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CROOKSTON, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating four cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to a hotel in northwestern Minnesota. Four people reported getting sick between Jan. 22 and Jan. 27 after staying at the Crookston Inn and Convention Center. None of them stayed in the hotel overnight and visited the hotel for different occasions, the Department of Health said in a news release.
Two anglers from two different lakes will duke it out tomorrow in the War of the Walleye. Tourism specialists from Lake of the Woods, Minnesota and Devils Lake, North Dakota will go head to head tomorrow, each trying to catch fish on their area lakes. They plan to stream the event at the bottom and top of the hour on Facebook all day long so fishing fans can keep up.
GRAND FORKS — Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada and the country is expecting a boom from local tourists. Canada is a popular destination for students at the University of North Dakota and now they can add another reason to that list. "People are just going there to drink," said UND freshman Alexander Rice of the the legal drinking age of 18 for Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec provinces and 19 for the rest of the country. "I don't know of anybody going to Canada at UND right now just going to go to museums and stuff and see the sights."
THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN — A Thief River Falls dairy plant plans to shut down. More than 100 people will lose their jobs. But the economic impact may be felt harder outside the plant.
POLK COUNTY, Minn.—In Polk County, a local family is grieving after someone mysteriously killed their dog and left bullet holes in cars nearby. Molly Bye's dogs were outside Thursday night when she says someone shot and killed her Labrador retriever named Shiloh. The family found the dog's body Friday morning. Nearby their neighbors found bullet holes in their cars and windshields. Bye says she's also concerned the shootings could've ended with more injuries or worse. "Our kids' rooms are in the front of the house," said Bye.
GRAND FORKS, ND — As medical marijuana inches its way onto the market in North Dakota, city leaders in Grand Forks have to pick a place for you to get your pot. It’s on South Washington where city leaders say a marijuana dispensary could soon be installed but for some users it's the wrong spot for a pot shop. Medical marijuana could soon be in the hands of some North Dakotans.
GRAND FORKS, ND — A million dollar light project could soon light up streets in Grand Forks. It's all part of a push to build the local economy using art. Outside the Alerus Center on 42nd Street is where some unique lights could soon be installed. it's all part of a project by the public arts commission to change the face of streets in Grand Forks.
LANCASTER, Minn.—Drivers coming home from Canada may have to take a major detour, as the feds want to make changes to local ports of entry. The Lancaster Crossing in Northern Minnesota is currently open until 10 p.m. — but Customs and Border Protection is considering closing earlier at 4 p.m. instead. It’s not just at the Lancaster Crossing—Roseau is also set to reduce available crossing time by 4 hours each day.
FORT TOTTEN, N.D.—One local reservation could soon allow alcohol, but it could take a ballot referendum vote. The Spirit Lake Reservation is a dry reservation—no alcohol is allowed—but some tribe members are asking for those living on the reservation to sign a petition allowing for the sale of hard liquor, beer, and wine at the casino during special events, concerts, and in one of the restaurants.