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Senate confirms Pompeo to be Trump's CIA director
Ban on North Dakota Sunday morning sales could be lifted
Trump White House vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands
Debate begins on ND bill to exempt higher ed applicants from open records law
ND legislators going round and round on daylight saving time, time zone discussions
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
Counting on Student Loan Forgiveness? Better Check Your Eligibility Status Again
Magic, murder and mayhem; Foundation sponsors mystery dinner theater
Lauren Alaina to entertain at the Mardi Gras
Saving homeless pets; Oreo's Animal Rescue plans fundraiser
Trinity to present 'Into the Woods'
The mortar that binds: Jung’s defense, rebounding vital to Midgets’ success
Dickinson State softball picked 1st, baseball 4th in NSAA poll
Blyleven says Twins' improvement has to start with pitching
UND gets commitment from right-handed defenseman
SCHLOSSMAN: Road trip may be what UND needs
McFeely: N.D. lifetime fishing license 'more complicated than it seems'
Port: ND Democrats have some good ideas on transparency and accountability laws
McFeely: It’s the media’s duty to shine light on hatred
Veeder: Hot dish and ice slabs key to staying warm in January
Swift: Lessons learned from watching parents age
Laurence "Bud" Lewison
Thomas F. Murtha
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
September 13, 2015
At Big Iron, 'Every year is special': 35th annual event held this week in West Fargo
WEST FARGO, N.D. -- Some people and organizations make a big deal of 35th anniversaries. Not the folks at the annual Big Iron Farm Show, which...
September 13, 2015 - 11:30pm
August 3, 2015
On split vote, state board clears West Fargo's Knodel for classroom
BISMARCK -- With his accuser looking on, Aaron Knodel cleared a final hurdle Monday in his return to the classroom. The North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board voted Monday to let the decorated 36-year-old West Fargo English teacher keep his teaching license. By...
August 3, 2015 - 6:24pm
July 28, 2015
West Fargo teacher accused of illegal relationship with student reinstated with back pay
WEST FARGO — The West Fargo School Board unanimously voted to reinstate Aaron Knodel over the objections of the woman who accused the decorated teacher of an illegal sexual relationship. Superintendent David Flowers recommended Monday the board reinstate him with back pay. The...
July 28, 2015 - 10:37am
July 14, 2015
West Fargo to conduct its own investigation of Knodel
WEST FARGO -- The West Fargo School Board is doing its own investigation into whether Aaron Knodel violated any ethics policies and if he should return to his job as a high school English teacher. The 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the Year was recently acquitted of criminal charges...
News/crime and courts
July 14, 2015 - 9:51am
June 20, 2015
Early-onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis means long goodbye for son
WEST FARGO — Darin Bolken is looking forward to having his father, Billy, over to his house for Father’s Day dinner. “We love having him...
June 20, 2015 - 10:18pm
June 13, 2015
Second Knodel trial set for June 23
FARGO — A second trial for Aaron Knodel is scheduled to start June 23. Cass County District Court Judge Steven McCullough denied a prosecutor’s request to delay the second trial on two felony charges against the 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the Year accused of having sexual contact...
News/crime and courts
June 13, 2015 - 9:25pm
June 8, 2015
Autopsy results confirm head injury killed 6-month-old in West Fargo
WEST FARGO — Preliminary autopsy results have confirmed that a 6-month old who was found not breathing at a day care died after a blunt force trauma to the head. Owen Skodje, the son of Casey Skodje and his wife Kristen Hunstad of Fargo, died June 2 at the Children’s Hospital...
June 8, 2015 - 11:38pm
June 5, 2015
Baby Owen dies from trauma; police waiting on autopsy: Day care provider had history of being rough with children
WEST FARGO -- Police believe blunt force trauma to the head may have led to the death of a 6-month-old boy who was found not breathing at an unlicensed day care in West Fargo on Monday, but they are waiting for an autopsy to tell them when that may have happened. Owen Skodje died...
June 5, 2015 - 11:30pm
May 30, 2015
Fallen search dog found missing, alive and dead
FARGO — Earle “Bud” Myers remembers the first time he met Barnaby, a tiny puppy huddled in the back of a crate fresh off the airplane, scared to death. “He didn’t want any part of anybody,” said Myers, who at the time was a prosecutor in the Cass County State’s Attorney’s...
May 30, 2015 - 12:00am
May 28, 2015
State files again for mistrial in Knodel case
FARGO — Jurors in the trial of Aaron Knodel, the West Fargo teacher accused of having sex with a student, were discharged on Knodel’s approval so a second trial will not equal double jeopardy, prosecutors said in a brief filed Thursday in Cass County District Court. State Assistant...
May 28, 2015 - 11:17pm
May 27, 2015
Defense says Knodel is protected from second trial
FARGO — A second trial for the 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the Year charged with having sex with a student would violate his constitutional...
News/crime and courts
May 27, 2015 - 10:54pm
May 7, 2015
Poultry exhibit for Red River Valley fair canceled
WEST FARGO, N.D. - Organizers for the Red River Valley Fair say concerns over the spread of avian flu have forced them to cancel this year's...
May 7, 2015 - 2:09pm
April 29, 2015
Construction worker hurt after fall from crane
WEST FARGO, N.D. - A construction worker here fell out of the basket of a crane while working on the roof of a three-story apartment building and is now in the hospital, police said. The man was riding in the basket of a forklift about 3:45 Tuesday afternoon at 815 34th Ave. E....
April 29, 2015 - 4:12am
April 27, 2015
Defense rests in ND teacher of the year sex trial
FARGO — A verdict in the trial of the 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the year accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student in 2009 rests...
News/crime and courts
April 27, 2015 - 10:32pm
April 18, 2015
Skydiver injured after hard landing
WEST FARGO — A 48-year-old skydiver was injured after a hard landing Saturday morning at the West Fargo Airport. Roger Thompson of Bismarck was conscious and breathing, but was complaining of back pain, early reports indicated. The incident occurred near Skydive Fargo, a local...
April 18, 2015 - 10:05pm