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Democratic incumbent Rick Nolan has fended off a tough challenge from Republican Stewart Mills in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District race -- a contest that lived up to its advance billing as one of the closest House races in the nation. With 768 of 810 precincts reporting as of 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nolan led with 126,586 votes (48.5 percent).
By John Hageman / The Forum Longtime U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, DFL-Minn., was leading Torrey Westrom, a Republican state senator, in the race for the U.S. House in Tuesday’s election. With 56.6 percent of precincts reporting just before 11 p.m., Peterson was leading with 54.7 percent of votes. Westrom had 45.1 percent of votes. Complete results were not available at press time.
The American Meteor Society has received five reports from Bemidji area residents who reported seeing a rare afternoon fireball in the Sunday sky.
The metro area’s largest manufacturing plant announced a round of layoffs today. CNH Industrial, a maker of agricultural and construction equipment, has announced layoffs of 40 full-time hourly employees at its Fargo manufacturing plant.
By Katherine Lymn / Dickinson Press Bakken Oil Express, the rail terminal just southwest of Dickinson, recently shipped its 1,000th train unit mark, the company announced Monday. That means roughly 70 million barrels of crude oil have moved from the terminal in its 3 years of operations. The facility is capable of loading up to three unit trains a day, and can store 642,000 barrels of oil. A new storage tank set to be online in mid-2015 will increase its storage capacity to 892,000 barrels.
By Maggi Stivers The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is on its way to Washington, D.C. It will be joined by more than 10,000 ornaments from the area, as well as 70 Minnesota companion trees. And 12 tree stands made by Billy Nelson, 16. Nelson made the stands for his Boy Scouts of America Eagle project. Nelson's troop leaders were approached by Mike Theune from the U.S.
By Sarah Volpenheim Two former Northdale Oil employees accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the East Grand Forks Tesoro gas station pleaded guilty Monday to felony theft charges, according to court documents. Charges were leveled in state district court in Crookston, Minn., against Craig and Tanya Scheer, 50 and 45, respectively, after an audit revealed the Scheers had embezzled nearly $200,000 from the gas station over a period of several years, according to court records. “It’s an unfortunate situation that’s caused a lot of pain,” Scott
WE Fest, one of the biggest country music festivals in the country, has been sold to Townsquare Media, a Connecticut-based media company. The festival started in 1983 by Jeff Krueger, with Rand Levy and Chyrll Sparks coming on board in 1985. In 2010, Levy became the sole owner of the festival. The news was first reported on the website https://tasteofcountry.com , which is owned by Townsquare.
By Brady Slater/ Duluth News Tribune One year ago today, two small planes collided at sunset and people fell from the sky over Superior. Nine skydivers aboard the mangled planes jumped — as did the pilot of one plane before it crashed to the ground in flames.
By Brad Dokken / Grand Forks Herald Hunters in North Dakota and Minnesota will face substantially reduced deer hunting opportunities this fall as wildlife managers in the two states try to rebuild deer populations. North Dakota’s deer season opens at noon Friday, and Minnesota’s version of the fall tradition begins Saturday morning.