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Democrat Heitkamp and Republican Cramer spar in first senate debate | KFGO
KFGO | October 19, 2018
BISMARCK, N.D. (KFGO) - Sen. Heidi Heitkamp opened her debate Thursday against Republican challenger Kevin Cramer with a renewed apology for a newspaper ad attacking her opponent that improperly identified some survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Heitkamp told the crowd of about 200 a...
Drivers seriously injured in collision of two sugar beet trucks | KFGO
KFGO | October 19, 2018
CLAY COUNTY, N.D. (KFGO) - Two people were seriously injured in the crash of two sugar beet trucks west of Felton. Clay County Sheriff's Lt. Mark Empting says the collision happened around 6:30 a.m. Friday at the intersection on County Road 34. One of the drivers was airlifted to a Fargo hospital. T...
Man who killed Wetterling faces civil lawsuit from other victim | KFGO
KFGO | October 19, 2018
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - A man who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted as a child by the same man who abducted and killed Jacob Wetterling will get a chance to tell his story in court. Jared Scheierl was 12 when Danny Heinrich assaulted him in Minnesota, nine months before 11-year-old Jacob was kidnapped...
Keith Urban gives financial boost to Grand Forks School District music program | KFGO
KFGO | October 19, 2018
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KNOX) - Keith Urban’s stop at the “Ralph” on Sunday was music to the ears of the Grand Forks School District. The country music star donated five-thousand dollars to the district’s music program. The Englestad Foundation wrote the five-thousand dollar check...
Moorhead police officer charged with assaulting woman in hospital | KFGO
KFGO | October 19, 2018
FARGO (KFGO) - A Moorhead police officer is on paid administrative leave after being charged with felony assault in Fargo.  According to court documents, Officer Matthew Lambert struck Jennifer Thomas with his elbow, causing injuries to her face. Thomas was arrested in September for an incident...
WATCH TONIGHT: US North Dakota House of Representative debate | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 19, 2018
FCCNNBISMARCK - Watch the debate tonight for North Dakota US House of Representatives between Kelly Armstrong, Mac Schneider and Charles Tuttle.
FULL LENGTH REPLAY: Watch Heidi Heitkamp and Kevin Cramer in the first 2018 U.S. Senate debate | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 19, 2018
FCCNNBISMARCK -- Watch the full replay of the first U.S. Senate debate between North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and her Republican opponent Rep. Kevin Cramer from Thursday, Oct. 18. The two candidates...
Emergency crews respond to injury crash near Felton | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 19, 2018
INFORUMFELTON, Minn. — Emergency crews were called to an injury crash near here about 6:17 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19. The location of the crash 110th St. N. and 160th Ave....
More people turning to secondhand stores for Halloween costumes on a budget | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 19, 2018
WDAYFargo, N.D - If you're still on the market for that perfect Halloween costume, look no further than Savers. Many are turning to second-hand stores to add something unique to...
Mother Nature might be treating us to a warmer winter | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 19, 2018
WDAYFARGO—Today the Climate Prediction center of a national weather pros released their "Long Range Outlook" on what kind of weather we can expect this winter. "A long range outlook is...
FM area get the chance meet over 30 political candidates | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 19, 2018
WDAYMOORHEAD—The Hjemkomst hosted the Candidate Cracker Barrel Thursday, Oct. 18. More than 30 local candidates and two running for the North Dakota U.S. House seat welcomed the public for small...
WDAY 6 | October 19, 2018
WDAYGoodhue County, MN-- Three teens are hurt after a crash that happened on Highway 19 at 30th Ave at just after 6pm on Thursday. According to Minnesota State Patrol, 18-year-old...
WDAY 6 | October 19, 2018
WDAYUPDATE: Kurt Anderson has been named as the 49-year-old man that was in a pickup truck that was hit by a train that killed him. ORIGINAL STORY: Eddy County,...
WDAY 6 | October 19, 2018
WDAYWelcome to your news update. MOORHEAD POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH ASSAULT A Moorhead police officer will be back in court in two weeks, facing aggravated assault charges after he broke...
Secretary of State cannot investigate Moorhead election controversy | KFGO
KFGO | October 18, 2018
MOORHEAD, Minn. (KFGO) - Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon will not investigate a controversial decision to change or eliminate polling sites in Moorhead. Some residents have claimed that the changes were approved by the city council after the state's mandatory deadline.  The changes inc...
