Forum News Service
The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, including the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In addition to breaking and enterprise news, we offer a wide variety of sports, features, business, agriculture, outdoors and opinion content. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.
- Member for
- 4 years 6 months
HORACE, N.D. -- A custodian at Horace Elementary School has been fired by the West Fargo School District after drugs were found Thursday, Jan. 26, leading to a lockdown of the school for most of the day.
FARGO—A fourth clothing store will soon close in Fargo's West Acres Shopping Center, but an official said it's a sign of the rapidly changing retail industry nationwide more than a hint of problems at the mall.
BISMARCK — GIANT Sunflower Seeds co-founder Jay Schuler will lead the North Dakota Department of Commerce, an appointment announced Friday, Jan. 27, by Gov. Doug Burgum. "Jay Schuler's impressive background of incubating and launching 15 startup companies spanning five continents and deep understanding of value-added agriculture will be highly valuable as we seek to diversify North Dakota's economy and reinvent state government," Burgum said in a statement.
A recent Forum News Service story, published Jan. 20, about the Minnesota State colleges and universities budget request did not accurately portray one of its provisions. The system's budget plan does not specifically call for a tuition decrease.
BISMARCK -- North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has signed a bill that delays parts of the state’s new medical marijuana law. The governor’s spokesman Mike Nowatzki said Senate Bill 2154 was signed Thursday, Jan. 26. It suspends certain parts of the Compassionate Care Act, which was approved by voters in November, to give the state Health Department more time to craft rules for the drug.
ST. PAUL—The public can now view winter road conditions from the Minnesota Department of Transportation's new "plow cams" available through the www.511mn.org website. Some of the agency's 838 snowplows are equipped with cameras that show real-time road conditions along plow routes.
BISMARCK — Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn will testify at a North Dakota legislative committee Feb. 2. Coburn, a Republican who represented Oklahoma in the Senate from 2005 to 2015, will testify on House Concurrent Resolution 3006. That resolution would urge Congress to call a convention of states to propose constitutional amendments "which impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress."
You can watch the funeral honoring fallen Rolette County Deputy Colt Allery in its entirety in the scroll above.
Click here to watch Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton give his State of the State address. The address is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — A man and woman are dead after the pickup they were traveling in Sunday night, Jan. 22, struck a frac tank pulled by a semi. The two occupants were headed south in a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado on McKenzie County Road 14 when the driver disregarded a stop sign at 9:15 p.m. and struck the tank being pulled by a 1998 Peterbilt, which was traveling east on North Dakota Highway 73, the state’s Highway Patrol said.