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Man assaulted in downtown Fargo apartment dies

Nov. 13, 2019 6:30 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Police say a man who was assaulted in a Fargo apartment building has died. Authorities have identified the victim as 64-year-old Duane Darling. KFGO radio reports that officers were called to a northside apartment shortly before 7 a.m. Wednesday and discovered Darling bleeding from the...

Kris Kristofferson gives surprise performance at Fargo bar

Nov. 12, 2019 7:39 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Kris Kristofferson surprised customers when he performed with an acoustic guitar at a North Dakota bar after a band taped a request to the singer-songwriter's tour bus. Kristofferson stopped at Dempsey's Public House in downtown Fargo on Saturday night and asked to sing with the band 32...

Bismarck Kmart store scheduled to close in February

Nov. 9, 2019 10:57 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Kmart store that has been a fixture in Bismarck since the early 1970s is scheduled to close in February. The Bismarck Tribune reports a going-out-of-business sales expected to begin Dec. 2. Transform Holdco LLC, which acquired Kmart's former parent company Sears Holdings Corp....

Medical debt turns Mandan couple's lives upside down

Nov. 9, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Doug Dworshak can't bring himself to discuss what life was like before his heart attack last year, before he and his wife, Carol, started drowning in debt, before they both were forced to quit their jobs. Before the stress, worry, frustration and disbelief came to a climax with the loss...

DOT has a plan to improve driver's licensing services

Nov. 7, 2019 7:41 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Transportation has a plan to improve customer service and wait times at the state's driver's license offices. The DOT says it will increase staff at the state's busiest locations, including Fargo, Bismarck and Williston. KFGO reports the department also...

North Dakota asks South Dakota to help with agency probe

Nov. 5, 2019 1:47 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's top law enforcement officer has tabbed authorities in South Dakota to help investigate an agency that allegedly violated state law on contract bidding. North Dakota Auditor Joshua Gallion released a report last month that said the Department of Commerce violated the law...

Charges against college officials declined after audit

Nov. 5, 2019 11:44 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Prosecutors have declined to pursue criminal charges against North Dakota State College of Science officials accused of withholding records from investigators. Cass County State's Attorney Birch Burdick said in a letter Friday that there was no proof college President John Richman or...

Mother questions use of pepper ball in mental health call

Oct. 29, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo woman wants local police to change the way it handles mental health crisis calls after her adult son was injured by pepper spray. Stephanie Patel says police went to the group home where her 27-year-old son Tyler Patel lives on Oct. 2 after receiving a 911 call for medical...

South Dakota State embracing hype of College GameDay show

Oct. 23, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — South Dakota State coach John Stiegelmeier says his team is not shying away from the hoopla that ESPN's popular Saturday morning college football show is bringing to campus. Stiegelmeier tells 740 The Fan in Fargo that the program is embracing College GameDay's presence for the game...

Restaurant co-owner charged with illegal hiring

Oct. 22, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo restaurant co-owner has agreed to plead guilty to hiring workers who were not eligible to be legally employed in the U.S. Federal prosecutors say Jose Ramon Gutierrez paid two cooks at Mango's Mexican and American Grill with cash to keep them off the payroll books and avoid...