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99-year-old Walhalla man rides four miles per day on stationary bike
Oxygen bar opens
Activists call for probe into state’s oil industry regulation and waste handling
Edinburg store hosting extravaganza for 22nd year
Knights of Columbus sponsors “Coats for Kids” giveaway
crime and courts
ICE TIME: Get to know UND hockey player Luke Johnson
NFL: Ray Rice wins appeal
ALL-STATE FOOTBALL: Riders land 5 on all-state team
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Wednesday's results
MEN'S BASKETBALL; UND wins, faces Utah
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' first trailer released
NWMAC opens Holiday Exhibit
THE LIST: ‘The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical’ ... Community Barn Dance ... Solfege Christmas Concert
Empire’s ‘Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical’ marks regional debut
Finally time for Christmas music! Here's some suggestions for your holiday playlist
life & style
Candace R. Vondal
Michael (Zapalac) Pitschner
Bruce Arthur Fritz
Eager anglers start ice fishing as shallows begin to freeze
Authorities seek info on moose shot near Fosston, Minn.
WEEKLY DNR ENFORCEMENT REPORT: Deer season winds down, Ice fishing winds up etc.
DOUG LEIER: Deer license proposal will be key topic at NDGF meetings
ALWAYS IN SEASON: In the Red River Valley, November is eagle season
Eliot Glassheim: Nothing imperial about president’s actions
LETTER: Heed message of Measure 1’s defeat
LETTER: N.Y. Times describes our state of shame
LETTER: Expand Voter ID to confirm citizenship
MARILYN HAGERTY: Shopping season in full gear; no need for licenses
40th Wedding Anniversary
60th Wedding Anniversary
November 26, 2014
Snow expected Thursday, but warmer Saturday forecast
Drivers should be wary of snow if traveling Thursday night or Friday, but the weather should be mild through this weekend, according to a local meteorologist. About 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected between Thursday night and Friday morning in the northern Red River Valley,...
news / region
November 26, 2014 - 7:01pm
North Dakota hires consultant to help improve preparedness when responding to oil incidents
The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services has hired a consultant to study and recommend ways to improve the state’s preparedness and ability to respond to train derailments, spills and other incidents involving crude oil.
news / region
November 26, 2014 - 4:24pm
November 25, 2014
Holiday storms could make travel tricky in the region
Residents planning to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday might find slick, snow-covered roads both coming and going.
November 25, 2014 - 11:04pm
Reconstruction planned for Columbia Road intersection that's been on state's top-50 crash hazards list
Rebuilding a South Columbia Road intersection that’s on the state’s top-50 crash hazards list is included in plans to reconstruct part of that road next summer, according to Grand Forks city engineers.
November 25, 2014 - 8:16pm
November 24, 2014
BNSF commits to upgrades, more tests in Casselton area
BNSF Railway has agreed to reinforce tracks in and around Casselton, N.D., where several trains have derailed in recent years, according to an announcement from North Dakota Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, and Rep. Kevin Cramer.
news / business
November 24, 2014 - 8:14pm
November 19, 2014
Grand Forks Fire Department advises precautionary steps
Grand Forks Fire Department is reminding residents to take precautions after a fire marshal found a fire on Cottonwood Street Monday morning was caused by a smoldering cigarette, according to a press release. The fire department determined the fire at the Cottonwood Street...
news / local
November 19, 2014 - 8:50pm
Israelis, Palestinians look to personal safety in holy city on edge
On edge but faithful to their religious routine, worshippers returned on Wednesday to the Jerusalem synagogue where four rabbis and a policeman were killed in a Palestinian attack a day earlier.
November 19, 2014 - 6:50pm
November 18, 2014
Grand Forks named national bike-friendly community
Greater Grand Forks was named a bronze level national “bicycle friendly community” by the League of American Bicyclists Tuesday. In a news release, Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown called the title “an honor,” while East Grand Forks Mayor Lynn Stauss said “Greater Grand...
November 18, 2014 - 9:10pm
November 14, 2014
Casselton residents worried by train derailments near town; BNSF blames broken rail this time
Thinking about the trains that derailed on Thursday just west of town, Kari Plantz, like many in town, will remind you it’s the second derailment within a year.
November 14, 2014 - 9:30pm
October 19, 2014
Minnesota DNR gives tips to avoid getting lost in the wilderness
Hunters venturing afield this time of year should take steps to avoid getting lost. That’s true not only in the woods, but for hunters roaming the prairie, the Badlands or on the water. First and foremost, carry a compass, a foolproof piece of gear that has prevented...
outdoors / recreation
October 19, 2014 - 9:30am
Broader thinking, early education about personal protection needed, experts say
Author Ellen Snortland hopes her new book will help parents start talking to their kids about what they need to do to protect themselves — conversations most families never have, she said. She and co-author Lisa Gaeta, who have been teaching self-defense to teens, adults,...
accent / family
October 19, 2014 - 8:00am
Author inspires local self-defense program
In Ellen Snortland’s first book, “Beauty Bites Beast,” published in 1999, she described the IMPACT Personal Safety Program, which led to the program’s launch at UND. “Ellen is doing amazing work,” said Kay Mendick, director of the UND Women’s Center. “She’s...
accent / health
October 19, 2014 - 7:45am
October 15, 2014
Gov. Dayton, business leaders gather in Duluth over rail-shipping concerns
DULUTH -- The titans of industry converged on University Minnesota Duluth’s Kirby Ballroom in the name of railway safety Tuesday. But all anyone wanted to talk about were the hardships brought to bear by Minnesota rail lines clogged with oil being transported from North...
news / politics
October 15, 2014 - 7:00am
October 6, 2014
Fargo emergency responders will train to better deal with hazardous derailments
Emergency responders in Fargo will train on a special rail tanker car equipped with valves and fittings to help them better deal with derailments involving hazardous cargoes.
news / region
October 6, 2014 - 10:00pm
September 30, 2014
$5M in federal funds will support training for crude-by-rail safety, incident response
Officials say a $5 million injection of federal funds announced Tuesday will provide training for hundreds of first-responders in how to deal with dangerous incidents on the nation’s railroads, including oil-by-rail mishaps like the fiery derailment that shook Casselton, N.D., in...
news / business
September 30, 2014 - 9:45pm