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The train is late. Again. It’s 2:30 a.m. on a Friday, and the Amtrak train that hauls passengers east was supposed to be here 15 minutes ago. Seventeen minutes, actually, if you’re a stickler for that sort of thing. Fifteen people, spread among rows of plastic chairs inside Amtrak’s station in downtown Fargo, busy themselves with the kind of chatter that surfaces when strangers spend time together waiting. The heat and its impact on this year’s harvest. Daughters, sons and grandkids.
September is here, and that means backyard grilling will soon come to an end. But it also means some of my favorite foods are in season and at the peak of deliciousness. After a few trips to the farmers’ market and leaving with my bags and arms full, I am back on my annual sweet corn kick. Homegrown corn is so sweet and almost candy-like, I can’t resist. We always had a very large patch of sweet corn on our farm when I was younger and I still remember the enthusiasm at the first sweet corn meal of the season. It was greatly anticipated, and we tried our best to not let any go to
ADA, Minn. – A Dilworth man was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing his girlfriend’s baby daughter last fall. In pleading guilty July 29 to a charge of second-degree murder, Raul Perez, 25, admitted he became angry at 22-month-old Ariel Reyes while taking care of her on Aug.
WILLMAR -- A second victim has died following a shooting at a Granite Falls home early on the morning of Labor Day. KARE 11 TV reported Sunday that Christopher Panitzke, 28, of Redwood Falls, died at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, where he was hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds. Panitzke's family wrote on his CaringBridge site that his condition had deteriorated over the past 24 hours and he died at abo
A Moorhead woman was killed Friday afternoon in a head-on crash on Highway 34 in Otter Tail County. Janeen M. Virnala, 60, of Moorhead died in the accident. She was a passenger in 1996 Dodge Intrepid that was eastbound on Highway 34. The car crossed the center line east of County Road 23 and collided with a 2007 Jeep CMP four-door wagon driven by Steven W. Haiby, 47, of Pelican Rapids. He suffered non life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol. The crash occurred about 3 p.m.
The mailing address for the Big Ten Conference office is 1500 West Higgins Road, Park Ridge, Ill., 60068. Lately, it’s also central headquarters for AAA – Arrogance in American Athletics. The following quote from the commissioner on his philosophy of playing FCS teams is almost comical in its immaturity: “They’re from another division,” Jim Delany told the Associated Press. “They have 20 less scholarships. It’s like a junior college team playing against a high school team or a high school team playing against a JV team.” Good one, Jim.
Buying plane tickets can be a guessing game. “When should I fly?” “When should I buy?” “Will prices go up tomorrow?” Many factors affect airfare – where you’re going, who else is going there, fuel costs, competitor pricing. Some say it’s luck of the draw, but there are ways to get the best possible fare. Travel experts disagree over the exact date (45 days? 48?), but as a general guideline, the best time to buy is six to eight weeks before you fly. Holiday travel is an exception.
Near midnight on Sept. 4, emergency responders and Otter Tail Power Company personnel reacted to information from a caller who noticed arcing in an electrical substation in north Wahpeton, N.D. According to Otter Tail Power Company’s safety services manager Eric Hamm, responders discovered that a trespasser, or trespassers, had cut the substation fence and had begun to cut ground wires from electrical equipment before hitting a live wire that caused an arc flash.
MOORHEAD – A Vergas woman is facing a felony bigamy charge after one of her husbands reported to Texas authorities the two weren’t divorced before her recent marriage in Clay County to another man. Penny Lynn Fick, 38, was charged Monday in Clay County District Court.
WINNIPEG - A Fargo man has been charged in Canada with illegal border crossing, theft of a motor vehicle, mischief, possession of stolen property, dangerous operation of a vehicle and other counts, according the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Joshua James Grandbois, 29, was arrested Tuesday by RCMP officers using a police dog in a wooded area in the Cartier, Manitoba, Rural Municipality, the RCMP reported. According to a news release, the RCMP learned Saturday that a car with North Dakota plates had illegally entered Canada and that its driver, fleeing U.S.