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Well, that didn’t take long. Just days after former retail giant Herberger’s shuttered all of its locations for good nationwide, a greeting on the store’s website now says it is miraculously coming back. “We’ve got great news,” the websites homepage reads. “Herberger’s is coming back!”
FARGO — Grand Forks, the proud home of the University of North Dakota, is the best college town in North Dakota, a newly released study revealed. The study, which was conducted by the website reviews.org, compiled the results using data from the United States Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
FARGO — Joey Mellows had never been to North Dakota before. A native of Portsmouth, England, Mellows, 33, arrived in Fargo for the first time on Monday, Aug. 27, just in time to catch the spectacle he came here to witness: the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks versus the Chicago Dogs at Newman Outdoor Field.
People living in the Upper Midwest, including Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, can expect teeth-chattering cold and plentiful snow amounts this upcoming winter, according to predictions made in the Farmers’ Almanac Winter 2019 outlook. The annual Farmers’ Almanac weather outlook, which was released Monday, Aug. 28, contradicts a similar winter weather forecast predicted by the Climate Prediction Center.
CHAFFEE COUNTY, Colo. — More than two weeks into his search for a dog that he'd never met, Joe Stratmann thought about giving up. "After 16 days, the dog is probably dead," Stratmann told Dillon Thomas, a reporter for CBS4 News, a Denver TV station. On Aug. 7, Bentley, a cream-colored, one-year-old goldendoodle, was in a vehicle that was involved in a fatal crash near the Gunnison National Forest in Chaffee County, approximately 105 miles west of Colorado Springs. Bentley survived the crash, but his owner, 43-year-old Jennifer Orr, of Wichita, Kan., did not.
MAMMOTH, Wyo. — An Oregon man who was caught on video taunting a bison in Yellowstone National Park in early August pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday, Aug. 23, to four charges of misconduct in national parks. Raymond Reinke, 55, of Pendleton, Ore., initially pleaded not guilty to the charges, but changed his plea to guilty during Thursday's hearing. In exchange for a guilty plea, Reinke's charges were reduced from five misdemeanors to four, according to ABC Fox Montana, a Missoula, Mont. local TV station.
SAN LUIS, Ariz. — A 22-foot deep, 590-foot wide drug-smuggling tunnel with one exit underneath the bed of a Mexican home and the other underneath a defunct Arizona KFC restaurant was discovered last week following the execution of a search warrant, according to a report by KTVK-TV, a Phoenix TV station. Investigators say the drug tunnel was discovered following a traffic stop on Aug. 13, that resulted in wide range of drugs being found in the trailer of a truck driven by Ivan Lopez, who owned the former KFC restaurant that housed one entrance to the drug tunnel.
NEW YORK — Reigning Miss America Cara Mund, who was the first North Dakotan crowned Miss America, said it’s “possible” the organization could dethrone her just weeks before a new winner is crowned after breaching her contract, she said in a “Good Morning America” interview Thursday, Aug. 23. Per the 2018 Miss America contestant contract, because Mund’s appearance Thursday on “GMA” was not a scheduled appearance made by the Miss America organization, she is in violation of her contract and could be fired.
MUNSON, Pa.—A teenager living on a "makeshift farm" in a rural central Pennsylvania town tipped police off to the three men he lived with and the crude acts they had allegedly committed. After police obtained a search warrant for the property, the three men were taken into custody.
FREDERICK, Colo.—Just hours before confessing to killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters, husband Chris Watts, in a 7-minute interview with a local TV station Tuesday, Aug.