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By Helmut Schmidt / The Forum DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – The principal of Detroit Lakes High School resigned last July after admitting he had viewed pornography on a school-issued device.
By Bryce Haugen / Wadena Pioneer Journal A van struck two Wadena-Deer Creek middle/high school boys as they attempted to cross Colfax Avenue SW just after school Friday.
By Al Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press The owners of Blue Smoke BBQ, their restaurant gutted by a fire last summer, plan to demolish the building soon. They also plan to open another barbecue place “as soon as it’s financially possible,” they said. But it likely won’t be in Alexandria. When contacted by the Echo Press, the owners, David and Steve Galbraith, said they felt harassed by the city, which called for the build
FARGO – Police believe a 26-year-old man found dead near a Fargo grocery store early Friday was killed in a dispute suspected to be drug-related.
TRENTON, N.D. – Oil from one well has spilled into floodwaters near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers, where the rising waters threaten a total of 38 oil wells.
By Emily Welker / The Forum FARGO – Police are investigating what they say now is a homicide after discovering a dead body behind a southside strip mall an hour after mid-night Friday. Lt. Joel Vettel said officers were processing the scene east of 14th Avenue and 33rd Street in south Fargo Friday morning. Police will hold a news conference at 1:30 Friday afternoon at its downtown headquarters. Vettel said officers were called to that area at about 12:20 a.m.
By Vicki Gerdes/ DL Newspapers Though she first learned her way around a kitchen from her mother and grandmother, growing up in Park Rapids, it wasn’t until Amy Thielen began growing her own gardens that she discovered her true passion. “I’ve always cooked,” says the author of the 2013 cookbook, “The New Midwestern Table,” who will be making an appearance at the Lake Region Builders Association Home and Sport Show on Saturday, March 22 in Detroit Lakes. “My mom and grandma were both really good cooks,” she added. “I grew up in the kitchen, I grew up with food.
RANDALL, Minn. -- A train spilled fuel Thursday morning along Highway 10 in this central Minnesota town, but a fire crew that responded said the spill was considerably smaller than the 200 gallons originally reported.
By Zach Kayser / Bemidji Pioneer BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji school district and the state are investigating an incident in which a school bus driver dropped a 6-year-old student off alone at the wrong location Monday.
By Patrick Springer / The Forum FARGO – Those without health coverage should bear in mind the consequences of the personal health insurance mandate as enrollment winds to a close March 31: financial penalties apply. Provisions of the Affordable Care Act include the requirement that people who aren’t covered by their employers or some other plan, including veterans’ coverage, must obtain health insurance. The penalty this year for individuals is $95 or 1 percent of annual income, whichever is higher.