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NOME, N.D.—A recent deed to an old church in this tiny Barnes County town lists known white supremacist Craig Cobb as an owner of the property. However, people in Nome are still waiting to learn whether he'll become the full and rightful owner of the building there, in order for him to move to the town of about 60 people 70 miles southwest of Fargo. Cobb, also known as Paul Cobb, has already tried unsuccessfully to turn the North Dakota towns of Leith and Antler into enclaves for white supremacists.
FARGO—North Dakota has toughened up its lightest penalties for sexual assault. Gov. Doug Burgum signed a law last week that increases the maximum penalty for the least-severe misdemeanor sexual assault conviction from 30 days in jail to up to a year in jail. House Bill 1218 was initiated by county state's attorneys, who have said there's a gap in North Dakota sex-crime statutes. The bill was approved without a single dissenting vote in the House or the Senate and signed by Burgum on Tuesday, March 14.
FARGO—Leaders of nonprofit organizations are gearing up to fight a legislative proposal that could pave the way for up to six state-owned casinos in North Dakota. State-run casinos would take a big bite out of the gaming profits many North Dakota charities rely on to run their programs, said Jonathan Jorgensen, president of the board of directors for the Charitable Gaming Association of North Dakota. "It could affect services for tens of thousands of people, to be honest," Jorgensen said.
FARGO — It's been 10 years since Marie Jensen lived in New York City, but the Fargo native and Grand Forks resident has no plans to give up her cell number with its telltale 917 area code. She received it with her first cellphone during freshman year at New York University. "It's hard to let go of," Jensen said. "It feels like a part of my identity." For Debbie Winzenburg, who moved to Denver from Fargo with her husband two years ago to be close to a daughter and grandkids, her North Dakota number brings memories of home.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—Never underestimate the power of a bag of candy, a joke book or a Nerf gun to help lighten a difficult situation. For 8-year-old Arlyn Anderson and his family, a strong belief in God helps a great deal, too. They tapped into humor and faith to make it through an ordeal that saw Arlyn in dire need of a liver transplant at the same time his mother Erica was about to deliver her third child.
FARGO—He's helped make babies talk, bring characters of "The Brady Bunch" back to life and make it rain, in color—work seen by some of the largest TV audiences ever. Fargo native Jared Yeater and his co-workers are behind the "wow" factor of some of the most talked-about Super Bowl commercials in recent memory. Yeater, 37, is managing director at The Mill, a firm with offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago that does special effects for TV ads and many other visual mediums.
FARGO—People bought and sold homes at record prices in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo area last year, mirroring a trend seen in the Twin Cities in 2016. The median price for a home sold in Fargo-Moorhead was $202,000 last year, up more than 9 percent from the year before, according to the F-M Area Association of Realtors. The average sold price—a number skewed some by upper-end homes—was just over $228,000, representing a 6 percent increase.
FARGO — An officer pursuit of a stolen vehicle in western North Dakota reached speeds of up to 140 miles per hour before it ended with the suspect vehicle getting stuck in deep snow. The driver arrested has a long history of criminal offenses in North Dakota and Minnesota dating back to 2004, including felony convictions for drugs, weapons, theft and escape charges.
FARGO -- A crowd of at least 1,000 people turned out here to rally and walk in solidarity with the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of other cities on Saturday, Jan. 21.
FARGO—When Jered Pigeon took in President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009 during a watch party with hundreds of other students at Minnesota State University Moorhead, he felt optimism in the air. Wrapping up his undergraduate degree, Pigeon sold Obama T-shirts as leader of a black student organization on campus. He had his two young daughters along to see the country's first African American be sworn in as president. "There was this sense of opportunity being available for everybody," Pigeon said.