loss of a college baseball player. On Tuesday, the body of 23-year-old Dan Buehner was recovered from the Sheyenne River in Valley City, North Dakota. Buehner, who grew up in Blaine, was a senior at Valley City State University and a captain on the baseball team.

04/23/2014

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College Student From Blaine Dies In River Rafting Accident

A 23-year-old college student from Blaine died Monday after the raft he was in flipped in the Sheyenne River in North Dakota, authorities said. Dan Buehner, a Centennial High School graduate, was a senior at Valley City State University was a catcher on the baseball team.

04/23/2014

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Officials Find Body Of Missing College Student From Minnesota

Rescue crews searching the Sheyenne River have found the body of a Valley City State University student who went missing while rafting with two friends. University President Steven Shirley says the victim is Dan Buehner of Blaine, Minn.

04/22/2014

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Horse Virus Cases Showing Up In Upper Midwest

State officials in the Upper Midwest are cautioning horse owners about a virus that spreads easily among the animals and can lead to breathing problems, abortions and nervous system disorders.

04/18/2014

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After A Night Of Arrests, Officials Have A Warning For Hockey Fans

Police in riot gear arrested 10 University of Minnesota students Thursday night after hundreds took to the streets of Dinkytown following the Gophers’ stunning last-second win over North Dakota in the Final Four.

04/11/2014

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Minnesota Beats North Dakota On Last-Second Goal

Justin Holl and the Minnesota Golden Gophers cut it about as close as possible after waiting all season to renew their long rivalry with North Dakota. The senior defenseman scored a short-handed goal with 0.6 seconds left to give Minnesota a 2-1 victory over North Dakota on Thursday night in the NCAA hockey semifinals.

04/10/2014

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$1M Bond For each Of 3 Suspects In Fargo Slaying

Bond has been set at $1 million cash each for a Minnesota father and two children facing murder charges in North Dakota. Forty-six-year-old Arlen Clapper and his children, 19-year-old Alexander Clapper and 22-year-old Tamara Clapper, are charged in the March 14 stabbing death of 26-year-old Rolandas House in Fargo.

04/08/2014

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Senators Make Friendly Wager On Frozen Four Semifinal

U.S. senators from North Dakota and Minnesota are making a friendly wager on the outcome of the NCAA Frozen Four semifinal hockey matchup involving the University of North Dakota and the University of Minnesota.

04/07/2014

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Gophers Prep For North Dakota, Frozen Four

The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team is one of four left competing for the national title, and the Gophers face rival North Dakota Thursday. The winner of that game plays for the national championship on Saturday.

04/07/2014

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