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By Pippi Mayfield / DL Newspapers Though the water may not be warm yet, the Becker County Board room was a little heated Tuesday morning when it came to granting tubing licenses. Owners for two tubing operations on the Ottertail River, Charlie’s Tubing and K&K Tubing, applied for licenses for this summer’s business, but the county only approved Charlie’s Tubing license for now. Last season the county enforced more stringent regulations for the tubing o
FOSSTON, Minn. – A Fosston school bus driver who allegedly condoned bullying on his route is speaking out and pursuing possible legal action. Oran Underdahl, 73, said in a Monday statement that he is evaluating whether he has a legal claim for defamation. Kristi Hastings, his attorney, told the Herald Tuesday that she and her client couldn’t say who would be named as defendants in a potential lawsuit or when it could be filed.
PORTLAND, N.D. – The sheriff in Traill County said he’s investigated allegations that breeders threw a live dog into the trash at a dog breeding operation near here and has forwarded his findings on to the state’s attorney for possible prosecution. Traill County Sheriff Mike Crocker confirmed that his department has completed an investigation into allegations that a former employee at the Barkin’ Barnyard Kennels discovered that an injured dog had been thrown into the garbage last week.
GRAND FORKS – A group of University of North Dakota students say they will hold a walk protesting what they see as an inadequate response by the university to racist T-shirts. Emmy Scott, former president of the Indian Studies Association, organized the event planned for Friday and said she wants to have the university officially denounce the now-retired Fighting Sioux logo, make racial sensitivity training mandatory for incoming students and ban the Fighting Sioux logo from all academic settings, among other things. “It seems like no matter what, the university is unable to move on,” Sc
By Archie Ingersoll / The Forum FARGO – As the muted light of a cloudy day filtered into her hospital room, 15-year-old Page Stearns sat cross-legged on a couch, ready to go home. She was looking forward to returning, as much as possible, to a regular life – something she hasn’t had since a .22-caliber bullet struck her in the face more than three weeks ago. “I think it will be better to be with my friends because then I won’t be thinking about it as much,” the ninth-grader said Tuesday.
PILLAGER, Minn. — Coal and crushed metal littered the BNSF Railway train tracks near Pillager in central Minnesota as crews worked Monday to clear the scene of a massive train derailment.
GRAND FORKS – Students at the University of North Dakota’s American Indian Student Services Center said Monday they were angry and frustrated when the university failed to discipline groups of people who wore racially offensive shirts at the annual Springfest celebration Saturday. Students posted pictures to social media sites of one shirt that depicted an Indian drinking from a beer bong with the words “Siouxper drunk” and another depicting an Indian with the word “sobriety” above it, which started an online dispute over whether the shirts were appropriate and what the consequences should
A driver suffered minor injuries after striking and killing a horse in rural Wadena County early Saturday morning. Forty-six-year-old Matthew Collins of St. Paul was traveling northbound on County Road 23 in Wing River Township when the Chevrolet S-10 pickup he was driving collided with a horse about 1 a.m.
By Brian S. Peterson NISSWA — By moonlight or by sunshine, it didn’t seem to matter. Gov.