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MINNEAPOLIS - Bankruptcies are on the rise for farmers in the Upper Midwest, and if low prices continue, anything that affects the high yields farmers have enjoyed in recent years could mean more ag operations will have to consider reorganizing to stay in business, banking experts say. Meanwhile, another high production/low price year could cause some farmers to simply “throw in the towel,” a Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank survey says. In November, the Minneapolis Fed reported that for the year ending in June of 2018, 84 farm operations in the Ninth District (the Dakotas, Minnesota, Mont
MOORHEAD – A woman accused of trying to shoot a Minnesota State Patrol trooper in the head near Moorhead faces felony charges of attempted murder, receiving stolen property and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a Clay County District Court filing made Thursday, March 8.
MOORHEAD – The driver of a vehicle who was wounded in an officer-involved shooting on Interstate 94 on Monday, March 5, allegedly tried to shoot a Minnesota State Patrol trooper in the head, before being shot herself in the arm, according to Clay County District Court documents filed in the case of a male passenger.
FARGO — Carson Wentz, North Dakota's favorite football son and rising-star quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, has gotten a nod to his growing fame with a bobblehead. The limited edition figure was unveiled Tuesday, Oct. 24, by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. It features a smiling, helmet-less Wentz in North Dakota State University colors, football in hands, looking ready to drop back into the pocket with his head on a swivel — and with a tip of your finger — a little wobble.
FARGO — Marian Kadrie is a tiny lady with a heart as big as her home. After more than three decades of taking in foster children, the 88-year-old Fargo woman was recently honored as one of the nation's Angels in Adoption. Between working with Lutheran Social Services' program for unaccompanied refugee minors and Cass County Social Services, Kadrie and her late husband, Orviell, took in more than 300 children over the years. The stays for some children and teens are for a few days or weeks, while others stay years.
GLYNDON, Minn.—A 40 percent property tax credit for owners of agricultural land could be key to getting Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District voters to approve a school bond issue, Superintendent Bryan Thygeson said Tuesday, Sept. 26, in opening a tax forum at the high school. More than 60 percent of the district's land is agricultural, Thygeson said. "This was a piece of legislation that was absolutely critical for us," he said.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The number of drunken driving arrests was down significantly for this year's WE Fest, with no serious or fatal crashes reported in or around the event, the Minnesota State Patrol reported Monday, Aug. 7. The 35th annual country music festival featured big-name artists on its stages Thursday through Saturday, though the gates opened for campers on Tuesday, with local acts playing Tuesday and Wednesday. From Tuesday, Aug. 1, to Saturday, Aug. 5, state troopers made eight driving while intoxicated arrests, down from 13 in 2016 and 10 in 2015.
MOORHEAD — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says water quality in the Red River watershed is "generally poor," and recommends changes along the Red and its tributaries to trim levels of fecal coliform bacteria and sediments, reduce erosion, and improve habitat for fish and for recreational uses. Monitoring of the Red between Georgetown and Breckenridge — including Moorhead — found excessive levels of E. coli bacteria and suspended solids from field runoff and erosion, the MPCA said in a news release Wednesday, Aug. 2.