Gov. Burgum's office finalizes ethics policy | KFGO
KFGO | October 18, 2018
BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Doug Burgum's office has finalized a new ethics policy months after the governor reimbursed an electric utility nearly $40,000 for Super Bowl tickets in Minneapolis. The new policy applies to the governor, lieutenant governor and all employees of the governor's office. It addre...
Former FBI agent sentenced for sharing documents with a reporter | KFGO
KFGO | October 18, 2018
  ST. PAUL, Minn. - A former FBI agent in Minnesota who admitted to leaking classified documents to a reporter has been sentenced to four years in prison. Terry James Albury was sentenced Thursday. He pleaded guilty in April to the unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and una...
Moorhead officer charged with DWI resigns | KFGO
KFGO | October 18, 2018
MOORHEAD, Minn. (KFGO) - A Moorhead police officer who had been charged with two counts of drunken driving has resigned.  Sgt. Thad Stafford was off duty when he was arrested in August after someone near Mick's Office Bar reported seeing an intoxicated man get into a vehicle. Police later locat...
Moorhead to take water from aquifer on temporary basis | KFGO
KFGO | October 18, 2018
MOORHEAD, MN (KFGO) - The moving of a water main is prompting the city of Moorhead to temporarily switch to its back up source of drinking water. The city usually gets its water from the Red River. As part of the 20th-21st St. construction project, the city will take its tap water from the Buffalo A...
Cooperative members authorize civil lawsuit against former elevator manager | KFGO
KFGO | October 18, 2018
ASHBY, MN (KFGO) - Farmers who are part of the co-op that owns the Ashby Farmers Elevator have given the board of directors approval to sue the former elevator manager and his wife. The elevator closed suddenly last month after an outside audit showed that millions of dollars couldn't be accounted f...
Medical marijuana users can apply beginning Oct. 29 | KFGO
KFGO | October 18, 2018
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Those qualifying for medical marijuana and their caregivers can apply for registry cards in North Dakota beginning Oct. 29. The North Dakota Department of Health plans to print and mail medical marijuana registry cards in December. Those who apply must pay a $50 annual applicat...
Fargo police asking for public's help in finding missing 12-year-old | KFGO
KFGO | October 18, 2018
Fargo, N.D (KFGO) - The Fargo Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing 12-year-old boy. The department says officers responded to a call around 12:30 a.m. Thursday about a child who hadn't come home after a football game. Bradford Anderson is a white male, 5', about 10...
Dotzenrod, Goehring face off for ND agriculture commissioner | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
FCCNNBoth candidates on the ballot for North Dakota's agriculture commissioner have long histories in farming and public service. Doug Goehring, a Republican who has served as agriculture commissioner since then-Gov....
Heitkamp, Cramer face off in first debate | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
FCCNNBISMARCK — Taking the debate stage for the first time against her Republican opponent Rep. Kevin Cramer, North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp again apologized for mistakenly identifying women as...
Marijuana prohibition ends in Canada, UND students seek greener pastures | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
WDAZGRAND FORKS — Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada and the country is expecting a boom from local tourists. Canada is a popular destination for students at the University...
Odds are, it's going to be a mild winter in the region | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
FCCNNFARGO—The official winter outlook is in, and it has good news for people who dread days of bitter cold and wind chill. The Climate Prediction Center, a division of the...
Bismarck tastes victory with state's best drinking water | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
FCCNNGRAND FORKS -- Tap water from Bismarck made quite the splash during the annual Drinking Water Taste Test on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Bismarck tap water was declared the best-tasting water...
MATBUS looking for drivers, offering sign-on bonus and training | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
WDAYFargo, N.D. - MATBUS is offering some extra cash for a few extra helping hands. A Hands-On Hiring event let applicants talk with recruiters, ask questions about the job, and...
Moorhead Budweiser plant celebrates 40th anniversary | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
WDAYMOORHEAD, Minn.—The Budweiser plant here celebrated its 40th anniversary with games, food, and of course, beer. Thursday afternoon, a crowd gathered under the big Budweiser sign to celebrate the anniversary....
Blue sky brings smiles to farmers who jump-start the harvest | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
WDAYAMENIA, N.D.—Farmers up and down the valley woke up, smiled at the sky, and hopped on their combines. Finally a weather day they could all embrace, after a winter storm...
Many in Cass County opting to vote absentee | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
WDAYFARGO—There are less than 3-weeks to election day, and officials say this election could be busier than past ones. If current numbers are any indication, there should be a lot...
Odds are, it's going to be a mild winter | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
INFORUMThe official winter outlook is in, and it has good news for people who dread days of bitter cold and wind chill. The Climate Prediction Center, a division of the...
