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ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is temporarily allowing drivers of propane and other fuels to be exempt of the state's hours of service law as the state faces a shortage of heating fuel.
CASSELTON, N.D. — Three individuals have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease after visiting a hotel water park in Casselton, according to a release by the North Dakota Department of Health. The release states that the three people were diagnosed between July 2018 and January 2019 and all used the water park at the Days Inn of Casselton prior to being diagnosed. The Department of Health took water and sand samples from the hotel in early January and one of the samples from the spa contained Legionella bacteria, which spreads and causes Legionnaire's disease.
FARGO — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have issued a no-travel advisory for southeast North Dakota due to snow causing near zero visibility on the road. The advisory is in effect for Ashley, Ellendale, Wahpeton and surrounding areas in the far southeastern portion of the state. Conditions are such that motorists should not travel in that area, NDDOT said. NDDOT advises using caution when meeting and passing vehicles due to limited visibility caused by snow fog.
FARGO -- Starting about 3 p.m. today, Chad Christensen, the coach for Fargo North/South girls hockey, and Mike Peluso, the Bismarck High boys hockey coach, will join The Rink Live at the North Dakota state hockey tournament. Watch The Rink Live’s shows from the North Dakota State High School hockey tournament .
BISMARCK - The North Dakota Women’s Network is hosting WE Rise: Women Empowered, an event where North Dakotans can learn about the legislative process, March 3-4 in Bismarck. Participants learn to advocate for policies that enhance the lives of women and families and how to participate in the lawmaking process, a release from the NDWN said. The event provides opportunities to meet with lawmakers and network with other advocates.
FARGO -- The Rink Live will host two more live interview shows Friday, Feb. 22, from the North Dakota High School hockey tournament at Scheels Arena. At approximately 11 a.m., The Rink Live's Mick Hatten will be joined by Matt Fetsch, the North Dakota High School Activities Association executive director, and Todd Olson, athletic director for Fargo Public Schools and manager for this year's state hockey tournament.
TOWNER, N.D. — It will likely be a packed, emotional courtroom in McHenry County on Monday, Feb. 25, when a judge is expected to sentence a man charged with attacking a Catholic priest in Anamoose and leaving him for dead. In a victim impact statement, Father Robert Wapenski detailed what happened to him and its lasting impact on his well-being. Chad Vincent Legare allegedly drove from Alexandria, Minn., to rural North Dakota to attack the priest on Jan. 30, 2018, accusing the priest of raping a woman. None of the sexual assault allegations were proven.
STAPLES, Minn. — The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office, consulting with the Humane Society, is investigating a Facebook video of a dog being shot near Staples. On Sunday, Feb. 17, at 11:07 a.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an individual finding a dead dog at McGivern Park campground north of Staples in Wadena County. The caller stated there were several shell casings around the dog.
FARGO -- Grant Paranica will join The Rink Live for a live interview about 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, on the first day of the North Dakota High School hockey tournament at Scheels Arena. Paranica serves as head coach of the Grand Forks Central Knights, which set a state record this year for most consecutive wins.
EAGAN, Minn. - Christian Jones and AC Patterson have been named offensive quality control coaches for the Minnesota Vikings, each marking their first NFL season, the team said. Jones was an offensive graduate assistant at the University of Texas. In 2017, he was the offensive intern at his alma mater Northwestern, where he played wide receiver from 2011-2015.