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Sold! Winning bid revealed for giant Paul Bunyan statue at Minnesota State Fair
August 31, 2019 - 12:05pm
An online auction that wrapped up Friday morning answered an unlikely question: Just how much is a 17-foot-tall statue of Paul Bunyan worth?...
As WE Fest changes owners, past owner says 'they've got their work cut out for them'
August 6, 2019 - 7:49am
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — WE Fest has new owners: Live Nation.
Plain Talk Podcast: North Dakotans are too pessimistic about economic mobility
July 19, 2019 - 8:57am
A recent Harvard Study found that w
Minnesota native wins 'Jeopardy!' again
July 16, 2019 - 10:14am
The answer: Winning money. The question: What is Carlton, Minn., native Sam Kavanaugh doing on “Jeopardy!”? Kavanaugh, 28, was in his fourth...
'Get in Your F***ing Swimsuit': Video shines spotlight on body positivity
July 14, 2019 - 8:00am
FARGO — It's summer, and it's hot — is there anything better than diving headfirst into the cool water of a lake or lounging in the swimming...
10 songs you'll think twice about playing on July 4
July 2, 2019 - 7:30am
FARGO — Fill up the cooler, fire up the grill, grab a lawn chair and prepare to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July. The only other...
Plain Talk Podcast: UND economist talks about Facebook’s new currency
June 25, 2019 - 9:26am
On this episode of "Plain Talk," University of North Dakota economist David Flynn talks about Facebook’s new currency.Is it really a curr...
A Dakota story to inspire young readers
June 20, 2019 - 4:02pm
GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — Stories once told as families gathered on long, cold winter nights inspire Teresa Peterson. They are the stories of...
WHO has deemed video-game addiction a mental disorder. But how much play is too much?
June 19, 2019 - 9:40am
FARGO — Summer vacation is here, and with school out, more free time means many children will turn to video games. About 97% of teen boys...
From Miss West Fargo to Miss North Dakota, Haley Wolfe hopes to use her position to give back
June 17, 2019 - 3:30pm
WILLISTON, N.D. — It's going to be a week of firsts for Haley Wolfe — likely more than just a week, really. For example, Monday, June 17,...
'Pure love on the dance floor': Celebrating the jingle dress tradition
June 17, 2019 - 10:15am
HINCKLEY, Minn. — You can hear Mikah Whitecloud Hart coming from a long way away.She's a jingle dress dancer, one of a group of women who parade...
Former Bismarck mayor begins last season hosting Medora Musical
June 2, 2019 - 5:40am
MEDORA — Bill Sorensen knows his happy place. "This place got its teeth into me," the former Bismarck mayor and longtime performer said, sitting...
'Spectacular creatures': Red River Zoo welcomes two Eurasian lynx
April 17, 2019 - 7:06pm
FARGO — They’ve been on the wish list at the Red River Zoo for years. The Eurasian lynx, native to a wide area stretching from north-central...
Sneaky cents: Parents say finances can be impacted by children's 'Fortnite' spending and threats from hackers
April 16, 2019 - 8:44am
FARGO — "Fortnite" is arguably one of the most successful video games of all time, generating $2.4 billion dollars in sales last year alone....
Minnesota sculptor's work turns conversation to immigration
April 1, 2019 - 10:49am
FARGO — Zoran Mojsilov was a rising art star in his native Yugoslavia (now known as Serbia) in the early 1980s, but when the ruling Communist...