Local Stories

Fargo, ND – The North Dakota Air National Guard is on active duty.

Master Sergeant Dave Somdahl says it won't affect every member of the unit, but he says it is probably the biggest activation since the Korean War.

Somdahl says information on how many people were called to duty or what missions they are on are not available to the public. The unit flies 20 F-16 fighter planes.

Fargo, ND – In accordance with President George W. Bush's proclamation ordering that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff through Sunday, North Dakota Governor John Hoeven is ordering the flag of North Dakota flown at half-staff until sunset, Sunday.

The Governor's order applies to the North Dakota State Capitol, and to all public buildings and grounds in the State of North Dakota.

Bismarck and Fargo, ND – Airlines are being allowed to resume limited flight service. But Fargo's Airport Director, Shawn Dobbertstein says it will take some time.

Dobberstein says when people arrive at the airport to board a flight, they should arrive at least two hours before their departure time.

Bismarck, ND – North Dakota Governor John Hoeven says state agencies and military installations implemented measures to increase security, it is important that we not overreact to the current situation. He says the stepped up security measures were taken to insure North Dakotan's safety. Hoeven says today all state agencies are functioning as usual.

If North Dakotans have family or friends who have been affected, they can call the Department of Justice Victims Hotline at 1-800-331-0075 for information.

Bismarck, ND – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem wants North Dakota service stations to roll back any gasoline price increases -- to where they were before the terrorism attacks.

Fargo, ND – North Dakota Highway 200 over Garrison dam has reopened to local traffic.

North Dakota Governor John Hoeven says the North Dakota Highway Patrol will continue to provide security and monitor vehicles near the dam.

The highway was closed Tuesday following the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. Hoeven says local officials decided to close the Highway as a precaution.

    Fargo, ND – Over 400 people donated blood Tuesday at the United Blood Service Centersin Bismarck, Minot, and Fargo.

    Daryl Stensgaard is the Regional Vice President of United Blood Services in Fargo. He says the need for blood donations to help with the emergencies in New York City and Washington D.C. will be on-going as victims need surgeries over the next few days and weeks.

    Stensgaard says the New York Blood Center needs O-negative, A-negative, and B-negative.

    Bismarck, ND – A plane from Boise, Idaho to Minneapolis was diverted to the Bismarck Airport -- after the FAA ordered planes to land at the nearest airport.

    Ernie Hoover from Greenwich, Connecticut was on the flight.

    "We did kind of bank to the left and kind of circled around and started to descend and one of the flight attendants walked through the cabin and said that the captain would be making an announcement. He made an announcement that all aircraft nationally were being required to land at the nearest airport."

    Fargo, Nd – The price of gasoline is already reacting to today's attacks on the East Coast.

    Jim Feneis of First Fuel Bank in St. Cloud had to bump his price up 10-cents to a dollar-79-point-9 this morning. He cautions that prices could go higher.

    He says the price of MidEast oil in London has jumped three dollars-29 cents a barrel when trading stopped.

    Feneis says if the terrorism situation isn't resolve in the next few days, there might be a shortage of gasoline.

    Fargo, ND – The U.S. Border Patrol is enhancing its coverage of the U.S. and Canadian border in wake of today's attacks on the Pentagon and World trade Center.

    Glen Schroeder is the chief patrol agent for the patrol in Grand Forks. Schroeder says agents will be working on a mandatory overtime basis, and all of the patrol's resources will be used to the fullest.

    The Grand Forks office of the patrol is responsible for watching 917 miles of the international border between ports of entry in North Dakota Minnesota and Wisconsin.

    Pages

    News from NPR

    Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson has been found guilty of concealing child sex abuse by a fellow priest that he first learned of in the 1970s.

    One patient's death changed the course of Dr. Lilia Cervantes' career. The patient, Cervantes says, was a woman from Mexico with kidney failure who repeatedly visited the emergency room for more than three years. In that time, her heart had stopped more than once, and her ribs were fractured from CPR. The woman finally decided to stop treatment because the stress was too much for her and her two young children. Cervantes says she died soon after.

    Syria's military announced Monday that it cleared Damascus and its suburbs of the last elements of the Islamic state militant group, ISIS.

    According to government reports, the Syrian army had driven ISIS out of the rebel group's last remaining strongholds in southern Damascus; this marks the first time that President Bashar al-Assad's government has total control of the capital since the rebellion began in 2011.

    Updated at 1:30 a.m. ET

    "How good can they be? Spoiler alert: Not Very Good."

    That was one hockey writer's analysis of the Vegas Golden Knights back in July, not long after the expansion draft in which the brand-new franchise picked its roster from the dregs of other NHL teams. In other words, roughly 10 months before this Not Very Good ™ team (spoiler alert!) made the Stanley Cup final on Sunday.

    More News

    Main Street

    Cowboy Poetry ~ Russian Thistle ~ Strawberries ~ The Great American Read

    Monday, May 21 – This year’s Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering will include a new exhibit called the “Poet-Painter-Poet” project, in which a poem inspires art, and the art subsequently inspires two new poems. Here to discuss the project and the overall gathering are Jonathan Odermann and Bill Lowman. ~~~ Chuck Lura shares a Natural North Dakota essay on Russian thistle. ~~~ Today is National Strawberries and Cream Day. Here to talk strawberries is Sue Balcom of the “ Root Sellers ” farm near...

    Read More