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Washburn residents shaken after chiropractor’s arrest
April 6, 2019 - 8:04pm
WASHBURN, N.D. − The arrest of a Washburn man in connection with the killings of four people at a Mandan business left residents of the small...
North Dakota is no stranger to mass killings. Here's a history of shootouts, family murders
April 5, 2019 - 6:12pm
FARGO — North Dakota may be known as the Peace Garden state, but it's not immune to mass shootings or mass killings. The state has a history...
The trial of ex-cop Mohamed Noor: What you need to know
March 30, 2019 - 9:00am
A former Minneapolis police officer faces trial Monday, April 1, in the killing a 40-year-old woman who had called 911 for help. The shooting...
Former Thief River Falls council member pleads guilty for role in city hall brawl
March 27, 2019 - 6:29pm
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — A former Thief River Falls City Council member pleaded guilty last week for his part in a brawl that ended with...
Elizabeth Smart tells her story, offers advice to members of Jayme Closs’ community
March 15, 2019 - 9:17pm
BARRON, Wis. — Two months later, the “Welcome home, Jayme” signs still adorn businesses and government buildings in this close-knit community...
Children sue companies after fatal North Dakota home explosion
March 14, 2019 - 7:30am
MANDAN, N.D. - The children of a couple who were killed in a Morton County home explosion in December 2016 have filed a lawsuit against a local...
Ward County attorney shortage emblematic of bigger N.D. trend
March 13, 2019 - 2:35pm
MINOT, N.D. -- The Ward County State's Attorney's Office expects to be operating with only about half of its allotted staff at the end of this...
Drug overdose deaths decrease for first time in North Dakota
March 13, 2019 - 7:00am
BISMARCK — After a record number of 77 drug overdose deaths in North Dakota in 2016, that number has declined slightly. The Centers for Disease...
Attorney: Small North Dakota city retaliated against cops by firing them
March 7, 2019 - 11:32am
ARNEGARD, N.D. — A sharply divided city council in western North Dakota voted Wednesday, March 6, to fire both of the city’s police officers,...
Federal court allows 2 boys to join Twin Cities girls dance teams
March 6, 2019 - 9:04pm
ST. PAUL — Two teenage boys must be allowed to try out for the girls competitive dance teams at their Twin Cities high schools, a federal appeals...
BBB says online purchasing scams top Minnesota, North Dakota list
March 6, 2019 - 1:26pm
BURNSVILLE, Minn. - Online purchasing scams, mostly involving a buyer never receiving the goods, received the most reports of fraudulent behavior...
Trooper finds 900 pounds of pot in camper near Alexandria
March 5, 2019 - 4:07pm
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Two Montana men are accused of driving through Douglas County in central Minnesota on Interstate 94 with 900 pounds of...
Fargo school bus driver accused of DUI with kids on board
February 19, 2019 - 10:58am
FARGO — Fargo police arrested a school bus driver Monday afternoon, Feb. 18, after receiving a tip that a bus was swerving all over the road...
Apartment owner, tenant's daughter unsettled after 16 shots struck South Dakota complex
February 18, 2019 - 4:52pm
ABERDEEN, S.D. - Scary. That’s the word Barry Schmiess used to describe the early February shooting at an apartment building he owns in Aberdeen....
TV anchor suing Minnesota agency after fall on icy sidewalk
February 13, 2019 - 3:25pm
ST. PAUL - A Twin Cities television anchor is suing after he slipped and fell on a patch of ice in 2017 near the state Capitol, claiming the...