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Democratic gains raise odds for gun control in Minnesota | KFGO
KFGO | December 16, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A shift in the balance of power at the state Capitol has boosted the odds of lawmakers passing bills to reduce gun violence. The Democratic takeover of the Minnesota House includes many freshmen who support tougher gun laws. The Senate, where the GOP maintains a one-vote majority,...
Grand Forks police searching for armed robbery suspects | KFGO
KFGO | December 16, 2018
Grand Forks, N.D. (KFGO) - The Grand Forks Police Department is searching for two suspects involved in an armed robbery Saturday evening. The department says around 6:45 p.m. in the 3400 block of 24th Ave S., a male was sitting in his car when two males, one armed with a gun, approached him and dema...
Fargo Fire Department reminding citizens importance of smoke alarms | KFGO
KFGO | December 16, 2018
Fargo, N.D. (KFGO) - The Fargo Fire Department is urging citizens to test their smoke alarms monthly after a house fire Saturday morning. The fire department says around 10 a.m., they were called to 2001 28th Ave S. On arrival, crews saw light smoke coming from the second floor windows and front doo...
Dayton asks Garth Brooks to schedule 2nd concert at U.S. Bank Stadium | KFGO
KFGO | December 16, 2018
St. Paul, MN (Learfield) - Governor Mark Dayton is asking country music superstar Garth Brooks to add a second concert at U.S. Bank Stadium next spring. Tickets went on sale Friday for Brooks' May 4th show at the home of the Minnesota Vikings and they sold out in under an hour. More than 50,000 fans...
Alcohol believed to be factor in fatal Polk County rollover | KFGO
KFGO | December 16, 2018
Gully, MN (KFGO) - The Polk County Sheriff's Office has identified the 19-year-old who died in a rollover near Gully Friday. The sheriff's office says Joshua Anderson of Gully was killed when he was thrown from his pickup, which had gone off the road and rolled. The sheriff's office says alcohol is ...
North Dakota child care providers get relief under waiver | KFGO
KFGO | December 15, 2018
BISMARCK, N.D. - A new waiver is providing some relief to North Dakota child care providers that were scrambling to comply with a federal requirement to conduct criminal background checks before new employees can start work. The North Dakota Department of Human Services recently received approval fo...
Stenehjem supports decriminalizing small amounts of pot | KFGO
KFGO | December 15, 2018
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota's top law enforcement officer says he will support legislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Republican Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says it would reflect the reality of what's already happening in state courts. Fargo GOP Rep. Shannon Ro...
Fire damages apartment in Grand Forks | KFGO
KFGO | December 15, 2018
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KFGO) - Firefighters say a sprinkler system saved an apartment building from extensive damage in Grand Forks. Grand Forks firefighters were called to the fire at 8-1/2 south 3rd street at around 8:50 p.m. Friday. One person inside the apartment sustained minor injuries. The fire w...
Landowners lose appeal over Dakota Access pipeline easements | KFGO
KFGO | December 15, 2018
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota landowners who unsuccessfully sued the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline over land easements have lost their appeal. The 21 landowners sued for more than $4 million in 2017, saying a company formed by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners and a hired land acqui...
Minnesota Amazon workers rally to demand better conditions | KFGO
KFGO | December 15, 2018
SHAKOPEE, Minn. - Minnesota Amazon workers, Somali community leaders and their allies rallied in suburban Minneapolis at the height of the busy holiday season to demand better working conditions. Joining them Friday evening at an Amazon warehouse in Shakopee was U.S. Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, who's the...
Roommate suspected in murder of Twin Cities woman in the Netherlands | KFGO
KFGO | December 14, 2018
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - An American student living in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam has been stabbed to death in her apartment and police are preparing to arraign her rommate suspected in the death. Police spokeswoman Miriam Boers confirmed Friday that the victim was 21-year-old Sarah Papenheim....
Mustangs Boys beat Deacons 83-63 | KFGO
KFGO | December 14, 2018
By Graham Gulsvig FARGO, ND The Fargo Sheyenne Mustang’s Boys basketball team cruised over The Fargo Shanley Deacons with an 83-63 win on Friday Night. Sheyenne lead virtually the whole game before the Deacons made a little run before the half with only a six point deficit 42-36. Blake Berg le...
Deacon girls Roll past Mustang's 66-45 | KFGO
KFGO | December 14, 2018
By Graham Gulsvig FARGO, ND The Fargo Shanley Deacons girls basketball team battled to a 66-45 win over the West Fargo Sheyenne Mustangs on Friday night. The Deacons took a 23-22 lead into halftime with good defense against the Mustangs star Maggie Manson who only had 8 points in the contest. Reile ...
