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Critical Fire Conditions in Western & Central North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning for Western and Central North Dakota this morning through early evening. Critical fire conditions are present with gusty northwest winds of up to 45 mph, relative humidity as low as 15% and clear skies. Dick


"Behind the Scenes" at Chahinkapa Zoo

Every Wednesday at 7:40 a.m. The KFGO Morning Crew goes "Behind the Scenes" at the Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton. Today, Zoo Director Kathy Diekman and Animal Curator Tom Schmaltz joined Bonnie and Doug in studio. They told us the zoo opens this Saturday, April 27. Tom brought in Casper, a Leucistic Te


North Dakota woman ejected in fatal rollover crash near Tappen

TAPPEN, N.D. — A 38-year-old woman was killed in a rollover crash on I-94 north of Tappen about 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The woman, who was from Strasburg, was driving east on I-94 in a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country minivan when it went into the med


Metro high school baseball roundup

FARGO — Fargo South erupted for four runs in the seventh inning en route to an Eastern Dakota Conference win Tuesday night. South tied the game in the top of the sixth with a suicide squeeze prior to the seventh inning outburst. Austin Zurn went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Jake Bryant went 2


North Dakota students lead nation in AP exam pass rate increase

BISMARCK - The pass rate for North Dakota students who took the Advanced Placement test jumped 55 percent over three years, the highest percentage increase in the nation, the state superintendent said.


North Dakota Game and Fish to establish aquatic nuisance species program following legislative action

A bill that would create an aquatic nuisance species fund has passed both houses of the N.D. Legislature and will be forwarded to the desk of Gov. Doug Burgum for final approval. Senate Bill 2293 authorizes $1.5 million for an ANS program to be administered by the North Dakota Game and Fish Departme


Semi stuck in floodwaters in Richland County.

GALCHUTT, N.D. (KFGO) - The driver of a semi apparently took a wrong turn and ended up in floodwaters in Richland County. The incident happened along County Highway 8 near Galchutt. The Richland County Sheriff's office is investigating.


Belligerent female draws trespass order

Police help was called in at 6:04 p.m. Tuesday over a dispute at Walmart in Fergus Falls. An officer found that a female was angry over a Moneygram identification policy the business followed. The female was belligerent and refused to speak rationally. She was asked to leave or be arrested. She cont


NDSCS President Disputes Audit, Says College Followed Policies And State Law

WAHPETON, ND — NDSCS President John Richman says he wasn’t given an opportunity to respond to many of an audit’s findings prior to its release and he disagrees with many of its conclusions.


Someone You Should Know: Who Watches the Water in North Dakota?

Bismarck, N.D. - The way Allen Schlag sees it, the less you hear from him, the better. "I'm a person that after a year like 2010, 2011, I really quickly try to find my anonymity again," he says.


Marijuana decriminalization backer disappointed by North Dakota House-Senate compromise

BISMARCK — A backer of marijuana decriminalization efforts in the North Dakota Legislature said she was disappointed by an amended bill that advanced Wednesday, April 24. A House-Senate conference committee agreed to reduce penalties for possessing less than a half-ounce of marijuana from a Class B


Proposed ballot measure prompted by constitutional amendment hurdles offered by North Dakota lawmakers

BISMARCK — A group of North Dakotans has drafted a proposed ballot measure restricting lawmakers' ability to offer changes to the state constitution's "powers reserved to the people," a moved prompted by legislative efforts this session.


North Dakota's revolving weapons trade

BISMARCK, N.D. - The "War on Drugs" across North Dakota is escalating, as law enforcement agencies are now dealing with traffickers who are armed with an array of modified weapons.63.


North Dakota in brief

BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum signed a group of bills updating North Dakota's medical marijuana law Tuesday evening, April 23. One bill aims to alleviate physician concerns about recommending a federally illegal drug by only requiring that they certify a patient has a medical condition that qualifies


Fargo Filmmakers Show Homelessness in North Dakota in First Chapter of “Home” Series

FARGO, N.D. — A new docuseries is taking a look at what a non-profit calls North Dakota’s homelessness crisis. “Home” is split into 12 chapters. Filmmakers Sean and Sonya Coffman with The Human Family premiered the first chapter at the Fargo Library.


Spring planting tracking a bit late this year

The planting season in west-central Minnesota is tracking a little late this spring but some wheels are beginning to roll. With only a handful of days left in April to get their equipment dirty farmers will be doing most of their planting in May.


Sheriff's Report: Phone call scam attempts noted by county residents

Sheriff deputies, on April 17, reported several phone call scam attempts in various places of Otter Tail County the previous day. One county resident, unfortunately, took the bait and became a scam victim after providing some financial information over the phone. The resident resides at East Spirit


Fergus Falls boys’ golf competes at Territory Golf Club

ST. CLOUD — The Fergus Falls boys’ golf team competed in their second CLC meet of the year on Tuesday at the Territory Golf Club in St. Cloud. The Otters were led by Hayden Shol who posted an impressive 78 on the lengthy and windy golf course.


Come celebrate the joy of singing: Heart O'Lakes Harmony to present spring show Saturday at Holmes Theatre

The Heart O' Lakes Harmony Men's A Capella Chorus will present its annual spring show, "Everyone in Harmony," this Friday, April 26 in Fergus Falls and Saturday, April 27 in Detroit Lakes.


Hulne: Packers have a winning pipeline

The trek from Austin across the border to North Dakota for basketball players is starting to become a trend and Austin senior and 1,000-point scorer Medi Obang will continue that pattern as he recently committed to play college basketball at Lake Region College in Devils Lake, N.D. next season.