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HAVANA — Eugene and Joe Breker boast that the Coteau des Prairies Lodge and the surrounding farm and pastureland where they grew up is the “second most beautiful place in all of North Dakota.” They concede the most beautiful is the ranch near Amidon owned by their friend and business partner, John Hanson.
In the world of missiles and bombs, the “nuclear option” is meant to slash the risk of nuclear weapons ever being used. Each side brandishes its nukes, makes clear its...
FARGO — Differing family dynamics can make things lopsided under the Christmas tree. Take the childless aunt who buys gifts for her brother, sister-in-law and their three kids, and receives one from the family in return. Or the couple who gives one joint gift to a friend, and gets two.
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 content to digest a Thanksgiving meal. She was the 10th person in line at Best Buy, waiting for the doors to open to deals on electronics, movies and music on what some are calling Gray Thursday, an early start on Black Friday.
STANTON — Craig Cobb, the white supremacist trying to create an all-white enclave in the town of Leith, is heading to the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown for an evaluation. KXMB-TV in Bismarck reported Friday that according to Mercer County Sheriff Dean Danzeisen, Cobb has not eaten since he arrived at the Mercer County Jail nine days ago. He was arrested Nov. 17 on felony terrorizing charges for approaching Leith residents with loaded firearms.
BELCOURT — A widespread search for two suspects in a fatal shooting in Belcourt early Wednesday was called off by noon, apparently because law enforcement authorities were certain of the location of the suspects and the safety of the public, according to law enforcement sources. One man is dead in Belcourt, which is on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation, near the Canadian border in Rolette County.
The North Dakota University System’s botched handling of an open records request unfortunately means that we’ll likely never know how more than 43,000 emails were deleted from the North Dakota...
BISMARCK -- Three North Dakota properties have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Vikur Lutheran Church in Mountain in Pembina County was constructed in 1884. The church...
NEW TOWN – Some businesses here went on lockdown today after a man attempted to rob a New Town bank this morning. A suspect entered Lakeside State Bank about 8:35...
FARGO — Larry Ristvedt, a longtime KFGO agriculture broadcaster and radio personality who suffered in recent years from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, has died. He was 71. Ristvedt was one-half of KFGO’s popular “Tom and Larry Show” with partner Tom Wynn until he retired in 2010. KFGO operations manager Joel Heitkamp said their show was like “waking up with a friend.”