Confrontation prompts city hall security questions
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A confrontation at a meeting of city commissioners in Fargo has prompted new discussions about security.
Police escorted a man with a history of conflicts with local...
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Red River is cresting in the Fargo-Moorhead area with few problems, though overland flooding remains an issue in rural areas of the valley in eastern North Dakota and...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):
Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Nebraska to survey damage from flooding in the...
North Dakota’s largest city prepares for major flooding
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The mayor of North Dakota's largest city declared an emergency Monday and asked residents to help fill 1 million sandbags in preparation of major Red River...
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 17-23
Feb. 17: Actor Hal Holbrook is 94. Comedian Dame Edna (Barry Humphries) is 85. Country singer-songwriter Johnny Bush is 84. Actress Christina Pickles ("The Wedding Singer," ''St. Elsewhere") is 84. Actress Brenda Fricker is 74. Actress Becky Ann Baker ("Girls," ''Freaks and Geeks") is 66. Actress Rene Russo is 65. Actor Richard Karn ("Home Improvement") is 63. Actor Lou Diamond Phillips is 57. Comedian Larry the Cable Guy is 56. Singer Chante Moore is 52. Guitarist Tim Mahoney of 311 is 49.
Minnesota lawmakers, labor make push against wage theft
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers and labor leaders began a push Wednesday to stiffen penalties on employers who fail to pay workers the wages they're owed, a top priority for House Democrats this session.
$3M settlement reached over missing stop sign in fatal crash
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois county has agreed to a $3 million settlement with the family of a pregnant woman who was killed in a crash at a rural intersection where a stop sign was missing.
Work officially underway on $117M downtown Fargo high-rise
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Work is officially underway on a downtown Fargo high-rise that will include condominiums, a hotel and office space.
KFGO radio reports that groundbreaking ceremonies were held Wednesday for the $117 million Block 9 tower. It will be the tallest building in the state's biggest city.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican Kelly Armstrong is hitting every parade and chamber of commerce meeting he can find to bring attention to his North Dakota congressional campaign. He's about to take it up a notch — a big one — by jumping out of an airplane before a crowd of thousands at the Fargo AirSho.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says it will be September or October before Minnesota officials issue a decision on a permit application for a Red River diversion channel around the Fargo-Moorhead area.
The flood protection project was halted last year by a federal judge because it didn't have a permit from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
St. Paul Saints management is pushing for the minor league baseball teams 22 players to be exempt from the states minimum-wage requirements.
A legislative proposal from Sen. Dick Cohen, DFL-St. Paul, would exempt minor league baseball players under Minnesota law, similar to seasonal employees at places like carnivals, ski facilities and fairs.
This seemed to be reasonable in terms of the Saints being a part-time employer, Cohen said in a Senate committee hearing this week.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The group sponsoring a Red River diversion channel around the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, area said Friday it has completed a revised plan in hopes of reviving the stalled project. Upstream opponents still don't like it.
State Rep. Matthew Dowling has announced his intention to seek re-election.
Dowling, 33, R-Uniontown, represents the 51st Legislative District, which includes parts of southern Somerset County. He is currently serving in his first term, after unseating former state Rep. Tim Mahoney in 2016.
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Former state Rep. Tim Mahoney is planning to go another electoral round with Rep. Matthew Dowling to see who will represent the 51st Legislative District in 2019.
Mahoney, 59, of South Union Township, Fayette County, officially announced his candidacy Wednesday night in a press release to the Daily American.
“I really miss helping people, and that’s the main reason I’m going to run again,” he said.
Red River diversion report leaves dam location in question
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A task force assembled by the governors of North Dakota and Minnesota released its final recommendations Thursday for re-starting a stalled $2.2 billion Red River diversion project meant to protect Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, from a frequent spring flood threat.
But the recommendations by the 16-member panel don't include a location for a dam that would hold back water in times of serious flooding.
