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A jewelry box led police to revisit hundreds of deaths, they may have found a serial killer

“When they discovered her, they said she looked like she had just died in her sleep,” her daughter, Loren Adair, told WFAA. Years later, an unexpected call from a police detective would change everything. As Payne’s family learned, authorities now believe that she was murdered by Billy Chemirmir, who had been posing as maintenance worker Read More…

Saunders named Wolves head coach

Saunders now has a firm grip on the coaching reins to the franchise his late father, Flip, once ran. Saunders had served as the team’s interim coach since January, taking over after Tom Thibodeau was fired. Minnesota went just 17-25 under Saunders, but the coach kept spirits high in the locker room, even as losses Read More…

Port: The hiring process for Mark Kennedy cost North Dakotans nearly $50,000 for each year he actually worked

These firms conduct national searches and return to the decision makers a list of candidates. This is an expensive process, and it’s success are inconsistent at best. The search which resulted in the hire of outgoing University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy cost taxpayers nearly $140,000, or more than $46,000 for each year he Read More…

North Dakota lawmakers look to address disparities in K-12 funding

School districts receive state funding each year through a formula, which takes into account student enrollment and other factors. The formula includes a per-pupil payment, or a designated amount of money per student. Districts receive their per-pupil payments based on their previous year’s enrollment. This means growing districts such as Mandan, which gained nearly 200 Read More…

Acting DHS secretary says migrants won't be sent to Florida, sanctuary cities

The statement by McAleenan follows an outcry from Florida officials late last week in response to the administration’s plans. “We looked at it from a planning perspective: What’s prudent here?” McAleenan said in an interview on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.” “We do have stations in Florida. We have stations on the northern border. They’re Read More…

Medical marijuana dispensary slated to open in Grand Forks this week

Owners David Hale and Jon O’Keefe said they’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the community. The friends met in college and said they’ve spent the last year working to obtain the permits and approvals necessary to open one of the state’s few dispensaries. North Dakota voters approved legalizing medical marijuana in 2016. The Legislature fine-tuned Read More…