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McPhee wins new utility vehicle from 4-H Foundation raffle
School menu (Dec. 11)
Library News (Dec. 11)
The Packer Weekly: Matthew’s Voice Project sparks awareness
Local police host annual kids shopping event
Clinic Chiropractic to hold toy drive
Laney’s opens doors to marrow registry
Edward Jones takes top spot in National Survey of Financial Advisors
Escobar named nurse manager at Bethany
Area seniors focus of giving tree program
Superintendent: Business community supports and demands increased skills
Insight from the West Fargo PD: The return of heroin in the community
Huber: Snowfall causes parking problems
Insight from the West Fargo PD: Daytime burglaries hit West Fargo homes
Omdahl: Food Stamp critics deserve responses
Nursery News (Dec. 11)
Garden club to meet Thursday
Gifts collected for homeless children
Open house: James Westall
Book signing tour stops at Barnes and Noble
Larson, Swedberg honored by Vikings, Midwest Dairy Council
Bowling scores (Dec. 11)
Wrestlers take first at Unruh Tournament
Boys hockey shut out in Grand Forks
Packer girls dealt first loss
Flight Lines: To feed or not to feed the birds
Flight lines: Change the land, change the inhabitants
Shellfish-eating duck somewhat rare in North Dakota
Plentiful holiday plants available for gifts, enjoyment
Eating Well: Hot drinks warm up cold, winter days
Eating Well: Bring on the desserts this holiday season
Eastward Autumn road trip rich with fall colors
home & garden
January 23, 2013
West Fargo man gets 30 days for lighting girlfriend's porch on fire
FARGO - Bruce Risberg is going to jail on Monday, and he and his longtime girlfriend - whose porch he was charged with lighting on fire - have nothing but good things to say about it. "My case turned out awesome," said the West Fargo man after his sentencing Tuesday in Cass County...
January 23, 2013 - 9:17am
December 10, 2012
Vehicle sought in West Fargo hit-and-run
WEST FARGO - Police here are asking for the public's help in finding an SUV involved in a hit-and-run crash Sunday. It occurred at about 2 a.m. at Ninth Street East and 13th Avenue. A witness following the SUV told police it ran a red light and struck another vehicle in the intersection,...
December 10, 2012 - 8:50am
September 20, 2012
Authorities conduct drug sweep at West Fargo High School
WEST FARGO - Authorities conducted a drug sweep Wednesday of parking areas at West Fargo High School as part of a drug-free school campus campaign, leading to the recovery of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia from three vehicles, police said. Drug-sniffing dogs and their handlers...
September 20, 2012 - 8:47am
September 7, 2012
Moorhead investigating garbage bin fires
MOORHEAD, Minn. – A south Moorhead neighborhood has been plagued with garbage bin fires for the past month or so, according to Fire Chief Rich Duysen. Duysen said about half a dozen fires have been reported in metal garbage bins south of Minnesota State University Moorhead...
September 7, 2012 - 9:15am
Cloquet man who kidnapped son avoids prison
DULUTH -- A Cloquet, Minn., man who kidnapped his 7-year-old son from his ex-wife for 11 days in March was sentenced Thursday to two years at the Northeast Regional Corrections Center and 10 years of supervised probation and was ordered to undergo chemical dependency and mental...
September 7, 2012 - 9:11am
Murder charge dropped, defendant released
DULUTH - A Duluth man held in the St. Louis County Jail since April on a murder charge has been released. Prosecutors have dropped charges against 37-year-old Nakota Benjamin, one of two men accused of killing 28-year-old Joshua Olson at an apartment building in Duluth last April....
September 7, 2012 - 9:05am
September 5, 2012
Drugs seized after Cass traffic stop
WALKER – Two men face drug charges after a traffic stop Sunday in Cass County. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch said a deputy initiated a stop on a vehicle northbound on Minnesota Highway 64. After a short pursuit, authorities stopped the vehicle near County Road 20 in Ansel...
news / local
September 5, 2012 - 2:07pm
UPDATED: Officer accused of kicking suspect previously disciplined
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul police officer shown in an online video kicking a suspect who was lying on a sidewalk last month had been disciplined for excessive use of force in 2006 when he worked for the St. Paul Park police department, according to police records. Jesse Zilge,...
September 5, 2012 - 12:34pm
Nurse charged with stealing meds from patients
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota nurse is charged with siphoning pain medication from patients' intravenous bags at a hospital and replacing the drugs with saline solution. The defense attorney for Blake Daniel Zenner confirms his client is the nurse accused of introducing...
September 5, 2012 - 12:32pm
Man sentenced to more than 30 year for murder
WILLMAR, Minn. — The rural Paynesville man charged with shooting and killing a man after an argument was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum allowed, more the 30 years in prison. Delbert Edwin Huber, 82, of rural Paynesville was sentenced to 367 months for shooting and killing Timothy...
September 5, 2012 - 9:43am
September 4, 2012
Drunken driving deaths decline in Minnesota
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new report shows the number of drunken driving deaths is declining in Minnesota. The Department of Public Safety says 111 people died from drunken driving in 2011, compared with 185 deaths a decade ago. Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Tom Shmitz says the weekend...
September 4, 2012 - 8:47am
August 31, 2012
ND man pleads guilty in synthetic drug overdose
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota teen has pleaded guilty to dealing synthetic drugs that led to the overdose death of a Grand Forks teen. Wesley Sweeney, of Manvel, appeared Friday in federal court. He pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to distribute drugs that resulted in...
August 31, 2012 - 12:30pm
Police fatally shoot 1 person at Woodbury motel
WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a man who died following a disturbance at a Woodbury motel was shot by police. Officers were called to the Red Roof Inn about 1:10 a.m. Friday. Police say the dispatcher who took the 911 call could hear a struggle in the background and the...
August 31, 2012 - 12:28pm
Official: NJ supermarket shooter is ex-Marine
OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A law enforcement official says the gunman who killed two co-workers and himself at a New Jersey supermarket is a former Marine. Twenty-three-year-old Terence Tyler was discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps. in 2010. The military says he never served overseas...
August 31, 2012 - 12:16pm
Gun-point robbery reported at Alexandria video store
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- An armed robbery was reported at Premiere Video in Alexandria just before midnight Wednesday. Alexandria police officers responded to a 911 call and were told an employee who was closing up for the night was robbed at gunpoint. There were no physical injuries...
August 31, 2012 - 3:12am