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CEO for Grafton and Cavalier hospitals retiring in spring

Everett Butler, CEO of Unity Medical Center in Grafton, N.D., for the past 16 years, is retiring in March.

Three NW Minnesota colleges could get millions in bond money

Gov. Mark Dayton’s $986 million bonding proposal announced last week includes three projects in northwestern Minnesota that total more than $15.8 million.

N.D. vets eye Pentagon’s pension cuts; Congress trying to undo change

North Dakota veterans are watching, but not yet pounding on doors, over recent cuts to military pensions for some veterans.

Weather service predicts storm among season’s worst

Although temperatures are on the rise Thursday, the Red River Valley likely will see blizzard conditions with the fiercest winds so far this season by late Thursday and into Thursday afternoon, with wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph or higher expected.


Barn, antique farm equipment lost in fire near Crookston

Smoke wafted through a fresh layer of snow Tuesday afternoon as Allan Dragseth surveyed the ruins of a fire that destroyed a steel building filled with antique farm equipment he had planned to restore.


Red Lake County sticks with regional jail; reverses earlier move to opt out of agreement

Red Lake County has reversed a decision and will continue to send its criminal offenders to Tri-County Community Corrections, located in Crookston.


Devils Lake elevator will be rebuilt; fire likely caused by spontaneous combustion

Spontaneous combustion is the likely cause of a fire this week that destroyed a Dakota Dry Bean elevator in Devils Lake. However, the official cause of the Sunday night blaze is listed as undetermined, according to Devils Lake Fire Chief Jim Moe.


Precision ag, other areas already using drone technology at Devils Lake college

Lake Region State College didn’t wait for Grand Forks to be named one of six national unmanned aircraft systems test sites last week before launching its own UAS curriculum.

Expanded UAS research expected to grow regional training programs

Last week’s announcement that the University of North Dakota and Grand Forks will be one of six test sites to integrate unmanned aerial systems into the nation’s airspace had officials high-flying not only in North Dakota, but in Minnesota as well.


Hallock, Minn., grain elevator addition stalled by dust, noise, traffic concerns

A proposed $2.3 million grain elevator expansion project in Hallock, Minn., has been stalled and ultimately might be dumped over a controversy involving dust, noise, traffic — and a tiny park.


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A base for flight

When Al Palmer saw the news about the Oct. 12 apartment fire in Fargo that left 150 people homeless, he immediately thought that the damage could have been reduced through the use of some emerging technology.