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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.

Northern Plains Unmanned Systems Authority named UAS test site

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven today brought Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta to North Dakota, where he announced that the Northern Plains Unmanned Systems Authority, headquartered in Grand Forks, is the nation's first unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to be officially up and running.

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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Grass fire south of Hawley Saturday afternoon

Grass fire south of Hawley Saturday afternoon

Hawley, MN (WDAY TV) - A struggle against a difficult grass fire just south of Hawley. The fire started this afternoon shortly after 1 o'clock.

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Welcome to the 'Maille Room': Ada manufacturer carves out niche in chainmaille jewelry supply

Welcome to the 'Maille Room': Ada manufacturer carves out niche in chainmaille jewelry supply

Ada, Minn. -- Chainmaille starts with a ring. Weaved together, the small metal loops can create intricate jewelry, durable armor and even contemporary home décor.

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Stores celebrate 7th annual Record Store Day

Stores celebrate 7th annual Record Store Day

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Stores across the country are proving that vinyl is still hot on this seventh annual Record Store Day.

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Annual Cottonwood Community Church Easter Egg Hunt held today

Annual Cottonwood Community Church Easter Egg Hunt held today

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - There was plenty of Easter fun for Grand Forks parents and their young children today. The Cottonwood Community Church held its annual "Easter Hunt."

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Benefit for three daughters who lost parents to carbon monoxide poisoning held in Crookston

Benefit for three daughters who lost parents to carbon monoxide poisoning held in Crookston

Crookston, MN (WDAY TV) - That event showed how our region can band together to help those in need and that sense of community was on display once again in Crookston Saturday morning. Natalie and Kent Ostgaard died March 3rd in their Crookston home as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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House fire in Horace

House fire in Horace

Horace, ND (WDAY TV) - Unfortunately the grass fire wasn't the only local blaze we have to tell you about. Fire consumed a home in Horace, North Dakota Saturday.

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Thompson woman to run in Boston Marathon to fund research on son’s disorder

Thompson woman to run in Boston Marathon to fund research on son’s disorder

THOMPSON, N.D. — Jessica Eliason ran her first marathon last June. “It was a bucket-list thing,” she said. “I just wanted to run one while I was still in half-decent shape.”

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Melanoma - Is that tan worth it?

Melanoma - Is that tan worth it?

Between Spring Break and Prom recently, people have been hitting the tanning beds.

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False fire alarm near train tracks in Moorhead

False fire alarm near train tracks in Moorhead

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - A scare Friday in Moorhead as fire crews were called to a possible oil rail car fire behind Target around noon.

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17th anniversary of the Red River Valley Flood of 1997

This is the 17th anniversary of the Red River Valley Flood of 1997.

Crookston Community Pool closed after a water filter leak

The Crookston Community Pool is closed indefinitely after a water filter leak.

New museum exhibit celebrates early days of Devils Lake

New museum exhibit celebrates early days of Devils Lake

A new museum exhibit celebrates the early days of Devils Lake. The Lake Region Heritage Center recently unveiled "memories of a boomtown," showcasing life in the Lake Region from 1890 to 1920.

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Fire damages Beltrami building, Polk County sheriff investigating

Fire damages Beltrami building, Polk County sheriff investigating

The Polk County Sheriff's Office said it is investigating a fire at a commercial building in Beltrami, Minn., that happened early this morning.

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Northland college's drones to survey farmland in Roseau County

Small unmanned aircraft will soon be taking to the skies over select areas in Roseau County, according to Northland Community & Technical College.

Supreme Court could weigh in on NSA case, justice says

Supreme Court could weigh in on NSA case, justice says

(CNN) -- A Supreme Court justice Thursday night suggested the legality of National Security Agency activities could be decided by the court.

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Teen girl shot by 12-year-old boy in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. - A teenage girl is in the hospital after being shot by a boy on U.S. Highway 2 near Williston early Friday morning.

7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Mexico

7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Mexico

(CNN) -- A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico's Guerrero state Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Moorhead man charged in attempted murder won't have to pay child support

Moorhead man charged in attempted murder won't have to pay child support

MOORHEAD – A man accused of trying to beat his girlfriend to death with a baseball bat won’t have to pay child support to two women he fathered children with, since he isn’t employable right now, a Clay County judge ruled Thursday.

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Larimore residents may return to normal water use

Larimore residents may return to normal water use. The city advises that there may still be some brown water. Residents are asked to call the city at 701-343-2181 with any questions.

ND students help fund construction with pennies

POWERS LAKE, ND -- When efforts to fund a $7.5 million school construction project in Powers Lake fell $1 million short, students turned to their piggy banks.

ND insurance commissioner meets with Obama about health care reform

ND insurance commissioner meets with Obama about health care reform

FARGO –- North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm was among state regulators who met Thursday with President Barack Obama and his top advisers about their shared roles in implementing health reform.

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Soda refill costs South Carolina man over $500 and his job

Soda refill costs South Carolina man over $500 and his job

Charleston, SC (CNN) - A South Carolina man says he's facing a federal fine after an 89 cent mistake at a VA hospital.

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Preacher accused of 59 counts of molesting girls in Minnesota

Preacher accused of 59 counts of molesting girls in Minnesota

(CNN) -- Authorities nationwide are searching for a Minnesota minister accused of 59 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct with two young girls while they were members of his church.

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Facebook launches friend-tracking feature

Facebook launches friend-tracking feature

(CNN) -- Your phone always knows where you are. And now, if you want, your Facebook friends will always know where you are, too.

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Man accused of shooting Norman County deputy faces four felony counts

Man accused of shooting Norman County deputy faces four felony counts

Ada, Minn. - A 19-year-old Fertile man faces four felony charges after he was accused in Tuesday's shooting of a Norman County deputy during a traffic stop east of Perley.

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'X-Men' director Singer accused of drugging and raping teenage boy

'X-Men' director Singer accused of drugging and raping teenage boy

Producer and director Bryan Singer has been accused of drugging and raping a teenage boy in California and Hawaii in the late 1990s, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. court on Wednesday.

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Lincoln Drive Dog Park, lower trails reopened

The city of Grand Forks has reopened the Lincoln Drive Dog Park and lower trails in the Greenway.

10th grader suspended for having yellow squirt gun

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- A 10th-grader in Maine has been suspended for 10 days for having a bright yellow squirt gun.

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