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North Dakota native Kat Perkins advances on ‘The Voice’

North Dakota native Kat Perkins advances on ‘The Voice’

Kat Perkins has made the top 10 on "The Voice." The Scranton, N.D., native was the second contestant saved by voters Tuesday after opening the NBC singing talent show with Adam Levine and his team.

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UND Art & Design professor dies

UND Art & Design professor dies

GRAND FORKS -- Joel Jonientz, a UND Art & Design professor, died Monday at Altru Hospital. UND announced his death in a universitywide email Tuesday. Jonientz was 46.

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ND panel takes input on measures to reduce natural gas flaring

ND panel takes input on measures to reduce natural gas flaring

BISMARCK -– As a doctor who majored in chemistry, Lyle Best said he can’t help but wonder about the potential health effects of the plumes of flame and large clouds of black smoke that frequently belch from two oil well flares about 200 yards upwind of his house near Watford City.

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Mandan man lights himself on fire, runs through car wash, steals car during drug trip

Mandan man lights himself on fire, runs through car wash, steals car during drug trip

DICKINSON -- A Mandan man is recovering from severe self-inflicted burns after a drug trip went south Monday afternoon.

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Recording of shooting, scene photos revealed in Little Falls murder trial

Recording of shooting, scene photos revealed in Little Falls murder trial

LITTLE FALLS, MN -- “You’re dead.” The eerie phrase can be heard in a recording, just seconds after Byron Smith shot 17-year-old Nicholas Brady in the basement of Smith’s home on Nov. 22, 2012.

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Coyote pays visit to West Acres Mall

A coyote paid an unexpected visit to West Acres Mall in Fargo Tuesday afternoon, it came in through a truck delivery door. Authorities say the animal was apparently injured and laid down in a hallway.

Flood protection system maintenance projects planned

Flood protection system maintenance projects planned

A significant stretch of the Grand Forks flood protection system could soon be seeing significant maintenance to its eight miles of walls and levees.

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Police: man "armed" with potato in robbery attempt

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Police say a man used a potato to pretend he had a gun while trying to rob a Rhode Island business.

Fire breaks out near Emerado

Fire breaks out near Emerado

An Emerado building is a total loss after being ravaged by a fire. The fire broke out early around 1:30 this afternoon at 2010 20th Street Northeast in Emerado.

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Search crews pull body of missing Valley City State University student from Sheyenne River

VALLEY CITY, N.D. - Search crews looking for a missing Valley City State University student found his body in the Sheyenne River this morning, Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson said.

Wadena, Minn., girl killed in ATV rollover

WADENA, Minn. -- A 16-year-old Wadena girl died Monday night from head injuries suffered in an ATV rollover.

Man arrested after report of burglary, assault in Grand Forks

An East Grand Forks man was jailed early this morning after a burglary and alleged assault in a south Grand Forks residence.

Netflix plans price raise as streaming subscribers grow

Netflix plans price raise as streaming subscribers grow

Video streaming service Netflix Inc said it intends to raise its subscription price for new customers by $1 or $2 a month to help the company buy more movies and TV shows and improve service for its 48 million global subscribers.

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Former Fargo high school para investigated for showing topless images of herself to student

Former Fargo high school para investigated for showing topless images of herself to student

FARGO –- A former Fargo South High School paraprofessional is under police investigation after allegedly showing topless iPhone images of herself to a 16-year-old student there.

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Horse cruelty prompts charges against owner

Horse cruelty prompts charges against owner

PARK RAPIDS, MN -- A suspect has been charged in connection with a gut-wrenching case of animal abuse after authorities discovered two horses that starved to death tied to trees near Dorset Corner.

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Kat Perkins again impresses on 'The Voice' with Heart's 'Magic Man'

Kat Perkins again impresses on 'The Voice' with Heart's 'Magic Man'

Kat Perkins continued to impress on “The Voice” during Monday night’s live performances. The Scranton, N.D., native who now lives in the Twin Cities sang “Magic Man” by the band Heart, drawing strong reviews from the coaches.

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Murder trial underway for man accused of shooting to death 2 teen intruders

Murder trial underway for man accused of shooting to death 2 teen intruders

LITTLE FALLS, MN – The amount of time that passed while Byron Smith waited in his basement after shooting two teenagers, and his state of mind may be the crux of his murder trial.

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Former Greenbush school official charged, accused of paying herself too much overtime, falsifying records

GREENBUSH, MN -- A former business manager for the Greenbush Middle River (Minn.) School District had been paying herself and other staff too much overtime and falsifying records to cover it up, according to the Roseau County Sheriff’s Department.

New Bank of North Dakota program allows residents to consolidate student loans

New Bank of North Dakota program allows residents to consolidate student loans

BISMARCK -– The Bank of North Dakota has a new DEAL for state residents struggling with student loan debt. The state-owned bank launched a new program Monday that will allow North Dakota residents who have lived in the state for six months or more to consolidate all of their student loans through the bank.

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US marshal shoots defendant in federal court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say a U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded a defendant in a federal courthouse who rushed a witness stand with a pen at his trial in Salt Lake City.

Noose, backpack found on railroad bridge

At around 8:40 Monday morning Grand Forks and East Grand Forks police officers responded to a report of suspicious activity on the railroad bridge at 119 S. 3rd St.

UAS testing operations get green light in North Dakota

Today the FAA announced that unmanned aerial systems operations can begin in North Dakota.

Grand Forks police called to armed robbery

At around 4:44 am Monday, Grand Forks Police were called to the Loaf & Jug at 4250 University Avenue for a reported armed robbery.

Valley City team searches for missing male in Sheyenne River

VALLEY CITY -- A massive search is underway at this hour for a missing male in Valley City. The police chief tells us three people went into a rubber raft on the Sheyenne River by the walk-over bridge on Main Avenue. They were headed downstream.

Grand Forks runner is feeling Boston Strong

GRAND FORKS -- Grand Forks runner Holly Dannewitz has a bit of a different feeling heading into the Boston Marathon than last year.

Public hearing for loan request set in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS -- The Grand Forks Growth Fund Committee will hold a public hearing Monday night for a company’s loan request.

Some plastic food containers could be banned in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS -- At least once a week, first-term Minneapolis City Council Member Andrew Johnson buys lunch at Spicy Touch Indian Grill in the city’s downtown skyway. He likes the food, but hates what lands in the garbage can.

Teen Survives After Riding in Wheel Well of Jet from Calif. to Hawaii

Teen Survives After Riding in Wheel Well of Jet from Calif. to Hawaii

Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

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