Rancher's group no longer against Camp Grafton expansion | KFGO
KFGO | December 14, 2018
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota's biggest rancher organization is taking back its opposition to a plan by Gov. Doug Burgum to expand a military training center. The North Dakota Stockmen's Association says in a statement with the North Dakota National Guard that it does not oppose land transactions be...
Gov.-elect Walz skips White House meeting | KFGO
KFGO | December 14, 2018
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Gov.-elect Tim Walz declined an invitation to join a bipartisan group of new governors in a meeting with President Donald Trump, drawing some criticism from Republicans. The six-term Democratic congressman stayed in Minnesota this week to meet with transition staff and ad...
Police identify suspects in package thefts | KFGO
KFGO | December 14, 2018
MOORHEAD (KFGO) - Moorhead Police are no longer looking for the public's help in a recent number of package thefts from outside homes. A citizen provided police with video that showed a woman walking in front of a mini-van. The license plate of the van was visible and police say an officer is follow...
House fire near Barnesville, no injuries | KFGO
KFGO | December 14, 2018
BARNESVILLE, MN (KFGO) - Fire has done extensive damage to a home near Barnesville. Shortly before 8 a.m. Fri., Barnesville, Hawley and Sabin fire crews responded to the call along with the Clay County Sheriff's Office, Red Cross and Salvation Army. The blaze was on 190th St. S. No one was hurt and ...
One person charged in Alexandria shooting | KFGO
KFGO | December 14, 2018
ALEXANDRIA, MN (KFGO) - One man has been charged while another has been released from jail in a shooting last weekend in Alexandria. 25-year-old Jacob McCoy of Alexandria is facing charges of attempted robbery. The second man was released pending further investigation. A 35-year-old man who was shot...
Savanna's Act unexpectedly blocked in House | KFGO
KFGO | December 14, 2018
FARGO (KFGO) - A bill named in honor of Fargo murder victim Savanna Greywind has hit a roadblock. "Savanna's Act" was passed in the Senate last week, but the bill has been placed on hold in the House of Representatives. The measure was introduced last year by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. Heitkamp says the b...
Horace drug investigation leads to seizure of narcotics and paraphernalia | KFGO
KFGO | December 14, 2018
HORACE, N.D. (KFGO) - Authorities with a "knock and announce" search warrant as part of drug investigation entered a residence in Horace Thursday. They seized a small amount of narcotics and paraphernalia. Cass County Sheriff's Captain Jesse Jahner says no one was home and at this point there has be...
U-S Senator Tina Smith Visiting Child Detention Centers at U-S Southern Border in Texas | KFGO
KFGO | December 14, 2018
DILLEY, TX - Senator Tina Smith is visiting the U-S border in Texas this weekend to see firsthand how families and children are being treated in detention centers Friday & Saturday. The Minnesota Democrat says she opposes "harmful" immigration policies that separate kids from their parents. Smit...
Suspects in rash of overnight Fargo car break-in's arrested | KFGO
KFGO | December 13, 2018
FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) - Fargo police arrested three suspects in a series of vehicle break-in's in the 3200 and 3300 blocks of 16th Avenue South. Sgt. Matt Yesteboe says a very detailed tip from a person who spotted people going through vehicles helped officers locate the suspects shortly after 2:30 a.m...
Frustrated fan tries to sell U.S. Bank Stadium | KFGO
KFGO | December 13, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - A Minnesota Vikings fan appears to have hit a breaking point and he’s willing to give up the Vikings’ new home. Matt B. posted a Craigslist ad trying to sell the downtown Minneapolis stadium for a $1 billion. His post said the occupants are a team that only has succe...
Minot museum evicted from fairgrounds to move to Burlington | KFGO
KFGO | December 13, 2018
MINOT, N.D. - A museum that's being evicted from the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot will be relocated just outside the city. The Ward County Historical Society announced on Tuesday that the Pioneer Village Museum will be moved to Burlington, 8 miles west of Minot. The museum must be removed...
Matt Entz to Replace Chris Klieman as NDSU Football Coach | KFGO
KFGO | December 13, 2018
FARGO - North Dakota State did not waste any time in naming a replacement for head football coach Chris Klieman. The team announced Matt Entz will take over those duties after this season. Klieman accepted a the head coaching job at Kansas State on Monday. Entz is currently the defensive coordinator...
