COLFAX, N.D. – Five boys are facing a slew of charges in connection with reports of sexual misconduct at the junior and senior high schools in the Richland 44 School District. Collectively, the five boys are charged with 13 misdemeanor counts of hazing, 11 misdemeanor counts of sexual assault, nine felony counts of felonious restraint and one felony count of terrorizing, the Richland County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday, Feb. 15, in a news release.
FARGO – The body of a man was discovered Monday, Feb. 5, underneath a dump truck parked in a lot behind a Fargo auto repair business, city police said. Officers were dispatched about 5 p.m. to the lot behind Bilal Auto Repair Workshop, 1902 1st Ave. S. Yellow tape was set up around several vehicles, and officers were investigating the area before the body was removed from the scene.
FARGO – After a quarter century of the same Republican serving as North Dakota’s secretary of state, Democratic state Rep. Josh Boschee says it's time for a change. “Our current secretary of state and GOP Legislature have had two decades to bring this office up to current technology standards – something they have failed to do effectively while wasting taxpayer dollars in their failed attempts,” Boschee said.
MOORHEAD – The City Council here has approved a tax break for two projects along Center Avenue in downtown that’s significantly more than initial estimates. Council members considered tax exemptions for developer and architect Kevin Bartram, of MBA Investments, at a meeting this week. Bartram intends to turn the old Moorhead armory, 904 Center Ave., into an event center and the neighboring Simon Warehouse to the east, 8 10th St. N., will be made into a 60- to 65-unit apartment complex.
HILLSBORO, N.D. – Clean up efforts are underway after a semi truck hauling canola oil lost control and then struck and landed on top of a bridge guardrail, with the trailer falling below into a frozen Elm River Monday, Jan. 15.
FARGO – Officials with North Dakota State University are investigating the death of a student after a body was found on campus. A university spokesperson said Wednesday, Jan. 10, that NDSU police reported that the body of a deceased student was found in a private room in Mathew Living Learning Center West. Officials say there is no indication of foul play or threat to public safety.
FARGO – A flood of pink hats will be returning to downtown Fargo. On the anniversary of last year’s inaugural Women’s March on Washington, a rally at the Fargo Civic Center and a march through the city are being planned for Saturday, Jan. 20. Organizer Nicole Mattson of Indivisible Fargo-Moorhead said the event was posted on Facebook Tuesday, Jan. 9. And within five hours, 500 people said they were going or were interested in attending.
FARGO – A blaze at a Country Hearth warehouse started Thursday night, Jan. 4., because of smoldering material leftover from welding work done earlier that evening, according to the city fire department. Fire crews were dispatched to the bakery's warehouse at 475 11th St. N. just before 6 p.m. Thursday Battalion Chief Jason Ness said there were reports of black smoke coming from the ceiling. Upon arrival, crews heard alarms coming from the unoccupied building and forced their way inside.
FARGO – Emergency crews dealt with a number of crashes on snow-covered roads throughout the region Wednesday, Dec. 20. Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow said people were “driving way too fast in obviously poor conditions.” “You have to have a little more patience and allow more time for travel,” Grabow said.
FARGO – The city of Fargo has won a $5 million prize after two years of competing against 50 communities across the country in finding creative, effective ways to conserve energy and increase sustainability. During the competition, it’s estimated Fargo saved $2 million in gas and electric costs, according to Uwe Brandes, executive director of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, who came here to present the award on Monday, Dec. 18. “Fargo built an extraordinary program that brought together the community through partnerships, leveraged local assets and a strong benchmarking system,” Brandes said.