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Man found dead in Fargo storage unit fire identified

Jul. 15, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo authorities have released the name of a man whose body was found after a fire in a rental storage unit. The victim is identified as 58-year-old Jonathan Wayne Liles of Fargo. Crews were called to the fire early Sunday and contained the blaze to a single rental unit. During a search...

1 dead after fire in Fargo rental storage unit

Jul. 14, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo authorities say one person is dead after a fire in a rental storage unit. Crews were called to the fire around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and found smoke coming from a unit of the storage complex. Crews contained the fire to the single rental unit. During a search firefighters found a man...

Upstream landowners see hope in Minnesota diversion delay

Jul. 13, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

COMSTOCK, Minn. (AP) — The latest challenge to the controversial Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project is raising a glimmer of hope for upstream residents who could lose land if the plan moves forward unchanged. The board of Buffalo-Red River Watershed District denied a necessary permit for the $2.75...

Burgum, Senate leaders trim ethics panel finalists to 12

Jul. 12, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum and Senate leaders have chosen a dozen finalists for a voter-approved ethics commission. Nearly 70 people applied to serve on the five-member panel to oversee the conduct of legislators, statewide officials, candidates and lobbyists. Burgum,...

About 30 cats removed from hot minivan in North Dakota

Jul. 12, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A woman was cited after police officers say they found about 30 cats and kittens in her minivan in downtown Fargo in the summer heat. Police were called to a parking lot Thursday afternoon where they found the cats in the van when it was more than 80 degrees outside. Officials say the...

Woman accuses North Dakota priest of abuse

Jul. 11, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A woman who says she was sexually abused by a Roman Catholic priest in North Dakota is filing a civil complaint against her alleged accuser for assault and against the Fargo Diocese for allegedly failing to protect her. Kateri (kah-TARE'-ee) Marion choked back tears at a news conference...

Woman accuses North Dakota priest of abuse

Jul. 11, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A woman who says she was sexually abused by a Roman Catholic priest in North Dakota said Thursday she is suing the priest for the alleged assault and the Fargo Diocese for failing to protect her. Kateri Marion choked back tears at a news conference in Fargo Thursday describing the...

Man signs plea deal for role in international fentanyl ring

Jul. 9, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man accused of playing a major role in an international fentanyl trafficking operation that led to overdose deaths in several states has signed a federal plea agreement in North Dakota, according to court documents unsealed Monday. Daniel Vivas Ceron, 38, a Colombian national who...

Thunderstorms cause flooding, tree damage

Jul. 9, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Torrential rain and strong winds caused street flooding and brought down trees and branches in parts of North Dakota and Minnesota. The line of thunderstorms Monday night prompted storm and flash flooding warnings. The heavy rain caused street flooding in Fargo, West Fargo and nearby...

Police chase ends with residential crash in Fargo

Jul. 8, 2019 6:51 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A police chase through Clay County, Minnesota ended when the suspect's vehicle crashed in Fargo and flipped upside down in a residential yard. KFGO reports the driver of the vehicle was taken from the scene by ambulance about 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Witness Ann Christos estimates the driver...