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Last season the Thompson, N.D., baseball team won their first state title since 2005, And even though they've only had one game this season beating Finley-Sharon/Hope Page 12-1, The Tommies have the same level-minded heads on their shoulders as they did last year. They lost only two seniors but get back a group that is hungry and motivated to be in the same seat they were a year ago.
FARGO—Police here are investigating a recent death at a mental health hospital, a department spokesman said Wednesday, April 12. No foul play is expected in the death reported at Prairie St. John's in Fargo, but officers are investigating, Deputy Chief Joe Anderson said. Anderson said he couldn't release any other details about the death.
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of 19 senators, including North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp, signed a letter pushing for continued federal funding for Essential Air Service. The program, funded through the Department of Transportation, provides affordable air travel for regional airports throughout the region. The program stands to be cut in the budget proposed by President Donald Trump.
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE - Some area kids are thanking veterans by giving them a trip of a lifetime. Students at Nathan Twining Elementary and Middle School provided organizers of the WDAZ Honor Flight with a $1,500 check. The money is from a fundraiser put on by the kids at the school on the Grand Forks Air Force Base.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. - It's a problem for one town, that some people are calling rubbish. Property owners being charged too much for trash removal. But will the refund cost taxpayers? City leaders in East Grand Forks missed a billing error that's been right under their nose. For the last few years they've overcharged for trash pickup. It's a mistake that's costing them thousands, and it might be time to pay up.
THOMPSON, N.D. - Crews battled a garage fire Tuesday evening, April 11, on Wolf Circle, just a few miles from King's Walk Golf Course. The call came in shortly after 9 p.m. Firefighters from Thompson and Manvel were informed two cars were in the garage which is attached to a house. The fire was contained to the garage and no injuries were reported.
GRAND FORKS - Traffic troubles have already started for people who take DeMers Avenue in Grand Forks to work or school. This first phase of preventative maintenance stretches from I-29 to Columbia. The second phase goes from Columbia to Washington. Some drivers are already taking detours. Engineers said Monday, April 10, the project is set to be completed by mid-July. Just last week the DOT said it would likely take until September.
FARGO — North Dakota's Doug Burgum has the highest approval rating of any governor in a red state, according to a poll released Tuesday, April 11. Sixty-nine percent of North Dakota voters polled by Morning Consult, a Washington, D.C., research firm, said they approve of Burgum, a Republican businessman who took office in December after winning nearly 77 percent of the vote. Overall, Burgum had the third-highest approval rating among governors. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was listed as 25th, with an approval rating of 58 percent.
FARGO -- A Fergus Falls, Minn., man faces a theft charge in Cass County District Court in Fargo after an agent with the area’s Metro Street Crimes Unit discovered $24,000 worth of stolen U.S. savings bonds in the man’s vehicle. According to court documents: The Street Crimes agent spotted an individual in a vehicle parked in the West Acres Shopping Center parking lot who he knew had an outstanding warrant.
The UND Fighting Hawks had their 13th practice of 2017 yesterday, in preparation for Friday's spring game. Watch for more.