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HASTINGS, Minn. — One of Hastings’ largest retailers is closing and it appears to be among a few in the region destined to shutter. The Target store in Hastings will close in February 2018, store team lead Sari Raway confirmed. Raway said the store’s closure was announced to employees Monday, Nov. 6. The store will remain open until Feb. 3.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Cheech Marin, who gained fame as part of the comedic duo “Cheech and Chong” with Tommy Chong in the ’70s and ’80s, will speak about his extensive collection of Chicano art and his advocacy of minority artists Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Hughes Fine Arts Center at the University of North Dakota. The free event is set for 5 p.m. in the Campbell Recital Hall. For the past 30 years, Marin has amassed the largest private collection of Chicano art in the United States. The term “Chicano” refers to people of Mexican-American heritage.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia College students said multiple signs saying "It's OK to be white" were scattered across campus this week. Some were on light poles, and one was at the business center at the private college in Moorhead, Minn.. Social media this week exposed multiple signs across the country at Tulane University, Purdue and the University of Alberta. The sign is linked to a '4chan' online forum: boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/147370754/its-okay-to-be-white-o
MILLE LACS, Minn.—Mille Lacs Lake resort and business owners and fishermen received some good news Friday as the ice fishing season approaches. The walleye fishing will open on Friday, Dec. 1, with no bait restrictions and a limit of one walleye 20-22 inches or one longer than 28 inches.
HIBBING, Minn. — The body of a 24-year-old Hibbing man missing for several weeks was discovered in a snow covered ditch on a maintenance road at the former Essar Steel Minnesota property in Nashwauk Township. The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office said Curtis Strand’s body was found Wednesday, Nov. 1, and that the death does not appear to be suspicious. The body was taken to the Midwest County Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey, Minn. for examination.
PARKERS PRAIRIE, Minn. -- One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 29 north of Parkers Prairie in Otter Tail County in western Minnesota on Wednesday morning. The State Patrol hasn’t yet released the name of the 71-year-old victim from Henning, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt. He was the driver of a 2001 Ford four-door pickup.
FARGO — Fargo police are investigating a robbery that reportedly occurred between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1. According to a post on the police department's Facebook page: A woman called authorities about 4:40 a.m. Wednesday to say her son was assaulted by three males outside his apartment in 1200 block of 44th Street South. She said the three males then forced her son to drive them to Grand Forks in his vehicle. The woman said the incident occurred between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m.
NEW LONDON, Minn. — Four young teens were injured early Wednesday, Nov. 1, when their vehicle landed upside-down in a slough south of New London. The names of those involved have not yet been released and the accident is currently under investigation by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office. The accident was reported around 4 a.m. on Kandiyohi County Road 9 near Nest Lake.
ARTHUR, N.D. – Investigators and insurance agents spent Halloween morning in the ashes of Arthur’s Barn, and they concluded that the longtime country music venue burned to the ground last week because of an electrical malfunction. “There is nothing determining that it was anything but accidental,” said Steve Gabrielson, an investigator with the Cass County Sheriff’s Department.
DULUTH — A crew of five city staff members spent much of Monday, Oct. 30, driving the shore of Lake Superior from the Great Lakes Aquarium up to the McQuade Safe Harbor to document the damage from Friday's gale. The assessment will continue by boat Tuesday, with help from the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office. "There are some areas with real steep drop-offs that we really need to access from the water," explained Jim Benning, Duluth's director of public works and utilities.