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FARGO — Terry Jones was never bitten by a dog during her 32-year career as a postal carrier in Fargo, but there were plenty of close calls when she had to use her satchel as a shield. “It can be terrifying,” she said. Jones, president of the North Dakota branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers, said carriers are trained to recognize the body language of dogs and avoid delivering or picking up at homes with aggressive dogs. “Just because they’re wagging their tail doesn’t mean they’re not upset,” she said.
FARGO — The office of Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., announced Monday, Jan. 28, that he's co-sponsoring Savanna's Act and wants to ensure it passes now that it's been reintroduced. "This is important legislation that will help us further combat crimes on tribal lands," Cramer said in a news release. Former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., initially introduced Savanna's Act — which passed the Senate but stalled last year in the House — with the aim of collecting data on missing and murdered indigenous people.
FARGO — The number of fatal motor vehicle crashes in North Dakota dipped to a 10-year low in 2018, while Minnesota experienced a slight increase in traffic deaths, according to preliminary figures from officials. There were 104 deaths on North Dakota roads in 2018. That's a dozen fewer than in 2017 and the lowest since 2008, according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation.
FARGO — A new History Channel series exploring U.S. investigations into UFOs has a strong Fargo tie. The first episode of "Project Blue Book" premiered Tuesday, Jan. 8. It focuses on a then- 25-year-old National Guard lieutenant's encounter with an unidentified flying object in the skies above Fargo in the 1940s.
MOORHEAD —— In the nearly three-year wait for justice, Greg Bearson said it's all about how you act while practicing patience. "The hardest thing I've had to do is be patient. I've learned so much waiting for the answers to come up, which I know they will," he said. "Every day I get up wondering, 'What happened to my son?' I think about it 20 times a day, sometimes 100 times a day."