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Attorneys unsure if Supreme Court ruling on mental disabilities will affect Rodriguez death-penalty case

FARGO – Alfonso Rodriguez once boasted of reading hundreds of books, but dropped out of school at the age of 18 without graduating.

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‘A terrible place to be’: Lack of adequate evidence leaves doctors, Lyme disease sufferers in medical dilemma

WAHPETON, N.D. – Brigid Steele’s life has been upended by the bite of a tick.

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‘Firefly’ dye guides kidney cancer surgery on Park Rapids man

FARGO – John Puckropp felt a dull pain in his left side and immediately suspected a return bout of kidney stones.

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Xcel Energy wants to tap ND energy boom

FARGO – Xcel Energy’s top leader, who addressed shareholders here Wednesday, said he wants to tap North Dakota’s growing natural gas supplies and has directed his managers to seek opportunities.

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The faces of medical marijuana: Moorhead parents 'willing to try anything' to control son's epileptic seizures

MOORHEAD – Brett Solum might be one of the first to obtain medical marijuana under a new Minnesota law slated to take effect next year. The 13-year-old boy suffers from uncontrollable epileptic seizures, as many as 100 a day.

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With few regulations, e-cigs grow in popularity throughout area

MOORHEAD – Aaron Templin tried quitting smoking multiple times but his efforts always fizzled after a matter of days.

NDSU has granted 159 honorary degrees, MSUM just one

FARGO – Peggy Lee, Myron Bright and Mark Andrews at first glance might not seem to have much in common. But the legendary jazz singer, federal appeals judge and former U.S. senator all have received honorary degrees from North Dakota State University.

Richland County plans variety of events to observe 100th anniversary of courthouse

WAHPETON, N.D. – The first building to house Richland County government was the home of one of the county’s pioneers. The first actual courthouse was consumed by fire.

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KVRR's Jim Shaw, 35-year veteran of area TV news, to step down

FARGO – Jim Shaw announced Tuesday that he is resigning as news director of KVRR-TV, a post he has held since the Fox station went on the air in 2000. Shaw, who has battled a chronic illness since last September, told his newsroom staff that he will step down as of Friday in order to more fully recuperate.

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Lisa Borgen named vice president at Crystal Sugar

MOORHEAD – Lisa Borgen, whose career trajectory has taken her from the courtroom bench to private legal practice, now is switching to the corporate executive suite as American Crystal Sugar’s next vice president for administration.

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Columns

Squirrels display resiliency

It was a difficult offseason for the Central Cass boys basketball team. The Squirrels graduated four seniors from a team that captured the Class B, District 2 title and advanced to the Region 1 title game.

Nord gets to 100-win mark fast

Lisbon wrestler Michael Nord would never make a big deal out of a personal accomplishment. That’s why the sophomore –who attends Enderlin High School and competes for the Broncos as part of a cooperative program – just went about his business after recently reaching an impressive milestone.

North has another contender

Fargo North girls hockey coach Dave Bjugson has heard several times in his seven years with the team that the Spartans are ready to go from state title contender to rebuilding mode.

Valley City wrapped in excitement

Valley City football coach Scott Roehrich says the town is abuzz as his top-ranked Hi-Liners prepare to host Hazen in the North Dakota Class 2A semifinals at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hannah Field.

Bruins ready to run at EDC

Laura Roesler is just fine, thank you very much. For that matter, so too is the entire Fargo South girls cross country team.

Bruins are unanimous No. 1 pick

The Bruins are back. Well, Fargo South’s football team never really went anywhere.

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Bruins seeing Red

Fargo South boys tennis coach Vic Youngs said his team has been looking forward to today’s Eastern Dakota Conference meet for years. Why?

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Broncos eyeing CC success

The Lisbon boys cross country team appears poised for another successful season thanks to a productive summer by the Broncos’ top runners.

Small backs flaunt huge performances

A pair of diminutive running backs came up with unbelievably big games during prep football action last week.

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Shanley-OG meet to honor soldier

The Fargo Shanley/Oak Grove metro cross country meet will be re-named this year to honor a former Deacon runner and Army staff sergeant who was killed last year in Iraq.