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5 things to know today: Care facilities, Private school, Boundary changes, Sunshine laws, Budget surplus

1. COVID-19 cases spike at North Dakota long-term care facilities, but vaccines reduce severity

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 21 Jan 2022 | 8:30 am CST

Moorhead City Council to vote on putting new library, community center on ballot

MOORHEAD — Moorhead City Council members will be asked to approve putting a city sales tax increase on the ballot in November to fund construction of a new regional library and community center downtown.The issue will be discussed during the counci

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 21 Jan 2022 | 8:30 am CST

U.S. panel probing Jan. 6 attack seeks interview with Ivanka Trump

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives' panel investigating the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol on Thursday requested an interview with former U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and White House aide Ivanka Trump.In a letter to

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 21 Jan 2022 | 8:30 am CST

$150,000 Powerball ticket sold in Bismarck

BISMARCK — A North Dakota Powerball ticket worth $150,000 was sold at a Bismarck store this month.The lucky ticket sold at Superpumper at 1833 East Main Avenue in Bismarck matched a drawing held Wednesday night, Jan. 19.The basic prize was $50,000,

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 21 Jan 2022 | 8:30 am CST

West stresses unified stance on Ukraine after Biden's 'minor incursion' remark

BERLIN/KYIV - The United States and Western countries sought to project unity and a tough stance over Ukraine on Thursday, after U.S. President Joe Biden suggested allies were split over how to react to any potential "minor incursion" from Russia.Biden ro

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 21 Jan 2022 | 8:30 am CST

'We love it': Students, staff discuss what Horace High School has to offer amid boundary changes

HORACE — After West Fargo School District student Ruby Kidder attended her first year of junior high at Liberty Middle School on the track to becoming a Sheyenne High School Mustang, she wasn't willing to suddenly become a Horace Hawk."I hated the t

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 21 Jan 2022 | 8:30 am CST

Hennepin County sheriff hit 126 mph drunk before crash; Walz calls on him to resign

ST. PAUL -- Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson was driving drunk at extremely high speeds in a county-owned vehicle, topping 126 mph before rolling it over on Interstate 94 last month near Alexandria, Minn., according to a newly released Minnesota S

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 21 Jan 2022 | 8:30 am CST

Gov. Tim Walz's pitch for budget surplus includes $350 checks to Minnesotans

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota households could be eligible for up to $350 direct payments, and front-line workers that stayed on the job during the pandemic could receive an extra $1,500 this year, under a plan that Gov. Tim Walz put forth Thursday, Jan.

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 21 Jan 2022 | 8:30 am CST

Man dies in rollover crash near Sisseton

SISSETON, S.D. — A 42-year-old man has died in a one-vehicle rollover crash in Roberts County in far northeast South Dakota late Wednesday night, Jan. 19.The man's name wasn't released pending notification of family members.The South Dakota Highway

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 21 Jan 2022 | 8:30 am CST

Four, including infant, found dead near U.S.-Canadian border

EMERSON, MANITOBA – Four people, including an infant, were found dead just north of the Canadian border to the east of Emerson, Manitoba, on Wednesday, Jan. 19. A Florida man has been charged with human smuggling in relation to the incident.Accordin

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 21 Jan 2022 | 8:30 am CST

NDSU presidential candidate visits announced

FARGO — North Dakota State University has announced when candidates for the presidential search will visit campus.Five candidates will come to NDSU starting Monday, Jan. 24. Each candidate will come to the campus for three days. They will participat

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 21 Jan 2022 | 8:30 am CST

Formula shortages stressing out some Minnesota parents

MANKATO -- A steady stream of cars lined up outside of a U-Haul center in downtown Mankato on a cold Sunday afternoon as volunteers handed out infant formula, diapers and baby wipes to waiting parents.Carter Gilbertson, 24, of Arlington, Minn., drove near

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 21 Jan 2022 | 8:30 am CST

Remains found during search for missing daughter of Grand Forks prosecutor

SIDNEY, Mont. — Volunteers found human remains during a large-scale search for missing woman Katelynn Berry in Sidney, Montana, on Thursday, Jan. 20, but authorities did not disclose where the body was discovered or whether it was Berry.Sidney Polic

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 21 Jan 2022 | 8:30 am CST

Jury seated in federal trial for 3 former officers in George Floyd death

ST. PAUL -- It took a single day to find 18 jurors for the federal trial of the three ex-Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s constitutional rights while in police custody. Opening statements are expected Monday.Floyd wa

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 21 Jan 2022 | 8:30 am CST

Felon brought gun to Minnesota jail, charges say

MANKATO — A felon who had been using methamphetamine brought a gun to the Blue Earth County Jail, charges say.Joseph Peter Rosales, 30, of North Mankato, showed up in the jail lobby Monday afternoon, Jan. 17. He said the mafia was chasing him and he

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 21 Jan 2022 | 8:30 am CST