THE NEW FORTY Professional courtesy or corruption?
When I lived in Southern California I became aware of the notion of professional courtesy for the friends and family of law enforcement. You just kept that officer's card next to your driver's license... Posted on 9/1/13 at 10:00 AM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY Getting more people to your blog from your website
As I meet with people to sing the praises of areavoices, I've heard, "Oh, we don't need a blog. We have a great website." I usually say something along the lines of "Why not have both?" Experienced bl... Posted on 2/14/11 at 1:04 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Troopers bring experiences
State Patrol trooper Erick Sjodin
Erick Sjodin is among a new breed of Minnesota State Patrol troopers.
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Overnight deluge in Cass and Clay counties prompted several road and bridge closures, water restrictions for a large portion of Fargo, sewage backup that forced the Y in downtown Fargo to close and a city news conference to inform residents how Fargo officials planned to respond.
In a rare departure from the mandatory minimum prison sentence required by state law, a Cass County judge on Monday spared a 20-year-old convicted of forcible rape from 20 years in prison, instead sentencing him to five years.
Only 79 homes have been acquired by Cass county since the record flood of 2009, when the Red River crested at 40.84 feet. Meanwhile, the cities of Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., have been gobbling up homes in the floodplain since that flood of record.
Fargo officials are preparing for volunteers to fill sandbags. The city plans to fill 1 million sandbags in preparation for spring flood along the Red River and its tributaries. Half of those bags will be available to Cass County residents.
Grand Forks’ place among North Dakota’s economic centers has slipped as oil-producing counties have soared. A decade ago, Grand Forks County saw the third most taxable sales and purchases in the state. Today, it is fifth. Still, rising tides do lift all boats and Grand Forks sees more opportunities, according to one economist.
Fifteen people charged with violating North Dakota election law, including 10 current North Dakota State University football players and three former players, are scheduled to make their first court appearances today in Cass County District Court.
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