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North Dakota Power Plant Off Line After Fire

No one was hurt in a fire at the Coyote Station power plant near Beulah in western North Dakota.

12/04/2014

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Fargo, ND, Mayor Known For Flood Fights Dies At 73

Fargo, North Dakota, Mayor Dennis Walaker, the man known as the “flood mayor” for leading the state’s largest city through several successful fights against the Red River, died Tuesday at his home, city officials said. He was 73. Walaker had been battling kidney cancer for several months. Deputy Mayor Tim Mahoney said Walaker was hospitalized over the weekend from a reaction to his chemotherapy.

12/02/2014

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ND Fugitive Facing Child Porn Charges Arrested

A federal fugitive who was indicted in 2009 in North Dakota on child pornography charges has been arrested. Officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement say 51-year-old Adney Allen has made his first court appearance following his arrest on the Red Lake Indian Reservation near Redby, Minnesota. Federal authorities are partially crediting the arrest to a smartphone app they created.

12/02/2014

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Real Estate Companies At Odds Over Similar Marks

An ongoing spat between North Dakota and Minnesota real estate companies with similar names and signage has wound up in federal court.

11/26/2014

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Movie Blog: ‘Overnighters’ & ‘Li’l Quinquin’ Reviewed

Sweet Lord in heaven, what a movie. This tough, tragic documentary by filmmaker Jesse Moss is one of the year’s best, and it should probably be required watching for anyone in the Midwest.

11/21/2014

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Moorhead Police Arrest Man In Sex Trafficking Investigation

Moorhead police say they arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with a sex trafficking investigation Tuesday evening. According to police, a sex trafficking investigation led Moorhead detectives to an adult female victim. A suspect was then identified, located and arrested in south Moorhead at around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

11/19/2014

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Dayton: Pipelines Part Of Solution To Rail Backlog

Gov. Mark Dayton says more oil pipelines are part of the solution to a rail backlog that has clogged agricultural shipments across Minnesota.

11/17/2014

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Man Killed In Crash With Tow Truck On I-94 ID’d

Authorities have identified a Minnesota man who died in a crash on an icy Interstate 94 in southeastern North Dakota. The Highway Patrol says 40-year-old Gregory Hillukka, of Cokato, Minnesota, died Wednesday when he lost control of his car near Valley City.

11/07/2014

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Man Hits Tow Truck On Icy I-94, Is Killed

A Minnesota man was killed on an icy Interstate 94 in southeastern North Dakota when his vehicle collided with a tow truck that had stopped to pull other vehicles out of the ditch. The Highway Patrol did not immediately identify the 40-year-old man from Cokato, Minnesota.

11/06/2014

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2 Workers Injured By Hot Water At Wahpeton Plant

Two electrical workers contracted by Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative in Wahpeton were injured when hot water flowed over them while they were working. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office says the workers were on a scissor lift Tuesday afternoon when the incident happened.

11/05/2014

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North Dakota Tribe To Drill Its Own Oil Wells

North Dakota’s Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is preparing to drill its own oil wells for the first time.

11/02/2014

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Attorneys General Letter Targets Human Trafficking

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee urging passage of three bills targeting human trafficking.

10/20/2014

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ND HIV/AIDS Rate Rises With Population Growth

The number of HIV and AIDS cases in North Dakota has grown dramatically in recent years as workers from across the country have flocked to the state because of its booming economy.

10/13/2014

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North Dakota Beats Bemidji State 2-1

One night after giving up five goals in a season-opening loss, North Dakota goalie Zane McIntyre posted a 2-1 win at Bemidji State on Saturday.

10/11/2014

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ND Luxury Man Camps Offer Amenities For Roughnecks

Worker accommodations in North Dakota’s oil patch can be rough: men sleep in tiny trailers with boarded windows, parked cars and overcrowded apartments. The barracks-style “man camps” might imply that roughness of life, too.

10/05/2014

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Lawmakers Call Congested Freight Rails A ‘Growing Crisis’

Minnesota lawmakers are turning up the heat on the state’s major railroads to do something to alleviate congestion that’s costing the state millions of dollars.

09/30/2014

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Minnesota Ranked The 2nd Happiest State

Not that Minnesotans need to be reminded of all the things that make their state one of the greatest to live in — and not that we are not biased in these matters — but there’s another list confirming it. Minnesota is the second happiest state in America.

09/29/2014

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MN On High Alert As Worrisome Weed Threatens Upper Midwest Crops

A weed strong enough to stop combines and resist many herbicides has been confirmed in South Dakota for the first time, raising concerns it could spread and cut deeply into crop production in the Upper Midwest — one of the few areas it hadn’t yet invaded.

09/26/2014

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Dayton Asks For Added ND Oil Train Safety

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton wants added safety measures for oil trains leaving North Dakota. Dayton made the request Tuesday in a letter to North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

09/23/2014

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Man Charged With Murder For Hire In 2 ND Deaths

A felon linked to fraud and terror in the North Dakota oil patch has been indicted on charges he hired people to gun down a former business associate in Washington state and kill a former employee whose body has not been found.

09/17/2014

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Judge To Decide Next Step In ND Gay Marriage Suit

A federal judge is set to decide the future of a lawsuit filed by seven couples challenging the constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage in North Dakota.

09/08/2014

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Send-Off Planned For ND Soldiers Headed Overseas

A send-off is planned Sunday for members of a North Dakota National Guard unit based in Fargo. Fifteen members of the North Dakota Army National Guard’s 231st Brigade Support Battalion Logistical Support Element are going on a yearlong deployment.

09/07/2014

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Patrol: ND Driver In Fatal Crash Was On Facebook

Traill County authorities say a 20-year-old North Dakota woman killed an elderly Minnesota woman after she rear-end an SUV at 85 mph while browsing Facebook on her cellphone. Abby Sletten of Hatton was charged in court this week with negligent homicide in the death of 89-year-old Phyllis Gordon of Ada, Minnesota, in May.

09/05/2014

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14 Get Medical Treatment After Visiting ND Laundromat

At least 14 people in northwest North Dakota have sought medical treatment after becoming ill following a visit to a laundromat.

09/01/2014

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Man Says Indictment For Illegal Gambling Is Unfair

A man accused of running an illegal gambling operation in North Dakota says the case should be dismissed because the charges conflict with a plea agreement in a separate money laundering case. Gerald Greenfield, of Bloomington, Minnesota, is charged in federal court with three counts, including conducting sports betting business and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

08/28/2014

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