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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.
BELVIEW, Minn. — Investigators have located a vehicle believed to be driven by Andrew Joseph Dikken, 28, of Granite Falls, the person of interest in a Monday shooting death Granite Falls. According to the State Department of Public Safety, the 1996 GMC Sierra pickup was found in a remote location approximately five miles north of Belview, off of Redwood County Road 7, to the southeast of Granite Falls in west-central Minnesota. Investigators are continuing to search for Dikken.
GRANITE FALLS — Authorities investigating the Monday morning shooting death of a 26-year-old Granite Falls woman are still trying to locate a man referred to as a "person of interest" in the homicide. Law enforcement has not released the name of the woman who was killed, but multiple sources say it was Kara Ann Monson.
GLYNDON, Minn. – Raul Gonzalez Jr.
A piece of paper floated around on our kitchen counter for several weeks. On it was a hastily scribbled recipe for Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas. Finally deciding it was time to print the recipe, I went in search of that scrap last week, and, of course, it had disappeared. My organizational skills may not be top-notch, but luckily, my memory is still pretty good, and I was able to re-create the dish to a satisfying outcome. Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas is not my original idea.
DULUTH -- When cars talk to each other, everyone on the road is safer. That’s the summation of University of Minnesota Duluth professor Imran Hayee after five years of hard work with his electrical engineering graduate students to create technology that will better inform drivers as they travel in congested areas. They have developed programming that will give drivers instant information on what’s ahead of them, whether it’s simply slowed traffic due to construction or an accident. An example would be a warning flashing on a car’s screen saying there is a snowplow ahead or that a car
ADA, Minn. – A fire destroyed a home here Sunday night, though officials are still searching for what caused the blaze. The fire was reported by a passerby at about 11 p.m. and firefighters were on the scene quickly, according to Ada Police Chief Jody Bueng. Bueng said the fire, which appeared to have originated in the kitchen area, spread quickly. The house was a total loss, he said. Bueng said firefighters remained on the scene until about 6 a.m. Monday and returned later that morning when hotspots flared up again. He said no one was home at the time of the fire.