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MAYVILLE -- A Mayville, man was killed this weekend in Marshall County in northwest Minnesota when a trench he was working in collapsed. Benjamin Bartle, 28, was working in a...
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, we feature northeast South Dakota veteran trapper John Almquist who for 50 years, regardless of the weather conditions, has walked his prairie trapline, not for the money, but to connect with the outdoors on a very personal basis. And join the crew as they travel to the southwestern Minnesota town of Hendricks to see how Bank Brewing Co., a successful private craft beer business, is working to preserve quality wildlife management areas and create new, premiere wildlife habitat by serving up beer.
WILLISTON, N.D. - A broken well head caused about 500 barrels, or 21,000 gallons, of saltwater to spill at a well site over the weekend, but the spill was contained...
BISMARCK -- Doug Burgum, the Republican candidate for North Dakota governor, criticized sexually aggressive remarks made by his party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump that surfaced over the weekend. “These comments...
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., has dealt a loss to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and its fight to block construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. In a decision issued Sunday, Oct. 9, a three-judge panel denied a motion requesting that work on the $3.8 billion pipeline be stopped in places where, the tribe says, the project will desecrate sacred land.
NECHE, N.D.—A routine theft investigation turned into one of the biggest drug busts near the Canadian border in Pembina County, according to law enforcement officers. Now a local business is under investigation to see if it was used to channel those drugs. It started with a search warrant for stolen, high-priced car parts at 52-year-old Renaud Duane Winkler's property off North Dakota Highway 18 in Neche, a city of about 370 residents approximately 90 miles north of Grand Forks.
BISMARCK – Fargo businessman Doug Burgum has raised nearly $1.6 million in his campaign for governor, according to his pre-general election campaign statement filed Friday. Since launching his campaign in...
FARGO — Fargo is one of the fastest-growing midsize cities in the country, according to a new analysis. A report released earlier this week by finance website WalletHub said Fargo is the ninth fastest-growing midsize city based on a study that compared 515 cities on 14 different factors, including population growth rate, college-educated population growth and unemployment rate decreases. Fargo ranked 13th overall in the study, which looked at growth between 2009 and 2015.
DEVILS LAKE -- A South Dakota man could spend the rest of his life in prison after investigators said he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl four years ago in Devils...
ENDERLIN — Officials said two juvenile males were involved in the accidental shooting of a teen Wednesday night, Oct. 5, in Ransom County. The Ransom County Sheriff's Department responded about 7 p.m. to reports of a shooting at a residence in Enderlin. Police believe the two juveniles were arguing over the use of someone's gun. One of the males reportedly attempted to take the gun away from the other when it accidentally fired. An official with the sheriff's office said the juvenile male was hit in the leg area when the small-caliber rifle fired.