NDSU providing therapy dogs for students | KFGO
KFGO | December 13, 2018
FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) - For the past four years, the NDSU Counseling Center has provided therapy dogs to help students relief stress, especially during pressure-filled times like finals week and interest is growing. Amber Bach-Gorman, Assistant Director of the Counseling Center, uses her registered the...
Man arrested after his SUV burned on I-29 south of Fargo | KFGO
KFGO | December 13, 2018
CHRISTINE, N.D. (KFGO) - Bad luck for the driver of an SUV whose truck burned and he ended up in the Cass County Jail. It started around 4:30 a.m. Thursday when the Christine Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire along I-29. The northbound SUV went off the roadway and ended up stuck in cattail...
Student who assaulted campus instructors had gun | KFGO
KFGO | December 13, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Bloomington police say a student at Normandale Community College who allegedly assaulted two faculty members during a classroom dispute had a gun in his backpack. Authorities say the 21-year-old St. Paul man on Wednesday struck a 51-year-old female instructor several times and a...
North Dakota lawmaker prepping legislation for deregulated hemp production | KFGO
KFGO | December 12, 2018
OSNABROCK, N.D. (KFGO) - Dave Monson says it's about time. The veteran Republican Representative from Osnabrock, North Dakota has been working to legalize hemp for 20 years as an alternative crop. The 2018 farm bill that passed the Senate and House includes legalization that changes industrial hemp ...
Well pad oil spill contaminates rangeland in Dunn County | KFGO
KFGO | December 12, 2018
BISMARCK, N.D. - Some rangeland was contaminated when nearly 6,900 gallons of oil spilled at a well pad in Dunn County. The state Health Department says a valve failure caused the spill on Dec. 8 at a Burlington Resources Oil and Gas Co. site about 11 miles north of Killdeer. About 6,300 gallons of ...
Dorgan, Conrad, other ex-senators sign letter: 'We are entering a dangerous period' | KFGO
KFGO | December 12, 2018
FARGO (KFGO) - Former U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan is among several ex-senators who signed an extraordinary letter that says the country is entering a "dangerous period."  The former lawmakers say they feel an obligation to speak up about "serious challenges" to the rules of law and the Constitution....
Rural Becker County man burned in house fire | KFGO
KFGO | December 12, 2018
CALLAWAY, MINN. -A rural Becker County man is recovering at a Minneapolis hospital after being burned in a fire that destroyed his home over the weekend. Callaway Fire Chief Keith Heinlein says crews were called to a structure fire early Saturday. Heinlein said the house was fully engulfed when crew...
80-year-old man injured in St. Paul house explosion dies | KFGO
KFGO | December 12, 2018
ST. PAUL, Minn. - An 80-year-old man injured in an explosion at his St. Paul home last month has died. A spokeswoman for Regions Hospital in St. Paul tells the Star Tribune that John Lundahl died Tuesday at the hospital from his injuries. The Nov. 23 explosion left Lundahl with significant burns and...
1 of 3 men accused in mosque bombing negotiating plea deal | KFGO
KFGO | December 12, 2018
ST. PAUL, Minn. - An attorney for one of three Illinois militia members accused of bombing a Minnesota mosque says his client is negotiating a possible plea deal with federal prosecutors. Michael James McWhorter pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime charges, but the Star Tribune reports...
Sen. Heitkamp gives farewell speech | KFGO
KFGO | December 11, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC - North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp bid an emotional farewell to the U.S. Senate, telling colleagues that "gridlock and partisanship does not have to rule the day." She made her remarks Tuesday from the Senate floor. Heitkamp lost her seat to U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer in November in a...
Man leads authorities on pursuit in stolen tow truck | KFGO
KFGO | December 11, 2018
Mandan, N.D. (KFGO) - A man is facing charges after he stole a tow truck, led authorities on a pursuit and then drove the truck into a slough in central North Dakota Monday afternoon. The highway patrol says around 12:45 p.m., Mandan police reported a tow truck had been stolen. A trooper located the...
North Dakota's chief federal judge to take senior status | KFGO
KFGO | December 11, 2018
FARGO (KFGO) - North Dakota's only full time federal judge says he will go into semi-retirement next year. Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland tells KFGO News that he wrote a letter to inform President Trump that he plans to take senior status on his 65th birthday. “My intention is to con...
Alcohol factor in single-vehicle injury crash near Rothsay | KFGO
KFGO | December 11, 2018
Rothsay, MN (KFGO) - Six people, including four young children, were injured in a crash in Wilkin County Monday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol says just before 2 p.m. near Rothsay, a car was eastbound on I-94 when it went off the road, struck a road sign and came to rest in the ditch. The dri...
