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Heitkamp requests more help for western ND FSA offices
Opioid overdose antidote, training becoming more available in North Dakota
Bloodhound training an asset for finding missing children, dementia patients
Woman, reportedly in a blanket asking for help, identified as missing person in northern Minnesota
Bridge in rural N.D. collapses under weight of truck
Come for the booze, stay for the food at these 5 local pubs
Beyond Running opens, to hold grand opening event later this month
Fargo's Downtown Community Partnership hires new president and CEO
Maximum Performance & Fitness expected to open WF location in December
Lululemon store is coming to West Acres
Commentary: UND spent over $16,000 on consulting in athletics department which produced no written reports
Commentary: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp raised more money from Goldman Sachs employees than North Dakotans
Commentary: Video: Anti-oil zealots shut down public hearing on Line Three Pipeline
Commentary: Poll: 42 percent of North Dakotans say they’re less likely to vote for Heitkamp if she opposes Trump tax plan
WORLD OF WINE: How to celebrate upcoming Champagne Day
Bear trapped in Duluth tips scale at 605 pounds
Sophie's season: The Johnsons’ Brittany bounced back from a severe injury and still finds plenty of grouse and woodcock
Passing it on: Third generation of Hansen family outfitting canoeists for adventures in the Boundary Waters
Nursery News (8-16-17)
Young trapshooters from Grand Forks Gun Club make their mark on a national level
UND alumnus to make 360-degree interactive photo of Fighting Hawks-Gophers hockey game
A rundown of the seven UND-Minnesota games since their last meeting in Grand forks
No. 1-ranked Packers cruise to victory to cap perfect regular season
Yankees seize AL lead with 5-0 win over Astros
Outgoing UND athletic director to be paid through January 2019
FLIGHT LINES with AUDIO: Nomadic bird making a local showing
Confessions of a traveling rarity chaser
Duluth woman meets the German donor whose stem cells saved her life
Heart full of hope
Flowers in winter can brighten up the snowy blues
Home & Garden
Red River Valley Fair
To feed or not to feed
Flight Lines: The water giveth and it taketh away
The sometimes subtle clues birds leave, including tracks
Canadian bird heading back home for summer; Early spring means tree sparrows; Misnamed bird making an appearance
Oh the places I would go
Ione A. Johnson
Alvin H. Zaeske
Linda R. Rieniets
October 4, 2017
New providers take over closed Hillsboro day care center
HILLSBORO, N.D.—A West Fargo couple has taken over a day care center in Hillsboro after the license of the previous operators was revoked....
October 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
September 30, 2017
AgweekTV: Hops Harvest
There's growing interest in locally-brewed beer, and that means a growing demand for hops. Rose Dunn visited a local farm as the hops harvest...
September 30, 2017 - 8:30am
September 17, 2017
Tot Spot appeals state's decision to deny Hillsboro license
HILLSBORO, N.D.—A Hillsboro day care provider is appealing a move by the state that shut down the facility, but email exchanges indicate...
September 17, 2017 - 10:42am
July 15, 2017
Funding available for care of special needs children
FARGO — Licensed and self-declared early childhood service providers who care for children with special needs, ages birth through 12 years, can apply for funding for additional support and resources for their programs through the Inclusion Support Program offered by the North...
July 15, 2017 - 1:52pm
June 1, 2017
West Fargo police investigation into baby Owen's death still open two years later
WEST FARGO — Two years after 6-month-old Owen Skodje was taken unresponsive from an unlicensed day care here and died a day later on June...
June 1, 2017 - 10:11pm
March 31, 2017
ND day care under investigation for sexual abuse was operating without license
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A woman who runs a Grand Forks day care under investigation for possible sexual abuse has been operating the business without...
March 31, 2017 - 2:37pm
December 7, 2016
Suburban day care provider charged in infant's car seat strangulation
NORTH ST. PAUL, Minn. — An unlicensed day care provider in North St. Paul faces manslaughter charges after an infant died while in her...
December 7, 2016 - 10:02am
October 8, 2016
New Hillsboro child care center could open next fall
HILLSBORO, N.D. — With the help of an anonymous investor, a new building for a child care center in Hillsboro could be up and running by next fall. The paperwork isn't finalized on the venture quite yet, but at least one city official says the investor has met eligibility requirements...
October 8, 2016 - 9:24am
September 7, 2016
New Hillsboro day care helps small town provide missing service for families
HILLSBORO, N.D.—Derrick Kvernen wasted no time Wednesday wandering around Tot Spot Hillsboro. The curious 2½-year-old roamed the day care...
September 7, 2016 - 6:49pm
June 24, 2015
Baby's fatal head injury likely occurred at day care, not an accident, police say
FARGO - The brain injury that killed a 6-month-old baby who stopped breathing while at an unlicensed day care in West Fargo earlier this month...
June 24, 2015 - 5:23pm
June 10, 2015
Police waiting on tests in WF baby's death
WEST FARGO – Preliminary autopsy results confirmed that 6-month old Owen Skodje died after a blunt force trauma to the head but police are...
June 10, 2015 - 4:50am
June 8, 2015
Autopsy results confirm blunt force trauma killed 6-month-old Owen Skodje
WEST FARGO – Preliminary autopsy results have confirmed that 6-month old Owen Skodje died after a blunt force trauma to the head. Owen,...
June 8, 2015 - 12:57pm
June 5, 2015
Autopsy results crucial as police investigate baby's death
WEST FARGO – Though they can't be sure without seeing autopsy results, a 6-month-old infant boy who died after being found not breathing Monday...
June 5, 2015 - 3:28pm
November 25, 2014
West Fargo day care has history of violations
A large West Fargo day care center under investigation by Cass County Social Services for a recent field trip to a hotel pool that ended with two young boys nearly drowning has a history of policy violations and claims of child mistreatment. Sunrise-Sunset Preschool & Childcare...
November 25, 2014 - 1:37pm
April 21, 2010
Former West Fargo day care operator to be sentenced today on mail fraud charge
Tracy Ann Rankin is one of the least credible defendants U.S. District Court Judge Ralph R. Erickson said he has ever sentenced. Erickson called the 32-year-old former West Fargo day care operator a "pathological liar" and described her fraud scheme as "astonishing." "I've never...
April 21, 2010 - 8:50am