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FARGO – A Dairy Queen employee at a Fargo shopping mall faces felony drug distribution charges after police allegedly found cocaine and drug-dealing paraphernalia in her purse following a report that she had been dealing drugs there. Alyssa Kathleen Weisbeck, 21, of Fargo, was charged in Cass Coun...

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:40am

FARGO – Chadd was frustrated and angry. He needed to vent. So he logged on to an online forum for diabetes sufferers like himself, and he shared what was on his mind. In a 600-word post, he told of how two Fargo police officers pulled him over the night before, suspecting he had drugs on him. He w...

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:31am

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prospective college students on Wednesday got a peek at new sample questions on the SAT, a widely used college entrance exam that will undergo a redesign over the next two years. The College Board, which oversees the exam required by most colleges and universities for admission,...

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:10am

A 66-year-old Emily woman was injured when the Chevrolet Silverado truck she was driving rolled over at 7:22 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 210, one mile east of Brainerd, reported the Minnesota State Patrol.

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:39am

MIDWAY TOWNSHIP - One man was killed and another injured Tuesday morning in a head-on collision between a pickup truck and a semi in Midway Township. Emergency responders were dispatched to the intersection of Midway and North Cloquet roads just before 7:30 a.m. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Offi...

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:30am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ramped up his efforts to fight gun violence on Wednesday with a plan to spend $50 million on a grassroots network to organize voters on gun control. The initiative's political target is the powerful pro-gun lobby, including the National ...

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:26am

DULUTH - An Allegiant Air flight destined for Duluth from Las Vegas late Monday afternoon had to return to Las Vegas shortly after takeoff because of a swarm of bees. Allegiant spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler said the flight crew reported at 5:30 p.m. Duluth time that shortly after takeoff, a swarm of b...

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:09am

PINE CITY - A minister who led a cult-like religious sect in northern Pine County sexually abused numerous girls and young women who lived apart from their families in a “Maidens Group,” according to charges filed in State District Court. Victor Arden Barnard, 52, was charged last week in State ...

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:01am

DULUTH - Duluth police are investigating after human remains were found Tuesday afternoon in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Officers got a call just after 2 p.m. about a dead body. A witness saw a decomposed body 100 yards from an intersection along a fence and brush line. Investigators wer...

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:52am

BAXTER - The Baxter City Council approved a conditional use permit for two, six-unit rental townhomes on Cypress Drive. The townhomes are going up instead of a planned 50-unit apartment building with underground parking.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:06pm