Sex trafficking convict sentenced on drug trafficking charge | KFGO
KFGO | December 11, 2018
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Milwaukee man who served time in federal prison for sex trafficking in North Dakota has been sentenced to more time behind bars on a drug trafficking conspiracy charge. Thirty-six-year-old Levell Durr and a woman were caught with heroin during a traffic stop on Interstate 94 ...
Two arrested following crash in Grand Forks | KFGO
KFGO | December 11, 2018
Grand Forks, N.D. (KFGO) - Two people were arrested following a crash in Grand Forks Monday morning. The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office says around 6:45 a.m., a deputy witnessed a vehicle crash into the tress on Oxbow Court. As the deputy approached the scene, he saw a passenger exit the vehicl...
Petroleum analyst expects pump prices to continue drop | KFGO
KFGO | December 10, 2018
FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) - You've probably noticed the rapid drop in gas prices. The average pump price per gallon of regular unleaded in the Fargo metro as of Monday was at $2.22 a gallon, down 35-cents from last month according to GasBuddy.com. The company's Senior Petroleum Analyst, Dan McTeague, expec...
Tentative dates set for North Dakota hunting seasons | KFGO
KFGO | December 10, 2018
BISMARCK - North Dakota's Game and Fish Department has set tentative opening dates for next year's hunting seasons. The dates become official with the governor's approval. Tentative 2019 opening dates for some major seasons include spring turkey on April 13, mountain lions on Aug. 30, grouse on Sept...
Lottery winner in Fargo | KFGO
KFGO | December 10, 2018
FARGO (KFGO) - A lottery player in Fargo has hit the Lucky for Life prize. The prize is $25,000 a year for life. The winning ticket was sold at Casey's General Store on 42nd St. S. last Thursday. The winner can take $25,000 a year for life or a one-time payment of $390,000. The person has six-months...
Three dead in head-on crash in northwestern North Dakota | KFGO
KFGO | December 10, 2018
KEENE, N.D. (KFGO) - Three people were killed and one person was injured after a vehicle collided head-on with a semi in northwest North Dakota.The crash happened Saturday shortly after 9 p.m. three miles north of Keene.The semi was traveling east, leaving a roundabout on Highway 23 as the compact S...
PODCAST: Derek Hanson, Chase Miller discuss report of Klieman to Kansas State | KFGO
KFGO | December 10, 2018
Listen to the podcast here: https://740thefan.com/podcasts/bison-central/1397/podcast-derek-hanson-chase-miller-discuss-report-of-kleiman-to-kansas-state/# North Dakota State Bison football head coach Chris Klieman is reportedly offered and accepted the Kansas State University football head coaching...
Sex offender arrested for touching two girls in store | KFGO
KFGO | December 10, 2018
FERGUS FALLS, MN (KFGO KBRF) - A Level 2 sex offender was arrested after admitting to intentionally touching two girls while at a discount store in Fergus Falls Fri. night. The victims reported to police that a man had touched them while they in the makeup aisle. Video shows a man approaching the tw...
Effort denied to force state to withdraw from ACA lawsuit | KFGO
KFGO | December 09, 2018
BISMARCK - A judge has denied an effort led by North Dakota Democrats and others to force Republican Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem to withdraw from a lawsuit that seeks to invalidate former President Obama's health care law.  South Central District Judge James Hill denied the request. North ...
Garrison weather observer continues century-old tradition | KFGO
KFGO | December 09, 2018
GARRISON, N.D. - Weather observer Stu Merry is the latest person to carry on the tradition of volunteer weather reporting at North Dakota's longest-running cooperative observation station. Merry's daily weather reporting looks far different than observers' experiences in the Garrison cooperative's e...
Man rescued from Otter Tail  County lake | KFGO
KFGO | December 09, 2018
FERGUS FALLS, MINN. (KFGO) - Charges are possible against a Fergus Falls man after he was rescued from Wall Lake east of Fergus Falls. An ATV driven by 65-year-old Leon Engelhardt broke through the lake. He was rescued by two other men. Otter Tail County deputies and paramedics from Ringdahl Ambulan...
Man gets 3 years in prison for weapons stockpile | KFGO
KFGO | December 08, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS - A Willmar man who admitted that he illegally possessed a stockpile of weapons has been sentenced to three years in prison. Forty-six-year-old Chad Lee Monson was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court. According to court documents, authorities searched Monson's properties in January a...