Green Wave hits Canada: Recreational marijuana now legal | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
WDAYCANADA—You can now grow, purchase, and use marijuana in the every single province. While marijuana has been legalized federally, each province is allowed to make its own rules. In Calgary,...
Cold, wet weather nips fall colors in the bud | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
INFORUMFARGO — As the days grow shorter and cooler this time of year, one perennial consolation has been the dramatic explosion of autumnal color.
Centennial principal is no plain hot dog | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
WDAYFARGO— Sometimes the "hot dog" gets no respect. Unless you are an elementary principal, that is, who has 560-students ready to drench you in "condiments." That is what happens when...
Jamestown man arrested after pursuit, and week long manhunt | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
WDAYA more than week long manhunt is now over for a suspect believed to be armed and dangerous ran from police in Jamestown. Wday has learned 25-year-old Levi Guthmiller of...
Bismarck police are investigating crash at dealership | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
FCCNNBISMARCK -- Six vehicles were damaged at a Bismarck car dealership after a vehicle drove through a ditch Wednesday morning, Oct. 17.At about 11:20 a.m., a 37-year-old Bismarck man...
Fargo police find missing 12-year-old boy | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
INFORUMUPDATE: The missing 12-year-old boy was found safe by Fargo police officers, police said in a news release.
Fargo police asking for public's assistance to find missing 12-year-old boy | WDAY 6
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
INFORUMFARGO — Police here are asking for the public's help in finding a missing child. At about 12:23 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, police responded to a call that 12-year-old Bradford...
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
INFORUMFARGO — A Moorhead police officer faces a felony charge of aggravated assault for allegedly fracturing a nasal bone and bruising the right eye of a woman who was handcuffed....
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
INFORUMPELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — Authorities here are advising residents to boil tap water before drinking or using it for daily needs. The boil water advisory was put in place...
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
WDAYWelcome to your news update. MAN ACCUSED OF MURDER IN HITTERDAL EXPECTED IN COURT The Minnesota man, accused of murdering 41-year-old Troy Yarbrough, is expected back in court today.
WDAY 6 | October 18, 2018
INFORUMSANBORN, N.D. — Three motorists were hurt Thursday, Oct. 18, in a crash a mile south of Sanborn in Barnes County, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The crash...
State to repair hole in wall that made town of Medora mad | KFGO
KFGO | October 17, 2018
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota's State Historical Society has agreed to repair a hole in a sandstone wall that caused an uproar in the tourist town of Medora. The society in April had a small second entrance cut in the wall surrounding a downtown public park dedicated to French nobleman Marquis de Mo...
Seventh child in Minnesota contracts paralyzing illness | KFGO
KFGO | October 17, 2018
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Health says a seventh child has been struck by a rare, paralyzing illness that has been reported across the country. Health specialists say the symptoms in the latest case match those of the other children in Minnesota who have been diagnosed with acute ...
Gnat-related disease found in deer in Minnesota | KFGO
KFGO | October 17, 2018
ST. PAUL - A disease carried by gnats has turned up in Minnesota deer for the first time. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health confirmed the first cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease - or EHD - in a small herd of captive white-tailed deer in Goodhue County. Officials say six of seven animals died...
Divorce records says Rep. Ellison's wife abused him | KFGO
KFGO | October 17, 2018
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison's recently unsealed divorce filings contain no allegations that he physically abused his ex-wife. But Ellison accused Kim Ellison of repeatedly hitting him throughout their marriage, before it ended in 2012 . Media organizations sued to unseal the divor...
Heitkamp holds money advantage over Cramer in Senate race | KFGO
KFGO | October 17, 2018
BISMARCK, N.D. - Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp continues to hold a fundraising advantage over Rep. Kevin Cramer, her Republican challenger. Heitkamp's campaign last week released partial figures ahead of the Federal Election Commission's Monday deadline. Heitkamp says she raised more than $3.8 mill...
Pot now legal for adults in Canada | KFGO
KFGO | October 17, 2018
WINNIPEG MAN, (CJOB) - The legalization of marijuana in Canada is here, but across the border in North Dakota it’s not legal to consume cannabis. People from the southern state can travel up to Canada to try the legal substance and it has promotional potential. “We aren’t marketing...
Drug overdose deaths rose in North Dakota last year | KFGO
KFGO | October 17, 2018
BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota Department of Health says the number of drug overdose deaths increased slightly in the state last year. According to the Division of Vital Statistics, North Dakota recorded 76 drug-related deaths in 2017. That's up from 68 deaths the previous year. The deaths includ...