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Break-ins at two Breckenridge businesses

Two Breckenridge, Minnesota, businesses reported break-ins overnight Sunday, March 18. Breckenridge Police Chief Kris Karlgaard said he couldn't release specifics yet as it's an ongoing investigation, but did confirm the break-ins were at Cenex on the city's south side, and Breckenridge Drug, downto

DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-20 17:00:00

WCCO Belting Unveils New Line of Products Using Soybean Oil

WAHPETON, N.D. - On National Agriculture Day, WCCO Belting rolls out some new innovations using locally grown products. "Our rubber is man-made rubber and the materials that go into that are aromatic oil or petroleum oil. What we've been able to successfully do is to replace the aromatic oil with so

KVRR.COM - 2018-03-21 02:24:42

Cowboys Basketball Enjoying Community Support on State Tourney Run

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. - The Breckenridge boys basketball team is one day closer to the state tournament. The Cowboys left Breckenridge in front of a fan base on Tuesday afternoon as they headed toward the Twin Cities. This is Breckenridge's third state tournament appearance in the last four years. The

KVRR.COM - 2018-03-20 23:31:42

Target area expanded for housing rehab project

Last fall, the city of Breckenridge, Minnesota, received a $425,120 small cities development grant from Minnesota's Department of Employment and Economic Development, to rehabilitate about 20 homes within a targeted area of the city. So far, 31 applications have been received, but 17 households have

DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-20 17:00:00

We won't be bullied and we won't be censored

A week celebrating the importance of open meetings and open records has come to a close. Sunshine Week started Sunday, March 11 and shone through Saturday, March 17. Even though the official week is over, now more than ever does a newspaper's role become more important. What does a newspaper do in y


Wings of the Kirkbride Could Become Senior Apartment Homes

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - The Fergus Falls State Hospital was built in 1890 and was once one of more than 70 Kirkbrides across the United States. "It was a more humane like setting, instead of a prison-like setting which was common in the nineteenth century," said Carl Schuelke, executive director at th

KVRR.COM - 2018-03-21 03:04:41

March Community Mixer at WCCO Belting

The Wahpeton Breckenridge Area Chamber of Commerce held a Community Mixer at WCCO Belting in Wahpeton Thursday, March 15. Employees mixed with guests, explaining the process as the presses created the high quality rubber belting products the company is famous for. One of the new lines of rubber belt


Moorhead fire has been ruled arson

UPDATE: The home owner of 1924 29th Street Circle South called 911 Monday night to report that her house was on fire. The homeowner was the only person in the home at the time of the fire and sustained non-life threatening injuries. The Moorhead Fire Department was able to put the fire out. The de

VALLEYNEWSLIVE.COM - 2018-03-20 17:46:00

Dems endorse Heitkamp, Schneider

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., earned her party's endorsement Saturday, March 17 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Heitkamp, first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, faces Congressman Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., for a six-year term to the Senate. Accepting the endorsement at the North Dakota Dem

DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-20 17:00:00

School board satisfied with Jacobson

The results are in. The Wahpeton School Board is satisfied with Superintendent Rick Jacobson. During its Wednesday, March 14 meeting, the board reviewed its evaluations of Jacobson. He received unanimous positive ratings in criteria such as community relations and budget handing. Comments included t


Central Minn. teen dies in car fire

ALEXANDRIA (FNS)- An 18-year-old man from central Minnesota died early Saturday, March 17, in a vehicle fire near Barrett,in Grant County. A Minnesota State Patrol report identified the victim as Carter Overson of Barrett. The report said a 1991 Olds Cutlass was northbound on Highway 55 and went off

FERGUS FALLS DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 15:54:40

Six in the running for Superintendent of Moorhead Public Schools

Moorhead Area Public Schools Photo: Moorhead Area Public Schools Facebook MOORHEAD (KFGO) - The Moorhead School board has selected six finalists for the district's new superintendent job. Two of the finalists are currently the district's assistant superintendents, Melissa Eidsness, and Brandon Luna

DUKEFMFARGO.COM - 2018-03-20 10:46:00

Semi crash temporarily closes eastbound I-94 near Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. (Valley News Live) A section of Interstate 94 in south Moorhead is temporarily closed, because of a semi crash early Monday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol says eastbound lanes between mile markers six and 15, east of Moorhead, are shut down. The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. T


Moorhead man arrested after arranging sex with 15-year-old, authorities say

THIEF RIVER FALLS-A Moorhead man faces jail time after Pennington County investigators said he used a social media account to convince someone he thought was a teenage boy to engage in sexual conduct. Wyatt Jerome Nelson, 22, was set to appear Monday in Pennington County District Court on a felony c

GRAND FORKS HERALD - 2018-03-19 20:40:23

Dryer sparks minor fire at Fargodome, causing $3,000 in damages

FARGO - Fire crews received a call just after 11 p.m. on Monday, March 19 for a fire at the Fargodome. Upon arriving to the scene, the Fargo Fire Department determined that the fire started in a dryer in the storage area of the building. A sprinkler head was activated at the time of the fire and was

JAMESTOWN SUN - 2018-03-20 11:32:00

Give your food the attention it deserves

It is not only what you eat, but how you eat that is essential to good health and life itself. Digestion: Slow down at mealtimes to give your stomach a chance to digest the food you eat. Portion sizes have grown dramatically during the last 20 years. As a guide to how much is enough, consider eatin


Man accused in police vehicle swindle to plead guilty

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) - The man accused in a double billing scheme that overcharged more than 200 police agencies in Minnesota has decided not to fight criminal charges. Gerry Worner was the longtime fleet manager for a Fergus Falls car dealership. An investigation by KARE-TV found widespread ove


Late night house fire Monday in Wahpeton

A Wahpeton home has been declared a total loss following a fire that began shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday, March 12. The Wahpeton Fire Department was on the scene for nearly two hours. The fire occurred in the 600 block of 10 1/2 Street North. It was caused when a hose to a clothing dryer caught fi


Wahpeton home destroyed by fire

Home in Wahpeton destroyed by fire on March 12, 2018. Wahpeton, N.D. (KFGO) - A home in Wahpeton was destroyed by fire Monday night. Richland County Emergency Management Director Brett Lambrecht says fire crews were called to 606 10 1/2 St. N. shortly after 11:30 p.m. When they arrived on scene, fl


Dog loses life in house fire

WALCOTT, N.D. (Valley News Live) Richland County Sherriff's Office says the Walcott Fire Department responded to a house fire Thursday, March 15th. Officials say crews arrived to 395 9th Ave in Walcott, ND around 1:30pm. The owners of the home were not around at the time and unfortunately the dog t