Restaurants scrambling after popular Saint Agnes Baking Co. pulls plug on bread business
St. Paul-based Saint Agnes Baking Co. will cease production at the end of the week, causing restaurateurs across the Twin Cities to scramble to find replacement baked goods in time for the throngs of diners many are expecting for the Super Bowl.
- Daily AmericanMahoney loses bid for former seat in 51st DistrictNovember 8, 2018
- Daily AmericanJudge denies Dowling's election requestNovember 6, 2018
- Daily AmericanNo action taken on Dowling lawsuit, but lots of back and forthNovember 2, 2018
- Daily AmericanDowling, Mahoney prepare for Round 2November 1, 2018
- Daily AmericanDowling sues political opponentOctober 30, 2018
Report on Red River diversion changes due out this week
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A task force will soon release recommendations for saving a stalled Red River diversion project meant to protect Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, from chronic flooding. Here's a look at where the project stands:
Local Roundup: Oakmont’s Altobelli Leads Local Runners at State Meet
WRENTHAM -- A trio of local standouts wrapped up the high school cross country season at Saturday's state championship meet.
Oakmont Regional's Stephen Altobelli led the way in the Division 2 boys' race, finishing the 5K course in 42nd place with a time of 17:10.98. In the Division 1 boys' race, North Middlesex Regional's Tim Mahoney finished in 17:49.43, good for 158th place.
In the girls' Division 2 race, Lunenburg's Abby Rodrinquenz was 84th with a time of 20:57.50.
New health care plan approved for Fargo city employees
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The city of Fargo's health insurance premiums for city employees will drop next year by nearly 34 percent.
KFGO radio reports that city commissioners voted Tuesday to switch from Sanford Health Insurance to Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. The estimated cost of premiums will drop from around $10 million annually to about $6.6 million.
Gabby Alleva scored the game's lone goal, assisted by Molly Masciarelli, as the Lunenburg field hockey team continued its stellar season with Friday's 1-0 win over Tyngsboro at home.
Goalies Kristen Melanson and Jenna Morse combined for the shutout, benefiting from the terrific defensive play of Cassandra DiGeronimo, as Lunenburg improved to 11-3-1 overall and 4-1 in Mid-Wach D action.
Lawmakers: Give unemployment benefits to nightclub workers
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Several Minnesota lawmakers are pressing to ensure former staff at a shuttered Minneapolis nightclub gets unemployment benefits.
Club Jager (YAY'-gher) closed earlier this month amid an uproar over the owner's $500 donation to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke's 2016 U.S. Senate campaign. The disclosure of that campaign donation triggered a backlash, including much of its staff who walked out and several regular performers canceling gigs.
Mourners in red shirts remember Fargo woman who was killed
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners, many of them wearing red shirts, gathered to remember a Fargo woman whose body was found three days after authorities recovered a newborn baby believed to be hers.
The funeral Thursday for 22-year-old Savanah Greywind included Native American songs and prayer and tributes from Spirit Lake Tribal Chairwoman Myra Pearson and Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney.
Fargo police plan cultural training after sweat lodge arrest
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo police are planning cultural sensitivity training after an officer responding to a report of a fire arrested a man at a Native American sweat lodge.
Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says the man's disorderly conduct arrest was the result of a misunderstanding, and that the man has been released from jail and will not be charged.
Minnesota Democrats aim to crack down on wage theft
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democrats say they want to bolster the state's ability to go after businesses that fail to fully compensate workers.
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith said during a Wednesday rally that the state needs to hold accountable a small number of businesses stealing from workers. The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry estimates that over 39,000 workers aren't paid an average of $11.9 million each year in wages, overtime and benefits.
Minnesota agency denies permit for Red River diversion plan
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Supporters of a Red River diversion channel around the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, area said they are determined to start on the $2.1 billion flood-control project even though the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Monday it would not approve a permit that is considered to be the final hurdle for construction.