BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The bitter cold settling over the Dakotas is forcing some groups to cancel holiday events. The "Christmas at the Zoo" fundraiser in Minot has been called off because of the threat of wind chills as low as minus-40. Forecasters warn that exposed skin can quickly freeze in weather that cold.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - University of North Dakota volleyball coach Ashley Hardee has resigned amid an investigation into a reported hit-and-run incident at the Big Sky tournament last weekend in Oregon. Hardee was placed on leave Monday and quit Wednesday. He's apologized for what he calls "a serious lapse in judgment." The Grand Forks Herald reports he pleaded guilty to a drunken driving last year.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A woman is suing a former Fargo man accused of breaking into her rural home more than six years ago during what he said was a journey to find abandoned farmsteads. Shirley Starke is seeking $700,000 from Patrick Zaun and several companies he's been affiliated with since the incident in 2007. Zaun says he thought the home near Valley City was empty but Starke's lawyer says that doesn't matter.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota-based Farm Rescue organization says it has helped 50 families this year. The nonprofit group provides planting and harvesting help free of charge to farm families stricken by illness or injury.
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