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Missing red panda found safe in tree outside Fargo zoo

May. 19, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A red panda who escaped his compound at a zoo in North Dakota has been found, grooming himself in a tree outside the facility. Sheffield the red panda was reported missing from the Red River Zoo in Fargo on Thursday morning. KFGO reports that he was found a day later perched in a tree...

Bismarck medical marijuana dispensary to open in June

May. 19, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A medical marijuana dispensary is set to open next month in Bismarck. The Bismarck Tribune reports the dispensary is located on Memorial Highway. The building previously had been used as a restaurant and later a veterinary clinic. The first dispensary opened in Fargo on March 1....

North Dakota's 2nd medical marijuana dispensary set to open

May. 18, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Health says the state's second medical marijuana dispensary is set to open next week. The facility will be located in Grand Forks. Jason Wahl, director of the department's Medical Marijuana Division, says the dispensary operated by We-Mend LLC is set to...

Man accused of trying to set fire to woman in North Fargo

May. 17, 2019 6:55 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Police say a woman in North Fargo suffered minor injuries after a man doused her with lighter fluid and tried to set her on fire. Officers were called to a home where the assault took place about 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Police didn't immediately find the suspect, but staked out the area and...

Forum Communications agrees to buy Rochester Post-Bulletin

May. 16, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Forum Communications says it has agreed to buy the Rochester Post-Bulletin. Forum , a Fargo-based news company with media holdings across the Upper Midwest, said Thursday it expected to close the deal with Small Newspaper Group in the second quarter. Terms were not announced. The...

Correction: Death and Disappearance-Congress story

May. 15, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a story May 14 about legislation in Congress known as Savanna's Act, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Urban Indian Health Institute, which is the research division of the Seattle Indian Health Board, had endorsed the bill. It was the Seattle Indian Health Board...

Sauk Rapids man pulled unresponsive from Island Lake dies

May. 14, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (AP) — A 61-year-old Sauk Rapids man who was pulled unresponsive from a lake north of Detroit Lakes has died. The St. Cloud Times reports witnesses observed Lyle Nelson trying to grab onto a boat that was going in circles on Island Lake Sunday morning. Rescuers found him unresponsive...

Pence says US working 'hour by hour' on China trade deal

May. 9, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

GLYNDON, Minn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday the Trump administration is working "literally hour by hour" to reach a trade agreement with China, as the deadline loomed on a U.S. threat to raise tariffs on Chinese imports. Flanked by farmers and ranchers invited to a northwestern Minnesota...

Auditor reined in by lawmakers showed zealous approach

May. 8, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In just two years in office, State Auditor Joshua Gallion has carried out performance audits at about twice the rate of his predecessor. It's a zeal that hasn't endeared Gallion to the Legislature, which this year passed legislation designed to "reel him in," according to one...

Pence to plug trade deal to Minnesota farmers, steelworkers

May. 7, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — White House officials say Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit Minnesota to talk with farmers and steelworkers about the status of a trade deal with Mexico and Canada. Pence is scheduled to begin his day Thursday at R & J Johnson Farms in Glyndon, located about 10 miles east of...