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By Jeff Kolpack / The Forum SPOKANE, Wash. – Trending on Twitter. Another No. 12 seed in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament with upset hopes. North Dakota State pulled it off Thursday night. Freshman Carlin Dupree, in the game only because Bison star Taylor Braun fouled out, hit two free throws and a key basket in overtime and the Bison won an NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament game Round of 64 for the Summit League for the first time since 1998. The 80-75 win over No.
By Patrick Springer / The Forum FARGO – Nancy Stromback was suddenly overcome by weakness two weeks ago while preparing to run an errand and was unable to move from the driver’s seat of her van. One of her daughters found her two hours later, and she was rushed by ambulance to the hospital in nearby Park Rapids, Minn., where doctors diagnosed a heart attack. At Essentia Health in Fargo, where she was transferred, a surgeon re
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota Senate committee is considering "baby steps" that eventually could lead toward Sunday liquor sales. Bills sponsored by Sen. Roger Reinert, D-Duluth, would allow Sunday refills and sales of beer jugs, popularly known as growlers, and allow taprooms to be open.
By Zach Kayser / Bemidji Pioneer CASS LAKE — More than 70 people crammed into a sweltering town hall event Wednesday evening to give testimony and listen to a public hearing on an oil pipeline that passes through much of northwest Minnesota. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, one of the state agencies that regulates pipelines, held the hearing at the Pike Bay Town Hall to give the public an open forum on the expansion project that would see the building of several new pum
By Crystal Dey / Bemidji Pioneer BEMIDJI, Minn. – Four people from Cass Lake have been arrested after allegedly kidnapping and beating two others in a meth-related incident in Beltrami County last weekend. On Sunday, Beltrami County sheriff’s deputies began an investigation into a report of kidnapping, false imprisonment and assault at a Beltrami County residence.
By Katherine Lymn on Mar 18, 2014 at 11:35 p.m. A proposed lower limit of silica exposure from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would drastically affect the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, industry, a trade group said.
John Myers Forum News Service DULUTH —The mayors of Duluth and Superior, Wis., are adding their support to Enbridge Energy’s proposed pipeline projects planned for the region. Duluth’s Don Ness and Superior’s Bruce Hagen have scheduled a news conference this morning “to show support for the proposed Enbridge expansion projects and express the importance of benefits
DULUTH -- The tenfold increase in Minnesota youngsters poisoned by e-cigarette juice last year is alarming, a local anti-smoking advocate said.
By Stephen J. Lee / Grand Forks Herald FARGO - The last of 15 people charged in a multistate synthetic drug operation blamed for killing two teens in 2012 has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. One was from Park Rapids. John Robert Polinski of Texas was scheduled to stand trial Tuesday in federal court in Fargo but announced he was ready to plead guilty.
By John Myers / Duluth News Truibune The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is holding public hearings this week on the second phase of a proposed expansion of the Enbridge Energy Alberta Clipper Pipeline. Part of a $1.2 billion expansion project for the line, the proposed upgrades would increase the line’s capacity about 40 percent to 800,000 barrels per day, mostly by increasing capacity at several pumping stations. The Alberta Clipper expansion, whic