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DENT, Minn. - “I expected to win someday,” said Gerrit Wierbos as he happily claimed a Northstar Cash jackpot worth $114,577. “Why not? Somebody will win,” he added. The Dent...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Longtime regional sportscasting legend Jim Adelson died about 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the age of 91, in Scottsdale, his son Steve Adelson confirmed Saturday, Oct. 1. "He went out with a smile on his face," Steve said. "He loved the fact the Bison beat Iowa two weeks ago." For more than 25 years, the sportscaster made nightly appearances on television sets across the Red River Valley on Fargo's KXJB, Channel 4. For many years, his was the voice of North Dakota State University Bison sports and University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux hockey.
DULUTH, Minn. - Police are investigating the death of a 24-year-old man whose body was found in downtown Duluth on Friday. Police said in a statement that the man was found lying on his side on the 500 block of West Michigan Street just before 8 a.m. Officers arrived and determined that he was deceased. Police said a cause of death was not yet known, and said no other information was available to be released as of 4:45 p.m. Friday.
CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. — Thousands took to Custer State Park on Friday, Sept. 30, to witness the wonder that is the annual buffalo roundup. Each year, approximately 12,000 to 14,000 people visit the park to watch as 1,300 buffalo are round up and counted, vaccinated, branded and sorted. It takes 15 park staffers, 60 horseback riders and about 100 staff members and other volunteers to attend to visitors making their way to see the event. And rounding up the buffalo is no small feat.
This weekend may be the weekend to catch the season's best fall color in parts of the Northland, as leaves are at or near peak in some areas and sunny...
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—An infrequent astronomical event is set to unfold in the skies this evening, but don't expect a big show. The rise of a "black moon" is something that cannot be seen with the naked eye. The term often refers to the rise of a second new moon in one month. Unlike other phases of the moon, a new moon is nearly invisible because the side of the moon that would be lit by the sun's light is turned away from the Earth.
LETCHER, S.D.—A southeast South Dakota man found guilty of killing a bald eagle through poison he injected into cow carcasses has been sentenced to eight months in custody, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Ted Nelson, 69, of Letcher was convicted for unlawful taking of a bald eagle and unlawful use of the pesticide Carbofuran, a poison he injected in cow cascasses to kill predators. The cow carcasses were then eaten by coyotes, and a coyote with poison in its system was eaten by a bald eagle, killing the eagle.
CANNON BALL, N.D. -- More than 90 scientists have signed a letter to the journal Science expressing concerns that the Dakota Access Pipeline threatens biodiversity and clean water. The signatories say the 1,172-mile pipeline could have large negative impacts on for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and others downstream of the pipeline.
ST. ANTHONY, N.D. — Twenty-one Dakota Access Pipeline protesters were arrested throughout the day on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at two construction sites near St. Anthony, the Morton County Sheriff's Department said.
FARGO—A Fargo concert promoter and journalist pleaded guilty in Cass County District Court Wednesday, Sept. 28, to charges of sexual assault and disorderly conduct in connection with two separate incidents...