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FARGO—There's an unsettling and unwelcoming trend settling into the region and it's not expected to go away anytime soon, according to petroleum industry experts. As of Thursday, Feb. 1, the average price for a gallon of gasoline in the United States is $2.60, according to GasBuddy. That number is 18 cents higher than the original forecasted average for February of $2.42 per gallon. Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota all rank near the middle of the pack as far as average price per gallon of gas among all 50 states.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—The new year has only just begun, but is already off to an astronomically spectacular start. A Minnesota police officer's dash-cam footage is proof. In a video posted Thursday afternoon, Jan. 4, to the Bemidji Police Department's Facebook page, a meteor can be seen on the officer's dash-cam video plummeting towards the Earth's surface before quickly fizzling out. The video was taken the night of Jan. 3.
FARGO - Gander Outdoors CEO Marcus Lemonis has confirmed that the former Gander Mountain store in Fargo has not made the final list of stores that will be reopening, although five in Minnesota will open by spring. In a Periscope video posted on his Twitter page Wednesday, Jan. 3, Lemonis went through the final list of stores he said will eventually be reopening as Gander Outdoors, formerly Gander Mountain.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—Olaf Carlson-Wee is a 28-year-old, San Francisco-based cryptocurrency hedge fund founder and CEO. He's also the Head of Risk and Product Manager of Coinbase, one of the most well-known digital currency exchanges in the world. For all intents and purposes, Carlson-Wee is the Wolf of Crypto Street. Carlson-Wee, a Moorhead, Minn. native, was recently named to Forbes' 2018 "30 under 30" list in the category of "finance." This marks the sixth time that Carlson-Wee has been featured in Forbes Magazine.
The National Weather Service released its annual weather outlook Thursday, Oct. 19, for the 2017-18 winter weather season, with unfavorable predictions for much of the northern region of the United States.
By now, most diehard, casual and non-casual Minnesota Vikings fans know of wide receiver Adam Thielen's journey to the NFL. Thielen, a Detroit Lakes, Minn., native, was given a $500 scholarship by the head football coach to attend Minnesota State University Mankato, a Division II program. "I didn't even know there was such a thing as a $500 scholarship," Thielen wrote. "That wasn't even going to be enough to cover my books." Thielen would go on to accept the "scholarship" because, as Thielen writes, "I just wanted to keep playing football."
STEARNS COUNTY, Minn.—A 2-year-old Minnesota boy has been found safe after the family's dog played a key role in assisting authorities with the search.