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East Coast refiners eye Texas oil as North Dakota alternative
Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
Dickinson sees overall decrease in city value
Dickinson sees overall decrease in city value
crime and courts
nation and world
MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
Rock art ‘bugs’ come to life
Should pregnant mothers hang up their cell phones?
New study analyzes student loan refinancing process
Enjoy pizza, meet storybook characters; proceeds going toward Imagination Library
Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of NASCAR season
Peterson tells ESPN he'll sign with Saints, who open at Minnesota
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
Third-grader Mickellyn Walker wins national free throw contest
Twins to appeal Sano's one game for 'aggressive actions'
Port: House members laugh as they vote down “Dollar Doug” amendment
Port: Senator Heidi Heitkamp took a mountain of money from special interest committees
Port: ND lawmaker says 'there’s absolutely zero chance we’ll be done on Tuesday'
Port: Heidi Heitkamp leaked her fundraising numbers early because she didn’t want you to see where the money came from
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Bryan Wayne Cooper
Patricia "Patsy" Jost
Dale Odin Anderson
Mary Margaret Wolf
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Kristianson and Kilwein
Olson and Steffan
Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
Staff at Bully Pulpit Golf Course are ready for the season to begin
Recipe for good: Elks' eatery, events help fund scholarships, youth activities
Hidden gem: Medora officials work all year in preparation for the busy summer season
Boots Bar & Grill ready for another exciting season
Perfecting 'Players': Restaurant manager on delicious mission
Worlds Greatest City Wide Garage Sale
Honoring our Firefighters
September 21, 2016
Knudson, a Taylor native, named ND Veterinarian of the Year
Vern Knudson, a veterinarian of 54 years, was recently named the 2016 North Dakota Veterinarian of the Year. The 1951 graduate of Taylor High School has worked at the Cooperstown Veterinary Clinic since 1962. He was nominated for the award by his colleagues, who described him as a...
September 21, 2016 - 10:14pm
September 1, 2016
Victim in Griggs County rollover identified
COOPERSTOWN, N.D. -- Authorities have identified the man who died in a Griggs County rollover crash Tuesday, Aug. 30, as Alan Goyne, 37, Finley.His passenger, who was airlifted to a Fargo hospital, was Tenisha Dean, 28, Cooperstown, according to the state Highway Patrol. The crash...
September 1, 2016 - 1:04pm
February 19, 2016
Griggs County School principal placed on administrative leave, Board to begin search for replacement, won't fill position until next school year
COOPERSTOWN, N.D.--Griggs County Central School Principal Timothy Stathis has been placed on paid administrative leave after officials said he was unwilling to do his job. The School Board made the unanimous decision Friday in a special meeting just eight days after voting unanimously...
February 19, 2016 - 8:44pm
July 21, 2015
Changes coming at two N.D. implement dealerships
WIMBLEDON, N.D. -- The John Deere dealership in Wimbledon, N.D., is closing, and the Deere dealership in nearby Cooperstown, N.D., is becoming an independent. Barnes County Implement in Wimbledon is expected to close by Oct. 1, with Cooper Implement in Cooperstown in the process...
July 21, 2015 - 8:40pm
February 27, 2015
Mediation set in Griggs County Courthouse dispute
COOPERSTOWN, N.D. -- A mediation session has been scheduled for March 3 in an attempt to resolve a year-long dispute over construction of a still-unfinished...
February 27, 2015 - 8:58pm
January 28, 2015
Police Blotter: Man allegedly assaults roommate
A Dickinson man was arrested Tuesday after an alleged altercation at a residence near the 1900 block of Villas Court left his roommate with a broken leg. Derek Sheldon, 33, faces charges of aggravated assault, a Class C felony. Killdeer man arrested on corruption of a minor charges A...
News/crime and courts
January 28, 2015 - 10:16pm
August 27, 2014
Contractor threatens lien against stalled Griggs County project
COOPERSTOWN — The general contractor on the stalled Griggs County Courthouse and Emergency Operations Center construction project has terminated its contract and is threatening to file a lien against the $3.5 million building. The contract with Construction Engineers of Grand Forks...
August 27, 2014 - 5:35pm
May 6, 2014
Missing for six hours, 3-year-old found safe with family dog
COOPERSTOWN – A 3-year-old missing for nearly six hours Monday was discovered safe -- thanks in part to the family dog -- after an hours-long air, foot, bloodhound, horseback and ATV search. Griggs County Sheriff Robert Hook said the boy’s parents, Courtney and Brock Urness,...
May 6, 2014 - 2:42pm
May 2, 2014
Work halts on Griggs County building: Workers say no wages paid for controversial courthouse, EOC
Construction apparently halted today on the nearly completed Griggs County Courthouse and Emergency Operations Center in Cooperstown in a dispute over payments. Al Olson, owner of Agassiz Mechanical, a Fargo plumbing, heating and cooling contractor, said his crews stopped working...
May 2, 2014 - 11:52pm
February 25, 2014
Work to continue on Griggs County Courthouse: Unpaid contractor threatening to quit, doesn’t stop construction
COOPERSTOWN — Work apparently will continue next week on a $3.5 million Griggs County Courthouse and Emergency Operations Center project, despite...
February 25, 2014 - 11:59pm
Man serving life for beheading murder case asks for new trial
By Stephen J. Lee Forum News Service COOPERSTOWN — Daniel Wacht, serving a life sentence for the murder three years ago of a Cooperstown man, said he deserves a new trial because he has new evidence that a prosecution witness lied. But a state prosecutor said Wacht, who is working...
News/crime and courts
February 25, 2014 - 11:50pm
February 13, 2014
Tension in Griggs County: All-new county leaders slash budgets and, some say, create climate of fear
COOPERSTOWN — Four months after voters replaced all five Griggs County commissioners in a recall election, the replacements have been busy...
February 13, 2014 - 11:56pm
Owner, investigators seek answers in shooting of horse
COOPERSTOWN – Kim Damsgard has been blaming herself since finding her horse Buckskin lying half frozen in a pond an hour south of here Tuesday morning, shot through the neck. “I feel like there’s something I could have done,” Damsgard said. “Like I should have driven...
November 13, 2013 - 9:43pm
January 1, 2013
Opportunity, community bring back ND native
FINLEY -- Rick Karboviak hated to leave his native North Dakota when he struck out for Ohio with dollar signs in his eyes. It was seven years...
January 1, 2013 - 12:00am
November 5, 2010
Cooperstown teen commits suicide
Early Thursday, a couple hours before the sun rose in Cooperstown, 16-year-old Cassidy Joy Andel posted a note on her Facebook page: "My time has come, and so I'm gone. To a better place, far beyond. I love you all as you can see. But it's better now, because I'm free." She then...
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am