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FARGO - The closure of Interstate 29 north of here is more than a headache for area businesses. It's costly. The route between Fargo and Grand Forks that normally is 79 miles for Valley Express truck drivers is now a 116-mile route, said owner Glenn Nelson. That's adding $60 to $80 in shipping costs for each trip, Nelson said. The detour also restricts trucks that are overweight or hauling anything that is over in dimension, Nelson said. I-29 is closed north of Fargo from Cass County Road 20 to North Dakota Highway 200 south of Hillsboro due to water over the roadway.
OAKPORT, Minn. - Volunteers filled and stacked sandbags at the Goehring family farm here Thursday, but it was chaotic without Quentin Goehring manning the operation.
FARGO - Officials from Concordia Language Villages are assuring families that safety is their No. 1 concern after a student of a separate language camp reported being sexually assaulted. Letters have gone out to families to clarify that the man charged in the case worked for the French Academy of St.
A 23-year-old Battle Lake, Minn., man faces animal cruelty charges after telling investigators he slit his dog's throat in a fit of rage because she wasn't trainable. Benjamin James Stavaas is charged in Otter Tail District Court with leaving the German shepherd mix for dead around June 15. Court records say: Stavaas initially told an Otter Tail County sheriff's deputy that he slit the dog's throat after she was hit by a car to end her suffering. But after investigators showed Stavaas a veterinarian's report that didn't support his story, Stavaas said he got mad at his dog, whose name is S
If you haven't gotten used to the name Minnesota State University Moorhead, you may not have to. President Edna Szymanski said she'd like to switch the name to Moorhead State University Minnesota. Szymanski has gotten permission from the university system to do some market research on a possible new name. The university changed its name in 2000 from Moorhead State University to Minnesota State University Moorhead. But nine years later, everyone still calls the campus Moorhead State, Szymanski said. "Why fight it?" she said. Putting Moorhead first will also prevent confusion with Minnesot
WHEATON - A Wheaton pastor whose ministry has been at the center of controversy appeared in court Wednesday on kidnapping and assault charges. Danny Barnes, 52, pleaded not guilty to the charges in Big Stone County District Court in Ortonville, Minn. Barnes, who calls himself bishop of a ministry called Thy Kingdom Come, is charged with kidnapping, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and third-degree assault resulting in substantial bodily harm. Court records say: On June 22, Barnes and others associated with his ministry forced their way into a home in Bea
Fargo faces a new kind of flood, but this one is being welcomed with open arms - and mouths. One thousand cases of beer from Dixie Brewing Co. in New Orleans are on the way to Fargo to help Mayor Dennis Walaker fulfill a promise. Tonight, everyone 21 and older who attends the post-flood party in downtown Fargo will be able to get one free Dixie beer. During the flood fight, Walaker remarked that he'd buy everyone a beer after it was over.
KATHRYN, N.D. - Officials issued a Code Red alert this morning to evacuate the small Barnes County town of Kathryn because of erosion of the Clausen Springs dam. Officials were reporting that the dam west of the city of about 60 people was 40 percent eroded. Kathryn is about 17 miles miles south of Valley City.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. - Mayor Mary Lee Nielson is asking for voluntary evacuation of about half of Valley City by 6 p.m.
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