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FARGO — A missing Minnesota man who was disoriented spent two nights in last week's blizzard and bitter cold in his vehicle in a ditch along a desolate rural road near Wheatland in eastern North Dakota. William Mendoza of Scandia, a town near the Twin Cities, had hypothermia with a body temperature down to 90 degrees when he was found by a phone company worker, but he miraculously didn't have frostbite, said his wife, Vicki, on Thursday, Feb. 14, from her husband's hospital room in Fargo.
HUTCHINSON, Minn. — One late evening last month, Megan Bah noticed that her baby, Eleanor, was not moving as much in her womb as she usually had. After observing for a spell, Bah and her fiancé, Jarin Karjala, decided to go to the Hutchinson Health Hospital to get checked around 2 a.m.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, who represents most of western Minnesota and has always been one of the most conservative Democrats in the House, said Tuesday, Jan. 22, that he favors building a wall “where it’s most appropriate” and has joined with another of the longest-serving members of the House in penning a letter to President Donald Trump and congressional leaders to immediately reopen the government.
FARGO — Alistair McInerny had to wait two hours at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at the Seattle airport last Friday. He said there were only two of the normally six to seven lines open at the airport where he frequently flies to visit family. However, that seems to be an anomaly as most airports — including Hector International Airport in Fargo — have seen no extra delays at their TSA lines during the partial government shutdown.
FARGO—The Minnesota United pro soccer team and Fargo-based Bell Bank have announced a 10-year partnership that involves naming a gate after the bank and providing charity money to players to give away after each game. Under the agreement announced Tuesday, April 17, the southwest gate at the team's new Allianz Field stadium under construction in St. Paul along Interstate 94 will be named "Bell Bank Gate."
ABERDEEN, S.D.— At 96, one would think a pastor would be long retired. However, that's not the case with a staple on Sunday morning television in the three-state region. Pastor Harold Salem is still preaching weekly during his Christian Worship Hour carried on 12 television stations in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota and almost 40 others nationwide. And his long career has just taken another turn. A 58-minute film about Salem and his work has been produced and is set to premiere on May 5 in his hometown of Aberdeen, S.D.
HEIMDAL, N.D.—The National Transportation Safety Board has released its final accident report and safety recommendations nearly three years after a fiery oil tanker train crash in north-central North Dakota that spilled 96,400 gallons of crude oil in the area. The accident on May 6, 2015, one mile east of the small community of Heimdal, was caused by a broken wheel that led to the derailment of six of the 107 loaded tank cars on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train, said the board in a release on Thursday, Jan. 11.
CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D.—A raging wildfire in rugged areas of Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota is only 7 percent contained after burning for three days and covering an estimated 31,000 acres. Called the Legion Lake Fire, it has been threatening some smaller structures in the area and caused the evacuations of the small towns of Fairburn, with a population of 85, and Buffalo Gap, with its 126 residents.
CANTON, S.D. -- A 45-year-old Sioux Falls man who cut off his pregnant ex-girlfriend’s nipples with a scissors will spend much more time in prison than he originally thought. In a sentencing hearing on Tuesday, Nov.
AMHERST, S.D.—TransCanada Corp. has doubled its workforce as it continues to work on finding a cause and cleaning up after its Keystone Pipeline ruptured near the South Dakota-North Dakota state line, causing 210,000 gallons to leak into a grassland. The company said 150 specialists are now onsite near the small town of Amherst in far northeast South Dakota as they uncover the pipeline buried about 3 to 4 feet deep to try to find the cause of the leak and start removing contaminated soil.