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No injuries reported in south side Fargo nursing home fire

Jan. 23, 2020 6:01 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Some residents of a south side Fargo nursing home were moved to an adjoining chapel Thursday afternoon while fire crews battled a blaze that started near the top of the building, authorities said. No injuries were reported. The fire at the Elim Rehab and Care Center was called in about...

Man arrested for assaulting woman, fleeing from police

Jan. 22, 2020 11:54 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Police say they've arrested a man who violently assaulted a woman and fled from officers in Fargo. Authorities say an officer approached a vehicle he had stopped for a traffic violation when a male passenger started beating the female driver, pinned her down and got behind the wheel...

Upper Midwest residents wait out blizzard at end of storm

Jan. 18, 2020 4:39 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Most residents in the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota were spending Saturday indoors while high winds at the back of a powerful winter storm created blowing snow that shut down highways, closed businesses and postponed events. A blizzard warning was in effect until Saturday evening...

Commuters wait for a bus at the corner of 6th St. and 2nd Ave. as a powdery dusting of snow falls ahead of a large expected snowstorm Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

Winter storm pounds parts of Upper Midwest with heavy snow

Jan. 17, 2020 7:08 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A winter storm was pounding parts of the Upper Midwest with heavy snow and making travel treacherous Friday. Blowing and drifting snow and whiteout conditions were expected to move in overnight Friday in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Iowa. In South Dakota and Minnesota, dozens of...

This undated photo provided by the Cass County, N.D., Jail shows Amber Barrett, who has been charged with felony child neglect after she was accused of leaving six children with the body of an acquaintance who overdosed. Barrett also is charged with a misdemeanor count of failing to report a death. Documents filed in Cass County District Court say police were called on Nov. 16, 2019, to a home on a report of an unresponsive man.(Cass County Jail via AP)

North Dakota woman charged with leaving 6 kids with dead man

Jan. 17, 2020 12:22 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman has been charged with felony child neglect after she was accused of leaving six children with the body of an acquaintance who overdosed. Amber Barrett of Fargo also is charged with a misdemeanor count of failing to report a death. Documents filed in Cass County...

Fargo firefighter, city settle discrimination lawsuit

Jan. 15, 2020 1:47 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A former Fargo firefighter and the city have settled a discrimination lawsuit. The Fargo City Commission approved paying Scot Kelsh $63,000 to settle his claim that he was the victim of discrimination after he was diagnosed with a health issue that was made public. KFGO reports Kelsh,...

Bismarck schools buying plane for aviation students

Jan. 15, 2020 10:49 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Bismarck Public Schools is believed to the first district in North Dakota to own an airplane. The School Board has given administrators the go-ahead to buy a Cessna 150, single-engine plane for the student aviation program at the district's Career Academy. District business manager...

CORRECTS YEAR OF APOLOGY TO 2020, NOT 2019 - FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2015 file photo, state Rep. Jim Kasper, R-Fargo, speaks in the state capitol in Bismarck, N.D. The Republican state lawmaker says he doesn't know how two anti-Islam posts appeared in his Facebook feed. Rep. Kasper says his account may have been hacked by political opponents. Kasper posted an apology Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, on his private Facebook page to those who can see his posts. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune File)

North Dakota lawmaker blames opponents for anti-Islam posts

Jan. 14, 2020 5:52 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker in North Dakota said he doesn’t know how a pair of anti-Islam posts appeared in his Facebook feed, and speculated Tuesday that his account may have been hacked by political opponents. The Fargo Forum first reported on the posts Tuesday, saying a post...

Minnesota man sentenced for fatal drive-by shooting in Fargo

Jan. 14, 2020 8:25 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Minnesota man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for a fatal drive-by shooting in Fargo. Miguel Cooley, 45, earlier pleaded guilty to intentional homicide in Cass County Circuit Court. Cooley killed 20-year-old Gabriel Perez as the victim sat on a curb outside a McDonald's...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 photo, former North Dakota State all-American linebacker Sean Fredricks poses in Fargo, N.D., with his Bison Hall of Fame plaque, football helmet and lanyard showing his membership in the Bison Football Players Association. Fredricks, an attorney, is president of the 3-year-old association, which has been raising thousands of dollars to donate to worthy causes such as families of deceased players, a Christmas toy drive and for the recovery of a rival player who was paralyzed in a skiing accident. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)

Bison dynasty's offshoot: Alums band together for good works

Jan. 8, 2020 5:54 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Former North Dakota State football players who have contributed to the school's dynasty over the course of more than seven decades have found a way to relive their glory days — and it's not just by telling old stories over beers. The 3-year-old Bison Football Players Association...