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MINNEAPOLIS—Disgruntled motorists in Minnesota and North Dakota now have statistical evidence to their claims that their state has some of the worst drivers in the country.

According to a newly...

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Friday, December 15, 2017
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NORTHFIELD, Ill. - A suburban Chicago family is lucky to still have their pet dog after it was randomly attacked by a coyote Wednesday morning, Dec.

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Friday, December 15, 2017
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GRAND FORKS — Bitcoin's popularity is on the rise, and with it skepticism and excitement have mounted for the digital currency.

Its value against the U.S. dollar has exploded in...

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Friday, December 15, 2017
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WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans secured enough support Friday afternoon to pass their massive tax plan into law after two critical holdouts, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.,...

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) speaks at a news conference with lawmakers regarding tax policy, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 25, 2017. Republican lawmakers have agreed to expand the child care tax credit so that it benefits more low-income Americans, a move intended to win back the support of Rubio, who on Dec. 14 said he would not vote for the bill without a more generous provision. (Gabriella Demczuk/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Friday, December 15, 2017
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Former Minnesota Wild enforcer Matt Johnson is profiled in a recent extraordinary piece of reporting by Toronto-based sports network TNS that details his fallout after a...

Joe Aas, left, and Scott Bye visit with University of North Dakota hockey coach Dave Hakstol, at right, Tuesday, April 14, 2010 during the Fargo Sioux Booster meeting in Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum
Friday, December 15, 2017
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FARGO — A federal jury has convicted a 56-year-old Fargo man of sending threatening emails to Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., according to the office of U.S. Attorney Chris Myers.

After...

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Friday, December 15, 2017
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If you're reading this, you're most likely food secure, an affluent eater who has an array of choices when it comes to what you're preparing for Christmas dinner and a...

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Anika and Elizabeth Pinke took a shift delivering Meals on Wheels in their community, giving their mom time to think about helping with food insecurity. Katie Pinke / Forum News Service
Friday, December 15, 2017
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LOUISVILLE - Dan Johnson posted a final message on Facebook to his friends and family on Wednesday afternoon. It appeared to be a goodbye.

In it, he denied the accusations...

Friday, December 15, 2017
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FARWELL, Minn. — The Farwell Norwegian Lutheran Church was in bad shape.

Spotted with mold and bat droppings, it was decaying right in the heart of Farwell, population 51 along...

Farwell Norwegian Lutheran Church will open its doors to the public once again this weekend. An open house for the restored church is set for Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, from 1-4 p.m. Karen Tolkkinen / Forum News Service
The same view of the Farwell Norwegian Lutheran Church entry after it was restored. Submitted photo
Artist Gloria Pfeifer explains how she mixed two kinds of paint to restore the gilt detail on the pulpit and altar at Farwell Norwegian Lutheran Church. Karen Tolkkinen / Forum News Service
Three of the crew members who restored Farwell Norwegian Lutheran Church, from left, Fred Rodel of contractor Rodel Construction, artist Gloria Pfeifer, and Todd Loeffler, a contractor who said he was just providing labor in order to work on the church. Karen Tolkkinen / Forum News Service
The Farwell Norwegian Lutheran Church was covered with dark tiles and mold when Twin Cities attorney Ted Irgins bought it. This view shows the church's front entry. Submitted photo
Friday, December 15, 2017
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BEMIDJI -- Authorities on Friday released the name of a Park Rapids man who was killed in a head-on collision on Thursday morning on an icy...