Group named to study diversion plan

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota and Minnesota governors have named members of a task force that will explore options for the stalled Red River diversion project around the Fargo-Moorhead area.

The group has eight members from each state and includes representatives from the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority and Richland-Wilkin Joint Powers Authority, which is suing to stop the project.

The task force is co-chaired by North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. The group will give recommendations by Dec. 15.

Man springs lottery win on wife

MONTGOMERY (AP) — A Minnesota man who found out he had won a $120,000 lottery jackpot waited three days and then asked his wife to check his tickets while waiting for her scream of delight.

Jim Krenik, a butcher from Montgomery, said he was too busy with his business to immediately claim his Gopher 5 prize. When he and his wife Dawn finally made the trek to state lottery headquarters, she thought they were on a trip to buy store equipment. It wasn’t until he asked her to check his tickets that she learned of their good fortune. The couple took home $80,000.