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Blotter: Two Dickinson residents arrested for criminal trespassing
U.S. strike on Islamic State in Afghanistan kills 21
MH17 was shot down by Russian-made missile fired from rebel-held area
Health Dept. spokeswoman resigns over 'rather inappropriate' tweets posted during presidential debate
Israel's Shimon Peres, 93, dies in Tel Aviv
crime and courts
nation and world
Whiting CEO: Tribal service deals could help Dakota pipeline impasse
RockPile gets bought out, expands
Sunoco, behind protested Dakota Access pipeline, tops U.S. crude spill charts
Tribal official urges respect in pipeline debate
Brady Wind farms south of Dickinson to be completed by December
Looking for your first credit card? Here’s how you choose
Engagement: Schank and Hofland
Engagement: VanDoorne and Johnson
DSU to showcase artwork by Donna Watts
How to prevent childhood obesity
Midgets volleyball takes care of Saints in four sets
Trinity pulls away from Beulah for sweep
Hazeltine pedigree planned from the start
DSU volleyball tops South Dakota Mines
Reeve: Best team ever for U.S. at Ryder Cup?
Port: One of these idiots its going to be president
Veeder: Connecting with grandma's memory over a slice of apple pie
Our View: Feds should pay for Dakota Access protest costs
Port: Marsy's Law campaign has been bizarre, insulting, inaccurate
Other Views: Mask comes off of Voter ID laws
good bad and ugly
James "Jim" Basic
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
December 16, 2013
Woman accused of running over man who confronted her about hit-and-run
FARGO — A Fargo woman is facing a felony charge after she allegedly backed her car over a man who was taking a photo of her license plate after he pointed out to her she’d been involved in a hit-and-run. Vanessa Elizabeth Scott, 24, was charged Friday in Cass County District...
December 16, 2013 - 8:26pm
December 13, 2013
Fargo police investigating TV station after hidden-camera report
FARGO – After Fargo school officials reviewed their own security tapes, a third metro law enforcement agency has opened an investigation into whether a Valley News Live reporter broke the law by entering three area elementary schools without permission. And the district’s...
December 13, 2013 - 11:30pm
GED changes bring sprint to finish
FARGO — Things are happening fast in Keianna Gafkjen’s life. The 16-year-old, who goes by Anna, got married Nov. 14. In January, the Fargo teen will be having a baby. While her husband attends Woodrow Wilson High School, Gafkjen has spent the last three weeks on the second floor...
December 13, 2013 - 11:29pm
December 11, 2013
Bison Sports Arena renovation gets final approval
FARGO -- After several years, countless meetings and fundraising quests, the North Dakota State basketball programs finally got the news it wanted to hear: the Bison Sports Arena renovation is 100 percent approved. The unanimous vote from the budget section of the North Dakota...
December 11, 2013 - 11:32am
December 10, 2013
Three arrested in Fargo snowbird home break-ins
FARGO – Three people are in custody after Fargo police raids on their homes Friday led to the recovery of property stolen from at least seven homes left unattended by vacationers. Fargo police Lt. Joel Vettel said Daniel Joe Wieland, 36, of Fargo, faces burglary charges. Christopher...
News/crime and courts
December 10, 2013 - 11:26am
December 2, 2013
Crashes on icy roads hospitalize people ‘from Bismarck to Fargo’
CASSELTON – The state Highway Patrol reported 19 crashes in the southeast region Sunday night, after the first of three waves of snow expected to hit the region iced up roads and highways, dropping travel speeds, and causing people to slide into ditches and each other in parts of...
December 2, 2013 - 3:23pm
Proposed trans fat ban could tie food makers’ hands, bakers say
FARGO – One ingredient explained why a customer was getting terrible homemade treats following the same recipe that Karen Fabre Wills uses...
December 2, 2013 - 10:43am
November 28, 2013
Psychology has a say in Black Friday sales
FARGO — Poonam Oatis felt a mild adrenaline rush when she queued up for a deal on a chilly Thursday afternoon while less ardent shoppers were...
November 28, 2013 - 8:12pm
November 26, 2013
Small plane has hard landing in Fargo
FARGO – A small plane had a rough landing Tuesday morning at the Fargo Jet Center, but the pilot walked away without injury. The incident happened about 8:20 a.m. when Jet Center officials were notified a small propeller plane was approaching with landing gear trouble. As...
November 26, 2013 - 11:49am
November 25, 2013
Fargo double-murder suspect fathered two children with female victim
FARGO – Fargo Police early Monday released the names of two people who died Saturday morning in a double homicide in north Fargo. They were identified as Ward Allen Berg, 30, of Moorhead and Samantha Dawn Wickenheiser, 23, of Fargo. A man arrested in connection with the deaths,...
November 25, 2013 - 11:39am
November 23, 2013
35-year-old arrested on suspicion of double murder in Fargo
By Dave Roepke and Maureen McMullen FARGO – Police arrested a 35-year-old Fargo man early Saturday morning who is suspected of killing two people in north Fargo. Officers arrested David George Stevens on suspicion of murdering a 23-year-old Fargo woman and a 30-year-old Moorhead...
November 23, 2013 - 11:14am
November 21, 2013
Chase from predator, not shooting, likely killed horse near Enderlin
FARGO -- A horse found dead near Enderlin shortly after the opening day of deer season likely wasn’t shot as first suspected, Cass County officials said Thursday. Sgt. Tara Morris of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office said investigators with the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association...
November 21, 2013 - 5:38pm
November 20, 2013
State Rep. Kelsh arrested on suspicion of DUI
FARGO – North Dakota state Rep. Scot Kelsh, D-Fargo, was arrested Monday night by the North Dakota State Highway Patrol on suspicion of driving under the influence. Capt. Bryan Niewind said Kelsh, 51, was arrested on Interstate 29 about 11:30 p.m. Kelsh, a 63rd District...
November 20, 2013 - 5:09pm
November 19, 2013
Former hockey coach identified as train victim
FARGO – Police have identified a 43-year-old former hockey coach as the man who was found dead Monday night near the railroad tracks in an industrial area of Fargo. Chad Lewis Johnson, of Fargo, died of injuries related to being struck by a train, Fargo police said in a written...
November 19, 2013 - 10:19am
November 18, 2013
Woman gets jail time for stealing from developmentally disabled girl
FARGO – A Gardner woman was sentenced to 28 days in jail Monday after pleading guilty to accusations she stole money from her son’s developmentally disabled girlfriend. who court records say has the intellectual capacity of a third-grader and who was living in Porter’s...
November 18, 2013 - 10:02pm